We live in a digital world which has opened doors to many new possibilities. This also provides Filipinos the opportunity to work from the comfort of their homes rather than commuting to the office. This allows many Filipino individuals to work for a well-established company while enjoying a better work-life balance. Now, we are going to discuss some of the advantages of working remotely as a Filipino.
1. Potential Savings
Choosing to work from home will allow you to evade expenses which you incur by going to work. Typical examples include car depreciation, road taxes, tolls, fuel, parking, expensive professional clothes, and expenses associated with eating out.
2. Be your own Boss
Conventional corporate jobs often require you to report to a boss. In most cases, the main contributor to work-related stress is a toxic relationship with your boss. Abuse of power and unfair treatment aren't uncommon things in corporate settings of today. Reporting to someone abusive might damage your self-esteem and it will make you very unproductive overtime. Choosing to work remotely allows you to be your own boss. You choose your own projects and you get to negotiate your fees. This allows you to experience a kind of freedom which isn't possible within a traditional office space.
3. Avoid a Long Commute
A Waze study conducted on 167 major cities of 32 countries, concluded that Metro Manila has the "Worst Traffic on Earth". The study observed that Manila had the longest commute time of 45.5 minutes. This study also indicated that the Philippines is the 9th worst place for driving in the world. Hence, it is easy to see that working from home has a huge benefit because it doesn't require long and arduous daily commutes.
Working from home will allow you to have flexible hours. Many outsource companies will even allow you to choose your own hours, as long as you can meet deadlines and deliver quality work.
5. Fewer Distractions
The lack of activities related to the typical office space would result in fewer distractions for you. Hence, you will have higher productivity. The lack of an office environment will enable you to avoid trivial and unproductive conversations with your colleagues, less unnecessary meetings, and hence fewer workflow interruptions.
6. Close To Family
The major benefit of working from home is the closeness to your family. Especially if you are a parent, then working remotely will allow you to have a peace of mind that you will be close to your children if an emergency occurs. Also, you won't have to worry about rushing home for taking care of daily chores like preparing dinner or taking your children to their weekly extracurricular activity.
7. Healthier Lifestyle
Most individuals who work remotely now claim that they feel happier in their current occupation compared to their previous occupation. Working remotely allows you to get a better sleep cycle by eliminating the daily long and frustrating morning commute. This, in turn, eliminates stress and toxic work relationships. On top of all this, you would have extra time to engage in healthy activities like going to a gym or playing your favorite sport.