Is working from home right for me? What are the advantages of working from home? How do I make it work? Here is a helpful collection of articles that answer those questions that have found their way into my feeds this month. A must-read list for everyone who works from home – or is thinking about it.
Is Working From Home Right For You?
More often these days, people are considering the personal and professional benefits of working from home. Cost effective to the employer, more comfortable, and potentially more productive, setting up office at home does have its benefits.
A recent study from Stanford University suggests that working from home actually offers higher work performance (as much as 13% higher than in-office workers), and higher work satisfaction. As someone who has spent most of my professional career working this way, I can certainly attest to its benefits.
Of course, for many reasons it isn’t for everyone. Considering a professional opportunity that might let you work remotely? Here’s a check list which (based on my experience) should help you weigh the pros and cons.
5 Reasons To Work From Home Office (Or Wherever You Are)
Many women (and men) are sick of the 40 plus hours that they put in to work each and every week. They feel unappreciated and underpaid for the amount of time they put in while missing their children and/or anything else they no longer have time for. Working from home office (and anywhere else you are) you can still have a lucrative career without sacrificing your children, dreams and goals. More and more Moms (and dads) are turning to telecommute positions, starting their own businesses, network marketing, internet marketing, MLM and much more to bring in an income. Here are a few reasons why working from home office is becoming so popular.
Five Tips for Working from Home and Getting Things Done
Life is filled with distractions.
And work life is no exception. It seems there is always something willing to take our minds away from spreadsheets, emails, and meetings. And if you work from home there are even more distractions fighting you tooth and nail throughout the day…
The laundry is piling up, the dog needs to be let outside, and of course the television is constantly calling your name. So, how do you combat these constant disturbances, stay motivated, and get things done?
How to increase your work from home productivity? (1/2)
Do you know what the most important part of your business is?
Let me tell you: it’s YOU! You are your most valuable asset.
But is this asset efficient enough to assure it’s major function?
The results you get in your business will highly depend on the way you work. More precisely on the way you manage your workload and get thing done when working from home.
How to increase your work from home productivity? (2/2)
In my earlier blog post How to increase your work from home productivity? (1/2), we mentioned the importance of splitting your overall weekly working time into 3 levels to obtain the best productivity.
In this post, we will see how to concretely organize your tasks and your weekly work to increase your work from home productivity.
9 Home-Office Hints: How to Achieve Healthy Separation
Working at home is the dream job for many, and why wouldn’t it be? Strolling around your living room in your pajamas after a successful conference call, working in the comfort of your favorite chair, and who can beat the zero-minute a day commute?
It’s easy to get into your work zone and forget that the other members of the family have the right to be there, too. I made the mistake of getting in the habit of bringing my laptop with me wherever I went in the house until my husband asked that our movie nights were a people-only event.
The key to a happy work-at-home life is separating your work from your life and respecting the other members of your family who didn’t agree to live in an office. Remember the three R’s: establish rules, get in a routine and put up roadblocks to avoid crossover.
Getting Out of the Home Office
Today’s article is a guest post by Ben Gribbin. Ben Gribbin is a freelance designer and an instructor for Tuts+ Premium and has several courses, including 30 Days to Learn Photoshop, Photoshop Techniques for Web Designers, and Identity Design.
A few weeks ago, I arrived back at home, excited but weary. I’d just travelled 16 hours back from the Envato meet-up in Kuala Lumpur. The trip was fantastic; a real chance to meet everyone at Envato and generally get together as well as see where Envato is headed. However, little did I know, the meetup would also motivate me to make a change to my own workflow upon returning.
I’ve worked as a freelancer for nearly seven years now. I started just doing little side projects, in my spare time, at home. Skip forward a few years, I made the jump to full-time freelancing. I’d be tackling pretty large projects, working with some really interesting clients and general getting things done, but still, all my work was carried out from home. In 2009, I began working with Envato and my career has taken me to a totally different and new place, but again, my work is all done at home. It never occurred to me that, with all these changes in circumstance, that perhaps I should re-evaluate my workspace. It’s always seemed a little unimportant, especially whenever I looked at the prices for an office space. Whenever I considered it, I’d just push any idea of moving out of my comfortable home office to the side and save the “needless” expense at the same time.