Friday, July 25, 2014

A Guide to Working from Home - Is it Viable For You?

by Melissa Jardine

Working from home can be fantastic in terms of saving money on commuting, working flexible hours and being in control of your work environment. However, you also have to enter it knowing there will be down sides. For example, your taxes are no longer paid by your employer, they’re paid by you and you’ll need to ensure this is carried out properly to avoid penalties. Also, working from home can make it easy for your social and work life to overlap so you need to set boundaries in order to relax.

If you’re thinking of working from home and want to weigh up the pros and cons, this guide lists both the many positive and negative aspects of earning money this way.

Extra comfort, no commute and your boss a safe distance away - working from home sounds great! But do the financial advantages outweigh the drawbacks? We look at if it's right for you...
Woman dressing gown laptop

How we work has changed greatly over the past few decades. Computers have become a central part of most jobs, but predictions that most of us would be working from home by now were wide of the mark.

Working from home requires independence and self-motivation, but it can suit some people more than office life does. We look at the pros and cons of working from home so you can work out if it's right for you.
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