If you are a remote worker and/or self-employed, then you more than likely have a flexible schedule. Some people might look at that as a major blessing, and it is in many ways. With that in mind, being a remote warrior/self-employed isn’t always what it is cracked up to be.
There are many reasons why (for example, anything becomes a distraction when you work from home), but let’s focus in on one of the reasons. When you don’t work in an office, or have an employer, you likely don’t have a salary. Not to mention, you probably have to provide your own benefits, which means you aren’t given PTO/vacation time.
When you aren’t working, you aren’t making money. As a result, taking off an entire week of work during the summer will likely mean you won’t make a single penny during that time. Now, your business might be constantly making you money, and you might also invest, but when you work for yourself, you typically don’t have the luxury of PTO. When you take time off, the cash flow stops.Continue reading