Should You Telework/Telecommute
"WOW! Could I work from home and earn money? I can sit down around in my own PJ's and work whenever I want? How great, I want to be a Teleworker!"
There is a lot more to being a teleworker then employed in your PJ's or working when you want to. Yes, those are nice advantages to teleworking, but you would be shocked by how much work goes into working at home. You will often have to work 10 times harder and much longer than in your traditional job beyond the home. If you want to know more information regarding teleworking, you can also consult PWCIB experts.
When I first started teleworking years back I thought, "How hard could this be?" well was I in for a surprise! I found I wasn't as motivated when I thought I would be.
Ask yourself these questions before you start teleworking.
Am I focused?
What skills or experience do I have and can they work in a teleworking environment?
Do I have a location for an office and equipment?
Am I motivated or do I get frustrated and give up?
Can I work without supervision?
Can I manage my time well?
Do I listen to instructions and can I follow them easily?
Can I meet deadlines?
Do I have strong communication skills?
Do I have a strong work ethic?
There are even more facts to consider before taking the jump into teleworking, such as, if you have small kids are you considering able to use your son or daughter at home and when you go regularly what will you decide to do about medical benefits? Are you considering able to go on in your free time, or less, income until you have sufficient work to keep a full-time schedule? For more information regarding the same, you can also navigate to this site.
Often when hired to home based, you won't have enough time or work to make a full-time income. You need to obtain more the other job or work the main one you have long enough to show you're a good employee so they give more work.