At a time when the government is thinking about bringing people into the country because of skills shortage, we have a greatly untapped resource of skills sitting at home. Chances are, if you had a job when you started your family, your employer was sad to see you leave. Especially in very small companies every person counts.
So if you are interested in doing some work on the side, to keep your skills and use them, then teleworking could be for you.
[…]Telecommuting, telework, or working from home (WFH) is a work arrangement in which employees enjoy flexibility in working location and hours (within limits). In other words, the daily commute to a central place of work is replaced by telecommunication links. The motto is that ‘work is something you do, not something you travel to’. A successful telecommuting program requires a management style which is based on results and not on close scrutiny of individual employees. This is referred to as ‘managing by objective’ as opposed to ‘managing by observation’.[…] ∼ Wikipedia
You could talk to your employer before or after you leave, that will help your employer, save cost and keep you in work and helps you to stay in touch with your work experience. Bookkeeping, telesales, database management, typing, even call handling are good teleworking opportunities, to name but a few. The Telework Association is a useful source for tips, courses and opportunities.
If that does not work, set yourself up at home and sell yourself on the phone, internet, etc. Your earnings depend on your skills and experience. You will need a mobile, ADSL internet and a very good small business infrastructure to be successful.
Give it a try, what do you have to loose?
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