While many companies are choosing layoffs as a cost-cutting measure, others are hiring people for work at home jobs that create win-win situations for employers and employees. Telecommuting positions allow businesses to operate at a reduced expense without sacrificing productivity. For those who are hired, working from home allows them to earn a steady income while enjoying a more flexible schedule and eliminating costs associated with daily travel to and from the office.
Thousands of people are now taking advantage of work at home jobs, and others are starting their own online businesses. Interestingly, many of the people who have their own Internet businesses outsource a lot of their day-to-day tasks to telecommuters, or work-at-home contractors…but you won’t find many of these opportunities on the mainstream job search websites. Unfortunately, most of the “work from home” listings that you’ll find on such websites are cleverly disguised business opportunities.
Although starting a business can be extremely profitable, even during a recession, it’s not for everyone. Some people prefer to be “worker bees” who earn a pre-defined wage for their time and are told what to do and how to do it. However, these “worker bee” jobs are becoming less and less available as more companies cut jobs.
If you’ve found it difficult to get another job in your current field, then it may be time for both a career change and a lifestyle change. Despite the recession, there’s a world of opportunity for those who are willing to step outside of the “comfort zone” associated with having a traditional 9-to-5 job.