Are you a stay at home Mum longing to return to work?
Are you sick and tired of the daily 9 to 5 grind?
Maybe you want to earn some extra cash on the side?
Working from home can be appealing; No more dreaded public transport or early morning traffic jams! If you have thought about switching to home based work, there are many jobs that allow you to use your skills and natural talents. Here are some of the most popular options.
Sales and marketing
If you are a people person, sales and marketing could be the perfect job for you. However, be prepared to deal with some not-so obliging customers. As you know, people can become agitated by sales calls!
Customer service reps
Bring the office to your home! Many companies outsource customer-service operators to third party companies who hire home based reps to take calls and orders. For example, Alpine Access employs more than 7,500 customer-service agents who work from home. The great thing about customer service work is that you could earn commission for your high performance.
Many large companies also outsource their cold-calling campaigns to home-based workers. Be sure to check to for legitimacy before applying with these types of companies. There are many companies that are set out to scam others.
Good content writers are of high demand. If you enjoy writing, freelancing could be your dream job- You can write from the serenity of your own home! Many companies source freelancers to write reviews, blogs and manuals! Best of all, you can choose your own hours and clients. You could be working for a new company every week.
Many companies require short term content producers to create manuals for their new product or website. Choose your clients wisely; large companies can offer an attractive pay cheque!
English speakers are in high demand in Asia. If you are fluent in English and have a background in education; you could become a virtual teacher. Skype and other web interface tools are bringing teachers face to face with students all over the world. You could make a difference in children’s lives by providing personal one on one education. Avoid the noise and stress of classrooms in exchange for a virtual teaching environment.
Working from home may seem like a breeze but it also comes with it’s challenges. You have to be a self- motivated individual in order to succeed. There will be no superiors to egg you on or be at your beck and call to answer your questions. It is easy to slack off by taking extra breaks or a sneaky sleep in. You could find yourself falling behind in your work load. To avoid this, set normal working hours and stick to them. Develop a normal morning routine, i.e. do not start work in your PJ’s.
Disclaimer: The above information is general in nature and not intended to be financial advice. You should consider seeking professional advice before following any suggestions in this blog/website.