Introduction:On my last article, I listed 5 things that make very happy to work from home, but nothing is perfect and home office has its bad side as well. Here are the reasons you should reconsider going remote.
You are not going to have co-workers to drink coffee with. Even if you don't live alone, it's still going to get boring to only have the same person you see every day, 24/7, to talk to. Getting to know people suddenly becomes a bit harder to do.
You need to keep good track of every single document and everything you produce. It's very easy to throw away important papers when cleaning your house, I would know, so make sure you have very specific folders and drawers for your work.
You are going to press the snooze button several times. You will produce 10 minutes and play with your dog for 1 hour. Some days you are not going to have focus at all and there's nobody to force you to do your job properly. It's important to be able to shake it off and get to work.
If you are in the same situation as me, looking for projects on websites like Elance or Freelancer.com, you know how hard it is for somebody to accept your bid. Sometimes you need to bid lower than you wanted, sometimes you need to ask friends to recommend you to somebody they know. Some months you might make nearly zero money, especially if you stay away from your business for a while.
You know how sometimes we cannot wait to leave the office and on the way home all we can think about is quitting our job? This can also happen when you work from home. At the end of a stressful day, you will want to go out and not come back until you are tired enough to go straight to bed. This will become a problem in the long run, so watch for yourself.
It took me a long time to find 5 items for this list. I honestly believe home office has much more advantages than disadvantages. Being your own boss is not a position everybody should be in, some don't like the idea, some wouldn't be able to handle it, but it's always worth trying if you believe it's better for your business.
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