This is the second part of our blog investigating the benefits of working from home. Already we have seen benefits that are associated with working from home for both the employer and the employee, and we continue our narrative with other benefits.
Working from home opens up so many different doors to the employee, it is literally possible to work for companies from the other side of the world. Tenders for contracts appear on the internet by all manner of companies from every country imaginable, and offering work of such diverse natures.
If you have a special talent and work in your own country cannot be found, it is not necessary to relocate as it once was. Many global companies are happy to offer out work to different locations, some even prefer to do this as they have people still working whilst their own office is closed.
An obvious benefit of working remotely is that you do not have to face an expensive and time-consuming journey to work each day. Not only are you saving on train, bus, and taxi fares to get to an office, think of all the time you will be saving.
When you work from home as soon as you get out of bed your working day can start. It means that as much as four hours can be easily added to a working day by not having to dress and travel. Whilst you are traveling you are wasting valuable working time, and for remote workers this directly affects your ability to make money.
Pick and Choose the Work
Being stuck in a dead end job and doing the same thing every day is a thing of the past for remote workers. Normally remote contracts are relatively short in terms of time, some remote workers have permanent roles, but many are part-time and flexible.
This means the type of work remote workers take on changes on a fairly regular basis. This keeps workers from home fresh and interested in what they are doing. They can sometimes afford to be elitist and choose only jobs that interest them.
It may not seem the case but contract workers from home are often just as secure as employees at a firm. Outsource workers often have three or four regular firms they do work for, and if one source of revenue dries up they replace it with a new company. Full time employees do not have this luxury, if they lose their job then their income stream stops immediately.
The stigma of going from job to job is actually a positive for remote workers, the more and diverse companies that you can prove you have worked for enhances your resume. It means you are capable of working unsupervised and can undertake many different roles. And it also shows that you are a reliable worker and can fulfil workloads and contracts to their completion.
Whatever is your own opinion of working from home it is a fact that more people are working remotely today than ever before. You do not need to be semi-retired it can be a full-time career for seriously minded people.
In the future eventually only, a few types of roles will necessitate commuting to work, mostly physical type jobs, but who knows by then even robots might be doing this type of work.