As more and more people get access to the internet they soon realise it is much easier for them to start working from home. Before the internet the amount of jobs you could do at home was very limited unless you started up your own business from home. Even then the start up costs could be prohibitive for most people.
With the advent of the internet came a whole new set of opportunities for people to start earning money working from home. Unlike many real world work at home jobs these new opportunities were opened up to every. Stay at home mums with kids to look after, the young, yes even under 18 year old kids can work from home rather than getting a paper round. It doesn’t matter if you are retired, many companies still discriminate against the more mature citizens. You may even have a disability that makes it difficult to get to a real world workplace and so working from home makes sense.
The great thing about the internet is that everyone is equal. Employers and other people on the internet will not be able to tell what you look like and so you are not judged as you would be in other work situations.
The opportunities to work form home are also much greater, there is a lot more to offer the person who wants to work and is willing to put in the hours. You may be happy working a few hours a week and earning a small amount or you may wish to make working at home your new full time business or carer.
Being able to work from home also means that you can choose the hours you work. You can work the hours that fits around your lifestyle. If you are a parent looking after young children at home then being able to pick the hours you work is a big bonus. Often arranging childcare can be difficult and often prohibitively expensive. Being able to choose your own hours means that you are able to fit in the work when you can do it and not when your employer wants you to do it. This does not mean you should leave all your work till the last possible minute. If you have deadlines to meet and certain levels of quality to maintain you still need to plan and allocate your time sensibly and efficiently.