About two thirds of our roles at Parkinson's UK are home-based, with office facilities set up within staff members' homes.
If you're thinking about applying for one of our home-based jobs, find out here what that could mean for you.
The best opportunities in this field come when you network and proactively pitch to companies, but the Freelance Writers’ Den, a $25/month membership site, is a great place to start if you’re looking for high paying projects.
Writing resumes may seem simple, but most people often find it hard to talk themselves up.
With a generally agreed pattern of work, if you're home-based your working day starts either at the point you start working in your office (ie logging on to your computer and telephone) or when you leave your home to attend a meeting, visit a client, etc.
We operate a flexi-time scheme, which offers you a degree of flexibility in your start and finish times.At either end of your day you can arrive at work and be home in minutes. And you'll have no commuting costs, which for some people can be thousands of pounds every year.You will have a degree of flexibility in planning your working week (apart from cases where your attendance may be required, for example at team meetings, local group meetings etc) within the boundaries of your weekly contracted hours.To get started, try Googling marketing agencies and see if they need help handling the clients they’ve already landed.Social media managers promote content that builds relationships and promotes sales for companies. There’s a huge need for writers now, as more and more companies want to build long term trust with their target audiences, and they do that by providing top quality content.If you’re used to getting a lot of likes or comments, or if you’re great at motivating others through your posts, you might want to consider turning this into a profession.Social media managers build communities for companies on social media, engage these communities in conversations (for example, getting a lot of comments), and encourage them to take some sort of an action (like reading a blog post, signing up to an email list, or buying a product).Through our staff who work from home, we are able to provide local information, support and education across the UK.We can also provide other services to people with Parkinson's, their families and carers, our local groups, and healthcare professionals in your area.Well-fed freelance writers stay out of “content farms” and bidding sites, where you compete with hundreds of other writers for the same projects and get the gig if you under-quote yourself enough.To be a well-fed freelance writer, you need to go out there and market yourself to your target audience – usually, marketing managers – like any other business owner.