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Tue 24 Apr 2018

Introduction is the website for people who either work at home, or work from home.

If you are looking for help doing your school homework, then try the BBC Bitesize site.

After a year's break, the site is reinventing itself, and planning to offer:

  • Useful articles
  • Jobs
  • Book and website reviews
  • A forum
  • Case studies

It will take time to develop the site, so please bare with us.

Homeworking Jobs

Jobs from Indeed

Press coverage

  • 8 Aug 1999 BBC Breakfast TV
  • 8 Nov 1999 The Scotsman
  • 14 Feb 2000 The Times
  • 7 Mar 2000 Palm Beach Post
  • 9 Sep 2003 Guardian
  • 10 Apr 2004 Telegraph
  • 16 Nov 2006 Independent
  • 9 Feb 2011 Guardian

Also: Sky Digital Money

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Franchising: Buying into success

Franchising is where you buy into someone else's business model. Some may be suitable for homeworkers.

A well-known example of a general franchise is McDonald's, the fast-food burger company. You buy the premises, a licence to use the company's branding, take responsibility for hiring your staff, and buy your stock from them.

You know the quality and nature of the business. In summary, a franchisor is a supplier who allows you, the franchisee, to use the supplier's trademark and distribute the supplier's goods.

There are lesser-known franchises, with less-known track records, that may cost you much less to "buy in" to, and may be suitable for working from home. To find out, you can attend a trade show such as the The British & International Franchise Exhibitions held in London and Manchester.

But don't take anyone's word for it, especially the franchisor's. Do your own research on the Web. Find out from people who are already franchisee (that are not friends of family of the franchisor!). Find out how longer they have been in business. Find out how much money they are making .Find out how many hours they are working.