Home Business Ideas To Get Out of Your Day Job
Do you often find yourself sitting at your desk, daydreaming of a working life which doesn’t involve office politics, water cooler gossip, tedious team building or having to please a boss you detest? Quitting your nine-to-five in favour of something home-based and more enjoyable may seem like a pipe dream but every day, thousands of people do just do that. In fact, since 2008’s economic downturn, freelancers have become the fastest growing group in the Britain’s labour sector.
Thanks to the internet, setting up a web-based business and working remotely has never been easier. And there are hundreds of very varied jobs to choose from.
Here are some of our favourites:
If you love writing and have plenty of ideas for creating useful content, there’s potential to earn a good income from blogging. But be aware that the money won’t start to trickle in straightaway. You’ll also need to put a lot of hours into promoting the blog and building a readership before you start to reap the rewards. If you can make it work though, you can become extremely successful. Forbes recently put together a list of 10 Wildly Successful blogs - food for thought.
Buying and Selling Vehicles from Auction
Potentially a very lucrative business model, buying and selling cars from auctions can be done from your very own driveway. And if you sell 1 - 2 at a time, you can make a small fortune. It’s worth bearing in mind however, that you can’t operate such a business without motor trader insurance, but setting this up is fairly straightforward. Insurance 4 Motor Tradeis a great place to start.
As employment figures in the UK have been on the rise, so too have the amount of job candidates looking to spruce up their CVs. Cue an explosion of online, home-based professional CV writers. If you have experience of working in HR or recruitment and have a good grasp of written English, this could be the perfect stay-at-home job for you.
Admittedly not the most thrilling of occupations, but if you have experience, data entry can offer you a steady source of income. Typically, you get paid for the number of entries you make, rather than by an hourly rate, which means you can enjoy a more flexible working life.
Pay Per Click Advertising
If you’re hard-working, clever and creative, Pay Per Click (PPC) Advertising could earn you top dollar. This internet-based advertising model is designed to drive traffic to websites via carefully placed campaigns on search engines such as Google and Bing.
Spanish to English Translation
Hablas Español? If you can speak and write in Spanish fluently, providing translation services to businesses could earn you some serious cash. Being bilingual, whether you speak Spanish or another language entirely, means you can translate documents for companies of all sizes from the comfort of your home - and potentially receive a very good income.
For more home business ideas, take a look at this article from The Telegraph.