Whatever your reason is for wanting to work from home, make sure you choose the right one for you.
There are so many benefits to working from home; taking care of the pets, being able to drop the kids off at school and let’s not forget online shopping! But what sort of careers are acceptable to work at home for, and is it really something you can benefit from in the long run?
Having a job you love and enjoy is important – you’ll be there a while! Have a look at our career recommendations and see if working from home is something you’ll excel at.
Having a job in professional photography is a good one to start with. Although this one will require some working out and about at events, a lot of work will also include editing images and putting together packages for your clients. A great choice if you have an eye for photography and a little bit of a creative flair.
If you love to write but don’t know how to get started in a career, then freelance writing could be the first step on the ladder. There are some freelance writing sites on the web, where people and business are looking for people to write articles and blogs around a number of subject, it’s just a case of finding the one that’s right for you.
If you’re creative and enjoy playing an instrument or creating music, then a musically based career may be the one for you. As with freelance writing, there are sites where people are looking for musicians and creators of music to make original tracks they can use. What’s better than getting paid for doing something that you love? You’ll have a lot of fun in the process!
Marketing & Social Media.
If you have a computer, internet connection and a phone, then a marketing or social media career could be your port of call. You’ll need to be confident and want to get yourself, your business and your clients known to others, but it can be a very rewarding job.
Maybe in your spare time you’re a bit crafty and love to design and make things. Why not turn your passion into a career? Setting up an online shop is relatively easy. Upload your products, create an online presence through social media and a website and you’re ready to go! Family and friends are always happy to share your work, and you’ll soon get some customers looking to buy your wares.
In order to provide an online service, you must be passionate and knowledgeable about your area, or people won’t trust you enough to use you. Perhaps you are a graphic designer, or web designer and already have some good experience in your area. Working from home in these sorts of jobs will really give you some flexibility, and sometimes, your current employer will be happy for you to work at home – as long and you put the work in!