Are You Working From Home This Holiday Season


Are You Working From Home This Holiday Season
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

12/6/2011

Whether picking up some extra work at home to cover holiday expenses or working a full time job from a home office, working from home has myriad benefits, especially during the winter holiday season. Here are a few that I thought of this morning and I thought I’d share with you.

Spend More Time with Your FamilyThe holidays are all about family. Going to an office during the season is no fun because you're stuck at your job while your family is back home having family time. When you work from home and make your own schedule you can fit in work when it's convenient for you, rather than fitting in your family when you have the time. The time spent with your family around the holidays is so important and being in control of your work schedule fosters more time with the most important people in your life.

The MoneyEspecially in a (still) down turned economy, working from home generally means that you can keep picking up as much work as you like. There's greater competition around the holiday season since everybody wants to make the extra cash, but if you're skilled and can produce good work quickly you can earn a lot of extra income. How many jobs let you work from home, select your own hours and let you choose how much work you actually want to do. If something pops up and you can’t work for a few days, don’t pick up work. If you’re free for a week and extra motivated, you can pick up 60 hours of work if you want and really bring in extra cash. And who doesn’t want extra money during the holiday season, right?

Make Your Own Gift-Shopping HoursThis is one of the big ones for the holiday season. Beat the lines, find the best deals and buy your holiday gifts without fighting the crowds. You don’t need to fight a crowd if there’s no crowd at the stores when you go. You will also have more money to spend on gifts and can really spoil your family, a true win-win situation.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the Director of Operations for GMR Transcription Services, Inc an Orange County, California based company that has been providing accurate and affordable transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.