Back in the days, you probably have received advice from people you know telling you not to bring your work at home. Work should be left at the office so you'll be able to spend quality time with your family and friends. That's the perfect scenario for work-life balance. But how do you leave work at work and not bring it home when your place of work is actually at home?
The birth of the internet eventually paved the way for home-based freelance jobs. With just a reliable internet connection and a computer, you'll be able to transact with people from all over the world. Data entry, transcription service, writing, and graphics design are some of the jobs that are available online for part-time or full time employment. Aside from freelance job opportunities, some big companies have also started to offer home-based employment options.
Although working from home seems to be a very comfortable setup, it has its share of disadvantages too. Are you fit enough to handle them? Do a quick check:
- Define your career objective. If you dream on reaching executive level posts at the corporate ladder, then obviously, working from home is not suited for you. Not for now, not yet.
- Define you financial objective. If you're going to leave your current employer to switch to a full-time home-based job, assess if your potential income could sustain your current standard of living as well as your family's financial future.
- Can you handle the distractions? Since you are at home, you have easy access to non-work related stuff. Can you still be productive despite of the unrestricted access to these things?
- Do you possess the necessary equipment for the job? Renting is not an option. If you want to work from home, then you must ensure that you own a desktop computer or a laptop.
Working from home is becoming a popular employment option. It's not new but it's definitely evolving into a steady income generating opportunity. It's great that we have more options for employment now. So whether you're working in the office setting or at home, give it your best shot and reap the rewards.