Working from home has its benefits. We’ve put together a list of the top reasons we think working from home as a tax preparer is awesome!
A Flexible Schedule, Improved Efficiency, and a Boost in Productivity
Increased flexibility is a huge plus when you work from home. Outside of meeting with clients, whether it’s face-to-face or virtual, tax preparers who work from home can prepare returns whenever they like – so long as they meet their deadlines. This allows you to manage your day better, tend to personal things that pop up, and maybe even throw in a load of laundry or two between client meetings! You may even notice you become more efficient with your time and lack of distractions, which can also lead to a boost in your productivity!
Save on Expenses, Time…and Stress
When you work from home, your wallet will thank you! Whether you serve your clients remotely or they come to your home office, you benefit from saving on filling up your gas tank each week. Plus, you save time from any commute you might have had otherwise! That time can be spent bringing in additional revenue or taking care of other things that you didn’t have time for before. You may also find that you save on drink and food expenses, since you no longer need that Starbucks coffee on the way to work or need to run out and grab something for lunch. And you might notice less stress in your life, as you’re no longer racing to get out the door each morning or getting stuck in traffic.
Work from Anywhere…Even Travel While You Work
Your office is wherever YOU are when you’re a remote worker! That means you can work anywhere you like, as long as you maintain security. So, if you’ve been wanting to move to a different city or state, it shouldn’t hurt your business, as you can easily continue serving your clients through video conferencing, email, phone, and secure file-sharing software. And if you want to work from the beach one week or all summer long, you can do it! Just pack up your computer and head out!
Work-life Balance and Freedom
All the benefits mentioned above lead to a more balanced work-life and freedom to plan your days as needed. Plus, working from home is easier to do now more than ever before, and getting started as a tax preparer is easier than you might imagine.