The Many Risks of Working at Home

This Entry has been submitted.

The Many Risks of Working at Home

Year Founded:
Organization type: 
for profit
Project Stage:
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Since the IT revolution began a couple of years ago, more and more people spend much of their time at home doing office work or operating their small businesses.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

As such, the lifestyles of many people have drastically changed. Some no longer have to buy fancy and expensive clothes or dress up well in order to go to work.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Others no longer have to use a car because working at home already removes that need and owning a car is no longer a necessity, especially if commuting is not a hassle from where one lives.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

And, for a few people, making more than enough through an IT-based job has allowed them to live a life that provides them the extra cash to buy condos, cars or travel places. And since, many of these people can take their work wherever they go, they can be as mobile and as creative in their travels as they can be.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

However, there are pitfalls to working at home which we must avoid. Here are a few:

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

1. Lack of discipline Most people who never had a single day of military training or grew up without meaningful parental guidance find it hard to stick to a regular regimen and become an efficient home-based worker. A lot of young IT workers who spend much time gaming all-day-long and all-night-long while neglecting their work or their potential to do serious and productive work.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

The temptation of enjoying your time in front of the PC watching movies or playing is by far the greatest bane to modern living, one which has not been sufficiently addressed by parents, teachers, pastors or government people. And why should or how could they when the individual is left entirely on his or her own to do whatever he or she wants at home.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Hence, the spate of young people who get sick because they lead a sedentary life and rarely eat enough or do physical exertion.

Founding Story

2. Lack of supervision Much of the work done at home allows great freedom for people to do practically what they want to do with minimal supervision. While the quality of the work output can be controlled to a great extent, the time and the manner that the work is done is generally beyond the supervision of others.


Some may pass on their work to others in order to avoid working and to spend more time on other things – again, gaming or gallivanting. Although some people may have the knack for submitting quality work while doing this, they end up still lacking the discipline and maturity to do serious and hard work for better opportunities in the future.