When you first start looking for typing jobs that you can do from home you may find yourself being overwhelmed by the amount of information out there but under whelmed by the amount of suitable jobs.
If you are just starting out you may be wondering what sort of work is available that you can do from home. As the economy changes in the UK we are seeing more and more home based workers, both from those who start up their own small business or from employers who choose to employ people to work out of their own homes rather than from an office.
There are two main options, firstly choosing to work for yourself by starting up your own business or becoming a freelancer. The second option is to work for someone else. Whilst there are no hard statistics on this in my experience you will find that most of the people that now work from home do work for themselves.
So you first need to decide what you want to do. If you are a go getter and have a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit, are self motivated and fancy being your own boss then the self employed or freelance option would be good for you. If you like the security of working for someone else and do not feel confident enough to go it alone right now then a work from home job is for you.
Of course there are no hard and fast rules so you can mix and match. Many stay at home mums and dads have more than one iron in the fire and find diversifying their workload provides not only more stability but more interest and variety too.
If you are going to be working for yourself then the world quite literally is your oyster, or rather the internet is full of opportunities. The key is to research, searching the internet and reading discussion forums to find out what other people are doing. You need to appraise your own skills and match them with what potential customers are demanding.
There are hundreds of ready made businesses in the form of franchises, these do tend to require an upfront investment but you do get a recognisable brand and business model. You could of course go it alone, there are probably lots of small business owners and self employed people who need someone with typing, computer and organisational skills. I bet there are several in your own street you could contact and offer your skills.
A growing trend is for companies to employ people to work from home. There are a growing number of jobs that could be done from any location which means from your own home. Companies like this as they save on office costs. Many companies employ people as they can take advantage of a more flexible workforce.
You can find many of these types of jobs advertised on the job recruitment sites on the internet. Many now have dedicated work from home listings that offer quite a variety of work including customer services, personal assistant or virtual secretary, local agents, trainers and of course distributors.