Why Should You Consider Working from Home
Career,  Technology

Why Should You Consider Working From Home?

Have you been on the lookout for an alternative source of income? Are you dreaming to earn a 6-figure income or simply want to start working in the comfort of your home? Working from home might be the ultimate solution for you.

For someone who would want to achieve freedom and aiming to avoid the daily struggle of going to and from the workplace, this is something to think about.

Working from home is not a new thing. In fact, millions of people around the world have already adopted this working scheme.

 

 

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Working From Home is the New Career Choice

With the influx of internet users in the current digital era, there is no doubt that online can be an interesting place to start a career. According to Statista.com, there are almost 4.2 billion internet users as of October 2018 and 3.4 billion are social media users.

This is the main reason why businesses started to flourish the internet. Thus, opportunities for career development has also increased over time. Many people started to take advantage of the different working opportunities. Considering that the works available are mostly task-based or hourly based, people can work at their desired time.

If you are a tech-savvy individual, a risk-taker and willing to devote time in learning the new trend, an online career may be suitable for you.

Advantages of Working From Home

Admittedly, working from home online may not be an easy career choice to make. You have to deal with a lot of hurdles in order to start seeing results. But knowing the great benefits you may be able to get, I encourage you to pursue this career.

I love working online. I have been doing my online activities for more than 6 years and I have tried different forms of online work. Admittedly, I experienced a lot of failures before I finally found success.  I must admit that the length of time I spent online was not enough to learn everything that I need to know.

What motivates me more is the thought that every day, I continue to learn new things. It’s good to discover new things that seem unbelievable. It’s also a great experience to know that I can provide help to others.

Here are some of the advantages or benefit one could be able to get when working from home online.

1. Full Control of Your Time

Working online allows you to set your own time and phase for working. You don’t need to rush in order to be at your place of work on time. You can schedule work at your most convenient time. Different individuals may have different preferences as to the time of working. Others may find themselves productive at daytime while some may considered night time as the perfect time for working.

2. Option to work anywhere

Because you are not required to be present at a specific workplace, you have the option to visit other places such as your favorite cafe or anywhere else as long as there is an internet connection. You can go anywhere without the fear of not being able to do your work.

3. You can implement your own strategies

We may have our own ideas and strategies on how to succeed in a particular endeavor. However, oftentimes, we keep to ourselves because the company has their own way of doing things. If we work on our own, we are the main player, thus giving us all the right to implement what we think would be more advantageous for our own work or business.

4. Avoid the daily traffic

Yearly, the number of vehicles is continuously increasing, while the size of the roads remains for years. Oftentimes, offices are located in the city creating traffic congestion during rush hours. Working from home will certainly eliminate the daily struggle of being stuck up in the middle of the traffic. If you own a vehicle, definitely you will contribute to the betterment of the traffic condition in the country.

5. We can learn different things

Learning new things every time is one of the benefits that we can get from working online. Apart from the earning potentials, we can acquire additional knowledge which can help us in our daily activities.

This is one of the best things I like about working online. The new things that I learn every day help me increase my self-confidence. I would usually receive admiration from other people from the offline world because of the different ideas I can share about new technology.

6. Higher Productivity Level

Since we don’t need to travel in order to go to work, we save the time and we can devote it to other important work. Moreover, having to work in the most convenient place, can help us to be more productive.

7. Less Stress

It’s really stressing and tiring to be traveling every day, so working at home can help us concentrate on our work and therefore, we can enjoy a stress-free life.

8. Fewer Distractions

Working in an office or in a company might bring more distractions than we can think of. Chatting with co-workers, watching television shows and other activities which may cause interruptions to our work are part of the daily routine inside a working place.

9. Saves time

Working from home can help us avoid wasting time which we usually spent on long travel.

10. We can Save on gas and/or traveling expense

Personally, I am spending 3 to 4 hours traveling to work and back home. I am doing this every day so I  know that instead of devoting the time for the work, we still need to spend it on traveling. Working from home can help us save on fare or gas.

11. More Time for the Family

Working at home means having more time for your family. You can see your little children all the time, take care of them while working at the same time.

With these mentioned benefits we can get from working online from home, We can conclude that working from home is a truly remarkable activity one could spend time with.

Disadvantages of Working from Home

On the other hand, it is also necessary to mention some disadvantages of working from online to help us adjust when we encounter the same situation.

On the other hand, it is also necessary to mention some disadvantages of working from online to help us adjust when we encounter the same situation.

1. Isolation

Because you are so engrossed with your work, you might lose time to interact with other people. The fact that you are not covered with any time limitation, you might end up working non-stop that will eventually separate you from the real world.

In order to avoid such thing from happening, make sure to create a plan and stick to it. Managing your time well can be a great option.

2. More Distractions

Just like working in an office or a company, our home can also be a source of different distractions. Noise from the neighborhood, children crying or quarreling, household chores and a lot more.

Managing our time well can help us balance our work and life. Here is something to read about dealing with distractions while working from home:

9 Brilliant Ideas to Help You Deal With Distractions While Working From Home

A blog post that will give us ideas on how to reduce the effects of the common distractions we experience while working from home. 

Help Deal With Distractions While Working From Home
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3. You need to tackle all the problems on your own

We have the sole responsibility for our own work or business. We use our own strategies and with it accompanies the fact that whatever happens, we must be ready.

Planning ahead is the best thing to do in order to reduce the risk. Though we need to run our online activities on our own, it doesn’t mean that we are being prevented from soliciting ideas from others. We can always ask for help from a friend or a group.

On the final thought…

Working from home may not be for everyone. But for those who find the activity interesting and are willing to devote a considerable amount time learning the process, this is a perfect career choice.

Why Should You Consider Working from Home
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I started working online in 2012. I worked on different online fields such as call reviewing, writing, completing tasks and surveys. Blogging is more of a hobby to me and I am happy to share whatever knowledge that I acquired during the course of my online journey.

8 Comments

  • elisha

    These are great tips. I’m currently looking for a work at home position. Like you said it’s not for everybody but, I think it would be the right fit for me.

    • Sharon Lopez

      Thank you for visiting. Yes, working from home is a good income source alternative. I have articles about different online opportunities. I hope you find those helpful.

  • Doug Paulson

    Excellent article! I agree with you that working from home is absolutely an amazing way to earn money. I also work from home and love the freedom it allows in my life. As you mentioned in this post, that being able to schedule your work around your life is priceless. Thanks for sharing Sharon!

    • Sharon Lopez

      Thank you Doug for that wonderful comment. I am dreaming of having to work online on a full time and I am working really hard to achieve this goal. While waiting for the right time, I am doing my best to divide my time between my offline job and that of working online. Merry Christmas and I wish you more success on your online career.

  • Caroline Demaree Whitmire

    Wonderful tips. Thank you so much for sharing! I am actually in the process of writing an article on how to combat isolation while working at home. *grins*
    I also would like to add that it take a very disciplined person to be able to work from home to avoid the distractions of home life.

    • Sharon Lopez

      Yes, we need to practice discipline if we want to achieve success in our online career. Distractions may come in a variety of forms and we can apply our own strategy in order to reduce the effect. Thank you for dropping by.

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