Working from home either for yourself or for a client is the most effective way into flexible working hours. Not everyone wants to turn their house into an office, however I found it the most rewarding and satisfying job there is out there.
Whether you are starting your own business or working freelance for other clients, these are the 5 things I love about working from home. I admit there are negatives like a regular wage, however the positives for me out way the negatives.
- Having the freedom to choose clients and the work you take on. Finding income streams is vital when working from home. Working in advance is a must as you need to ensure you can pay your bills for the next few months without stressing. Whether you are sending emails, ringing possible clients or doing social media research, finding work and clients is the key to taking on new projects.
- Being able to work the hours I want and being able to take regular breaks to do shopping or walk my dog. Taking time out during the day not only helps me focus on new projects, but it also encourages me to get some fresh air and exercise. Being in an office environment can hinder this when you are stuck at a desk all day.
- Being able to wear what you like and not have to worry about office suits or high heels. I love being comfy and there is nothing worse than wearing clothes you dislike or do not suit you. Wearing what you want is the another must for me when working from home. I know some people work in their nightwear, although not for me. However if you feel happy in the clothes you wear, it helps the mindset into finding new clients and staying positive.
- Being able to eat and drink what you want throughout the day. Working from home means you are closer to the kitchen and can pose possible issues depending on what you have in your cupboards and fridge. I love eating a proper lunch, so being able to make pasta or cook some chicken is so much nicer than eating a stale sandwich at the office desk. I try to have healthy foods to munch on as well as drink plenty of water.
- And finally working from home means you do not have a boss shouting orders at you or making to stress over work targets and commissions. This is a major win factor for me after suffering from work related bullying and gender equality in previous job roles. Although working from home means you are a little isolated as you do not have work colleagues or teams to help, it can be more beneficial if you make friends with people in your area or in the community that will help you take on new work.
As you can see, working from home poses challenges both positive and negative, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. Doing what you love is far better than being stuck in a dead end job with no opportunities or flexibility. Not everyone understands the need to work from home, which is fine. But if you are willing to work hard, the door of possibilities will open for you and your line of work