work from home

The Pros of Working Freelance from Home

  1. You can have your computer and system set up exactly as you want it
  2. You decide your own hours
  3. Less distractions than working in an office full of people
  4. You are not literally charging by the hour – if you finish job quickly you can move on to the next and so potential earnings can be higher
  5. No travelling
  6. If you have children it is far more flexible
  7. You can wear your pyjamas to work
  8. Your own resources, books, mags etc all to hand

The Cons of Working Freelance from Home

  1. If you are a sociable person you may find it lonely working on your own
  2. You can never escape from the office
  3. Cost of setting yourself up with your own equipment
  4. Keeping up to date with the lastest software and design trends/news
  5. You are not literally charging by the hour – if adesign job takes you longer than expected you can lose out.

The Pros of Working Inhouse at a Design Agency

  1. Guaranteed pay for the hours you are there
  2. The Social aspect
  3. Keeping in touch with what is happening in the design world
  4. Making new contacts

The Cons of Working Inhouse at a Design Agency

  1. If you finish a job quickly the agency gains not you
  2. Distractions from colleagues
  3. Working on a computer system with fonts and a set up you are not used to
  4. That nervous first day of a new job feeling when working for new people – not great for creativity
  5. Travelling

Can anyone suggest any more? Comments welcome.