Is working from home the new American dream?

Chances are that you’ve at least thought about it: rolling out of bed at 8:59 AM with just enough time to turn on your computer, skipping the uncomfortable clothes and the mind-numbing commute, and generally being happier overall, right?

Turns out it is no dream: thanks to technologies like free screen sharing, it is more possible than ever for someone in the average workplace to work from the comfort of their own home. Even though they aren’t in the office, remote workers can use screen sharing to share ideas, thoughts, and information. For some employees, it can feel like they never left the office!

Statistics show a huge rise in the number of workers who want to work remotely

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Where is everyone?

It’s no secret that technology is becoming more widespread across the globe.
Research shows that telecommuting is on the rise, growing 5.6% annually, and that regular work-at-home among the non-self-employed population has grown 103% since 2005. All around you, people are independently coming to the decision that they are done with long commutes, and are choosing to work on their own terms.

“50% of the current workforce hold a job that is compatible with at least partial telework”

Millennials, in particular, show a great interest in freelancing and remote work, which is set to grow by 50% by 2020. Due to their familiarity with technology, they are more likely to utilize technologies like screen sharing to share documents remotely, eliminating almost all of the need for an actual office space.

If you are an employee or owner of a small business, take note. 80-90% of the US workforce says they would like to telework at least part-time, and there are no indications that number will decrease in the near future.

So, why does everyone want to work from home so much?

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Commute time: 0

You mean besides not having to wear shoes?

The drive towards telework is not just a push against uncomfortable work attire and long commutes; there is also a concrete financial incentive as well: teleworking could save the US economy $700 Billion annually, and the typical business would save $11,000 a year.

That’s not all either; thanks to continually advancing communication technologies like screen sharing, there are many other benefits to teleworking that are not entirely financial.

How small businesses can use free screen sharing to keep up with this trend

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Will traffic jams become a thing of the past?

As of 2017, 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial telework, and approximately 20-25% of the workforce teleworks at some frequency.

If that fact comes as a shock to you (or even if it doesn’t), your business needs to start taking concrete steps NOW to incorporate teleworking into your business model. The first step is to use screen sharing for some of your daily or weekly office tasks.

Start out small. Use free screen sharing to share some relevant plans or documents with your team in order to brainstorm or get feedback. You can even use video calls/screen sharing as a backup option in case one or more team members are late or absent!

About FreeConference.com’s free screen sharing

To share your screen while in an online meeting, all you have to do is click on Share > Share Screen. A pop-up will ask you if you want to share your entire screen, or just one application. It’s that easy

You or your participants can share your screen with up to 10 people at a time with a free account and collaborate instantly. Plus, participants can choose to join your online meeting room through the phone, or through a computer or mobile device.

Why you should choose FreeConference.com’s free screen sharing

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Did I mention we have a Puffin as a mascot? What more do you need?

Free screen sharing comes standard for all FreeConference.com accounts, but that alone isn’t why you should use FreeConference.com.

Standard accounts also include free video conferencing, automated invitations and reminders, international dial-in numbers, and everything that you need to take your business into the future.

FreeConference.com serves over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls to businesses and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. We’re committed to providing reliable and affordable tools for gathering groups of every size, no matter their location.

Creating an account is a one-step process — all you need is an email address.

Create an account today & try screen sharing for free with no commitments!

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