That is perfect for me. I can work from home!
If you are a young mom with a demanding job and even more demanding children, chances are the words “work from home” are more powerful than abracadabra. Most people (not just moms) have fantasized about working completely from home, without having to mess with long commutes and inconvenient working hours. What’s more, working from home is no longer associated with mindless data entry or online survey taking assignments.
There are many examples of how some large businesses are hiring people to work from home. Recently an American telecommunications giant was looking for a mobile workforce that could work away from the office and use multiple devices accessing enterprise applications as well as corporate information. Some other IT companies with bases in India allow some categories of their employees to work from home; believing that it promotes a work/life balance and improves productivity. The truth is that with the availability of new mobile technologies, the company office may not be the only place to work from. The Internet and the improved bandwidth that makes tele/video conferencing easy mean that the employees are constantly reachable wherever they might be placed.
However, working for an IT firm or a telecom company is not the only option for those who want to work from home. If you want to build your own business you can always start working from home. For instance, an entrepreneur started a business that spins yarns and weaves sweaters out of your dog’s hair. Run out of home, this businesswoman washes, dries, combs, colors, and recycles your dog’s hair into what is certain to become your favorite sweater or scarf.
A popular home-based business is no doubt, based on the travel industry. Bookings and travel arrangements are simple to do from home and if Internet and the telephone are all that you need, home is as good a place as any to work out of. However, there are home based businesses that have taken travel to niches like never before. There are even surf companies that match surfing pundits with local hotels and other enterprises that cater to the surfing public in Costa Rica.
These are just some of the finest home based businesses that have prospered. There are many, many more that have been based on innovative ideas and resourcefulness. Some of these use tech based ideas like social media marketing, others are more traditional in nature like starting a tuition class at home or a dance class at home for children in the apartment complex and the neighbourhood. Still others promote organic, hand-spun cotton to customers. Whatever your interest and skills might be, there is something that you can definitely do from the comfort of your home. All you need to do is to trust in yourself and study the market before you can launch your dream enterprise. With hard work, luck and savvy marketing, you can make it to the top with your home based business. Whether you use that spare bedroom or the garage or even the kitchen table as your home office, remember the sky is the limit!