Working in a traditional office is no longer the reality for millions of people all over the world. Telecommuting has allowed many to work for some of the biggest companies from wherever there may be. At the same time, the rise of global professionals has strengthened the global outsourcing market, which is now valued at $88.9 billion.
Outsourcing continues to create more online workers and freelancers. It has also opened home-based franchise opportunities for people in and around the U.S. There are plenty of advantages when you become a home-based professional, including the following:
Take control of your time
A 9-to-5 job consumes most of any worker’s day. Most often than not, it requires driving to work or taking the bus or train before arriving at the workplace. There is so much time and energy wasted on the road that a lot of workers would rather quit their jobs and work from home. A home-based franchise allows a worker to have more control of his or her time. Shifting schedules let them work whenever they please, while output-based projects offer the flexibility of working only several days a week.
Not being tied to an actual office means you can also work wherever you please. You can squeeze in a few hours of work on your computer while spending time with your family on vacation. You can be a soccer mom or dad and still finish all of your obligations for your project or client.
A home-based business or franchise also comes with considerable tax benefits. As a franchisee, you can charge your Internet bill, power, water, groceries, and other operational costs as “expenses.” It is deducted from your income or what you make from your clients. You are also allowed to charge the purchase of a new phone or computer as part of costs of operation because it allows you to do your work remotely. In a traditional office setup, your employer or boss is required to provide you with a machine for work. Since you are now your own boss, that responsibility now falls on you.
There are many more benefits to working from home as a business or as a global professional. You are allowed to call the shots and be your own boss. Try it and see the difference.