Work from Home Jobs07 August 2012
There are a number of different types of employment that allow you to work from home and a number of employers are actually more willing to let you since it has become apparent that home-working makes people more productive.
Work from Home Jobs
Homeworkers: Need to know facts
Home-workers report that the benefits of being away from the office allow them to carry out their work without the distractions they have in the office (such as noisy co-workers) and that not having to commute allows them to stay fresher for longer when doing their job before they become fatigued. The top jobs that facilitate being able to work from home have been compiled through a number of recent surveys and are as follows:
Home Tutors and Childminders
People with teaching experience who are reluctant to spend all of their time in the class room have the option of teaching from home instead. Growth in class sizes and parents' concerns that their children are not learning enough in school have lead to an increased demand for private tuition. With the new media technologies available today, this means that home tutors are capitalising on the internet to create virtual learning environments for their students to optimise their time management accordingly. As parents across the UK are spending more and more time at work themselves, the opportunities for office-hours childminders are also on the rise.
PR and Recruitment Consultants
Demand for recruitment and PR has remained steady throughout the recent economic climate, creating new chances for consultants to break free from their employers and open up their own independent agencies. When you have the knowledge and the skills (and the contacts), striking out alone could be the best thing you ever do, but it isn't free of risk. Getting a new business off the ground can be problematic and many new start-ups fail within their first year. So before you pick up your rolodex and go, think twice before you alienate your former employer (just in case you need a reference later). Many employers in the PR and Recruitment sectors will be open to allowing you to work from home on a more flexible schedule, you might try this first.
Customer Service and Sales Representatives
The call centre industry has expanded dramatically over the last decade, with over 800,000 people employed by the sector in the UK alone (and considerably more working for UK companies overseas). The growing dissatisfaction and frustration of the average UK consumer when they call (or get called) by people they cannot understand, has caused a number of companies to return their call-centre business back to this country. Because all you often need to function in a service or sales role is access to a phone and a computer, employers are often happy to let you do your job from home.
No matter what type of work you do, you need to make sure you are covered by work from home insurance. Working from home insurance is an integral part of your cover, but is unlikely to be offered as standard with your existing home insurance property. You must tell your insurer if you are switching to work from home, as your work may increase the risk you face and your business equipment may not be protected if you don't. Unfortunately, because you are at higher risk, your insurer is unlikely to offer you the home business insurance you need. This is not the case with HomeProtect, as we can offer you a competitive online quote for home based business insurance no matter what type of work you do.
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