Working From Home #3: The Good Stuff
John Champ on Aug 24, 2017 · 4 min read
In this article, we will explore the benefits that you can enjoy when working from home. Once you establish your business and overcome the initial struggles of putting everything together, you will start enjoying the fruits of your labor. Your life can change for the better and you will be able to live more freely based on your own terms.
Work wherever you like
One of the most important aspects is that working from home automatically means that you could work from wherever in the world you want and that's priceless if flexibility is what you are aiming for.
While on the road, you could use your smartphone to handle lighter tasks (eg email communication) most of the time or set it up accordingly in such way that enables you to manage even more work-related tasks.
Of course, having a capable and powerful laptop, serving as your mobile office, is crucial for your creative and more demanding tasks. It is not the same as working from your workstation at home but if the need arises you will get used to it.
Travelling either for work or pleasure is so much easier and manageable since you can take your work with you wherever you go. Becoming a digital nomad is also an option if this is what you are looking for.
Work whenever you like
You can set your own schedule and work all kinds of hours. You could follow the 9â€“5 pattern and match the hours you would work as an employee at a company or go crazy and work even at night.
Your time is in your hands to handle and that's one of the best things that can happen. Choosing when to work and when not is crucial and might be the most important benefit you can have because it affects so many other aspects of your life as well.
Create your own workplace
Creating your own office is an awesome experience. You get to choose from the computer hardware and room decoration to the desk and chair you will use. This will enable you to create a far less stressful environment tailored to your own needs.
You can set it up in such a way that makes the most sense to you and lets you be more productive. Of course, you can always improve or completely change things which do not seem to work as time passes.
Take a day off or months at a time
You have a choice if you are not feeling well or something happens that requires your absence from work. You just don't work for a couple of days till you feel better or solve the pending issues that came up.
You could also take a few months off if you like to clear your mind and then get back with more energy focusing on your next big project or step in your business.
Of course, this way of working requires the automation of your current business and might not work for more traditional businesses where your full attention is required day after day.
More time with your family
The most 9â€“5 jobs require much time of your life, especially if you include commuting time and extra working hours. It is one of the main reasons people often trying to find alternatives that will allow them to spend more time with their family.
Working from home can give you that flexibility and enable you to be there with/for your family. This is time you can't get back, so is of utmost importance.
Being your own boss
It doesn't have anything to do with other people but only with yourself. It can become a great thing as you work it through and gain more experience. Being you own boss means that you can make decisions for your business, the way you will work and the approach you will follow with various problems.
More time to enjoy life
What can be more rewarding than finding the time to enjoy your life by doing things that you love? Reading books, working out, doing sports, or exploring the world is so much easier when work is part of your life and not the other way around.
You can literally structure your life any way you can imagine. You have the option to live where you want and work the way you like. You can work crazy hours and scale your business to become something really big or keep it simple and enjoy more of what life has to offer.
On the other hand, after your home business is established, it can be a great base for achieving your future goals. All decisions rest in your hands and you are responsible for the outcomes of your efforts.
Stay tuned for our next article where we will explore how you can start your own home business and the steps you must follow to make it a reality!
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