What’s the Difference Between a Home-Based Franchise Opportunity and a Work-from-Home Scenario?
Today, more people than ever are working from home or looking for remote working opportunities that allow them to meet their responsibilities as an employee from the safety and comfort of someplace other than the office. The iTrip property management franchise is a franchise based out of your home, offering an opportunity that can leave you with a better work/life balance and more time to spend with family and friends. But there is a distinct difference between a home-based and a working-from-home scenario, even though they might both offer the opportunity for more flexibility personal freedom. The difference is more than just a subtle use of words, and here, we’ll explore that briefly.
Working from Home
Today more than ever before, millions of Americans are working from home. In fact, a recent Pew Research Center poll found that 70% of employees who are able to work from home are doing so, and over half of them would like to continue working from home for the foreseeable future. Most of these workers also found it easy to transition to a remote working situation, and many are enjoying more flexibility with their time as a result.
Working from home (sometimes called telecommuting) is possible because of technology and the internet, and it is just that — conducting the bulk of your responsibilities as an employee from home; you’re not required to leave it in order to finish tasks or see results. Writers, accountants, project managers, and customer service representatives are examples of professionals that can thrive in work-from-home scenarios, with these workers seeing no disruption in their abilities to do their jobs. In fact, many workers report their productivity improves as a result of working from home, in part because they enjoy more flexibility and therefore feel more motivated.
Our Home-Based Franchise
Home-based employment shares many of the same benefits as a work-from-home scenario: it allows for more flexibility, can mean a better work/life balance, and much of the work is done from the comfort of home. The crucial difference is that home-based work requires you to leave home regularly to satisfy certain objectives and meet important goals.
The iTrip franchise is a very good example. We’re a home-based franchise that can offer all the rewards of self-employment — more control over your time and the satisfaction of being in business for yourself (but not by yourself, thanks to our ongoing support). You’ll spend a meaningful percentage of your workweek running your iTrip franchise from home, thanks to our proprietary software. It lets you manage important aspects of your business — from reaching out to finding new property owner clients to listing and renting new properties to communicating with our property management experts.
But a crucial part of growing an iTrip franchise is networking, and that requires franchisees to leave home and engage with their communities. Many of them join local networking groups, such as chambers of commerce, rotary clubs, and BNI groups. iTrip franchisees also often go to one-on-one or small-group meetings with professionals who work with property owners, such as real estate brokers, interior designers, long-term rental property managers, and many more.Many of them join local Chambers of Commerce, meet with area realtors on a regular basis, and attend industry conferences to stay on top of trends and find their best customers. Furthermore, while an iTrip property management franchise is an excellent opportunity to work more from home, there will be times when franchisees must go out and inspect their properties and familiarize themselves with their territory as they grow their portfolio of clients.
Our investment opportunity is one that comes with important relationships that allow franchisees to leverage s a boomingn exciting industry market, and that . Icomes with our important industry relationships. It’ll give you the best of both worlds: a chance to enjoy more time at home and an opportunity to work for yourself as you become a valuable member of your business community.
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