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.
In Niki Chesworth's book, Great Ideas for Making Money, there are no less than 70 inspiring ideas for making money - all perfectly sound, legitimate and proven. For each idea are the qualities you need as a person, the costs in involved in setting up, how much you are likely to make, the marketing involved, pitfalls and further contacts.
This book is produced in conjunction with the Daily Express and throughout you will find copies of adverts from small businesses advertising their wares. It is interesting to look at these adverts and the approach these small business ideas have taken. The following list of possible ideas is taken from the contents page.
Before you become an online earner, there are a few things worth knowing. The key is while some of these sites pay small amounts, add them all together and it can turn into an annual bonanza of £1,000s.
Richard Branson is one of the most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs in the UK. Here are his Top Ten Tips for success.
Beware of official-looking websites that charge you an inflated application fee, for official documents that you can apply for, more cheaply at official sites.
Examples include passport applications which the shysters charge up to £235, whereas you can apply officially for as little as £46. And driving theory test application, that the shysters charge £60, which you can officially apply for, for just £31.
Anna Newell Jones writes: "If you’re looking to eventually be a stay-at-home parent or want to try starting your own business or doing freelance gigs then this post is for you!
When you are deciding to make the leap into being a full-time stay-at-home parent, it is wise to really consider all the factors that come into play."