For some people working from home is the dream. It can give you a lot of little bonuses and perks you just wouldn’t get from having to work somewhere else.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic a lot more people have found themselves in this enviable position. A position that offers many benefits but with very few drawbacks.
Before the lockdown it was estimated that around 1.6 million people worked from home. Almost double the amount a decade earlier. Since then it has risen dramatically.
Research by Finder indicates that ‘60% of the UK’s adult population are currently working from home during the Coronavirus lockdown’. Much more than ever before. So many of us are getting to enjoy the benefits of working from home, no more so than freelancers that work in the Internet marketing industry.
But what are the 5 top reasons for working from home.
Most work from home jobs require little more than a laptop with internet connection. Because of this it offers up so much more freedom than you would get elsewhere. You could live that nomadic lifestyle, travelling far and wide, whilst still being able to financially support yourself easily.
Even just working from your house provides lots of freedom. You can take breaks when you need them. You don’t have anyone hanging over your shoulder watching when and how you work. You are effectively your own boss. Who doesn’t love that?
Obviously, by working from home you are doing less travelling. Gone is that commute to work and that possible additional expense of buying food and drink on your work break.
Again, Finder studies show that, on average, ‘each worker will save £44.78 a week by cutting out things like commuting and buying lunch out’. That works out at £2,328.56 per year. For most people that is quite a bit of money. It can mean an extra special holiday, or a special treat, one of those things that we all like to do to give our lives a little extra joy and happiness.
Further studies have shown that working from home also boosts productivity with several indicating that ‘around two-thirds of employees say they’re more productive when working from home’. This is backed by other studies where employers are reporting the same ‘increased productivity for remote workers compared to in-office workers’.
This could be because working from home gives you a more favourable impression of the company you are working for. You appreciate all the reasons why it helps with your day to day living and want to return that appreciation by working hard.
Or it could just be that there are less distractions and time-wasting meetings.
Whatever the reason it is clear that 65% ‘of workers said they would be more productive in a home office than a normal office’.
Thanks to our modern technology and smooth, efficient, internet, working from home has never been so easy or straightforward.
All it takes is the right equipment, a laptop or phone, and an internet connection. In the western world that pretty much accounts for everyone. From 10-year-olds to grannies we all have access to the internet. It has become a requirement in this modern age. Especially so after the pandemic.
Because we all have the right equipment and internet access, and are well-versed in their use, it means that working from home is as simple as possible.
Being happy is something we all want and will go to great measures to try and attain. In terms of work, working from home certainly makes many people happier. The reasons for that are clear. You have more money, more freedom, and less hassle.
Parents and married couples benefit from working from home in different but rewarding ways. A parent enjoys the flexibility of still being able to be around, and care for, their child, whilst still getting on with their work.
A married couple may benefit from being able to share more time, and chores, and have a more balanced life together.
While a few people may find working from home difficult, they may be the type that need to be around and interacting with others all the time, it’s clear that the majority don’t. Not only that, they think it is the best work ever.