Work From Home: Is Telecommuting as Great As It Sounds?

Have you recently met someone who is earning pretty well from home? Has he influenced you in some way and inspired you to work from home? Do you want to know if working from home is really as good and blissful as it sounds?

Telecommuting refers to working away from the office, commonly at home by using the telephone or internet to work at home. If you have been thinking about working from home, it is important to know that it has both pros and cons.

Let us see the merits of working from home, first:

If someone aggravates you, all you need to do is find another client to earn money.

You are able to negotiate on your earnings according to your skills and experience.

You are not bound by any contract (unless you and your client have mutually come to a decision to sign a contract)

You often have no boss. Many people who work from home are working for themselves.

You can take as many holidays as you want to, depending upon the flow of work.

A freelancer working from home can find a job depending upon his skills. If you are good in writing, you can be a freelance writer working from home; if you have the skills to be an assistant, you can be a virtual assistant from the comforts of your own home.

You have the time to take care of your house, children, and personal errands. There are a lot of mothers and fathers who work from home for the sake of earning money without leaving their kids or children in the hands of babysitters or expensive daycares.

More time! Have you ever wished the day was just a couple hours longer? You'd have enough time to take care of the little things that fall through the cracks. If you work from home, you won't have to commute, and for many people this can add up to 2-3 hours per day!

Now that you know the merits of working from home, read below to know the demerits:

It can be challenging to get started. You need to be willing to put in the effort to get going in order to make a good living.

As with any career where you work for yourself, there will be times when you'll have to work from home during "off-hours" if something urgent comes up.

A lot of business relationships are made in the office, and when you work from home, you don't get that type of social atmosphere. However, you may be able to make up for it with the extra time to yourself that often comes with working from home.