You’re probably already aware of some perks of working at home, such as being your own boss and not having to answer to anyone but yourself. As fun and rewarding as working at home may seem, it can also be overwhelming at times.
But, the perks do outweigh the downside. Here are 7 perks from working at home that you may not have thought of:
1. You’re always challenged. If you’re not – it’s only your fault. You may not be challenged at a job because you’ve reached a salary cap and simply repeat the work you’ve always done. Working for yourself keeps you challenged to succeed.
2. Your creativity can shine through. When you’re the boss, you can be as creative as you like with the job at hand. Boredom is an issue with the highly creative, but working for yourself should never be boring.
3. Your income is up to you. That can also be a scary proposition – when you’re responsible for every dime you make, you may face some challenges. But, you keep the money you make and are in charge of how far you take your company.
4. Job security. No one can fire you and you’re responsible for your own success. That also means that if your business falls flat, it’s your fault. That’s where lots of preparation and determination comes in. It’s up to you to succeed.
5. No more fighting traffic. For many, the hours spent in the car getting to and from work are both frustrating and wasteful. When you work at home, you can choose the times you want to be on the road and miss high traffic times.
6. Interact with family more. You won’t have to ask your boss if you can leave work early and go to your daughter’s soccer game. Your hours are your own and you can put family first.
7. You’ll be happier. Studies show that people who work from home are more apt to be free from depression and anxiety. Even though being your own boss has its challenges, freedom trumps a job.
Working from home as your own boss is a risk, but there are many opportunities you can take advantage of that will provide a better financial future than you can receive working for a company.
As with every major change in your life, do your research and have a financial safety net ready before your quit your job – just in case things don’t go exactly as you planned.