One of the best ways to get started working from home is to take whatever it is you currently do for a job and simply to transfer to doing it at home. Of course, this will not always be possible, but many professions can be completed at home with a bit of thought and planning.
Could you do your job from home?
Most jobs can be completed at least partly from home. Some questions to ask yourself about whether your job could transfer to home:
- How often do you have to meet with clients face to face? Could this be done over the phone or via email instead?
- Could your work be completed fully online or could you utilize couriers and the mail so that you don’t need to be in the office?
- Would your existing company allow you to work from home or will you need to find a new job or your own clients?
It can be easy to write off your job as only being able to be completed in a work place unless you actually analyze why you believe this. Often there are many ways to get around having to be in the work place, like using Skype to communicate. If there really is no way to avoid all human contact (and perhaps you don’t want to), maybe it would be possible to have all your meetings in one day, so that you only need to go into work one day a week.
Jobs you can do from home
Some professions particularly lend themselves to being able to be completed at home. This includes ones such as programming, design work, accountancy and bookkeeping. It is also very possible to be a work from home lawyer, marketer or PR representative.
You can also get more creative. Perhaps you work in retail now. Why not open a home store and start selling on eBay or Amazon? There are so many ways to get started and so many jobs you can do from home.
The other option is to start freelancing. You can read my article all about that. The main thing is to get creative and just give it a go. You never know what might happen!