The most common myths about working “at home.” Get out of the office and make millions, they say. Stop your job, go to Bali and work four hours a week, they said. Be a remote worker and be happy, they said, and they were wrong. Who is best suited for remote work, and who is opposed to any independence efforts?
Myth 1: I would do the same thing, only at home
A common misconception of an office worker: “I will stop and do the same thing, only at home.” And this is especially true if you work remotely while still working for a company. However, if you choose to be independent or self-employed, you have new jobs that you never thought of before. For example, an independent SMM manager will now write and send and do what other team members used to do — seek out customers, negotiate and contact them, make contracts, issue and issue invoices. The SMM manager is confident that he will continue to do SMM, the translator will continue to translate, and the tailor will continue to sew. Independent and independent work often involves combining jobs, such as an SMM employee, manager, sales manager, call center, accountant, and sometimes even a lawyer. Remote employees can be divided into three categories. The first is corporate employees, the second is independent, and the third is independent.
Myth 2: Remote work will find me
Leaving the office, yesterday’s employees and the unemployed today often expect new projects to emerge independently, as if out of a slight wind — with high taxes, loyal customers, and excellent working conditions. And they do!
How to prepare the ground for switching to freelancing today:
1) try remote “taste” work, working with different clients and companies;
2) compile a high-quality portfolio and numerous reviews;
3) create a website business card;
4) share his skills and expertise on social media;
5) post resume on particular sites
Take into account the clear separation of time and space. Choose a workplace (such as a separate room or part of the kitchen) with a work schedule for yourself, clients, and family members, and do not “take” work outside of your limited space.
Myth 4: I’m going to travel!
London, Phangan, Bali, or the Maldives — what kind of image do you think it is? In the minds of many people who want to work independently, remote work is equivalent to white sand, blue skies, and a murky sea. One question is, where is the job here? Yes, you may be able to walk more often, not just at your computer, not only at home but also in hotel rooms. But first, you will need to build a well-established CRM with customers to give yourself a steady income. That will usually require time, skills, and experience — from six months, depending on the person’s dedication. And, of course, no one cancels the job itself.
Myth 5: I will manage my business and my income
When you talk about organized and well-organized work, you can quickly and firmly become a professional and earn money. Or it may be slightly different. Keep in mind that the amount of risk and enforcement force is higher than in the office. Think carefully before writing your resignation letter if you do not have the flexibility, pressure tolerance, financial security coverage, and healthy screwball attitude.
Now, how to make this transition smooth?
Read in our next article.