Working from home might have become the norm over the last 18 months, but there may come a time when you need to return to the office. Many people are not fond of the idea, especially working mothers who have just discovered how to balance working from home with homeschooling. If you aren’t ready to head back to the office, but still want to work, here are some ideas on how to work from home.

Freelancing

This is one of the popular options when it comes to working from home. Depending on your area of expertise, it might be possible to switch to freelancing. Many people have made the switch from full time with a company to part time freelancer, and still earn the same money, or more. There are plenty of ways to connect with freelancing gigs and find work as an independent agent. As tempting as it is, do not try and take clients from your existing boss, you can land yourself in a heap of legal trouble.

Launch your own business

There has been an incredible growth of hobby businesses turning into full blown businesses. Launching your own business can be scary but it can be worth it. If you have discovered that your Etsy shop is doing well, and you think you can take it further, now might be the time to work on your business plan to see if you can take things further.

Drop shipping

Having an online business has been essential for many people to survive. If you weren’t online, you weren’t getting paid. Now that supply chains are running a lot better, people are happy to shop online, especially if it means they can avoid being around other people. Dropshipping offers an alternative to the budding entrepreneur . You don’t handle any of the goods, you just manage the website and allow people to order through you. 

Be part of a franchise

When we say franices, people will jump to the big guys such as McDonalds. However, there is a huge range of businesses that are franchises if you do some research. Franchise Direct has a huge range of options that will allow you to be your own boss. Some of the options allow you to work from home. So, you get the freedom to be your own boss while having the security of a big name behind you.

Write a book

If you are an expert in a certain area, you may have thought about freelancing, but have you thought about writing a book? There is a good chance that someone out there wants your job, and will happily pay for your expert opinion on how to get there. Writing a book is a great way to share your knowledge without having to go on a speaking tour. The options to publish your book can be endless, including self-publishing. If you have an idea of what knowledge you can share, put pen to paper. You might be surprised with how much you can share with the world. 

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