I currently work from home and for the most part enjoy it very much. As I read the article it appeared to me that the author was making at home jobs sound like they were different than out of home jobs. I think the key issue to remember is that most 'work-at-home' jobs mean that you are running your own business and running your own business involves discipline and management whether it's at home or in an office. It also means for a good number of home businesses that you are the sole player and must do everything.
Securing the work or sales is necessary for any business. When there is no next project (ie. no new website for a web designer) then your job becomes marketer/sales person. You've got to find a way to get the work. I find this the toughest part because I don't enjoy sales. However the ability to take that break and take a walk or clean the sock draw gives me time to think and plan. That helps to relieve the stress and clear my mind so I can get back to my work at hand.
I enjoy the most, the ability to think out of the box and make decisions on my own. Looking at all attempts, whether successful or not, as learning experiences keeps me moving forward.
I am tempted to give in every once in awhile, when bills are due and the dollar is short, to go back to a full-time job. However, when I re-evaluate the benefits of my current situation, I think I want to keep plugging away and working towards success.
At 57 I've copped out to my dreams too many times.