For many people, the ultimate goal to is to be their own boss. Work for themselves, deal with their own way of working, grafting at something they love. And more often than not being your own boss means working from home. But which jobs are best suited to working from home and how do you get started in them?

Below we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best jobs to take up from home and the best guides out there to help you get started.

Don’t forget that working from home is often full of distractions so you’ll have to create your very own dedicated working space. Our garden rooms are the perfect place to start your business out of, whether you’re working as a writer or a childminder.

Writing

Online Selling

Tutoring

Childminder

Graphic Design

Pilates

Dog Walking

Online Surveys

Consultant

SEO

Writing

If you have a good grasp of the English language and fancy yourself a bit of a Hemingway why not consider doing some freelance writing? There are always companies on the lookout for help with putting words to their website, press releases, and on their products. There are plenty of sites out there that help match writers with those seeking some wonderful prose, too. Check out our favourite guides on earning money with your writing below.

75+ Paid Writing Opportunities

How Successful, Work-From-Home Freelance Writers Really Find Work

Word perfect: how to become a freelance writer

Freelance Writing Jobs for Beginners: Getting Started Online

Online Selling

Do you have a knack for spotting a bargain? Can you always sell something for its top value? Then consider getting involved in online selling from home to earn your dough. Whether you want to sell the old junk left in your loft or you want to buy and sell, we’ve collected our favourite guides on online selling below. Check them out.

13 Places to Make Money Selling Items from Home

How to Find, Source and Sell Products Online

What Wholesale Products to Buy and Sell Online                  

Work at Home Online Businesses: Selling on eBay

Tutor

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions. You can inspire younger generations and help them find their feet with subjects they usually find tricky. But some people don’t want to have to face a class of students and prefer to teach one on one. If this is you then tutoring is the way to go. We’ve put together some of our favourite guides on getting started as a tutor below.

Advice For Private Tutors – Becoming A Tutor

How to Become a Tutor

Tutoring Tips

Tips for Tutors: how to ensure that the first lesson goes really well

Childminder

Are you good with kids? Do you have a lot of room in the house? Being a childminder is a great, rewarding, and fun profession with a host of opportunities. Get to know the neighbours, help young children develop, and never be surrounded by boring adults! Just transform your garden room into a kids play room and you’re set. Here are our favourite guides on becoming a childminder.

Becoming a Childminder

How to become a childminder: 5 simple tips

Setting up your childminding business

10 top tips every childminder should read before their next Ofsted inspection

Graphic Designer

Graphic Design is one of the more popular freelancing jobs in the UK, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give it a go. If you have the talent we are sure that you can make it in the industry and develop a great, reliable, and consistent customer base. Have a look at our four favourite guides on getting started as a freelance graphic designer.

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How to Become a Freelance Graphic Designer

9 Thinks I wish I knew Before Becoming a Freelance Graphic Designer

7 Steps to Becoming a Freelance Graphic Designer in 6 Weeks

Pilates

Pilates is quickly becoming a popular form of exercise across the UK. Offer up Pilates classes to locals in your garden room or head out and work with offices to help get people in shape. If you aren’t sure how to become a qualified Pilates instructor then check out our favourite guides below.

All you need to know about: Pilates

How To Become a Pilates Instructor

Q & A Wednesday: tips for starting a career in Pilates

Why Become a Pilates Instructor?

Dog Walking

Likely to be the most popular way to earn money from home on our list, dog walking is flexible, fun, and can earn you good money. Invest in a good garden room that can act as your doggy play area for those you take care of throughout the day. If you’re looking to start your own dog walking business from home check out our favourite guides below.

How to Become a Professional Dog Walker

Dog Walking – Make £60 An hour While Getting Fit

Become a Professional Dog Walker – Tips And Tricks

13 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Dog Walker

Online Surveys

If you aren’t looking for a full time job sort of pay, but instead to supplement your wage or help you through your studies, the best thing to look at is online surveys. Companies, governments, local bodies – they are all always on the hunt for useful data. You can contribute to that data and earn a little money along the way, too. Check out our favourite guides to earning money with online surveys below.

The best paid online survey websites

Top 25 Online Survey Sites

Five-minute guide to making easy money with online surveys

How to Make Money with Free Online Surveys

Freelance Consulting

Spent years becoming the best you can be within your industry? Want to get out of office life and work from home? How about passing on your expertise to those businesses and people that need it most? Freelance consulting can bring in some big bucks if you’re experienced enough. To help  you get the career off the ground check out our favourite guides to becoming a freelance consultant below.

A guide to starting your career in freelance consulting

How to become a Top Freelance Consultant

How to Start a Consulting Business

SEO

SEO or search engine marketing is becoming a more and more vital part of getting your business name out there. It’s all about increasing your visibility in search engines like Google. The basics are pretty easy to get to grips with if you have a technical mind. Plus, you can combine your online graphic work with some basic Search Engine Optimisation.

How to Become an SEO Freelancer in 48 Hours

The 9 Habits of an SEO Freelancer

3 Common Reasons Why you’re Afraid To Start A Freelance SEO Career

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