Every week I receive phone calls and emails from parents looking for work they can do from home. Finding great jobs where you can work from home is rare. Your best bet is to negotiate with your current employer because they know you and your capabilities. If you have been out of the workforce for a while, you have to work harder to get it. My key tips are:
1. Know what you are good at. Specialise in something.
2. Sell yourself. Place an advertisement in your local paper of drop flyers around your neighbourhood. All it takes ia a few clients and if you are good enough, you will get referrals.
3. Tell everyone what you want to do do - your family, friends, old work colleagues, and previous employers. Great leads often come from close to you.
4. Don't ever think that working from home is a substitute for child care.
Visit www.careermums.com.au and dowload our article on Working From Home for more information (in the Recommended reading section). It will also help you to understand if you are the right type of person to work from home.