CEO and founder of Addalign, Jessica Baker was recently invited as a thought leader on Forbes to discuss The Benefits Of Working Remotely For Website Owners And Experts.
Remote work comes with a comprehensive array of benefits for companies, the workforce, entrepreneurs, freelancers and other professionals. The advantages, directly and indirectly, impact employees, the planet, the economy and employers.
Many successful tech firms and platforms — such as Invision, Upwork, Github, Twitter and Zapier — rely on remote teams to maximize productivity and revenue. Website owners, experts and users can achieve success by leveraging connections and traffic. The monetization of online content also allows professionals to work remotely.
With the Covid-19 pandemic came a renewed enthusiasm for remote work. The entire world is experiencing a sea change in how companies and individuals get work done. A wide variety of communication and collaboration tools, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom, are making it easier for remote teams to stay connected and productive.
On the other hand, there is a considerable surge in demand for talent. Experts and other professionals can converge on various online platforms to share ideas and tradecraft information. The best part is that people connect remotely.
Happier Work Life
Working remotely tends to make professionals happier and more productive, thanks to the absence of stress associated with daily commutes. The home office environment can help reduce stress and improve personal relationships. Additionally, I’ve observed that individuals often have more time for hobbies and interests.
Some remote workers enjoy better health, as they have more time to perform workouts and eat healthier home-cooked meals. Furthermore, they can create a more ergonomic workspace to suit personal preferences and ensure maximum comfort.
For some people, working remotely may promote harmonious relationships with colleagues. Sometimes positive vibes are possible due to the absence of politics and distractions that come with office environments.
Working from home can yield significant savings on car maintenance, takeouts, transportation, parking fees and other costs. By mitigating these costs, you can increase monthly savings. It becomes easier to invest the extra money in your online ventures, including the website.
Companies like Twitter, Facebook and Shopify are also enjoying considerable savings. With remote work, they are saving on real estate costs, transit subsidies and other overheads.
You benefit from remote work by leveraging the flexibility of working from any location. You no longer have to worry about geographic limitations associated with office-based employment or business ventures.
Many professionals are enjoying fulfilling and productive careers as digital nomads. They connect and collaborate with other professionals and target audiences remotely on websites focusing on various niches, including health and fitness, education, accounting, legal matters and other fields.
In some cases, spouses benefit from remote work flexibility by being able to join partners who live and work in another city or country. Remote work makes it easier to move from a town or country without starting over from the bottom.
Another benefit of being flexible regarding location is the ability to avoid high rent and mortgage areas. Thus, you can stop worrying about confinement in a city with a high cost of living.
Positive Environmental Impact
The Covid-19 crisis helped demonstrate the environmental benefits of remote work. In cities across the U.S. and other parts of the world, workers moved from downtown offices to their living rooms and home offices. The transition eliminated the need for daily commutes averaging 30 minutes to a few steps into makeshift workspaces.
Reports show that gasoline usage reduced dramatically between late March and early June. U.S. motorists used 30% less gasoline during the period compared to the same period in 2019. Business leaders and employees can also contribute further to protecting the environment by reducing paper, lighting and air conditioning usage.
Many professionals who work remotely find the home environment ideal for getting tasks done. At the office, politics and wide-ranging distractions can hamper productivity. The home office can sometimes provide a quieter and more ideal setting allowing website owners to focus on improving content and increasing viewers. Eliminating daily commutes also can increase work time.
With greater productivity, website owners specifically can become more innovative at boosting the quality of content and online platforms’ popularity. Monetizing the traffic increases revenue.
Remote work undoubtedly brings high levels of flexibility and other benefits to website owners, experts and users. You can work in comfortable settings while making a positive contribution to the environment. The best part is that you eliminate the need to worry about your location to achieve your professional goals.
This article first appeared/was released on Forbes