Perth, Western Australia

I’ve worked from home for 9 years — and I’ve saved $30,500 on lunches, gas, business attire, and coffee

The internet has opened up a new range of possibilities for the way businesses and professionals can work and structure themselves. Nowadays, we can make money without riding any vehicle from the convenience of our own home.

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However, there are two camps when it comes to working from home. One group usually thinks that you will just procrastinate if you work from home and get nothing done, and the other group believes you will be happier and more productive. Chances are, your answer greatly depends on how you personally fare when working from home.

The common office operates 40 hours a week, 8-hour daily schedule. However, most of us would agree that is truly better if we work at home rather than in an office setup where you have to travel a few minutes or maybe hours in order to get there. Regardless of where you are more productive or comfortable, we can all agree that working from home is more advantageous.

In major cities like Perth, working from home is a great advantage. You can save a lot of time travelling. In one month, you can save so many hours on commuting. Not to mention the hassle that you save from getting stuck in traffic.

Another benefit of working from home is flexibility. Basically, you can start whenever you want. You can choose to work whenever you want. This way, you will get to spend more time with family and friends doing the activities that matter most to you.

There is also no politics when you work from home. Rivalry always happens between co-workers, and if the politics of the office get involved, this becomes a toxic environment. However, when you are working from home, there is only one person with whom you have to compete on a daily basis; there are no annoying co-workers around.

For more on the benefits of working from home, check out this story: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/work-from-home-save-money-2019-8