I: Introduction (200-250 words)
The increasing popularity of working from home has made it necessary to write this article in order to help people balance the benefits of working in the comfort of their own homes with the challenges of not having a fixed office in which to work.
II: Body (750-1000 words)
Working from home can be liberating and rewarding, but it is also very demanding. There are several things that you need to consider when deciding whether to start your own home-based business, or whether to work from home for an employer.
First, you must ask yourself if you are suited to working at home. If you are someone who does not like solitude or is prone to distractions, then working at home is not for you. You must be able to concentrate on what you are doing, and be able to resist the temptation to surf the net or check up on your friends. If you cannot work on your own without supervision, then you should think twice before starting a home-based business.
Next, you need to ensure that you have everything that you need to work on the project that you are planning to do at home. If you are planning on doing something that requires special equipment or supplies, then you must make sure you have them before you start. It would not do to realize after a while that you cannot continue with your project because of a lack of some vital component.
Finally, before starting your new venture, make sure that you have a clear understanding of what your job entails. If you plan on doing telemarketing, then you must know how to sell effectively over the phone. If you are planning on writing articles about writing articles, then you must know how to write well. If you are planning on teaching students English online, then you better be good at it. Working from home offers more freedom than being in an office, but it also puts more responsibility on your shoulders. No one else will be there to tell you if you are doing the job correctly. It is up to you to get it right.
III: Conclusion (200-250 words)
When choosing between an office job and working from home, ask yourself these questions:
Do I enjoy working alone?
Do I like taking responsibility for my own work?
Do I like dealing with customers?
Do I like making decisions?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then working from home may be the right choice for you.