There are many people that cannot work away from home. It might be that they are looking after children, relatives or friends or that they are not well enough to work outside of the home. There are others that would like to be able to work from home so that they can get away from working with others, be more flexible or spend more time with their family. Some just want to work from home as well as their job so that they can earn more money.
Making money from home has lots of positives but making it work and making it pay can be difficult. It is necessary to have a lot of self-discipline so you concentrate on the work that you are supposed to be doing rather than being distracted by other things. If you are self-employed you may not have pressure from anyone to get things done and so it could be easy to spend much longer doing things and this will mean that you will delay being able to be paid for them.
It can sometimes be difficult thinking about what you should be doing. There are lots of possibilities but you want to choose something that you will enjoy, be able to make money form and will have the time and space to do. Consider what skills you have, what you like doing and whether you have any money to invest to start with. This should allow you to get some ideas down on paper.
There are many websites that will have information about working from home. You can pick up really interesting hints and tips form some of them and pick up work form others, but there are some which are not so good and may promise you huge incomes when it is very difficult to actually achieve that. It is worth taking a careful look and if something looks too good to be true then it usually is. If you have to invest any money, buy a book or something like that then be very wary.
There are genuine people out there advertising for workers though. Look for websites that advertise freelance or work from home jobs and then search for reviews of those sites so that you can see whether they are genuine. Go to forums on websites like Money Saving Expert where the information can be trusted and see whether those sites and any other work from home jobs are mentioned.
If you can find an employer through a job agency that allows working from home then this would be ideal. Unfortunately this is quite rare at the moment and you would normally need to be working in a job a while before you can negotiate working from home and some may just never allow it.
It is best to make sure that you choose a job to do from home which you know you will have the time to do as well as the enthusiasm. If you are not keen from the beginning, then when it gets harder it is unlikely that you will be motivated to carry on.