Somewhere in between those location
independent, remote workers who refer to themselves as digital nomads and the
traditional corporate structure which still adheres to a system that clearly continues
to work for them, exists those entrepreneurs, remote workers and business
persons who bring the two extremes together. These are the people who work from
home, typically having set up a home office, which is contained on premises
that might very well be their registered business address. If you’re one of
these self-starters and go-getters, there are naturally many advantages to
working in this way you have identified, but there are many more which you
might not be making full use of.
In some instances it’s more a matter of
necessity than choice, working from home, out of a home office, but either way,
there are plenty of advantages for you to make full use of.
Your home utilities bill might be higher
than that of the average person, but the running costs of your working
environment will be nowhere near those of a formal office building structure.
Being able to work in our underwear when
there are no clients to deal with means no need to spend money on formal work
wear and other peripheral
costs, like fuel.
You get to choose when your work day starts
and when it ends, giving you total freedom to plan more efficiently around any
deadlines you may have.
It really depends on your local tax laws,
but generally speaking, modern day corporate tax laws around the globalised
business world favour up-starters who choose to work from their own homes,
offering tax deductions which can otherwise be used for other areas of growing
apparent disadvantages into advantages
There are some clients who justifiably only
want to do business with what appear to be traditional corporate entities as
this comes from a place of safety and legitimacy concerns. The subsequent
exclusion of many remotely run operations thus comes into focus as perhaps a
major disadvantage to this type of working set-up, indicatively accounting for
a lot of lost, would-be business. I mean in a world where professionalism and
legitimacy are often rightfully associated with a professional working
environment, you can understand why a client looking to do some business with a
brand new partner might choose the supplier or service provider whose premises
they can visit take the form of a multi-story sky-scraper, located at a
prestigious address, over a one-man operation in the like of someone working
out of their home office.
Thinking beyond those limitations however,
it becomes apparent that what appears to be a disadvantage can in actual fact
be turned into an advantage. If you look in the direction of a cheap
virtual office London has some great options on offer, the use thereof
which instantly gives your remotely run operation that much-needed clout and
legitimacy that comes with a prestigious business address.
It gets better though, if you think even
further beyond the obvious benefits which are in fact disadvantages turned
right on their heads. The best of these types of services offer real office
management solutions which are integrated into the service, which means if an
old-style prospective client wants to call your landline, then there’ll be
someone to answer the call and complete all the requisite admin around that.
The killer-blow, if you like, would be that
of giving off the impression that you’re super busy – so busy that anyone who
calls has to deal with one of your admin staffs in just one of many of your “official