You must consider the benefits, or rather the lack of benefits that a work at home individual is without while he or she builds up their income. Benefits can include health and life insurance, dental insurance, paid sick leave and even paid maternity leave.
You should seriously think about NOT having access to these benefits as a contract worker and find out how you can support your family in the absence of them. Many companies hire freelancers or contractors as a way to avoid paying benefits to their workers. A plus for them, but a minus for you.
Although this is the way they save money, you must consider you and your family’s health and well being and the security of having medical and dental benefits that they will need while you are pursuing your dream of working for yourself. Can they do without the benefits?
Time is another disadvantage that goes along with the aforementioned schedule and flexibility. One of the drawbacks to consider to having such flexible time, is, having such flexible time.
When you pursue the lifestyle of the work at home person, you also have to consider the amount of time that you will put in and the toll that it takes on the body.