Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Do you have what it takes to work from home?

Could I Really Work From Home?

For most of us, its the ultimate dream. Wake up at a casual 10:00 am, boil the kettle, put the computer on and ease ourselves into a relaxing day of home working.

Why wouldn’t it be? Commuting on our busy roads to stuffy offices and adhering to rigid sets of procedures and time frames is not much fun. For most of us its like school without the learning or the challenge.

Add to this:

The unfunny (who thinks he’s funny) boss
The slimey sales guy
The Christmas party
That idiot who sits behind you!

The endless repetition detracts from your quality of life and forces you to spend most of your time in a place you don't want to be.

What are the alternatives?

Why not become a virtual agent and start homeshoring? I'm not talking about the average 'waste of time' web opportunities or pyramid selling either. You could receive a fixed salary, flexible hours and a fulfilling job role.

Sound good? Think further...

The idea of working from your kitchen or living room is very attractive as it places you in your biggest comfort zone - your own living space. The place you go when your not working and seek to be when you are.

However, what happens when this dynamic is altered by having to work in the place you normally rest?

-Distractions from family and friends
-Private phone calls or people at the door
-You're having a hard day and cant be bothered. Where are you going to go -your already home!
-How ill do you have to be to warrant a day off?
- No one to turn to for help and your getting stressed!

Are you really self motivated enough to work unsupervised and actually care about what your doing? One thing is for sure, there will be plenty of people to take your place, if you decide its not for you.

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