Unusual work from home jobs

Launching a social enterprise – Aerende

Launching a social enterprise – Aerende

I love looking at interiors and homewares online, and recently stumbled on Emily Mathieson’s Crowdfunder campaign for her new social enterprise, Aerende. Emily is a journalist and editor based in Hertfordshire, where she works in her kitchen. Aerende is her first business – an online shop selling beautiful homewares, handmade in the UK by people […]

Mobile working

Working in someone else’s home

Working in someone else’s home

by Janet Marshall Last week I did a couple of hours work before breakfast and, as it was yet another gloriously hot morning, decided to take the dog for a walk before I cranked up the coffee machine. We strolled four minutes down the road to the local park, and the first thing I noticed […]

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Do you need to sack a client?

Do you need to sack a client?

What freelancer doesn’t work hard to please and retain their clients? Especially when we constantly hear that it’s much easier and more profitable to keep the ones we have than go out and find new ones. We dread losing a client, not just for the lost income, but for fear of what they might tell […]

From employee to freelance

From employee to freelance

Alan Williams has entertained us with stories of home working with his dogs, and now he’s taken the leap into freelance working: Just over a year ago, I took voluntary redundancy from my job. After several years of cuts imposed by government I decided that my time had come. It wasn’t an easy decision but […]

The Floating Mentor

The Floating Mentor

We’ve met Archie Workman before on the blog, and he’s kindly returned to tell us about his latest incarnation as the Floating Mentor: Archie, tell us about the floating! We’ve had a narrowboat for about 14 years now, 7 of which were on the Shropshire Union canal. But 3 hours on the M6 there & […]

Home working joys

Home working joys

As we’ve discussed before, little things matter when you work from home. My routine consists of lots of little activities as well as working, and here are a few of my latest home working joys: 1. Afternoon break in a cafe – I haven’t had any commitments away from home this week so I was […]

Unusual home office furniture

Unusual home office furniture

Working from home means you lack the input provided by a commute, colleagues and a separate place to work. So it’s vital that you like your home workspace, that it’s a place you want to be, and that your immediate surroundings are both comfortable and inspiring. Once you’ve decided where you’re going to work in […]

How to keep up with the news without overwhelm

How to keep up with the news without overwhelm

Yet more shocking news has exploded over us. Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, economic crisis, government shenanigans, lately it has seemed like a constant barrage of bad news. As business owners we want to keep up with the news, but working at home in isolation we can be vulnerable to getting sidetracked, demoralised and depressed by […]

Never ignore an 8 year old!

Never ignore an 8 year old!

by Liz Proctor When you were an 8 year old, if someone had asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, what would you have told them? How close are you to having that thing in your life and business now? OK, so being an astronaut, professional Lego builder or the World’s […]

Portfolio working – 5 ‘outside’ jobs

Portfolio working – 5 ‘outside’ jobs

Lately I’ve noticed that more people are doing more than one job, and possibly running their own business as well. This is called portfolio working, and when Sophia Moseley mentioned in a Twitter conversation that she has 5 ‘outside’ jobs, I asked her to tell us more: Hi Sophia, I understand you have a number […]