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Work from home jobs online in the UK

Interested in work from home jobs online in the UK? Working online has its benefits and drawbacks. Here we round up some of them...

Pros

  • Online jobs from home are normally totally flexible, meaning that you can set your own working hours and work when best suits you. You can plan you work as you want.
  • A related benefit is that work from home jobs can be easily fitted around other commitments, such as another job, study, or childcare.
  • Of course, working from home is itself a benefit - you can work in comfort without a boss looking over your shoulder, and you don't have to worry about the commute to work.
  • If you have children, you can usually save on childcare by planning your day around your children's routines.

Cons

  • Online jobs from home are usually paid less than office based jobs. This is because employers know that they can still attract candidates for work from home positions despite the slightly lower pay packet.
  • Although you can still interact with colleagues through forum sites and chat rooms, it can be an isolating experience working from home. Many people get lonely and miss the interaction and camaraderie that comes from working in an office.
  • As most people who work from home do so on a freelance basis, they have to arrange their own tax payments and file tax returns. You will also have to plan for holidays, sick leave and retirement - these are not covered by companies who hire on a freelance basis.

 

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