You look at colleagues and friends working from home, commuting down the hallway and think, “how do I get myself a set up like that?” I get it, I really do. I have worked from home for over 4 years now. Firstly as an employee and now as the boss lady heading up the Tracksuit Economy and the Remote Expert.
For me, it is fantastic and I love it. It helps me juggle life administration and keep things ticking over with an active 7-year-old boy. It also lets me live in regional New South Wales at a slower and more affordable pace. I am also an introvert, which is also an important ingredient in my view.
Are you suited to remote work?
But, before you make grand plans to repurpose your garage as an office, you need to work out if you are suited to remote working. I have worked with people in the past who have tried remote working but after a stint of remote working prefer the collaborative energy of an office. For them a mix of work from home days and office days could be ideal. The beauty of remote work is the flexibility and being able to structure it to suit you.