What Are The Benefits For Working From Home

What are the benefits of working from home

What are the benefits for working from home? If you’ve ever wondered if a home based business has its perks, find out how below:

1) Save on gas

Wow! This one is a no brainer. 😉 Ever since my decision to start a business from my home, I can’t tell you how much I’ve saved in gas alone. My pocket book is certainly happy.

2) Cut out the commute time

You’ll soon find out how getting stuck in traffic is no longer an issue. No more traffic jams and late hours trying to beat the rush.

3) Spend more time with your family

This is my number one reason of working from home. I am able to work around my family’s schedule and spend quality time with them. What is your WHY for starting a home based business?

4) Be the boss

This is my number two reason of working from home. I’m not gonna lie to express how great it feels to be my own boss. This is one luxury I will never take for granted. What about being your own boss intrigues you? Are you excited at the possibilities of running your own home based business?

5) Hours are flexible

You’ll soon find that setting your own hours is essential to a successful business. Keep a schedule for work related issues and other personal/family matters. I am constantly arranging my scheduled hours around business and my own personal needs. Doing this, allows me the flexibility to decide what works and what doesn’t. Decide what works for you!

The following articles offer additional excellent tips about working from home:

Whether it is starting your own business and/or telecommuting, always keep your guards up when applying for positions that offer you the opportunity to work from home by asking all the necessary questions. Never provide personal information unless you’ve investigated the company thoroughly. A good place to check out a companies legitimacy is at the BBB.org website. For news and alerts, consumer protection and anti-trust information, visit the Federal Trade Commission website.

Telecommuting positions are advertised in local newspapers, at  major job sites like careerbuilder.com, and monster.com. Please be careful even job boards may advertise work at home opportunities that are not legitimate. Check out the following work from home companies:

Ask yourself the following questions when searching for a work from home opportunity:

  • What duties will I have to perform?
  • Will I be paid a salary or will my pay be based on commission?
  • Who will pay me?
  • Will flexible hours be provided?
  • When will I get my first paycheck?
  • What is the total cost of the work-at-home program? Do these include supplies, equipment and membership fees?

You might also consider a work at home job by contacting your previous employers with a proposal to work for them from your home. Highlight the benefits for both you and the company.

Finally, consider starting your own home-based business and enjoy the benefits for working from home.

About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog & The Biz Buzz of A Latina Mom Blog. She is also owner at Books About Me. Sign up for the newsletter and never miss a powerful business marketing article plus receive a FREE eBook on ‘How to Rock Your Business with A Blog’.


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Sonia Y. Colon

Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of MyFashionE-MallBlog.net TheBizBuzzOfALatinaMomblogspot.com/ & owner of BooksAboutMe.net. Writing & sharing powerful business marketing articles on starting & maintaining a lucrative work-at-home business is a passion.

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