Working at home as a freelancer is a secret dream which many of us have during our lives. The idea of not having to wake up in the morning to be stuck in traffic is one which is tantalizing, to say the least. If you are on the fence about staying at home and making your fortune, let us persuade you…
You control your workload
One of the best things about working for yourself is the fact that you are able to control how much work you do during the day. If you teach English online with Effortless English, write articles or act as a virtual assistant you can control the hours you work by restricting certain things. It will allow you to balance your work and life in a way which allows you to stay healthy and happy for longer.
You won’t get sick as often
The beauty of being a remote worker is the fact that you are not going to be exposed to any office bugs which are faltering around during the winter. You will be able to stay safe and sound at home in the knowledge that the only people who can pass on a cold are your family members. You will also suffer from less stress which can also be a contributing factor to becoming ill. It will allow you to work happily and comfortably for your days.
Take a break
Working from home has its perks, and if you are working at home and you need a nap, you can simply go upstairs and take a break for a while. Sleep is important if you want to be healthy and productive, so the ability to take a power nap can actually increase your productivity by a lot. Taking regular breaks during your working day will help to keep you focussed and motivated.
Exercise when it suits you
No one wants to be waking up a 5 am to slip in a gym session before work. It is a terrible way to start the day and it can make you more stressed in the evenings because you know you need to wake up super early. Working from home allows you to take a break at any stage during the day to go and workout. You can either workout at home in your living room with a Youtube workout, or go to the gym. Your performance will be much better and you will be fitter as a result.
One of the things we most hate about working in the city is the traffic we hit every single morning and evening on the way to and from work. No one wants to be caught in traffic for an hour in the morning and evening, and if you work at home you can avoid this entirely. Instead of sitting stressed on the bus in the morning you can be sat on your sofa having a cup of tea and logging on for the day. What could possibly be better than that?