5 Top Working From Home Opportunities

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  1. Party planning
    From Tupperware to Avon, Learning Ladder to Mary Kay and everything in between, direct-selling parties can be a great way to earn extra money and can be easily worked around your family’s busy schedule.  You’ll be able to enjoy meeting new people, setting your own hours, selling products that you are passionate about all while earning some extra income.
  2. Family Day Care
    Family day care is a home-based child care option catering for children from babies to teens.  If you love children and are willing to jump through the home maintenance, safety and registration hoops then this could be a great opportunity for you.  Visit the Family Day Care Australia website for more information.
  3. Virtual Assistant
    Virtual Assistants are like PAs, only virtual!  They operate from their own home-based offices and service clients from all around the country, if not the world.  The services that you could offer your clients would be tailored to suit your own skills, experience and industry knowledge.  You have the ability to set your own fees, work from your own home, and tailor your hours around the needs of your family.  Click here for more information about setting up as a Virtual Assistant.
  4. Telemarketing / Appointment Setting
    Many Australian companies outsource their lead generation/appointment setting functions to independent contractors.  Best suited to people from a sales background, you would work from your home based office placing calls to prospects to either sell a product/service or arrange appointments for the company’s sales representatives.  These opportunities are usually posted on reputable Australian job seeking websites such as Seek or MyCareer.
  5. Book Keeping
    If you come from an accounting or bookkeeping background, you could consider turning this experience into a successful home based business.  Many small businesses struggle with their book work but don’t have the requirement for a full time book keeper, so an option to outsource this element of their business management would be most welcome!  Start off by approaching a few small businesses in your area and grow from there.  Be sure to do your research and ensure you have access to all the necessary software etc.

Always ensure you seek independent legal and financial advice before committing to any of these opportunities.  Ensure you are aware of what registrations are required (incl. ABN, business name, GST etc.) as well as insurance obligations.