In this article, we will discuss who can work from home, which professions lend themselves to home-working, and which could work with a little bit of tweaking!
There are many professions that are made for working from home and others that have only realised the possibilities over the Covid lockdown. Many home-workers have traditionally been freelancers, from copywriters, journalists and Virtual Assistants, to website designers, software developers and accountants.
Now, we’re seeing a surge in online only teachers (including tutors, music teachers and EFL teachers), personal trainers (hello, Joe Wicks!) and more.
It’s become clear that many professions that we thought should be office-based, are no longer required to be, and it’s opened up a whole new world of possibilities. Back when I started my Virtual Assistant and Web Design Business in 2003, it wasn’t the norm that people would have a decent computer and setup at home, so it was quite a niche business. But now, most people have the equipment they need to be able to work from home without even thinking about it, which is why when lockdown was announced, and people were urged to work from home, many were instantly able to. Companies that were resisting going online, and still shuffling papers, had to immediately re-think and now have the perfect set-up for continuing to remote work, although many are still insisting on a return to the office. But should they?
Many people believe that those who work from home, and have done so successfully over the lockdowns should be able to continue.