Working from Home Series : Challenges Introduction

ID-100219703 There are so many people that think working from home sounds amazing. No daily commute, no distractions from others when you need to concentrate on an in-depth task. No boss looking over your shoulder. No one to tell you when to take your lunch break and how long for. The truth is…

It IS amazing working from home!

All of the above are true factors to consider if working from home is an option for you. Whether it be working for a company that gives you flexible working, or if like us here at Remote Associates, you’re a team of Virtual Assistants with your own business. It’s a no brainer really isn’t it. Where do you sign up?

However, before you start spending money on your office equipment or renovating your space for a place to work (which is not necessary by the way, but we will cover that in a later post in the series), take a few moments to think about what the challenges might be.

  • Are you comfortable with working on your own?
  • Do you have the discipline required?
  • Are you able to maintain a work life balance?
  • Do you have the space to work productively?

These are just a few things to think about. To get those thoughts in motion and to work out if performing your duties from the comfort of your own home, is really the right direction for you.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be going into these challenges in a little more depth, and hopefully by the end of it, you’ll know if getting that home office ready for action is a compatible match for you. We would also love to hear if you have any thoughts or concerns about starting a business from home? What fears are you facing? Perhaps you are already working from home and finding something particularly challenging?

We would love to hear from you!

~ Hayley and The Remote Associates Team

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