The Benefits of a Remote Job
That You’ve Never Heard Of
I have been working remotely already 1.5 years and the reason for getting this job was something less obvious than the possibility to travel. It was a way to live with my boyfriend in a small village in Spain, where there were no vacancies. After the first month of working remotely, I noticed that there is are many more advantages in a non – office position than I thought. Here are the benefits of a remote job that you’ve never heard of.
#9 EMPLOYER FROM COUNTRIES WITH BETTER SALARY
Let’s give an example. You live in Spain but the salary there is not that high like in the USA (in general). Working remotely from Spain you can have an employer from the USA and get a higher salary = you have a better life in Spain.
#8 NO NEED TO PAY THE RENT
We can save a lot of money by not paying rental! You can work from your house, apartment, or even the house of your parents located in the small village. In this way, you collect money for the house of your dreams, traveling or stuff which you don’t need to have, but just makes you happy. Better camera, beer keg, Jacuzzi, or even this home laser device for depilation! 😀
#7 MONEY AND TIME SAVING
If you work from home you don’t spend your money on transportation, and you don’t waste your time getting to the office. Do you know how much you could do during this 1 hour being in the traffic? You could do training in the morning or just sleep longer!
You don’t spend time to get ready and looking decent for the office. Furthermore, you can start working with a towel on your hair and a mask on your face! Like it happens to me sometimes.
#6 KEEP FIT AND HAVING TIME FOR YOURSELF
If you save time you can take care of yourself. My routine is to wake up Monday – Friday at 7.30 working out for 50 minutes, take a shower, and I am ready to work from 9.00. If I had to wake up at 5 AM to work out and get to the office, I would not work out. Here is one of my training from YouTube by Ewa Chodakowska, my favorite fitness trainer.
Often I start to work wearing only underwear because my skin after shower has to absorb oil and a heating cap on my head helps the conditioner to make my hair stronger! For women, it’s a huge advantage.
#5 HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY
Some of you probably thought that working from home is not productive. When I compare my productivity from the office job and home… I am much more creative at home! I don’t have colleagues, so I am not losing time talking to them. When I feel uncomfortable at my desk I just stand up, stretch for a few seconds, and I go to work from the sofa. When I feel comfy, I do a better job!
#4 KEEP YOUR DIET
You can eat what you cook during your lunch break. Is a huge advantage if you want to keep a special diet or eat healthy.
I have a one-hour lunch break. I cook during this time because
- I have to eat and
- I love to cook.
In addition, cooking is a great break for me to mentally have a rest. Another advantage is that if your partner works remotely you have half an hour with him while eating and If there is nice weather – > you can even make BBQ for lunch like we used to do in Spain!
#3 NO HOMESICK ANYMORE
I don’t want to live in Poland, I prefer the sun. Even though I cannot imagine not to visit my country often. My family is there, my best friends are there, my mom’s food is waiting for me in the refrigerator, my hairdresser…
So in my case, I can live in Spain, and visit my country without taking holidays for weeks.
I work from my hometown and my parents are around. I have sisters and nieces in the UK. Working remotely you can visit your relatives for a long time and keep everything ordinary. You don’t need to take holidays, and you don’t force anyone to take them because of you!
That is the obvious reason. If your employer doesn’t mind that you are working in a different time zone – you are lucky. You can work 9-5 and then enjoy evenings in another continent. I am a travel lover so a remote job is the best that could happen to me in my professional life!
#1 YOU HAVE ENERGY FOR LIFE AFTER WORK
So I work from home, I have my desk, my bed, my sofa, I am changing position to work from the most comfortable position for me. After work, I am just physically rested, and I want to move. I go to Zumba, salsa classes, shopping, meeting my friends, having fun cooking, learning Spanish. You just can enjoy your life after work! You don’t need to have a rest after work.
I still don’t understand why employers hire people and who could work remotely hire for the office. The benefits of a remote job are awesome. It saves money, time, energy, is even better for the natural environment! About employee satisfaction and gratefulness I will not even mention… Working remotely is one of the best things in the world! Check out my other article on where to look for remote work.