According to Global Workplace Analytics, people who work from home half time can save between $2,000 to $6,500 a year. Gas, car maintenance, parking fees, a professional wardrobe, lunches bought out, and child care can all be reduced or eliminated from your spending entirely. These savings add up and put more money back into your pocket.
Positive Environmental Impact
The existing telecommuting population (3.9 million employees) reduces greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of taking over 600,000 cars off the road for a year, according to the “State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce” report. A whole 7.8 billion vehicle miles are not traveled each year from those who work at least part-time from home; 3 million tons of greenhouse gases (GHG) are avoided; and oil savings reaches $980 million.
Remote workers can also opt to use less paper and control their air conditioning, heating, and lighting for more environmental impact.