On Friday 7 December, 2012, Flying Solo established the nation’s inaugural Work in the Nude Day – a day devoted to rejoicing in the freedoms of working by yourself, from your home. Scroll down for some wonderful photos!
With over 500 official participants and hundreds more joining in the fun from the privacy of their home offices, the day gave all involved the chance to take full (monty) advantage of the flexibility and freedom of running their own business from home.
To show the world just how liberating working from home can be, many supporters posted self-portraits on the Facebook event wall wearing nothing but their birthday suits – tastefully composed, of course! (Scroll down for a selection of ‘selfies’.) Those who couldn’t or preferred not to work unclad were encouraged to dress up however they wished, whether in their pyjamas or a superhero costume – such is the freedom of being your own boss!
Spirits ran high all day on the Flying Solo forums, Facebook, and Twitter (using the hashtags #WorkintheNudeDay and #WITND) as solo and micro business owners around the country embraced their unique freedom to dress for success in whatever way they liked. Check out this video of our editor Jodie McLeod getting into the spirit of the day!
As well as creating awareness of the rewarding lifestyle that running a solo business can give to working Australians, Flying Solo's Work in the Nude Day also showed off what a supportive network the Flying Solo community provides.
As Flying Solo founder Robert Gerrish said in a Fairfax article written about the day: "We hope to attract the attention of the many thousands of home-based businesses who may be ... in search of an active, friendly bunch of like-minded people." And that, we did.
To be held annually on the first Friday in December – which is the first Friday of summer in Australia – Work in the Nude Day is happening again in 2013 on 6 December. Plenty of time to iron your birthday suit – and also plenty of time to take the plunge, if you haven’t already and are considering it, into the exciting world of starting a solo or micro business. Relive the action of the big day here (and below) and become a member to stay in the loop about Flying Solo's Work in the Nude Day 2013!
Whether you choose to work bare-skinned or in your PJs on the day, we want to know you’re taking part. You can show your support by doing any or all of the following right now:
To celebrate the freedom and flexibility of working from home, on 6 December, 2013, Flying Solo is urging home-office workers to:
For media enquiries regarding Work in the Nude Day, 2013, and to interview Robert Gerrish or Jodie McLeod contact us.
Here's a snapshot of Flying Solo members who got involved in Work in the Nude Day 2012.