From answering emails while enjoying the hammock to avoiding the stress of commuting, you’ve heard all the common advantages of working remotely. Yet, there are still some things that could surprise you about what it’s like to not have to work in an office every day. Here, we listed down other amazing reasons why you should consider working remotely, be it in the comforts of your home or in your favourite café.
- You Workspace Can be of Any Kind
If you’re planning to work remotely, there’s a good chance that you’ll be working from home. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to fill a portion of your living room with a huge monitor, a clunky desk and an ugly swivel chair. I’ve heard of one worker who used her breakfast bar in her kitchen as a standing desk, and another who converted an area a bedroom closet into a secret office so should could easily shut her work away once the day is over.
- You Get to Save a Good Amount of Money
It’s a given that you’ll see an immediate improvement in your bank account when you no longer have to bear the costs of commuting, but it isn’t the only area where you get to save. Since you’ll be working from home, you no longer need to force yourself into a pair of polished shoes and a suit. You’ll also be able to cut down your food costs since you can now easily whip up your own meals right from your kitchen.
- You Create Your Work Schedule
These days, a lot of work can already be done at home and on a flexible schedule. If you work as a content creator or a web developer, for instance, you can already do your writing or coding whenever you want as long as you meet your deadlines. If you do need to work on specific hours, you’ll still have some break time – a time that you can use however you like, be it taking a power nap or playing a few tunes on your guitar.
- You Become More Independent
Since you don’t have any colleagues working with you, you’ll likely find yourself learning new skills for your work (e.g. basic coding, photo editing). Of course, you can still choose to get help from other people, but more often than not, you’ll be using a Google search or checking out the company’s website to look for the answer yourself.
- You Can Have Effective and Enjoyable Meetings
We bet you don’t know anyone who enjoys attending meetings. When you work remotely, however, you get to choose your meal and be much more effective. Thanks to technology, you can now set a 15-minute meeting with 10 people through video call. You can also use the chat function to share documents or say important comments without interrupting anyone.
Working remotely offers numerous advantages, from being able to work while still in your PJs to setting your own work schedule. So do consider this option as you start finding a new job.