Why Start Working From Home? This is such a significant question, millions of people worldwide have been either wondering about; making the decision to; having the decision made by bosses; or have the desire to own a business.
With Brexit causing such uncertainty both from within the British Isles and equally throughout the European Union; division in the USA with the newly elected President Trump; making the decision to work from home has never been more of an appealing option.
I’ve been in the position where I was working in a very stressful environment and due to budget cuts, would have to do extra work because my employers couldn’t afford to employ the staff numbers they needed.
I worked for a number of years for the same company and witnessed the staff cuts, budget cuts AND I also had a ‘pay-rise freeze’ throughout the final three years I worked there!
Luckily I could afford to live on my wages but many people just can’t manage on the money they earn. Stuff like ‘zero hours contracts’ doesn’t help.
Financial insecurity is everywhere – I say it to people time and time again; working from home, running my own online business, is one of the best decisions I have made in my working career.
I would NEVER go back to being an employee.
A Home-Based Business Should NOT Be An Option Anymore!
This is a great article I read recently on the Wealthy Affiliate platform. It’s well worth taking a look at. It goes over Social Security statistics looking at 100 people at the beginning of their working careers following through 40 years. There are some startling findings.
Work From Home ‘Home Based Business’
Although this video is from 2004 it’s still highly relevant today, if not more so. If you lost your job tomorrow how would you survive?live off savings? financial help from family? claim welfare? or get another job PDQ?
How long would it take before you were in serious dangerous of loosing your home? It’s been reported that millions of people are just one paycheck away from loosing theirs! Scary stuff right?
Work at Home Equals No Commuting
A report from Global Workplace Analytics reveals data showing that businesses could save $11,000 per person, per year, if, they made the decision to allow just half of their employees to work from home. It also found that employees themselves could save between $2,000 – $7,000 yearly in transportation costs alone!
— I Work From Home
911 OPERATOR: 911—what’s your emergency?
ROBERT: Hi, I . . . uh . . . I work from home.
OPERATOR: O.K., is anyone else there with you, sir?
ROBERT: No, I’m alone.
OPERATOR: And when’s the last time you saw someone else? Was that today?
ROBERT: Uh, my wife . . . this morning, I guess.
OPERATOR: Anyone else?
ROBERT: I don’t think so. Well, the mailman, but that was through the blinds. I don’t know if that counts.
OPERATOR: I’m afraid not. (Pause.) I’m going to ask you to open the blinds, O.K.? Let’s go ahead and let some light in.
ROBERT: How much light??
OPERATOR: Just a little is fine.
ROBERT: O.K. (Pause.) I did it. (Pause.) It’s bright. It feels so bright on my face.
OPERATOR: That’s good. That’s how it’s supposed to feel. (Pause.) I need you to tell me what you’re wearing, O.K.?
ROBERT: You know . . . just regular clothes.
OPERATOR: Outside clothes or inside clothes?
ROBERT: Hold on, I’ll check. (Pause.) Pajamas. I’m wearing my pajamas. I could swear I’d changed into regular . . . I thought these were jeans!
OPERATOR: It’s O.K., sir. Calm down.
ROBERT: Wait, this isn’t even a shirt. It’s just my skin! Goddammit.
OPERATOR: So just pajama bottoms, then. Can we assume that you haven’t showered today?
ROBERT: I don’t know.
OPERATOR: I need you to walk over to the bathroom to see if your towel is damp. O.K.? Can you do that for me?
ROBERT: I think so.
ROBERT: I’m walking over there. (Pause.) O.K., I’m here. I’m in the bathroom. I see my towel . . . .
ROBERT: It’s dry.
OPERATOR: O.K., that’s O.K. Let’s get you back over to the window where the light is, all right? Walk toward the light. (Pause.) What’s your name, sir?
That’s not the whole story, read more here at The New Yorker
Anybody with experience of working from home will identify with some aspects of this. If self-motivation is an issue, a person could find themselves in a similar position.
Or, you could loose yourself to the online world, never to be seen ‘away from the screen’, ever again! 🙂 just kidding.