Jobs that let you work from home or telecommute have a few things in common. For one thing, it’s harder to be certain how many hours you work when your workstation is a dozen or more miles away from the main office, and so most work-from-home positions worry less about hours logged and more about the results you submit each day. That’s good news for efficient workers, and when you don’t have to spend your time at your workplace you may discover that you’re more efficient than you thought.
Have you ever stopped to think how much time you spend actually working when you’re on the job? If you’re a typical office worker, you probably spend much of your time talking with coworkers, waiting on phone calls, waiting for software to render or update, or just wasting time on the games that come standard on Windows computers. And that’s not just a matter of office workers being lazy because even professions where telecommuting is impossible to have downtime between customers or between jobs.
One big advantage to working out of your house on a home internet connection is the fact that you can spend the time you don’t work on whatever you want and not just what activities you can find at your workplace office. At home, you have all your hobbies and all the ways you pass the time when you aren’t at work, and you also won’t hear anyone telling you that you can only use your home internet for work-related purposes.
Working from home also means you can keep an eye on your kids and spend some quality time with them. But keep track of how much quality time you’re spending, because depending on your kids’ age and number a daycare center might still be a good option if you’re the only adult in the house.
But even if kids take up more time than you can spare while you’re working, that’s not true of everything. For many jobs, working from home means you can set your own hours so long as you meet your deadlines and keep in touch with your boss. It means you can run errands and do household chores while you’re in a professional mindset, plus it means that every business will be open by the time you get to it.
Working from home has many advantages, and with new home internet connections that offer gigabit speeds and symmetrical upload and download speeds, more jobs than ever can move to remote home offices. Not only can you do many jobs just as well from a remote location, you can get even more done by spending time on the chores and errands you can’t handle when you’re at work.