I’m working remotely for almost two years already and listed some pros and cons for remote job.
Freelancing and remote job are not the same. Freelancing is the easiest way to get in to the remote work, but full or part time job can be remote as well. As freelancer quite often you are acting as one man company and not everyone like to do that.
⚠️ Cons of the remote work:
Not everyone can work from home with Netflix and couch next to work desk.
Family can be huge distraction.
No boss over remote worker- no external motivation.
No more senior developers around to ask for help and learn from.
Loneliness - living on remote tropical island may be too quite and lonely without coworkers and friends.
✅ What is good about remote job:
save time on commute. A lot of time.
Work from any place in the work
Work for remote companies with higher budgets for salaries
no office distractions
You are always around for the kids and family. Kids are growing fast
Conclusion: remote job is more freedom and often also more money. I don’t have plans to go back to the office job without some strong reason.