The Benefits of Working At Home
Working from home can be one of the most rewarding ways to make a living. Free from the glare of your boss and humdrum of traffic jams, you can take firm control of your working hours and experience financial success.
Why would I want to work from home?
The more important question is why wouldn’t you?
Beyond getting a pay rise when you win a promotion or your boss agrees to one, your salary prospects will remain the same year in, year out.
Yet by becoming self employed you can experience a very different story. Here the amount you earn is all dependant upon how much you work. Accept longer working hours and you will be rewarded with a larger payout.
More importantly, you will always be in control.
Your time, your schedule, your output will completely be dependant on you. So if you are more of a morning person or prefer to work on a schedule of one day on and one day off, you can implement this working strategy.
And as long as you are putting in enough hours to cover your living costs, when, where and how often you work is up to you.
There has got to be a downside…
Far from it. Aside from experiencing the flexibility of being able to manage your own hours, the money you make will be completely yours. Your ideas, your business strategies, your business successes will all be adequately rewarded and not filtered off into bonuses for the rest of the company.
You can even save on money. There are a number of tax breaks available that as your ‘own boss’ you can harness.
Whereas in the past the cost of repairing all the wear and tear on your car was up to you, by being self employed you can receive a 35 cent per mile tax reduction as well as tax breaks for:
• Interest on business loans
• Educational pursuits
What other benefits are there?
If you are going to work from home and become self-employed, you have got to have the discipline and the organisation to turn it into a profitable avenue.
Not everyone is built for working at home. Easily distracted or prone to becoming restless, working from home can hinder productivity.
However if you have got the mindset to remain focused and committed to your work, it can come with many promising rewards:
• Comfort – no longer trapped by the confines of a cubicle or the constant blow of the air conditioning, in your own home you can control your work environment and tailor it to suit your needs.
Whether you are more comfortable in your office, your kitchen or your front room… you can increase your productivity by creating a comfortable working environment.
• Self-Supervision – it would be a lie to say that constant pressure from your boss is not distracting. When you are working to a deadline, the sensation of being hounded can often induce unnecessary stress and panic.
Yet by simply working from home you can escape this pressure and instead focus on the job at hand.
As long as you get your work done on time, who says you can’t take the breaks you need to ensure the work you produce is top quality? A break can make a difference.
• Self-Satisfaction – it is a proven fact that working from home can improve the quality of your work as well as boost your productivity. This is because when you are at home you can take the time to celebrate your achievements and appreciate the compliments you receive from happy clients. Positivity feeds into itself and helps you to increase your self worth.
Whether you are looking to establish your own home based business or simply work for your boss at home, the freedom that can come with self employment can be truly invigorating.
All you need to ask yourself is: have you got the discipline to make it profitable?