Flexible working ideas

Looking for flexible working ideas? The idea of having a flexible job is quite an attractive one. Choosing your own hours and working at your own pace sounds like a dream for the average person who is stuck in a 9-5 job. How about also being able to choose where you work? Working a flexible job from your laptop gives you a huge amount of freedom but it doesn’t happen over night. You still need your regular income until you can make your part time internet based business pay as much or more than you earn from your regular job. An internet based business¬†though, is the perfect flexible job.

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What an internet business offers

An internet based business offers complete autonomy from a boss or regular working hours. You can work from your laptop at your own pace. The downside is that you will have to learn as you go and it can take time before you are turning a profit. One of the benefits of an online business is that it can offer an ongoing and largely automated income stream, which can be built on over time.

Portfolio income

Working more than one job offers the ability to have a flexible work pattern, however this can be difficult and often trying to juggle too many jobs or ‘careers’ can mean you are spinning too many plates and it is hard to focus on any one of them properly. Flexible work isn’t always flexible to your benefit and often it means fitting in with your employers needs rather than your own! However having a ‘portfolio income’ or multiple sources of income and more than one job can mean you are not reliant on any one should times get difficult in any particular trade.

Many people now have more than one job and the idea of a ‘job for life’ tends to be an idea from a bygone era for most people now. Companies are employing people on a ‘self employed’ basis so they don’t have to offer sick pay and holidays. The idea of ‘job security’ no longer really exists in the long term for many.

This is all the more so for trade industries who are being overtaken by the digital world. Many companies have suffered from the increasing trend in online spending. The drive to automate through technology is also seeing off many employees. If you’re in business and are not joining the digital shift, you’re being left behind by it.

One of the best ways to start an internet business is through marketing digital products through affiliate marketing. This is (simply put) selling other people’s products for commissions. The benefits of this way of working are huge and there are not many start up businesses which can be compared to affiliate marketing for low start up costs and a completely flexible lifestyle. Learn more by signing up to this video series.¬†

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