December 7 is national ‘Work in the Nude’ day

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Friday December 7 is national Work in the Nude day.

But what is the only work environment where you can wear your birthday suit to work? That’s right – the home office. Here’s why working at home is rapidly becoming more appealing to people looking for the ideal work/life balance.

Whether you’re looking for a change from the 9-5 drag by becoming your own boss or a physical business wanting to downsize to a virtual company of 1 by switching from staffing to outsourcing their operations, the desire for change is clear. People want the freedom of working when they feel like it, so they can have more family time and be there for their kids.

Those currently already working from home as a solo entrepreneur have been encouraged to take part in Australia’s inaugural ‘Work in the Nude’ day  by completing the following steps:

1. Strip down at home to highlight the freedom that can be found from running your own business – for those not as brave, wearing something you can’t traditional wear to work like a superman costume is acceptable

2. Spread the word by tweeting what you are doing and joining the Facebook group established for this special day

While this is the first Australian event, the day has been celebrated for many years in the US with participants supporting their charity of choice. The perfect combination however is combining the two. Whatever your charity of choice how can you support them with your time if you are too busy working your 9-5 job (with anything but 9-5 hours)? Similarly the additional income that can be generated by running your own solo business and keeping the profit of your labors (rather then returning them to your boss or paying them out to your staff) provides you with more deposable income to support your charity of choice – a win/win situation for all involved.

The catch however is not how your life or other people’s lives will benefit from making the plunge to solo entrepreneur but how to ensure you can maintain this lifestyle for the long term. ‘Work in the Nude’ on Friday 7th December is a wonderful way to showcase your business. It provides:

1. Advertising your business at no cost to you

2. Promoting your business using none of your time

Better yet, you’ll give neighbours something to talk about. Have fun!

 

  • http://www.vadirectory.net Kathie Thomas

    Not likely. I think it’s also a known fact that people work best if they are suitably dressed for it too. I can’t say I would feel in the right mind for a state of work if I wasn’t dressed on Friday.

  • http://www.flyingsolo.com.au Jodie McLeod

    Thanks, Kylee and Dynamic Business, for giving such great exposure to Flying Solo’s initiative! People can find out more here: http://on.fb.me/TOWTV6
    Also, Kathie, while working in the nude is the ultimate expression of freedom, it’s not necessary you strip off on the day. Simply wearing something to represent that as a home-office worker you have the freedom to wear whatever you like is also a great way to get involved. We suggest your PJs or fancy dress – it’s up to you!

    Jodie

  • http://www.digitalguerilla.com.au Graham Knowles

    Isn’t every Friday already “NPF” (No Pants Friday)? Or am I just a leader in this field? LOL Well looking forward to joining my fellow home office naked dudes this Friday!

  • http://youroutsourcedmarketingdepartment.com.au/ Denis The Marketing Expert

    No way!

  • e.g. John Smith

    i’m thinking the super hero costume may be the way to go next year as we missed this one.