Working at home has its ups and downs, but for most people, the pros outweigh the cons. While career paths, home office setups, and childcare arrangements may vary greatly, telecommuter’s reasons for working at home are most consistent.
Here are some of the reasons why stay-at-home moms and dads must do freelancing.
- Watch your kids grow- literally and figuratively
You don’t have to worry about missing out your child’s special moments. you can be it them when they take their first step or say their first word! You may not have an unlimited time with your kids, but you do have more frequent opportunities to be with them. It also allows you to spend quality time with your kids as well as continue to do something you are professionally passionate about.
- Financial assistance
It’s no secret that having children is an expensive endeavor. While your partner may bring the fixed income to support your family, having some extra revenue never hurt anyone. It allows you to make some rainy-day savings or indulge in that luxurious treat that you very well deserved.
- Freedom of choice
One of the best things about freelancing is the ability to say no! You don’t have to work on every single project that comes your way. We all need a sense of independence in our lives, and not feel our existence revolves around one thing or person. It gives us a sense of self-worthiness and comfort. Also, we can focus enough on our health and wellb1eing. In addition, you can explore other career avenues, like many freelancers do anyway.
- Not having to worry about leaving
There’s need to plan your leave months in advance and then wait anxiously until it is approved or have to explain yourself to your boss that needs to know the 10 nosy colleagues that don’t.
- You are your own boss
You don’t have to deal with your boss voicing in on how you should balance your work and personal life.
- Give up the commute
When you travel to work, you’re neither working nor spending time with your family. Working at home eliminates this waste of time and leaves more time for both working and family. You will also save money on gas, public transportation costs ,a nd potential car maintenance issues from frequent use.
- Save money on clothes and lunches
You will likely to spend less on work clothes and lunches by working at home. Unless you were packing your own lunch. The amount you spend on lunches and coffee breaks will decrease.
Watch the video below to better understand the pros and cons of being a freelancer versus full time employee 👇🏻