What is home-based work?

Home-based work or homework is done in or around the home for an income. It is not household work done for the family without payment, or domestic work such as cleaning or childcare did for an employer in their house.

Home-based work can range from labour-intensive manual or machine tasks (such as sorting, cleaning, packaging, labelling, coil winding and soldering) to the production of electronic equipment and in the service sector (activities such as filling envelopes, mailing, typing, word and data processing, invoicing, editing, and translating) to garment and textile industries, the leather industry, artificial flower making, handicraft, pottery and weaving