For many years I didn’t really understand what the inherent was all about, I would use it to search for bits and pieces but other than that I never really delved deeper. One of my close friends, Abhishek Gattani, was actually using the internet at that time to make money and I could never understand quite how he was able to earn a living online. As the years went on I learned more and more about the internet and how people could use it to make an income and around 2 years ago I quit my job and began to work as a freelance writer online.
I absolutely love working online and here is exactly why.
When I was working in the past, I used to spend 3 hours each day traveling to and from work, I had to take a bus and a train each day and with the exception of being able to listen to music, it was awful. The bus and train were both overcrowded, I lamented the time wasted each day and I used to arrive home in a miserable mood. Working online however requires none of this and I can do my job from my bedroom in my pyjamas if I wanted to.
Because of the fact that I can work from home, I spend far less money than I used to in the past. It was not just the commute which used to cost me money but also the money which I would spend each day on lunch or snacks. Now, all of my money is better spent and I can plan it far better.
The fact that I can work from anywhere in the world as long as I have an internet connection is a huge plus for me as I love to travel. I sometimes struggle to get my head around the fact that I can do my day job on a beach in Hawaii, in a Parisian cafe or in the middle of a carnival in Rio. If you don’t want to be shackled down anymore to an office or a particular place of work, this is definitely the job for you.
Whilst I do of course have deadlines to meet, in general I can work at any time that I want, as long as the job gets done. This is perfect for me because I have always been a night owl and I love working between the hours of 12 at night until 4 in the morning. I also have flexibility in terms of days off and if I want to take a vacation, I simply don’t apply for any work. This flexibility is so valuable to me and it is one of the things that I love the most about this job, and this way of life.
What would you enjoy the most about working online, let us know in the comments section below.