The Benefits of Working From Home

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Working from home has some benefits you might not have thought of

In this day and age more and more people are working from home. Many are doing it out of necessity, but the truth is, there are actually a lot of benefits to working from home.

I’m hearing of more and more people working from home these days. Many are doing it because there are no jobs available or they can’t afford to earn a degree for the jobs that are available. Others have made the choice to work at home because of the flexibility it provides. Whatever the reason, there are some real benefits to working from home.

One of the greatest things about working from home is the fact that you can set your own hours. You don’t need to worry about when the company is open or what hours your boss will give you. You can work any days of the week, any hours of the day, and you can work as many or as few hours in a day as you see fit. You can work part time, full time or overtime depending on what works best for you.

On the topic of hours, overtime can be more worthwhile when working from home. Some jobs don’t pay you for overtime, but they make you work it anyway. If you’re working from home, every hour you put in is going to pay out. It may not be right away, but everything you put into your home-based job will bring results sooner or later.

One of the things many people like about working from home is the fact that there’s no boss. You are your own boss, and you are the only one who can tell you what to do. You never have to slave to impress the boss, your boss won’t be a jerk, and you can’t get fired. That in itself is a reason why many people work from home, you can’t get fired for not living up to someone else’s standards.

Another benefit is that you don’t have to compete with coworkers. You basically only compete against yourself. You don’t have to worry that you’re not going to move up at your job because someone else is doing better than you or kissing up more. You can progress through the ranks at whatever pace you can handle, and there’s really no one standing in your way.

One of the things I love about working from home is the fact that I can do things I love, and prior experience and degrees aren’t required. I love to write and create art, and I have centered my home-based business around those skills. I can improve at my own pace, and I’ll never get turned down for work because I don’t have a college degree. I can prove my worth through my work, and I can become respected in my chosen fields through my actions. It’s very unlikely that I would have been able to get a job in the art or writing fields if I hadn’t chosen to work for myself.

I also like the aspect of being able to do as much or as little work as I please. I’m a workaholic, and I tend to go above and beyond the goals I set, which means I get results faster. On the flip side, if I’m sick and I need time off, or I just want a day off to have fun, I can do it without any repercussions. The flexibility makes it perfect for me.

Now, there are downsides to working from home, like finding legitimate venues for your skills and promoting your work, but I’ve found that the benefits and rewards far outweigh the problems. I’m not making a six-figure salary yet, but I know that with hard work and perseverance, I can be just as successful as someone working at a company job.


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