Working from home is on the rise, and once your couch becomes your office you never really have to leave the house. For anything.
A study by Global Workplace Analytics found the remote worker count rose to nearly 2.4 million in 2011, compared to less than 1.5 million in 2005. Growth is slower than it was five years ago, but there’s still a notable increase in remote employees across most industries. Forbes reported last year that self-employment had seen a 14% increase (from 1.3 to 10.6 million) since 2001—and those workers are much more likely to take care of business from home than the rest of the population.
Image via Zurijeta/Shutterstock.com