I’ve been working from home for over a year now and it is absolutely wonderful. Amongst the myriad benefits are:
1. My four-month old daughter. This might become a challenge when she’s three and banging on my door.
2. Lunch with my wife. Not to mention being able to see her several times a day, although we did have to set some rules. Basically from 8am-6pm is “work time” and after 6pm it’s family time.
3. Flexibility. If I want to go for a job in the middle of the day I can.
4. Gas. If my wife and I were both working outside the home like we were a few years ago we’d be spending about $1,000 per month on gas. As it stands we only use the cars to run errands and are saving about $800-$900 per month on gas alone.
5. Efficiency. No distractions = focus.
6. No commute. I actually liked having a commute because it gave me a chance to listen to books on tape, but now I do it while I’m jogging so no real loss.
7. Cost. Where do I begin? No office space means I’m saving about $5,500 per month over what I was paying out a year ago. Then there’s no commuting as mentioned above and a host of other associated costs I was able to get rid of.
8. Dress code, or lack thereof.
9. Time. No commute, no co-workers to shoot the breeze with, etc.
10. No co-workers. I mean, I like people, but man, I get a lot more done when I’m by myself and I don’t feel like I’m missing out on anything socially. After all, I’ve still got Facebook.Liked it? Share it!
Congrats on the daughter! I didn’t know you finally had one. Good to hear.
Yes I truly miss working at home. It was nice to be at home when my wife was having our last child. As long as you set the “rules” it works well and is a win-win-win for everyone.
Congrats on your daughter.