With the rise of gig economy, entrepreneurship and start-up eco-system, more and more people are considering a shift from full time work at office to work at home.
However, most of us considering this transformation are worried whether they can really make it or have to come out in job market in few weeks.
A person working from home has to manage the time, limit the distraction, remain productive and distribute time evenly between work and family – easier said than done.
However, no need to get discouraged or demotivated. Even if you have spent a lifetime in a cubicle, you can still work at home. Here are some reasons why you can work at home. Read on..
Reasons Why You Can Work at Home:
When you don’t go into the office, you don’t have to buy gas, or spend money on the subway. You might not even have to own a car any longer. You don’t have to eat out, and you don’t have to purchase as many professional clothes or spend as much on dry cleaning.
All of these work-related items add up and mean more cash to put toward an emergency fund, your house and kids, and of course more money to fund the account that will someday mean you don’t have to work any longer – retirement.
Work at home gives you incredible tax benefits. You can write off equipment, supplies and even a portion of your home or car if it is appropriate. The key to understanding all these home business deductions is to ask questions and do your research, get some advice from a tax expert in order to make sure you are following proper tax laws.
Home offices are more comfortable, plain and simple. You can shift positions, get up and sit on the couch, stand, and pace, throw your legs up, go for a walk and otherwise do whatever works.
If you have opted to work at home for your company, or taken up a job as a full-time freelancer, do note that while telecommuting doesn’t mean you can shove off your company’s schedule entirely, it does give you more flexibility to work within your own natural rhythm.
Want to get up early? Go ahead. Take a break at 3 p.m.? No one’s watching. Flash of inspiration at 9 p.m.? No worries; because you didn’t have a commute, you were able to spend quality time with your family earlier in the night.
With full access to your kitchen, you can cook and prepare real dishes for your mid-day meals, and snack without judgment. Plus, you can eat at your own pace since you’re not competing to return back to work.
Not going into the office means you can exercise in the middle of the day and not have to worry about how you will take a shower.
More Family Time:
Working from home can be the solution that allows you to be home more with your kids. You’ll have greater flexibility in your schedule, allowing you to place your family’s needs above those of your employer.
Stay motivated and stay encouraged…..