The employment rate is currently at 75.5%. Unemployment is down at 3.6%. We are about to enter a long recession in the UK but employers continue to offer more work from home opportunities in the UK.
Using official UK government data from April 2021 we look at home working jobs stats and how these have shifted over the last 10 years.
In 2011 there were just under 7 million people working from home while employed in a full-time or part-time job. This increased to 8 million within 8 years then with the Covid-19 pandemic we see a big change. Within a year there were 11.5 million people in home working jobs.
75% of these home working jobs were Full-Time vs only 25% on average as Part-Time jobs.
And with so many people working at home, it's no wonder why there are so many opportunities available
There are many different ways to make money from home. Whether you are interested in a full time job, a part time job, starting an online business, selling products, or simply making some extra cash by doing odd jobs, there are plenty of options out there.
Start by defining what you want to do
Before you start any new venture, it's important to define exactly what you want to do and how much time you will need to devote to it. The same is true for full time jobs. This doesnt mean you should limit yourself to jobs you have done before. Now is an opportunity to improve what you've already got so make the most of this opportunity and don't just focus on money. More pay is great but you can have it all so why not set high expectations, ignore the haters and negative thinkers then map out what job or industry you really want to work in.
Determine which type of job will suit you best
There are three main types of jobs available at home:
Sales positions can involve a lot of cold calling however my guess would be that more and more firms are transitioning from cold calls to online marketing and warmer prospecting methods. You will see more roles for Customer Experience, Account Manager and Regional Sales Manager jobs that can pay well with a focus on farming rather than hunting for business. Speaking on the phone is generally a requirement though.
Service jobs often involve helping people with technical issues. These may involve Teams meetings and travel depending on the company and sector.
Freelance jobs are those that allow you to choose your own schedule and set your own rates but beware; working for yourself means you are your own boss. If you dont manage your own time well then you can find yourself with less freedom that working for another company. Working for yourself can bring freedom to your lifestyle. You can pursue your goals with less restrictions. We recommend doing some basic calcs in spreadsheet if possible. How much do you expect to charge per hour, product or service? How many of these are you expecting to bring in per month? Will this pay the bills? What if you tweak the price per item?