The Pros & Cons Of Working From Home
The advantages of working from home are numerous and the benefits are plenty. You get freedom, work life balance and the ability to take care of your spouse & family. It is also better from an environmental point of view: Pros • No stress driving from work & home • More efficient • Dress as you please, no more traffic jams & less stress. • Use your time more productively • Learn how to cook, and no more visits to fast food outlets • Less stress • More time to exercise • Reduced stress benefits • No rates or rents Cons • One can't hold a business meeting at home • Noisy children • Isolated • Wife / partner asks you to get messages • Family doesn’t believe you are in work mode • Partner wants control of the "house" • Uninvited guests • Children's friends • Working from home is not ideal for many types of jobs Compromise If you work for a large company, you can often achieve a compromise solution whereby you work a few days at home and attend the office a couple of days a week. This allows you attend important meetings at the work place and still avoid the traffic jams on most days of the week! New Technology With the advent of broadband, web cams & unlimited calls from your phone, working from home has never been easier. Large companies nowadays are more results oriented then counting hours that employees have worked.
Most employees will tend to work longer hours when they don’t have to clock in. What kind of work can you do working from home? 1) Create an internet web business. Always choose the niche you are knowledgeable in, and focus 100% on your target market. Do not try and please everybody. Aim for a highly specialised field and become an expert.
2) Turn your hobby into a business. As an example - if you like collecting stamps, you could always start trading in stamps via online auctions like EBay. 3) Write for other websites and online offline publications. There will be needs in you communities that are currently not being met. Find out what they are and try and meet them! Do you work from home? What do you think the advantages & disadvantages are working from home?.
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