For many freelancers, working from home is the perfect solution. They don’t have to spend hours commuting to an office each day, and it also works out a whole lot cheaper than paying to use hot desks in co-working space. Setting up a home office is certainly the cheapest and most efficient option for many freelancing professionals.
The ability to sip your favorite coffee and chill out on a comfy sofa with your laptop open answering work emails and being productive while making money at the same time sounds like most people’s idea of a perfect work to home life balance. Working from home has emerged with the advent of agile working. As we have become more interlinked through the use of technology, we now have the luxury of completing work tasks away from the office, whether this is in a cafe, in the park or in our bedrooms. From the little table tucked away in the corner of the coffee house you can have video conference calls with your international colleagues halfway across the world such are the advancements in connectivity. However, are there any pitfalls to working from home and what can we do to avoid them?