5 Jobs You Can Do From Home

If you are currently working for someone else, then perhaps this blog will inspire you to think about a new job, perhaps with the luxury of working from home.

Whether you are working for someone else, from your home, or you work self-employed at home, you should consider your safety first.  What happens if you have a fall, or get an electric shock, or lock yourself in the bathroom?  There’s a whole host of things that could go wrong, but first, let’s start with something more optimistic, let’s look at some jobs that are compatible with working from home, that is also lucrative.

 

Web Developer

If you love designing have you ever thought of becoming a web developer? These days you can use sites like WordPress which can help you simply create a site without having to learn code. Obviously, WordPress is a learning process. But a good place to start. There’s no exact answer on how much a web developer can make.

  • You could just start off by creating a website for small business for around £500-£700.
  • The median salary for a web developer is around £40,035 – £59,667 a year or higher.

Social Media Manager 

A lot of people are familiar with Social Media, but you can also use it as a powerful marketing weapon. The role of being a Social Media Manger is managing all social media channels by scheduling posts and Engaging with your followers. Write engaging blog posts and much more.

  • As an assistant or junior social media manager, your starting salary is likely to be between £19,000 and £23,000.
  • More experienced social media managers typically earn between £25,000 and £40,000.With substantial experience, salaries can go up to £60,000, or more.

Check out: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/social-media-manager for more information about what responsibilities you will have being a Social Media Manager.

Freelancer

A freelancer is self-employed person offering services, usually to businesses and often to multiple clients at a time. A freelancer can offer any type of service for example: Software Engineering, Marketing, web development graphic design and much more. Freelancers vary typically from £20 – £30 per hour.

Blogger

A blogger creates content, for either personal use, businesses or news. But how do you make money by making a blog?

  • You would do CPC/PPC ads. These are the cost per click ads, they are usually banners that you place in your content so that each time a reader clicks on the ad you get paid by every click.
  • There is also something called CPM ads. Which stands for “Cost per 1.000 impressions” these ads pay you a fixed amount of money on how many people view your add.

More details here: https://www.bloggingbasics101.com/how-can-i-make-money-from-my-blog/

ProBlogger readers who said they’re trying to make money by blogging found that 9% make between $1,000 and $10,000 a month and 4% make over $10,000 a month. But the vast majority makes less than $3.50 per day.

https://lifehacker.com/can-i-really-make-a-living-by-blogging-1537783554

 

Home Teaching

Maybe you’re a professional in what you do and confident enough to teach others. For example Web Development, Marketing, Coding. You could teach anything, you might want to teach different languages or sign language.

Learn the market rates for specific projects. How much should you charge? http://www.njcreatives.org/how_much_should_i_charge/ 

 


If you work from home then install MyTeamSafe today – colleagues, friends and family can then be alerted if you don’t check in on time, which could even save your life.

You can try our lone working solution for 30 days free.

 

 

 

 

 

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Top 3 Tips For Keeping Cool

When working outdoors, the weather can have a serious impact on employees, like heat stress which is an issue for people working in high temperatures.

Too much sunlight is harmful to your skin. It can cause skin damage including sunburn, blistering and increase the chances of skin cancer.

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK, with over 15,419 cases and 2,459 a year.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke:

  • Chills
  • Trouble speaking
  • Elevated pulse rate
  • Dizziness and/or vertigo
  • Skin that’s hot to the touch
  • Severe, migraine-like headaches
  • Individual has stopped sweating

1. Don’t Drink Caffeine

If you’re at risk of dehydration, drink plenty of fluids such as water, try to avoid caffeine. This is a hard one because who doesn’t like a coffee in the morning?

Your energy is the most import thing to focus on when working in the heat, and caffeine isn’t the solution. Caffeine will dehydrate you quickly, whether it’s hot or iced it’s the death of your energy and will still lead to dehydration. The best replacement for a coffee in the morning is fruit.

Check out this blog post to see what fruit can give off energy. http://www.active.com/nutrition/articles/18-energy-boosting-fruits

2. Rehydrate.

It’s not about grabbing the iced water from the freezer you froze overnight in a bottle, it’s the most damaging thing to do to your body – it shocks your system it can affect your digestion, negatively affect the spleen, weakens your immune system, exacerbate existing health conditions.

More details about why you should drink ice cold water and why it’s bad for you. https://dailyhealthpost.com/4-hidden-ways-drinking-ice-cold-water-is-bad-for-you/

Or check out the best drinks to keep you cool in a heat wave. http://www.standard.co.uk/shopping/esbest/food-drink/heat-wave-hydration-the-best-drinks-to-keep-you-cool-in-hot-weather-10358112.html

Find drinks that are rich in electrolytes, like Gatorade or coconut water, These will not only give your body time to properly digest it, but it will also help to prevent cramping.

Electrolytes are certain nutrients (or chemicals) present in your body that have many important functions — from regulating your heartbeat to allowing your muscles to contract so you can move. The major electrolytes found within the body include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, phosphate and chloride.

source: https://draxe.com/electrolyte-imbalance/

3. Wear Light Colour Clothes.

Dark colours absorb more heat than light coloured clothing. Some companies have dark coloured clothing which will make you hotter. It might be worth asking your manager about having dark clothing in the winter, and light coloured clothing in the summer. White, beige and light pastel colours are the best shades to wear to keep your skin cool.

If your working from home, take your socks off so that the heat can escape, if you’re feeling adventures the more you can strip off the better!

 


You can learn even more by visiting the MyTeamSafe website at http://bit.ly/what-is-lone-working – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

 

 

 

 

 

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Increase safety, reduce stress.

You might think that employee safety (especially for lone workers) is just for the benefit of your staff, but what if I was to tell you that improved safety and employee perceptions of your work culture can improve job satisfaction (for them) and productivity (for your company).

Well, it’s not made up, it’s true – you can read more here http://www.innovationmanagement.se/2015/02/24/how-a-safe-workplace-can-lead-to-more-innovation

Of course, stress can come in many forms, money, work, family, health, etc. In this blog we are focusing on lone worker safety, reducing their stress by ensuring that they are being regularly looked after.

Just the other day I was speaking to someone who was accidentally locked in a toilet, they broke the handle and couldn’t get out.  It sounds trivial, but what if that employee needed regular medical attention (e.g. diabetic), what if that employee couldn’t get the attention of someone else?  What if there wasn’t anyone else in vocal range?  What if someone just locked up the building for the weekend?

With MyTeamSafe, if the employee doesn’t check-in within the allotted time period, escalations are introduced.  Maybe initially the escalation goes to their own mobile, to remind them to check-in.  That’s probably not much comfort if their phone is still sitting on their desk.  However, the next escalation could inform their supervisor – this is when the supervisor then intervenes and tries to communicate with the employee.

If the Employee can’t respond (he’s still locked in the Bathroom!), then the employer can check the last known GPS location and investigate, send someone else, or perhaps the emergency services.

By having a safety tool like MyTeamSafe, staff can be assured that should something happen, someone will be alerted.  This offers peace of mind and reduces stress.

Protecting your lone workers

Maybe you have higher risk roles in your workplace, so you might want to check up on them every one or two hours? Maybe you want to escalate to the supervisor quicker?  Maybe you want to send a text message to a few critical members of staff?

With MyTeamSafe the choice is yours, you can simply set up escalation strategies, such as “if late by x minutes” then I want “to do something”.  The ‘something’ is to send a push notification to someone’s smartphone, send an SMS message, or send an email.  Each escalation can contain a custom message.

When staff know they are being monitored, to ensure their safety, they are less stressed, less concerned with accidents, and more assured if an accident does occur, help will be on the way. This peace of mind does wonders for not only the employees but the supervisor.

Having a strong and reliable monitoring system like MyTeamSafe gives your lone workers more confidence and trust into your company. This would help decrease the pressure and stress from your lone worker knowing that their safety is a high priority as well as emergency contacts that will be contacted in case of an accident.

In addition to standard lone working strategies, a special ‘panic’ strategy can be created.  To initiate the panic mode, you can shake your phone three times, or send the SMS message ‘panic’ to the MyTeamSafe phone contact.

You define exactly how the escalations happen in a panic scenario too.  If you want the supervisor informed immediately via SMS, push notifications and email, you can.  Maybe you’ll send another update 5 minutes later, perhaps you’ll involve a second supervisor 15 minutes later, maybe 20 minutes later you will inform more people, you get the idea – it’s up to you to setup the escalations, to dovetail with your company policies.

Companies can use applications like MyTeamSafe to reduce risk, keep their lone workers safe, and provide an overall sense of security over the entire organisation.

If your safety policies do not include these kinds of safety measures, then your employees are in danger, perhaps it’s exaggerating their stress too.

Give them and your company a peace of mind knowing they are being protected wherever they are working.


You can learn even more by visiting the MyTeamSafe website at http://bit.ly/what-is-lone-working – you can try our lone working solution free for 30 days, with text (SMS), email and push notifications.

 

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