I was laid off over a year ago from the mortgage industry - newly single mom - looking for work to do from home. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Tracy - posted on 02/23/2009
thank you all for your responses to my question - I am truly amazed at so many taking the time to try to help me. Thank you thank you! - I will take a look at all of this information, and hopefully be able to find something that will work from home, and provide enough income to support my two young boys. Again, bless you all!
Kristine - posted on 02/19/2009
If you are looking for an at home business where you can give yourself a raise when you want and make a residual income to last a lifetime then you will definitely want to check out what I do. I will be happy to get you the details so you can decide if this would be right for you as well. Feel free call me directly at 608-524-3441 or request info from my website www.workathomeunited.com/mybiz and I will be happy to call you. Good luck in your search!!
Amy - posted on 02/19/2009
I have an idea that I am sure you have heard or thought about. Any type of home parties. Those are OK if you are able to go out at night or on the weekend. I have tried a couple, but you need a referal for a referal or the business fizzels out. I do have a new one that I have started and I am joining a program too that is going to help coach me to do $1,000 a week in under 12 months. If you know the product you are selling and love the product you are selling the only thing left is to get good a coach to help teach how to promote the product. If you want to check it out go to cleanseyourbody.net
I hope this helps, we are all in situation where controlling our own future is important.
Marcia - posted on 02/19/2009
www.westathome.com is a telemarketing company that you can do from your couch. You take calls for companies like QVC or HSN and can make upward of $7 or more an hour. I have a friend who's been doing it for years as a single mom and I am currently in the process of getting on myself. Their office is based in San Antonio, Texas and I have worked for them before from the office. This will be my first experience from home though.
Also, Readers digest just had a full article on the best work at home jobs and here are the sites they mentioned (they also talked about west at home too) and what they specialize in. They strongly warn not to give out any money, SSN for account numbers until you are well along in the hiring process and know exactly whom you are dealing with. You can check bbb.org on a lot of these at home jobs too. Here is the meat of that article; it's in the March 2009 issue:
"Arise.com, working solutions.com, liveops.com and westathome.com specialize in outsourced call center jobs that can be done from home and generally pay $7 to$14 an hour. Read the fine print though, and you'll find that some pay only per minute you're on the phone (like liveops, which takes calls for infomercial customers), while other guarantee an hourly rate. there can be charges for background and credit check (not unusual in this industry) as well as training, incorporation, and equipment fees; a headset ($75 or so), highspeed internet acess, a dedicated landline, and current software.
Then there are sites such as virtualassistants.com and tjobs.com, which are in effect job boards that charge a fee for access to listings. The trade-off is that you don't have to weed through postings to find ones geared toward home workers and there are fewer scam listings. But anyone willing to do the work can generrally find the same listings on free job boards, then do the due dilligence themsleves. Momcorps.com is a free job board geared toward stay at home mothers as well as a staffing service that lets you post a detailed profile. Pay $9.95 a month and your profile jumps to the top of an employers search.
Virtual marketplace sites - like elance.com. odesk.com, and guru.com - link up freelancers who have specialized skills with employers by having candidates bid for jobs. Grumblers complain that they're competing with offshore workers who lowball figures to win assignments.
Some of the most attractive at home jobs can be found at vipdesk.com, which hires virtual personal assistants for clients. The catch? You need to submit a resume and writing sample, agree to a background and credit check, interview by phone twice, train for ten days, provide references, and be available to work nights, weekends, and holidays. And you may have to wait. Hourly pay is $14 to $20."
Amanda - posted on 02/19/2009
started a reply and think I lost it so apologies if I repeat myself (my life story!)
think you are probably looking for a full time salary but just thought I'd share an idea I often have even though it would probably only provide a temporary or additional source of income. If you are the creative, patient type..... how about offering a service of collating and making a memory book of kids school art. I have an overflowing box of the stuff that I want to keep some of but it seems such a daunting task. I'm sure there are other mums out there who could also do with someone taking the art away and returning it in a beautiful keepsake book. Good luck with finding something suitable.