Telecommuting gets a lot of bad raps…especially when it comes to storied instances of employees and freelancers signing on to a video conference dressed in a work-appropriate top but sporting NON-work-approved bottoms. A full-on business-on-the-top-party-down-below situation. Not necessarily a huge deal…that is, until one wrong move tilts your camera slightly off kilter and the other peeps in on the conference are subjected to a flash of flannel or – GASP – yoga pants.
While there are certainly worse things than having your telecommuting colleagues catch you in a pajama moment, unprofessionalism while working from home definitely ranks extremely high on the list of fears employers have when considering trying out a remote work situation. So be warned: be comfortable, sure, but know that the microscope will be dialed in tightly on you as your colleagues and likely even your boss try to navigate the long-distance work relationship waters.
Kim Rowley’s website (Workinmypajamas.com) is a fantastic resource for freelancers and telecommuters looking to make a go of working from home. Her website can be visited here. While she specializes in internet marketing and does not necessarily speak directly to work from home professionals that have a job for a brick-and-mortar company or that freelance for a specific industry or service area, her site is still a great resource to check out for tips and tricks to find success from the comfort of your couch. Or your kitchen table. Or the local coffeeshop. Or wherever your telecommute happy place may be.
Grab a cup of coffee and head on over to her site – you will be glad you did!