There’s a fashionable mantra being preached by ecommerce gurus that one can live and operate an online store from anywhere and that the online store can operate in any country, especially if you employ the drop ship model.
John Paul Titlow over at ReadWriteWeb.com reports that this year proved to be a strong one for online employment, as more and more took to the Web to find work, where an increasing number of jobs are for employers in other geographic areas, according to a report released by Elance.
As more businesses move online and more jobs come into existence based upon these moves, it’s not a surprise that the number of people working from their home office is rising.
Working from home may reduce commute time, save money, and shrink an employee’s carbon footprint.
The federal government was shut down for the second day in a row and many offices were empty in the nation’s snowbound capital, but work continued — in homes across the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region.
The American Time Use Survey, which measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities like work, childcare and volunteering, shows that about 12% of full-time workers with a single job did some work at home on an average day between 2003 and 2007.
Consider these jobs — some rather traditional and others unexpected — for interesting at-home work and good (if competitive) prospects.
For many of the people laid off during the recession, the next career move is a home-based business.