I am a mom with 3 kids and 1 on the way in May. I have been working from home for 6 years now and I absolutely love what I do and what it allows me to do for my family. I wanted to give you 7 benefits of working from home.
1. Cut Out the commute time.
According to a recent survey the average person in the U.S. spends 51 minutes a day commuting to work. That’s 221 hours a year, or 9.2 days. According to the US Census Bureau, the average commute time varies from state to state. Working at home cuts out this major headache of that dreary commute to work everyday. I go from my bed to my home office and best of all, I am home with the little guy who is 3 years old. I dreaded daycare not to mention the cost of someone else to care for my baby. I have been available for all 3 of my kids with a peace of mind.
2. Spend More Time With Your Family.
With the ever increased pressure in today’s work place. Parents are spending more time at work and less time with their family. This puts pressure on you, the employee and more pressure on the family unit. It is increasingly difficult to get the Work-Life balance correct. Working at home gives you the opportunity to get that balance correct so as it does not interfere with your family life.
3. Be The Boss.
How many times have you complained about your boss behind their back. This is a common occurrence with many people in full time employment. At times you can clash with your boss, and no matter what you do, your boss is never pleased. No more having to meet up to other people’s expectations and deadlines. You set the targets you want to achieve.
4. Get Rewarded For The Work You Do.
When you work at home you determine the financial reward you receive in relation to the effort you put in. As an employee you make money for your employer. When you work for some else the money you make goes into someone else’s pocket. You can change this when working at home. You can give yourself raises throughout the year and whenever you want. You can also give your kids the lifestyle they want and deserve.
5. Hours Are Flexible.
The traditional 9-5 daily routine restricts what you would really like to do. Many employers stand quite firm over working hours and often if working hours are breached, can often end in disciplinary action. Working at home lifts this constraint and gives you the option of living the life you want to live, the way you want to live it.
6. Tax Benefits.
Working at home turns your normal family home into an office. This means that you can deduct normal house expenses. You can also deduct travel and local transportation expenses. Other deductions include software, books, subscriptions, telephone services, insurance and retirement plans. You can even deduct against the depreciation of your home.
7. Less Stress.
25% of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives and 75% of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. Working at home reduces the amount of stress that is normally associated with working for someone else. Stress can make you feel physically sick, that is why so many working days are lost to stress in today’s environment.
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