Who wouldn’t like to have a job where you can make your own schedule or have the ability to work from the comfort of their own home? Sounds cliché right? It doesn’t have to be…
There’s a growing trend of women that work completely online. They are able to work from anywhere in the world, living wherever they and on their own terms. Many choose cities with a low cost of living, to ensure financial security.
Digital nomads, such as online entrepreneurs, social media influencers, and remote workers, enjoy this way of life because of the freedom they get to enjoy and the work/life balance it provides. But there’s always a downside. Here are a few things to consider if you’re ready to work from home.
Many work-from-home entrepreneurs don’t have proactive network support and often battle with loneliness and feelings of isolation. It’s important to remember, that when you work from home or remotely, that most of your communication with clients or customers is non-verbal.
Working independently with just a computer screen or laptop to keep you company is a lot different from the office environment.
There’s not just a loss of face-to-face communication. There’s also a lack of external stimulus and interaction. While this may not seem like a big deal on the surface, many people thrive on the social aspect of the work environment.
Be honest, can you hold yourself accountable?
Some will also find difficulty with holding themselves accountable when there is no one else there as a reminder of deadlines, expectations, or goals. But all in all many wouldn’t trade the perks of working from home for any perceived ‘cons’ this arrangement may have.
If you’re considering working from home full-time, be sure that you’re a self-starter, and that you’re able to stay organized and motivated without outside influences. Sound like you? Then, this might just be a perfect fit!