Telecommuting or working from home can be enjoyable, but there are potential consequences to anticipate, especially if you reside in an area where remote work is not commonly practiced and the income earned is above average. You may find yourself labeled as:

  • Practicing unconventional methods, as people might assume you possess some sort of mystical ability to generate income by merely staying at home.
  • Accusations of association with terrorism, with you being perceived as a supplier or supporter.
  • Suspicions of operating a business that may be prohibited by law.
  • Assumptions that you have received a substantial inheritance, leading to the belief that you are simply leisurely enjoying your wealth without actively working.

Having worked remotely for several years, I have encountered such perceptions and challenges.