Work from home guilt

10When I tell people that I work from home, most people tell me I’m lucky and that it must be nice to be able to work from the comfort of my own home. I’ve written about the pros and cons of working from home in previous posts, and for me, remote working is definitely the best option for juggling work and family life. But one of the things I had to deal with in the early days of remote working was the work-from home guilt.Read More »

How to Make Remote Working Work for You

This is a guest post by Belle Cooper, co-founder of Hello Code. The post first appeared on Toptal  – a service focused on connecting and hiring freelancers across the world (republished with permission).

One of the best parts of working remotely is the flexibility it provides. Perhaps the most obvious benefit of remote working for the employee or contractor is that you can work in a way that suits you. Very few on-site jobs provide the flexibility to work where, when, and how you want.Read More »

Lessons and tips for working from home

I’ve been working from home now for 8 years and it’s been a learning curve. There’s no doubt that working from home can be a great way to balance work and life but it can also bring some challenges. I definitely don’t miss the commute, trundling along the motorway at a depressingly slow 20 miles an hour. And I do love the flexibility that working from home brings with it. But I have learnt that successful working from home takes dedication, discipline and some serious focus. If you have ideas of getting up late, working in your pyjamas and taking 4 hour lunch breaks, then the likelihood is that you’re not going to get much work done.

So what have I learnt along the way…Read More »