2 WorkAwesome Posts on Working from Home | FreelanceSwitch

Last week our sister site WorkAwesome published two posts on working from home that are great reads for beginning or soon-to-switch freelancers. Find out how to ask your boss to let you work from home, and whether you really should.

How to Ask Your Boss to Work From Home by Mike Vardy:

I’m writing this article from home – where I’d love to do all of my work.  Much of my writing is done here, but my day job doesn’t afford me the ability to enjoy the same “luxury.”  That’s not to say I don’t do some of my work for my day job at home – that does happen from time to time.  Actually, the separation of the two pursuits makes not only for a clear set of responsibilities depending on where I am (for example, I can leave my work at the office should I choose), but it makes for more productivity on the whole.

But many of you have one job.  One that you could do just as easily from home.  One that you know you could do better from home.  So why not do that?  How can you go from working at the office to working at home?  Here’s a step by step method to get your boss to say “yes” to your request to work from home…

The Benefits of Working From Home by Ana da Silva:

Going to work in an office can be stressful and costly for both employee and employer.  Thanks to technology many people have the option of working from home (or off-site at that warm beach somewhere!).  For consultants and freelancers there are obvious reasons why you should work from home (you might not have another choice anyway!) but for full-time employees there are financial and personal advantages to working at least a couple days per week from home.  Not every profession allows for this flexibility but if yours is one of the many that do, here are some benefits to look into for both employer and employee.


Joel Falconer is an editor, writer and musician in Melbourne, Australia. He's the guy at Envato who runs FreelanceSwitch, WorkAwesome and the Netsetter. Visit his website or follow him on Twitter.

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