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There’s No Place Like Home... Working
by isabellally
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Sep 30, 2010 | 702 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

It seems only yesterday when the only people working from home are small business owners who allotted a portion of their property as office space where to receive clients and do business. Well, that was decades ago. With modern life wired to the World Wide Web, transactions and information are now handed out more easily and ever more accessibly with just a few mouse clicks.

Even jobs that were traditionally confined to an office setting are now feasibly workable from homes, making homes not just a place to retire to after a long work day but a place where anyone can do work and build a career!

True enough, such jobs as freelance writer jobs have successfully thrived in a home-office setting using only a computer and an exclusive place for working. Freelance writers who need to work remotely (e.g. mothers tending to a small child, single parents, students, and entrepreneurs, to name a few) can now have a chance to pursue their careers right in their own homes.

Flexibility in many aspects

Apart from this obvious benefit, though, is the fact that people sometimes earn more as freelancers than their counterparts in the office whose income are fixed to a monthly salary. Depending on your needs, the flexibility to increase or decrease your income rests in your hands. Additionally, even with a full-time commitment, most freelancers can still opt to choose a working schedule that fits their day-to-day routine.

As part-time freelancer, students, particularly, don’t have to put too much physical effort for work which makes for more study time and unprecedented flexibility. As a student, you can work from the dorm, at home, even in coffee shops or wherever is more comfortable; these, as opposed to working in a fixed schedule, wiping tables, taking orders, or washing dishes.

Not only that, the experience and skills you learn as you go along are invaluable for future job applications and employment. This is also true if you’re building a career but can’t focus entirely on it yet. A work-from-home job fills in a lull in your employment history. Overall, working remotely has become a norm of today and has much potential in itself.

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