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.

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.