It’s a brand new year – is it time for a new career?

When it comes to your career, there are lots of factors that can change the path you originally saw yourself on. Becoming a parent, struggles with your health or a loved one’s health can mean a 9 am to 5 pm job is just not well suited to your lifestyle. Becoming self-employed may seem extremely daunting, however, it is potentially the best way to find a career that perfectly fits into your and your family’s lifestyle, and gives you the flexibility you need. There are lots of ways you can create a career from the comfort of your own home – below are just a few options to get you started.                                                              

Life Coach

If you have a lot of life experience and want to inspire others to set goals and achieve them – and believe you have the advice and skills to help them accomplish just that – you may want to consider becoming a Life Coach. Life coach training is available online so will fit into any commitments you have whilst gaining the qualifications needed, and will provide you with the skills required to start up a successful and sustainable business where you can create your own schedule and earn an income from home.


Do you love inspiring and educating others? If so, starting up your own tutoring business could be for you. Whether it’s at primary or secondary level, you have a degree you would hate to go to waste with a career change, or you are a whizz at a certain instrument  – there are so many options for tutoring that you may not have even realised you had the skills in order to tutor in the first place.

The rewards of tutoring are not only financial. The sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when your student excels in an exam is an outstanding feeling and the sole reason many people take on tutoring. You will be able to schedule when you tutor so it can be at a time suitable for you and you’ll be in charge of the number of students you take on allowing you to create and manage your own workload.


If you have a passion for fashion, lots of family outings you’d love to document and share with world, or a certain niche that you want to create a community for – blogging is a sustainable and fun way of making money from home. Utilize your passions and interests in order to share it with others who will appreciate your well-informed and structured content. If you are able to gain a loyal following, you may find many doors opening with opportunities to work with certain brands and services, which will increase your income.

It will also open up a whole social channel in your life, which is not only essential to your business, but to your own sanity – especially if you are under a lot of stress in your life. It is an imperative way of focusing your attention on something else, so even the most monumental pressures in your life appear a lot easier to handle.

Hopefully, this has given you a few ideas on how you can change up your career to fit in with your lifestyle. Life changes continuously, and it’s beneficial to have a job that can fit around it, rather than trying to fit your life around your work.