The global campaign to lead a green lifestyle has had a great impact on the citizens of the world and remains strong as ever. It is inspiring to see and hear that countries are making efforts to lessen their carbon footprints through various means, institutions and organizations doing the same and people making sure that they also do their share in preserving the environment.
When it comes to earning an income, working at home is, undoubtedly, the best way to save Mother Earth. The environmental benefits are far greater compared to reporting to the office every day.
A survey in the Microsoft report entitled “Workd without Walls” has shown the top 10 benefits of working at home. The first five on the list are achieving work/home balance at 60 percent, being able to save gas at 55 percent, avoiding traffic at 47 percent, being more productive at 45 percent and having less distractions at 44 percent. The other benefits enumerated were eliminating the need for a long commute, quieter atmosphere, less stressful environment, more time with family and environment friendly.
Another previous survey by Cisco covering 2,000 people around the world showed that employees who telecommute claimed higher productivity rates, work-life flexibility and overall satisfaction. In addition, the company was able to save a huge amount of money and productivity costs.
In terms of land and building use, working from home means less demand for land and commercial buildings which require energy to construct and operate. This, in turn, prevents deforestation which is considered a major contributor to the higher greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Best Work at Home Jobs
Today, there are many companies that allow their employees to work at home two to three days a week. Meanwhile, freelance workers such as writers, bloggers as well as web and software developers can always choose to do their jobs on a permanent basis in the comfort of their homes.
Surprisingly, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report reveals that even doctors and financial managers are now enjoying home-based positions that still allow them to perform the work they love. They are in the list of the Top 10 high paying work-at-home jobs. The doctors and radiologists are on top earning a median salary of $186,000 followed by computer software engineers ($85,000), financial manager, post secondary teachers and market/survey researchers.
The other best paying jobs that can be done at home are registered nurses, public relations specialists, writers and authors, tax preparers and graphic designers.
If you’re passionate about writing, there are numerous resources for writers readily available on the internet. Depending on your needs, there are sites that offer tips and strategies as well as recommend jobs fit for your skills and interests.