Working for ourselves gives us a freedom of choice, many of us have family commitments that prevent us from working the sometimes rigid hours of a regular job. Child care is an expense that can make us worse off financially than if we stayed at home. Many parents are reluctant to leave their children with other people or feel they are to young to go to nursery. Going from a two earner to one can put increasing pressure on home life, for many different reasons. Many people just like to keep their hand in by completing some work tasks and have the choice of staying at home with the children, or it could even be looking after an elderly relative, or you may be the sole earner, caring for a partner.The most difficult part of this whole exercise is that it can be hard to know where to begin, my journey took several months before I found the answer, I trawled the Internet looking for work that was flexible, attainable, and paid somewhat realistically. There are hundreds of sites that offer you work but at a cost, as far as I am concerned if I applied for an “ordinary job” they would not expect me to pay any money upfront, they would pay me a salary at the end of the month for the work I had done. Applying to do surveys on line, also usually charge a set up fee, and then want to pay you something like 10-50 pence per survey which may take anything from 10 to 25 minutes to complete. I don’t expect riches but I expect to earn something decent, and it must be quite boring completing maybe 20 or so surveys a day.There are also many courses on the Internet, that for a small fee, you can join and they will set up websites for you and all you have to do is promote them. This is quite off putting to some people because they may not be as technically minded as the people selling the courses. They do say they are for beginnings, but from my own experiences, it still takes quite a bit of learning, reading and trial and error, and during this time you are still not making any money.. This is OK to pay a start up fee, as it is in effect your own business but can it recoup your initial outlay in a reasonably short space of time. If you are looking for work, it is usually to make money as quickly as possible, not thousands but enough to make a difference.The simplest ideas are often the best, and a company that has been around for a large number of years with a proven history can often be the best choice.If any opportunity is realistic and achievable, the one rule applies more than any other, you get out what you put in. In other words no effort, not much profit, decent effort, decent return on your money. It helps if you enjoy it, and can see a future in it, and you can make money from it.
17 1月 2013