I’ve worked from home for over 20 years, firstly running my own cleaning business and later working as a business adviser. My book 'Work from Home' shares many of my own experiences of home working, plus those of home workers of all kinds. The idea behind it was to help new home workers avoid having to re-invent the wheel, and to give more experienced ones some tips to be more productive and happy working from home.
I set up my blog workfromhomewisdom.com soon after the book was published as a way of keeping information current, and it’s regularly mentioned in the national press and specialist publications. And what a lot of changes there have been!
Jelly and coworking didn’t exist when I wrote the book, and now they are all over the UK. I was a pioneer of Jelly, and there’s a section of the blog dedicated to what it is and what to do there, plus my very detailed How to Start Your Own Jelly Guide if you want to set up your own group.
I work one-to-one with stuck home workers to help them see the wood from the trees. It’s easy to lose perspective when you live and work in the same place, and I can provide an objective ear when family and friends may have their own agenda and opinions about what you should do!
Come and see me and other home workers at workfromhomewisdom.com, to pick up some inspiration and information, and share your own - I’m always looking for home workers to share their stories and expertise, whether it be in the form of interviews, guest blog posts or photos of your home office. You never know who you might encourage on a bad day!