Working from home has been such a wonderful experience for me. That’s why I recommend it to everyone. I’ve been working online for a decade now. I started working since 2009 and I’ve never looked back since then.
Why, you ask? Here are 10 awesome reasons why I love working from home.
I can work in a coffee shop in Bali if I want. That’s how location independent my work schedule is. That's why many remote workers practice the digital nomad lifestyle. You only need your laptop and a reliable internet connection, and you're good to go! Check out this video for a glimpse of the life of a digital nomad:
I don’t have to wake up early and commute because my workstation is right next to my bed. I can get up and get to work as soon as I want to. My day usually begins with my alarm going off, a short prayer followed by a quick shower then breakfast. After that, I’m ready to start working.
And with Manila's 3-4 hour traffic back and forth,
I can work in my PJs if I want to. I can wear whatever I want and everything I need is right within my reach – my ref, my bathroom and my kitchen are just a few steps away from my workstation so I can take a break anytime I want to.
I don’t have to make small talk with anyone or deal with lots of people every day. I can go out with my friends whenever I want so I choose my company wisely. If you're an introvert like me, it's the perfect setup.
For those extroverts, you can always schedule meetings with your family or friends. At least, you only go out with the people that matter the most.
I set my own rules and make my own choices. I don’t have to answer to anyone but myself. Whatever projects I work on, I discuss the requirements with the clients and then proceed to complete the project with little or no supervision. For those self-starters, it's the perfect setup.
Now that you’ve seen a glimpse of my work life, I hope this will encourage you to make that all-important step to become freelancers, search for clients online and work from home. Feel free to leave a comment or two if you’re keen on learning more about working from home.
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