10 Benefits of working from home

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Who wouldn’t be fascinated by the idea of working from home or a remote location!

I am sure the thought of leaving your job and starting something that give you a little more freedom has come across your mind several times. However your fears and the myths related to working from home over power these notions and prevent you from pursuing your dreams.

And they should.

It doesn’t matter whether you are starting WAH career part- time or a full time it is going to be a very important decision. A lot of research and planning has to be done in order to decide whether this path is right for you or not.

With that said, I am not here to put you off or discourage you to work from home.  There are actually many benefits of remote working.

Here are 10 reasons why you would actually consider working from home:

– Control over schedule

The biggest benefit of working from home would be the freedom of setting your own schedule.

You can customize your working hours the way you find feasible. This way you can actually make time for your family and friends while also not compromising your work.   

Many people assume that working from home might actually decrease your productivity. The reason could be distractions leading to procrastination.

However I feel that’s not completely true. If you are serious about your work then a flexible schedule will open door for unlimited working hours. This means you can work whenever you want, for however long you wish to and actually end up making more money.

– More family time

Our children are the future and our most valued assets.

It doesn’t matter if you have a six figure job, with all the money in the world but no time for the people you love. That’s just a waste of all the hard work. People who work their asses off normally forget who they are actually doing all this for; the betterment of their kids and to provide them with the very best lifestyle.

However all your effort would go down the drain if you can’t pay attention to your kids, teach them the basic manners or groom them as a moral citizen.

Having a flexible schedule allows you to spend more time for the people you care about.

– Make money from something you love

One of the best aspects of working from home is you can turn your passion in to money. I am sure you would know many people who are actually earning a consistent income in a 9-5 job however they aren’t really happy with their job. The reason is they aren’t passionate about their work. Don’t take this the wrong way; there would be several examples of happy employees, working in a field they love. However, if you are not happy then why not pursue a career which satisfies you. Whether is writing, animation, drawing, photography or whatever.

– Avoid commuting by working from home

According to the data from statista an average American spends about $1500 a month just to fill up their car tanks.

So if you decrease your daily commute by working from home you will actually be saving heaps of money annually.

However this is not the only benefit you get from cutting down your commute, you save yourself from the rush hours and traffic madness

One day I found this video of a German guy who actually swims to work because he was fed-up of the congested roads and traffic.

I found this weird but could totally relate to his feelings. And honestly if I had a river on my way to work I would have just dived in as well. The thought of just spending more time on road really puts me off and I believe it makes me less productive. Science also proves this.

Thus by working from home you saves money and mental torture.

– Greater level of satisfaction

Satisfaction and happiness, both are directly proportional.  When you are doing something you love and are passionate about then you will also be satisfied, hence happy. This feeling of achievement and success will penetrate in all aspects of your life, making you more pleasant, more patient and a likable person.

Remember, money doesn’t buy you happiness, if you are truly looking to be happy then you should strive to quench your thirst for self actualization and development.

– Tax benefits

Well I am not a tax expert, however a big perk of working from home are the tax advantages you can avail. Normally if you are an employee for a company you pay taxes on your earnings. But if you are working from home you can get tax deductions by writing off equipment, supplies and even a portion of your home (as an office).  So now you will calculate you tax on your net profit (Total income – total expenses), thus helping you to save some extra money.

– Flexible working environment

 You can work from ANYWHERE!!! Listen the reason you are thinking to work from home is to actually experience things that you couldn’t earlier. Part of this will be the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. As a remote worker you don’t need to be tied down in one location. You can be sitting on the beach, sipping a daiquiri or taking the great euro rail and exploring Europe but still be working.

I am just trying to persuade you to explore life while not going broke as well. there is much to life and because of our commitments and financial circle we miss out on living our life to the fulles.t

The other day I was watching The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Oh man! The lessons you get from that movie are intense. The biggest lesson I think would be, not to fear the unknown. You might be comfortable in your shell, but if you stay that way you will survive but not live a perfect life.

– Be your own boss

Well it the title is pretty much self explanatory. When you start working from home you will only be answerable to your own self and your clients. You can work on your own pace, take time off whenever you will and make decisions that please you without thinking about the repercussions.

– Gain more knowledge & skill

Working from home helps you learn and refine your skills. While you are working remotely, you solely will be responsible for all sorts of work related to your task. You won’t have a tech team helping you out with your technical issues. This is where you would use Google and find out answers related to your troubles.

This exercise will make you independent , while also helping you learn a new skill which you lacked. This doesn’t just related to the technical aspect, however I will give you my own personal example.

When I started off my blog I had no idea how to make a website, how to work on Word Press, edit a theme, what to sell, how to write, in short everything related to my core business.

However with time, study and practical experience I developed those skills.

– Grow your network – keep in touch easily

A normal presumption about working from home is that you might lose your social circle. Well that’s not the case at all. This is the age of the internet and because of that the several different forms of new communications tools exist. You can literally be anywhere in the world and communicate effectively with just the power of the internet. And to be honest I think the newer generation is actually utilizing these communication tools more. They are in constant contact with each other over social media tools. Rather than getting lonely you will end up having more support and building better friendships.

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51 thoughts on “10 Benefits of working from home

  • November 18, 2017 at 5:05 pm
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    Family time and level of satisfaction is priceless! Can’t wait to get to that point in my life!

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    • November 19, 2017 at 6:29 am
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      Our family is what keeps us going, makes us work hard so we can provide them with the best of everything. Lets hope we all get to this point soon!

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  • November 18, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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    I agree with all your tips. In five years I may retire and blog full time. Off to stumble!
    Janice

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    • November 19, 2017 at 6:27 am
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      Wish you all the best!!

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  • November 18, 2017 at 7:44 pm
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    great post you made here. thanks for sharing and am going to bookmark this page now

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  • November 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm
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    I would LOVE to work from home! I’m a media student and it’s my dream to write and/or produce a podcast or radio show from home! I also love animal, so I could take care of many pets, etc.
    I had never really thought about the tax benefits that come with working from home. So cool!
    xx

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    • November 20, 2017 at 6:48 am
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      well hard work and good content will help you get there 🙂

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  • November 19, 2017 at 6:13 pm
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    Hey! First : What a great article! I am so afraid to do it. It scares me because i don’t feel i will be strong enough no to be distracted and would drawn myself in guilt for not doin’t what I should be doing. Anyhow, it was nice to have some insight 😊 thanks for sharing !

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    • November 20, 2017 at 6:50 am
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      To be honest distraction can be your worst enemy while working from home, however if you set a schedule for yourself and religiously follow it, then i think you will be safe. Take you WAH job seriously, stay focused and honest with your work. Good luck 🙂

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  • November 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    I also have a job where i can work from home. there really are many benefits of working from home, but my biggest struggle is to actually only work 8 hours/day when i have a lot to do…

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    • November 20, 2017 at 6:54 am
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      Yes that can be a challenge, however that can be considered as a benefit as well, you have no time constraints.

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  • November 19, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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    I would also like one day to be able to work from home but I am scared that I won’t be able to manage well my time. I tend to work too much for my own stuff ! Otherwise, it can be a great experience to be your own boss.

    Noémie xx

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  • November 20, 2017 at 1:53 pm
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    There certainly is nothing better than working from home. My hubby did it for years and it was great!

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  • November 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm
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    I wok from home and I agree that it is nice to work from wherever I need to. Tomorrow my son is having surgery and I can work from the hospital while I wait.

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    • November 21, 2017 at 6:54 am
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      Oh I hope your son gets well soon 🙂

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  • November 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm
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    I love working from home as I can be there for the kids. I do find it hard when the kids have no school though.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm
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    I’ve been working from home now for almost two years and love it! You touched on so many benefits I enjoy.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 11:54 pm
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    This is my goal for the future. Nothing like working from home and dictating your own schedule!

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  • November 21, 2017 at 3:24 am
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    These are all great benefits to working from home. I love that I am home when my Sin gets home everyday from school. Setting my own hours is the best perk.

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  • November 21, 2017 at 3:51 am
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    We’re in Seattle and the commute can be brutal! So glad I don’t have to spend so much time in traffic away from my family!

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  • November 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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    They sure are great benefits for working at home especially if you have young children. My children are all grown so working from home is the best.

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  • November 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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    I want to be my own boss and work from home more than anything! I know I’d love it so much. It is my ultimate goal.
    My happiness will increase significantly.

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  • November 21, 2017 at 4:46 pm
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    Working from home does have its advantages. I know that a growing number of companies are allowing employees to work from home via their home computer. My position as a Controller is too complicated, but I would definitely switch my job to a home based position if I could.

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  • November 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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    I agree! I hate traffic jam so bad! When I worked in a company several years ago, I have to face with traffic congestion everyday cuz I commute by bus. Now I can control my work loads and avoid such terrible traffic.

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  • November 21, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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    I agree! The best part for me is to spend more time with family and I get to manage my own work time! Love this life!

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  • November 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm
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    I just started my blog two months. I obviously didn’t make money from it yet but the pros of working from home keeps me motivated and moving forward

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  • November 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    These are all great reasons to work from home. I work from home and I can see two sides to it.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 1:43 am
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    This is my end game. To work either for myself or from home. I was unemployed for 8 months and worked soley on my blog and I was truly happy. I went back to an 8-4 a few weeks ago and now I feel a bit ill. Back to public transport, traffic, coworkers, elevators etc. My immune system is in overdrive at the moment. Not complaining but those are some reasons I prefer to work at home.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 4:34 am
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    So many awesome points! can’t wait to get there soon!

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  • November 22, 2017 at 4:37 am
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    Working from is a dream of mine! My husband recently transitioned to working at home and he loves it. He’s much more productive actually.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 5:01 am
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    I would have to agree the reason I enjoy and looking forward to working from home because I can be my own boss and work in my own environment. Looking forward to when I can do this.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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    Wish I could work from home. Would love to spend more time with my family and pets.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 2:21 pm
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    I truly love working from home & the freedom it gives me to travel & work from anywhere. The transition from an office can be tough as you have to find other ways to maintain adult-to-adult contacts.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm
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    SO many benefits to working from home. I know for many the commute is a huge problem.

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  • November 22, 2017 at 8:39 pm
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    I worked from home for 5 years and I really recommend it to anyone who is able to! I now go into an office for half a day so I still work from home during the afternoons 🙂

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  • November 23, 2017 at 12:50 am
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    These are all SO true. Even with some of the cons of being self-employed, I’m happier now than I’ve ever been. The pros make it all so worth it!

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  • November 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm
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    Love the reasons you gave for working at home. There are so many great benefits that it sounds so appealing to me!

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  • November 24, 2017 at 12:08 am
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    I love working from home. It allows me complete freedom to make my own schedule around my day.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 1:21 am
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    I love working from home. It allows me to be with my son, take care of the house and have a flexible schedule.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 5:14 am
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    Great list! I need to look further at the tax benefits.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 6:05 am
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    Although I go to an office for the majority of my week, I do work from home two out of the 5 days and just love it. I can avoid the commute and be in the comfort of my home.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    Yey for the awesomeness of working at home. I like it coz i become more productive and more flexible to work.

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  • November 24, 2017 at 12:10 pm
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    I love working from home! Of course it is a little bit challenging to keep up with a schedule at first, but it is easy to get used.

    Lots of love ♥ Janury Girl

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  • November 24, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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    Well, really I had greater level of satisfaction when I was working in the office… But having more time for family is really priceless! And also the flexible working environment is a great thing

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  • November 25, 2017 at 3:53 am
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    I love working from home. It’s so much more comfy and you get to multitask much better.

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