Mums Working from Home Options
For many parents, working from home is an ideal choice as you can have flexibility with your working hours, don’t have to worry about holiday childcare arrangements and of course save lots of money on renting office space.
There are many options for working from home, here are just a few ideas.
Home Working Options
- Make Things To Sell – if you love crafting items such as jewellery, cushions, clothes, bags and other gifts and keepsakes, set up an online shop on a blog or Facebook and sell the items you have made. There are many websites which enable you to sell your wares for free.
- Complete Online Surveys – there are many online companies that require people to participate in surveys and questions
- Become a Mystery Shopper – there are more online companies now needed mystery online shoppers
- Become A Direct Seller – many direct selling business can be run online through use of blogging and social media. Make sure that any company you join are members of the Direct Selling Association www.dsa.org
- Sell Your Photographs – if you have a flair for photography you could consider selling them online for use as stock photos. Don’t forget once they are sold they will be in the public domain and can be used on a variety of websites and blogs
- Online Virtual Assistant – if you have office and secretarial experience utilise it by starting a business as a VA
- Typing Services – offer to type up student dissertations etc.
- Ebay Business – start selling all your second hand items on eBay and offer to do the same for friends for a small fee
- Childminding – contact your local authority to find out what’s involved as there are legal requirements
Always carry out thorough research before committing to any type of opportunity, especially if there is financial investment involved. You will also need to ensure you are fully aware of your legal responsibilities of becoming self employed.
Useful Home Working Links
The Guardian: 50 Side Businesses To Set Up From home www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/sep/04/50-side-businesses-from-home
The Word At Home Woman: 99 Work At Home Career Ideas For Women www.theworkathomewoman.com/99-work-at-home-ideas-women/
The Open University: Home Working www.open.ac.uk/careers/home-working.php