Working from home sounds easy and fun. There are few overheads, little or no travel and the opportunity to be with your growing family (if you have one). These are the reason many people choose this route each day – and the numbers are growing.But you should think carefully before launching into a home based business to ensure it is the right step for you.Among some of the considerations are:1. Can you do it?Working from home requires commitment and discipline. Although many posts are flexible, you will need to ensure that you keep at least part of the day or week protected in order to run your business from home. Are you ready for this?2. Do others understand?Other members of your family may not see your goals in the way that you see them. They may not appreciate their home being overtaken for business use and, children especially, may resent having mom or dad home yet not have free access to them. Discuss your plans with your family first.3. Can you cope?Working from home can be isolating. Sometimes only the computer screen and your telephone are your constant companions. This way of life may suit some people more than others but be sure you are comfortable with working in relative solitude.4. Think “why”Have you thought why you are doing this? Perhaps you wish to be closer to your family or do not wish the problems and costs of travel. Remember that home working can hide you from potential networking opportunities that could see you being promoted or adding additional qualifications to your CV.Even though there are thousands of people choosing to work from home each day, some of them still regret the move. It is wise to think about why you are making such a move and what factors may affect your success and your comfort.
05 2月 2013