skunker - 2:07 pm on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
I, too, had to find a "real" job recently. However, let me say that the real job beats the "online" job in everything from money, benefits, quality of life, etc! Although it's a 9-5 job, we are allowed to telework and have generous amounts of leave/sick time. We are often sent to training (Photoshopworld, wordpress camp, etc) and there is absolutely very little stress at the office.
I never knew that jobs like this existed out there outside the "home business" realm. As you can guess, I was able to keep doing what I was doing before (build websites, graphic design, etc) but for a billion dollar company. Owning my own "adsense site" over the years has prepared me for the real world like no other schooling could. If you are thinking of getting into the "real world", give it a shot..it's not as bad as you may think. I am also able to cultivate a side business with my time off.