Five reasons why working from home might not be as much fun as it sounds

drink_at_home_dtsfSoooo many people want to work from home. Whether you’re in a job that isn’t working for you and want to do your own thing or you’re at home with kids and want to earn more money, working from home is something many people aspire to. In fact, the phrase ‘work from home’ gets 22,200 searches on Google every month in the UK alone.

And you can see why. The thought of working whenever you want, day or night and in your pajamas is pretty appealing. As is being able to work around your kids and reduce what you pay on childcare. It can be done (I’m doing it! ) but it isn’t as easy as it sounds. Here are five reasons why working at home isn’t quite as much fun as you may think:

1. The thought of clients coming around for meetings Continue reading “Five reasons why working from home might not be as much fun as it sounds”

Is Working From Home Getting You Down?

Working from home sounds the perfect solution if you’re a working mum. You can save time on your commute (by reducing it to…er…30 seconds!), you can work flexibly around the kids and you can even work in your pyjamas.

That’s all true, but there are downsides. It can be lonely, plus if you need to do any creative thinking, there’s nobody to bounce ideas around with. Then there’s having the self-discipline to ignore that pile of washing up. (If you got the house tidy before you started work, you’d never actually start work!)

That’s why Jelly is such a fabulous idea. Jelly is an informal co-working event where home workers, freelancers and home-based business operators get together for a day in pre-arranged venues to work, join forces and exchange tips and advice. Continue reading “Is Working From Home Getting You Down?”