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Why Professionalism Matters When Working From Home

We define professionalism by providing quality service, having integrity, commitment, dedication, and love for the career

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Professionalism is a skill or behavior that goes beyond what an ordinary person would have or behave in a more formal or business-like manner. People may think when someone is working from home they can just do whatever they wish to, meaning.

They can start working anytime they wish to – They can work, whatever clothes they can wear – They can just do anything they want to do – and a lot more! Well, let me pop the balloon. Working from home is similarly close to working from the office, the only difference is that it’s a few steps from our bedroom to our office. 

We define professionalism by providing quality service, having integrity, commitment, dedication, and love for the career. Yes, we do not have to wear our office clothes, but that does not mean we are not professional. Being professional in the way we handle and deal with our clients is one attribute we value and protect. 

As a home-based professional myself, I always make it a point that I can be reached anytime my client would need me and I respond promptly, and that is being professional for me. 

We do not differ from those working in the office just because we are at home. We perform to the best of our abilities in making sure that our clients get the best service they deserve. Being professional in this career is highly important, which is one quality required in this field to become successful. 

Shouldn’t we be professional at all times no matter what work we do as this shows how we value our careers?

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Maria Garner Florentino

Maria is a proud work-from-home advocate. As a Professional Virtual Assistant, she has worked with different clients and has learned a lot from them. Her respect for her career has given her the opportunity to earn from home; helping others who want to start a career from home by training and honing them to become VA Ready. She manages an FB Community with about 77 thousand members of aspiring and experienced VA's called Philippine Home-based Virtual Assistants. Follow her on LinkedIn and website.

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