Have you thought about putting pen to paper and writing that novel that will make you your fortune?
Why not, it can be done. Assuming you have actually done your masterpiece you then have to find a publisher. It is very difficult and requires some lucky breaks. But don't give up on the idea of writing.
PERS is a Yorkshire-based organisation whose homeworking unit provides equipment for homeworkers, and training and support for anyone wanting to start or continue working from home, on a self employed or outworking basis.
Sophie Devonshire runs her company "Babes With Babies" virtually - there is no physical office and the staff all work remotely from their homes across the UK, Dubai and France.
We've put together 10 more case studies, of people who actually work from home, and ask them, how they got started, and any home working tips they may have.
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How you use your telephone could be the difference between a successful business and one that fails. Simple tips such as when to answer the phone (not immediately), your tone of voice, and whether to ask open or closed questions, could make all the difference. Here's how.
Working from home can be deceptive. The comforts of home do not necessary help with work. The television, refrigerator, and a dozen other distractions might make home a bad place to work for some. Here are ten tips to help.
Homeworking and family life do not mix easily but, with planning and care, is beneficial for all. If you have small children do not expect to be able to work while they play merrily (but quietly) by your side!
You should expect to make the same sort of child care arrangements as you would if you are going out to work.
- If you are an older person considering homeworking then you have come to the right place to lead you towards fulfilling and worthwhile employment at home. Being an older person you may be retired, made redundant or just want a more flexible way of working on your own terms. Homeworking may be the answer but as with anyone it takes time to set up and is not something that can be rushed.
Christine Ingham's book, 101 Ways to Start Your Own Business, provides you with 101 interesting and original ideas for setting up on your own.
As well as giving an overview of each idea Christine Ingham says what sort of person the idea would appeal to; gives the advantages and disadvantages; and future possibilities of the idea.
Where possible, the book lists useful addresses and publications.
Mark Hempshell book, 101 Great Money Making Ideas, is a home business manual packed with proven ideas for cash-raising projects to suit every interest and age group. Many successful businesses began with the simplest of ideas and next to no capital.
The book is brimming over with business ideas, inside tips and step-by-step advice. Most of the suggested projects need very little money to get up and running, but have almost unlimited money-making potential for everyone willing to have a go, both on a full time or a part time basis.