Benefits of Working From Home
As the job landscape changes every year and new technology improves at an exponential pace, it is no longer out of the ordinary to get a job that allows you to work from home. For those who have never attempted it, working from home can be very rewarding and brings a number of benefits that a traditional 9-5 in an office can’t offer.
Here are some benefits to consider if you are looking to make the transition:
Make your own hours
This is perhaps the biggest benefit of working from home.
When you work a regular job, your time at the office is fixed, from say… 9-5. You can’t meet up with a friend for coffee at 2pm if you wish. You’re forced to go to the gym when it’s really busy either before work or afterwards when every other office drone is in there.
When you work from home, you have the flexibility to design the hours around your other activities. As long as you get your work done, there’s no reason why you can’t take your dog to the park at 3 in the afternoon.
Working from home means you don’t have to spend any time commuting to work every day. The average American spends 25 minutes in their daily commute. That’s almost an hour a day which works out to 250 hours a year sitting on a seat assuming you work 50 weeks a year!
What would you do if you had another 250 hours each year? Maybe you could learn Spanish. Or maybe that just means having another 250 hours to spend with your kids.
Time is the only resource which is irreplaceable so why let it go to waste sitting in traffic every day when you can just wake up in your office.
Work can be a hectic place full of distractions. There are phone calls, managers, interns, secretaries, emails and cell phones all vying for your attention. When you work from home, you are your own boss. You set the hours, and there is no one else to ask you about how to use the fax machine while you are trying to focus and get your tasks done. Additionally, people who work from home tend to create environments that are quiet and allow the person to really focus and increase their efficiency. You will find that you can get more done in an hour at home than you could an hour at the office.
The Power of Network Marketing
If you are looking to get started, one of the best things you can do is get involved in network marketing. There are many reputable companies such as Avon and Tupperware who are always on the lookout for staff who are looking to work from home. Some of the powerful advantage of working for a network marketing company include:
- Low startup costs
- Building passive income (make money while you sleep!)
- Strong support from the company
- Personal Growth
- Top quality training
Like any other skill, network marketing can take a bit of time to learn the ropes but once you figure it out, the sky is the limit. You will be able to make some great contacts, learn a handful of new skills to add to your experience, build and grow your own business and you will do it all from the comfort of your living room!
Just remember that when you are searching for a company to work for, it is imperative that you find a company that is consistent with your lifestyle and values. Every company has a different mission statement and set of values. Even though you may not be physically working in an office environment, you are still part of a greater team and the better you fit into that team, the better off both you and the company will be.