Work from Home Options - Hints and Tips
Are you considering packing in the morning commute and working from home? In these troubled times, the benefits are many: you can choose when you work and how many hours you put in and it can often be an opportunity to pursue an area for which you have always believed you had an affinity or aptitude. Not only that but with so many people now fearing for their jobs, the pressure is on to create an alternative source of income. Attractive as it may be, becoming self-employed it can be a somewhat daunting task. With so many scams around, what types of roles could be truly viable?
The following are 5 popular and legitimate `work from home` options:
1. Affiliate Marketer
It takes many months of work before most affiliates generate significant revenues and the results are not always guaranteed. That said, those who are prepared to put in the hard work should see the rewards and there is no particular limit to your earnings potential but you need to be able to fund yourself through the time it takes to get established.
To become an online Copywriter you`ll need to build up a portfolio of articles and client references. Not to fear, getting started is easy to do with all of the major search engine optimisation firms requiring good freelance writers and numerous freelance networks and job boards also seeking them. Rates will initially be lower but as you acquire a portfolio of clients and are published online it becomes ever easier to command better rates.
3. Web Designer
Many of today`s web designers won`t stay in business unless they start to build search engine friendly as opposed to simply pretty websites. You`ll need to use your own website to sell your business, along with every other avenue that you can find because competition is fierce.
4. Child Care Provider
Expenditure on child care is suffering a little at the moment because many professional families have had to tighten their belts but there is still a good demand for reliable, caring and personable child minders.
5. Party Organiser
There are endless examples of really good potential businesses, some of which can give you immediate revenue and others that will take time to establish. To trigger further ideas, just search any of the online freelance networks and job boards: your head will be bursting with ideas at the end of a session on these!
Choose Real Opportunities
Working from home takes genuine commitment and hard work. So, if you`re great with kids consider child minding or parties or if you`re good with computers go for something like a UK Affiliate Marketing Program. Its a big world out there and despite the current gloom, there are a lot of opportunities.
Sadly, there are those who prey on the vulnerable and naive. There are several old homeworking scams still running these days, some of which have been transformed into modern day online versions of old favourites.
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