I’ve worked from home my entire life.
No working at McDonald’s for this guy.
I attend corporate meetings, and direct special events at various locations, but the bulk of my work is conducted from home.
Or at a coffee shop. While beach camping. Traveling, or otherwise out and about.
When I first started working online, from home, I didn’t know all the reasons for working online. Over time, however, I’ve come to understand a myriad of reasons why working online is a positive experience.
Although there are also cons to working from home, I’m focusing on the pros here.
- I have freedom to eat breakfast at local coffee shops and diners a few days each week.
- Hulu plays on my widescreen monitor while I answer emails on my netbook.
- Pajamas. Enough said.
- I’m able to judge people by their labors. Not by their appearance.
- Sometimes I randomly pop out of my chair and have a one-person dance party.
- My laptop is hooked to a powerful amp where I play music throughout the day of various genres.
- I have freedom to travel at anytime. One of my favorite things to do is pack up, grab my laptop, and spend a month in another state visiting a family member while working.
- Tech gadgets and computers are tax deductible.
- Anything related to producing blog content is tax deductible.
- I spend no money and time commuting to and from a work location.
- Sometimes I grab my laptop and visit my Grandma and Grandpa for a few days. They have very, very fast internet.
- I can attend to family matters if needed.
- I make my own schedule. Sometimes I spend the first part of the day working and take the rest of the day doing something else. Vice versa.
- I sometimes go on walks midday.
- There’s a certain degree of satisfaction knowing you’re not tied down to a single location.
- I can sing whenever I want.
- Neighboring cubicle workers won’t complain if they smell something delicious I’m eating.
- If I’m feeling stressed I can take my dogs for a walk.
- The kitchen is only a few steps away.
- The bathroom is only a few steps away.
- The bed, for naps, is only a few steps away.
- My books, for reference or research, are only an arm’s length away.
- If I so desire, I’m able to move completely, and change the location of my work on a whim.
- Due to the nature of the disease I’m fighting, Lyme disease, working from home is a gift entirely. Some days I work from bed, and other days I need an extra dose of rest.
- Working from home gives me freedom.
These are my reasons for working from home. What are yours? If you don’t work from home now, why do you want to in the future?