Working from home has many benefits. I know. I do it. To find a job at home and succeed at it, you have to be focused. Depending on the type of job and your situation, working from home may require you to run your own business...out of your kitchen perhaps.
Let's go and explore some of the resources to help you prosper.
One of the first things you’ll need to do is to explore the opportunities that exist in your chosen field.
Determine if you’re looking for a steady gig—a full-time job with one employer—or if you want to be a freelancer who works on assignments from many clients. Both can be profitable and depending upon your schedule you could even do a combination of the two.
Careful. There are a lot of scams out there.
Here are some legitimate resources to find a job at home:
Sometimes you may not have to look that far.
26% of Americans spend at least part of their time working from home.
If your current job can be done from home, you may want to pitch to your boss the benefits of telecommuting.
The Infographic below provides valuable data to help you find a job at home.
How could your boss benefit from having you work from home?
Telecommuting360 is a resource for both employees and employers on a host of issues regarding telecommuting. According to their research, some of the reasons a company could benefit from having employees work from home are as follows:
How can you turn the items above into benefits for your boss? Be sure to brainstorm other ideas as well and put together a professional presentation. Remember it should be about how and why the company could benefit, not so much about your gains.
Depending on what you do, you may need to continually seek out the work. It’s one thing to land a full-time job working from home but it’s an entirely different thing to run a business where you constantly need to prime the "virtual" pump.
If you’re like me, you may land a gig here or there but need to go back to the resources above, from time to time, to keep that work coming in.
Here are some resources for staying motivated, performing the tasks of running a business and maintain good, solid client relationships:
Maybe you just need to make some quick money, want to start a new business and/or create some passive income.
There are a host of unusual ways to make money.
SiteSell provides great tutorials and will pretty much hold your hand throughout the whole process. One of the reasons I like them is that they are great for newbies but are also powerful enough for those that are more technically inclined. Plus, Site Sell is affordable.
If you like to help others and create a little—or even a lot—of investment income, you could lend itty-bitty loans to people all over the world. Prosper.com is the leader in peer-to-peer lending. In fact, I get a better percent of return from my Prosper account than I do from my Fidelity 401K—managed by a team of so-called professionals.
Be sure to check out my best job job search engines to find a job at home. They often put telecommuting position in there as well.