Monday, May 8, 2017

Is Working from Home Right for You?

Do You think You can be Successful Working from Home?
The coronavirus pandemic changed how and where we work. Out of necessity, many of us suddenly found ourselves thrust into setting up a home work space and juggling family and our jobs like we never had before.
But now, as we are slowly recovering from the shutdowns, many wonder what that means for the "traditional" way we worked. Will we all return to the workplace and carry on business as usual? Or will working from home be a viable option?
We believe that the choice of where to work will be more accepted and available than ever before. 

The question then becomes, is it right for you?
Running a business or working from Home is not for Everyone! Each comes with their own unique set of challenges and rewards.

When you work from home, there are definitely challenges. Feelings of isolation are common. You can't simply walk down the hall to have a chat with a co-worker. Team work is suddenly done virtually, not in a conference room. 

Not being taken seriously by those still working in a "traditional" setting is also a concern. Perceptions that you are watching television or playing online games instead of focusing on your assignments may worry your managers and co-workers. 

And projecting a professional image can be difficult when you work from your couch or even in sweats!

In the beginning, many will definitely feel this way.

You will find it hard to explain to family and friends that you don't have time for a chat ~ after all, you are at home! And you will have to resist the urge to do things around the house instead of working on a project or your own business. This is especially difficult when work is slow or clients are scarce.

But, over time, it will get better.

Eventually, you will get into a routine and will find that, for many, there are more positives than negatives to working from home. The flexibility will certainly be welcome and you can appreciate the chance to really focus without interruptions from co-workers, much more than you ever could working out of a traditional office!

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But despite these benefits, 
running a home-based business or working from home, even part-time, 
is not for everyone. 
Some may find it hard to deal with the feeling of always being "at work". Others may lack the self-discipline to succeed. And you may find that the feeling of being part of a "team" is just not happening when you don't physically go to a workplace.

Whatever the case, hearing from those that have "been there" before making the commitment makes sense.

we share the ins and outs from actual home-based small business owners.
They share their tips and tricks on what it really takes to make it work! Take a look at their stories, and share yours here! We would love to hear from you.

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