Virtual offices and remote working aren’t new trends, even as both get easier with each passing year because of improved technology and a growing acceptance of both trends. However, this doesn’t mean that there are still myths and misconceptions about what it means to work from a virtual office or about the type of person who works remotely. Don’t let these misconceptions stop you if you want to work remotely or utilize a virtual office to better your work and your life! Here’s what you need to know about virtual office locations in Massachusetts, and virtual offices in general:
Virtual Offices aren’t Just for Work-at-Home Moms
In fact, the most common persona of a virtual office worker is a professional male with a college degree. This means that the virtual office community isn’t just comprised of stay-at-home moms who want a little extra cash and a chance to work out of the house once in a while. Primarily, virtual office workers are men and women who are telecommuting with larger companies, who are starting their own business, or who have been working for themselves as freelancers or solopreneurs.
Part of this myth also is that virtual offices are euphemism for cheap childcare, where working parents can earn a salary while finding a shortcut in raising their kids. This is also not the case. Although using a virtual office can improve your parenting and work/life balance, virtual office providers don’t usually offer childcare services and require tenants to arrange that on their own, just like any other employer or office solution.
Virtual Office Workers Aren’t Slackers
Just the opposite is true as 67% of those that work remotely say that doing so is productive. A virtual office can remove a lot of the distractions that take place in a traditional work environment, such as unnecessary meetings, chatty co-workers, nosy bosses, ringing phones, and all the other interruptions that take away your focus and make it harder to get things done. Remote working also allows people to get work done on their own terms. Time isn’t wasted in a commute, and everything isn’t forced to get done between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Night owls can work after the sun has set, while parents can take the time to tend to their kids and get work done after they’ve gone to bed or before they get up in the morning. Virtual office workers can also make room for exercise and healthy eating, which boosts their productivity because good habits make them happier and more able to work.
Our Virtual Office Locations in Massachusetts
We have two virtual office locations in Massachusetts: the Marlborough Office Center in Marlborough and our Kenrick Office Center in North Andover, a suburb of Boston. Our virtual office locations also come with live receptionist services, a business address, package reception, and access to day offices and conference rooms. They’ll work not only for someone with a home-based business, but also with folks who are telecommuting for an employer or choosing to work outside the office a few days a week.
Overall, virtual office services and virtual office locations shouldn’t be viewed as an easy way out. People aren’t using virtual offices to cut corners in being a responsible adult or in earning money without having to get any work done. The complete opposite is what’s true. Virtual offices have helped people earn more money by allowing them to work on their terms. Virtual offices have helped people become more responsible by helping them get more work done or to build their own business.