The mounting advancement of technology gives so much possibilities for our conveniences even in our careers or businesses. The internet unlocked so much potentials in virtual working or working from home. Some of these opportunities are projects such as writing, designing, web developments, data encoding, even the voice and non-voice customer supports.
Considering to work from home is being looked into by more and more companies, and entrupurnors due to its flexibility, as all you need is just the Internet and you’re ready to work from home. When I started my business Alrayes Web Solutions, I started from my spare room at home, working late hours, which was perfect for my startup business, as I had no office rent, eclectics and all the other office expenses that go along with it. This option gives many advantages both for the employers and the employees. See some of these benefits below.
1. Cost Effective
For the employers, there will be no office rents and other monthly bills and insurances to pay.
For the employees, there will be no fare costs and lesser shopping expenses for office clothes, reduced travel costs, as all you do is wake up and walk into your home office
2. Time Efficient
The travel and preparation time will be saved and can be used to working on pending projects. Workers can also devote longer hours if they want to finish the tasks at earlier schedule.
3. Financial Benefits
Since working from home is lesser in expenses, it can save you more money. If you are the business owner, you can increase the project price a little higher that will not hurt your budget. If you are the home based worker, you can have more money for other needs and luxuries.
4. Lesser Stress
As you work at the comfort of your home, you will be free from office stresses and the physical hassle of traveling from home to work place. There will be no demanding boss or problematic co-employees around. You will also have enough time to rest and take breaks anytime you want.
5. Increase Competence
Because of your flexible schedule, you will have more time to learn things that will increase your competence. You can also decide whether you can increase or lower your price according to the amount and quality of service you can give.
6. Increased Productivity
As you learn more things at your convenience, you can gain more knowledge that may help you do your tasks easier and entertain more projects in a shorter span of time.
7. Personal Freedom
Since you do not have a boss and you own your time. You can have the freedom you want on how to manage your tasks and how to set your rest days. You can have 2 days rests or 1 week vacation after a successful project, spend more time and strengthen relationships with your loved ones.
There are many, who prefer to work from home as it gives them the freedom and flexibility to manage their home and work life.
Start business at Home or Office
For startup companies starting to work from home, is a great advantage as the costs and overheads are reduced, but as the business expands a time will come where you will have to move into large premises. On the other hand, some entrepreneurs would prefer to setup their offices away from home, so that they do not get distracted from their work, as at home there’s always something that pops up and you work ends up being delayed. Whatever the case if deciding to work from home you need to be disciplined and focused on what your tasks are so that you can complete them on time.
My Personal Opinion
As I have worked from home and also in an office environment, both are great places to work and have their good sides and the bad sides, hence now I have a home office and also my main office, I personal have enjoyed both, as it depends on ones personal situations, for some Working form home may only be the option they have, due to other commitments they have at home, or if they are staring up a business, it’s a wise option to consider.
On the other hand working from home can also be lonely, boring, which if you’re not a self-motivated person, can have a huge impact on your output.
Working from offices is great, and I actually prefer going out meeting my team, and working together on projects, as it brings that extra excitement and joy out in your work, also at times your mind becomes fresh as your out and about and haven’t spent the whole day in your home office.
Whichever option you choose to work from home or an office, you need to ensure that it will be a productive choice, and you will not get distracted with your surroundings
Where do you prefer to work from?