#1
Looking for some help/advice

I've been trying to find genuine jobs that can be done from home. It seems fairly scarce, and any that I do find, are scams (asking for money for an "induction package") or they pay in vouchers. I want an actual job, not necessarily paying a lot, but something that can earn me say £400 or so a month.

The reasoning: my health has taken a bad turn, and leaving the house for long periods of time (especially if I can't decide to just come back home again) makes things worse.

I am NOT looking for health advice, that's what my doctor's there for. It's all very well saying "just man up and get over it", but I've been doing that for the past 3 years and it just makes everything worse.

So does anybody here have any genuine experience or knowledge of companies or websites that offer real jobs that can be done completely from home? I ask on here, as being a musician myself, it'd be great to utilise music in the job somewhere, and this is, after all, a music site. I've got experience with composition, production, engineering and a fairly open mind to music in terms of genre.

TL;DR: Need a job I can do from home
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#2
The most obvious, but perhaps hardest way, would be to set up your own business. What you do would be up to you, if you can figure out some way to run a music-based business from your house, it'd be pretty amazing.

Outside of that, there are plenty of computer-based jobs that allow you to work from home the majority of the time, especially if you have a health concern. The problem is finding that job, of course. My flatmate is a programmer for Cisco, and he works from home a few days a week, and he tells me there are several members of his team who never come into the office, just teleconference in when necessary.
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#3
Personally, I would learn how to Excel, and start up a little business. Smaller companies pay a fair bit to get people to create things like balance sheets for them.

In my job I have learned fairly advanced excel stuff, use of VBA etc. So to me, balance sheets seems ****ing easy. It's something I taught myself too.

But there are guys who just get clients to tell them what they want and produce it for a few hundred quid or so.
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Personally, I would learn how to Excel, and start up a little business. Smaller companies pay a fair bit to get people to create things like balance sheets for them.

In my job I have learned fairly advanced excel stuff, use of VBA etc. So to me, balance sheets seems ****ing easy. It's something I taught myself too.

But there are guys who just get clients to tell them what they want and produce it for a few hundred quid or so.


This.

Would also advocate getting to grips with Sharepoint in a similar way, a great many companies pay stupid money for even basic Sharepoint assitance.
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#5
I wouldn't advocate starting up your own business if your health is in question. Starting your own business can be stressful to say the least. If you're just looking for something to pay the bills, telecommunication companies will often allow certain positions to work from home.
#8
1. Choose pro-played video game of choice
2. git gud son
3. ???
4. Profit
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#9
Can't you write articles or something for money? Maybe some blogging stuff? Idk that's all i got. Anyway, I hope you get better soon.
#11
my best mate works from home as a freelance web developer, its his own business and he's been doing it for a year and a bit now. Its pretty cool actually, he taught himself how to do it all, started ringing up companies and just went from there

IT is the way to go if you want to work from home
#12
I think learning to use specialised software is one of the best options as others have said. Have a look around to see what's in demand.
#13
Thanks for all the suggestions guys. I have a full A level in IT, and spent a lot of time with Excel during my course. Would be no problem to polish up my knowledge of that.

The big thing, where do I find the people who'll pay me for this work? I've been looking intermittently for the past year or so, and I must be looking in all the wrong places since I haven't managed to find much other than programming and web development, which isn't something I could do to a decent enough standard to get paid.
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#14
I can't remember the specifics of what my mate did, but he started off working for a company that outsourced work to him. so i'm not sure how you'd manage that with excel ect

I know that these days he just rings up companies and asks if there's work/projects/stuff that needs doing, and most of the time its companies going to him because of references/recommendations
#15
The big thing, where do I find the people who'll pay me for this work?


Phone local businesses and try websites like oDesk, Elance and PeoplePerHour.
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Quote by Gaz_m2k5
Personally, I would learn how to Excel, and start up a little business. Smaller companies pay a fair bit to get people to create things like balance sheets for them.

In my job I have learned fairly advanced excel stuff, use of VBA etc. So to me, balance sheets seems ****ing easy. It's something I taught myself too.

But there are guys who just get clients to tell them what they want and produce it for a few hundred quid or so.


This plus you can learn basic website making and sell to small business in your town. Call them one by one force sell it if necessary. You can sell it for cheap using simple templates and people will buy it anyway because it makes them feel "professional" and "special"