Over the years, remote earnings over the Internet are becoming more and more popular. People first combine regular work with freelancing, and then completely switch to remote work. But before deciding on such a radical change of workplace, you should better understand what distinguishes freelancing from office work.
Independent scheduling of the working day. No bosses will stand above their hearts and demand to complete work on unrealistic deadlines. You can work at a convenient time - it can even be evenings or weekends. Rest breaks can be scheduled at least every hour of work - it all depends on personal needs.
Saving time on the road. In large metropolitan areas, it takes more than an hour to go to work only, but the way back will also take time. When working from home, all you need to do is turn on your computer and connect to the Internet to get started.
Earnings comparable to the effort expended. Office work often involves a fixed salary and a large number of responsibilities that are constantly added and changed. Freelancers themselves control their earnings - they know how much their work costs and demand appropriate payment for it.
No age restrictions. People of any age group can work remotely via the Internet: schoolchildren, students, pensioners. Customers on the Internet do not care about the age of the employee if he does the job well.
Disadvantages of remote work
Selfeducation. Freelancing will have to learn through trial and error, mastering everything from your own experience. General guidelines for beginners can be found on the Internet, but this is often not enough.
The risk of being deceived. There are no fewer scammers on the Internet than in real life. The main thing to understand is that you cannot pay for any goods or services until the result is obtained.
Complete self-discipline. Accustomed to working from 9 to 6 under the watchful eye of your boss, it is difficult to learn to work hard at home as well. It is not always possible to learn tough self-discipline, but with the right motivation, this will not become a serious obstacle.
The need to be a “universal” worker. Working in an office involves knowing a number of functions required for a particular job. A freelancer should be able to do much more. These are excellent knowledge of a computer, the basics of oral and business communication etiquette, self-motivation skills. Freelancers have to constantly learn new things to stay ahead of their competitors.
After realizing the advantages and disadvantages of remote work, you should not immediately quit your office work. After trying freelance work, some people go into this area forever, while others return to their previous work.