Making the decision to step away from my career in a busy office was one of the toughest I have ever made. Working from home is quiet – when the kids are not there – and there are no colleagues to chat with like there were in the office. I could no longer pop my head over a cubicle to ask someone for something At the same time, there were fewer in-work distractions, I found it easier to get my actual work done and in fact, I found an 8 or 10 hours in-office work day shrank to 5 or 6 hours of concentrated work.

It is so far the best decision I have made, and it can be the best decision someone could also make in becoming a work from home Virtual Assistant. There are both pros and cons of working from home as a freelancer or as a remote worker for a company. Here’s a few:

-Peaceful environment
-More engaged
-More comfortable setting
-No micro-managing
-More family time
-You can work on your PJs if you want
-No need to travel
-More savings from make-up and office attire expenses

-You need a lot of discipline
-Home chores can bleed into work time
-Harder to meet people and make friends
-Easier to overwork

As you can see, there are more pros than cons in this regard. This is why I have written this in depth piece on all the pros and cons of working from home, so you can go into it with your eyes wide open and ready.

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.