Homeworking outsourcing company Sensée, has found that homeworkers are happier than traditional workers, even though they work longer hours.
Is it because homeworkers get to work in thei nude? Or perhaps they have easy access to the refridgerator, and last night's left-over pizza? Or maybe homeworkers prefer the cat to their boss?
Writing, publishing and selling small booklets and guides is one of the most satisfying ways to make money from home. Everyone, but everyone has experience which they can write down and publish to pass on to others via the means of small guides or booklets. You don't have to be a writer either, although as soon as you put keyboard to paper that's exactly what you'll be. Gail Miller explains:
Anyone can earn good money from home writing short pieces for publication in various magazines or periodicals, but here we are going to look at selling quizzes, questionnaires, word games and puzzles.
There are many publications which publish word-searches, games and puzzles, but did you know that many weekly and monthly news-stand magazines, not to mention regional and national newspapers and comics publish crosswords and quizzes regularly? Over recent years 'tabloid' type, large circulation, magazines have blossomed, bursting with every type of puzzle. Gail Miller explains:
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.
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.