You’re probably thinking that this must be the most foolish post ever. What reasons could we possibly come up with for someone to not work from home. Because we’re all about helping people move to that work from home environment. But it’s not for everyone, and you need to know that before you start to glamorize a work at home lifestyle.
You Think it’s Easy
If you think that being at home and running a business or working for someone else is easy, well, you’re nuts. Plain and simple. This is, by far, one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. We are entirely, 100% responsible for our actions and our outcomes. If you don’t think that puts a lot of pressure on you, well, you’re nuts. :) Sure, you don’t have the daily commute, and you have all the comforts of home. But you also have all the work, too. And all the responsibility that comes with it.
You Will Have Lots of Freedom
Yes. But not really. Because you have to answer to not just one boss, but multiple bosses. Each of your clients is your boss, and they can take away all of your freedom in a day if you don’t carefully plan and work out your schedule. You do have the freedom to plan your day as you like, but only within the work you have to do for your clients.
You are a Social Butterfly
The drive to work is annoying, but once you get there, you’re chatting with everyone, and looking forward to the Friday lunches with your department pals. If you enjoy the social aspect of going to work, stay away from work at home opportunities. Depending on the work you choose, it may be days before you actually speak to someone. Sure, you’ll probably get emails that you respond to, but those aren’t real conversations. And actually, the talks you have with your clients aren’t going to be real conversations. They will be work conversations. You won’t get a moment to talk about the latest entertainment news, office gossip, or plans for the weekend. If you need daily chats and visible interaction, don’t work from home.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.