Start Working at Home - Routes to a Home Based Career
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Start Working at Home - Routes to a Home Based Career

Understand the masses of home working options and identify the best route for you. Stop pondering and get started!
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,098 students enrolled
Created by Jo Stead
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 40 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the four basic routes to home working.
  • Find out lots of ideas for starting a home based business.
  • Consider the pros and cons of different types of home based work.
  • Consider your options as a home based employee (remote worker/telecommuter)
  • Check that working at home will really suit you.
  • Assess your suitability for freelancing/self-employment.
  • Identify the right route to home working for you.
  • Map out your first steps to achieve a home based career.
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Requirements
  • Just an interest in working from home! No prior knowledge or experience needed.
  • Any computer or device to watch the videos - Windows or Mac.
  • Access to a printer for the optional printouts and worksheets.
Description

Want to start working at home but not sure what you could do?

A bit overwhelmed by the wide range of work at home ideas being thrown at you online? 

Been dabbling in a few work at home options but finding it difficult to settle on one?  

Not actually certain that working at home would suit you or fit in with your lifestyle?


Of the courses available about home working this one is different because:

  • It focuses on you and what you want to do rather than some particular work at home plan.
  • It comes in at the very first stage of the planning process.   
  • It uses a career planning approach (because it's written by a career counsellor). 
  • It does not assume you want to start a home based business, although that is one of the options I will look at.  


Take this course and you'll see:

  • the 4 essential routes you could take to working at home
  • the vast range of work options there are down each route
  • implications of the various routes - and which would suit you best 
  • the pros and cons of home working 
  • what effect working at home could have on you, and those you live with
  • whether or not working at home is actually a good choice for you


By the end of the course you will feel clear about:  

  • whether or not home working is right for you
  • which route to home working is best for you
  • what steps you need to take next to start working at home  


Who is the target audience?
  • You'd like to start working at home but you're not sure what work you could do or whether it would really suit you.
Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
02:14:31
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Introduction
2 Lectures 08:05

How to Come to a Decision about Working at Home
03:51
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What Kinds of Work Could I Do At Home?
3 Lectures 15:10
What Work Could I Do At Home?
03:29


Taking Stock of Your Skills & Experience
06:51
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Home Based Employment
5 Lectures 26:04
Home Based Employment - The Idea of Remote Working
05:12

Home Based Employment - Possible Risks of Remote Employment
03:56

Home Based Employment - Could I Change My Current Job to be Home Based?
03:27

Home Based Employment - Find a New Home Based Job
08:45

Home Based Employment - Online Recruitment Sites
04:44
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Home Based Self-Employment
6 Lectures 32:17
Self-Employment - Could I Go Freelance?
07:04

Self-Employment - Finding Freelance Work - including online sources
05:05

Self-Employment - A Host of Home Based Business Ideas
08:03

Self-Employment - A Few Thoughts on Running a Home Based Business
04:09

Self-Employment - Developing a Business Idea
05:11

Self-Employment - Is a Home Business Right for Me?
02:45
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Would Working at Home Really Suit Me?
7 Lectures 31:55

Pros & Cons of Working at Home
06:51

What Would I Miss Working at Home?
05:10

Could I Work Well Alone?
05:09

Is My Home Environment Suitable?
03:19

How Would My Work Effect Those I Live With?
04:49

Section 5 Conclusion: Would Working at Home Suit Me?
02:16
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What Next?
3 Lectures 12:48
Choosing Between Options
03:32

Overcoming Doubts - or How Not to Talk Yourself Out of Things Unnecessarily!
04:25

You may have already been filling in the Action Planning & Notes sheet in the Resources section of the course, as well as making notes on the course slide print-outs. 

Gather all these together, and use the pdf attached to this lecture to add to them and to compile a list of your Priority Actions. 

 

Taking Your Ideas Forward - Priority Actions
04:51
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:28
A Few Final Words
02:28
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Extra Resources
3 Lectures 00:16
Action Planning & Notes Sheet
00:06

PDF files of the Course Slides (with space for note taking)
00:07

Links to Useful Online Follow-Ups
00:02
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Bonus Lectures
1 Lecture 05:27
Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) as a Home Based Business
05:27
About the Instructor
Jo Stead
5.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
1,098 Students
1 Course
Trainer, Career Counsellor, Freelancer, Home Worker.

I've been working at home for over 20 years as a freelancer, remote employee and home-based business owner - and wouldn't have it any other way.  I absolutely love working from home and have been totally unsurprised to see the massive rise in the number of people looking to work this way. Like any trainer I get great satisfaction out of passing on what I've learned and making a difference to other people.   

My home based work has been as a training designer, career counselor, HR consultant, writer, and developer of a website for home workers.  

I have a Psychology degree, as well as professional qualifications in HR and Training.

Home is in the UK, in the lovely city of Nottingham. I live with my partner, who's also home-based, and our teenage son, plus the household moggy.  

Apart from work I love singing in our local community choir, trying to keep fit (bit of jogging, bit of cycling, bit of walking), travelling (usually wherever my partner's work takes us), and making stuff (with much more enthusiasm than skill).