Interested in a work at home program

Giselle - posted on 06/03/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Not looking for a get rich quick scheme just to make some extra money. If anyone has any advice or recommendations I would really appreciate it. Thanks =)

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I took a hobby (ok, serious obsession :)) and turned it into an at home business. I have a dressmaking business. It took about 5 years for me to quit my out of the home job (bridal alterations at a bridal shop; I turned that into a contract job). And I used daycare when my son was little. Working at home is still working. While I can take a break any time I want to (after all, I'm the boss), I still have to produce the work for my clients or I'm out of business. My sister has run an home daycare for over 30 years now, starting when her children were 9 and 3. She works a 7 to 5 day, 5 days a week without breaks (unless all the children are napping at the same time and that's not often with children from 2 months to Kindergarten age). At one time, I answered the phone for a small heating and air conditioning company and worked as a seamstress for a woman who sewed custom draperies in her garage. Both jobs I got by networking--one through church and the other from dh's then boss.

Make a list of what you enjoy doing. It could be sewing, cooking, cleaning, running errands, keyboarding, googling information on the internet, creating websites for other companies, bookkeeping for small businesses, before and after school care, etc. Some will be home based but the work done elsewhere. If you want to work from home for a company, network with friends, family, co-workers and your boss if you are already working. You will need to prove that you have child care in place (even if it's someone coming into your home to care for them while you are working), you are reliable, and that you can produce the amount and quality of work required.

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♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 06/10/2012

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As Chris suggested if you have something you're really good at you could try to turn that into a business. My MIL sews scrub tops for extra money and sells them to her co-workers. Other than that I have no ideas.

Jodi - posted on 06/10/2012

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Oh, sorry Giselle, I wasn't referring to you. I have had to delete posts trying to sell you their business opportunity You are more than welcome to ask your question. I should have clarified.

Giselle - posted on 06/10/2012

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I appreciate your feedback but I'm pretty sure I wasn't soliciting anything pertaining to my own business. I was simply asking any suggestions on anything anybody has heard about that is credible, not a job application.

Jodi - posted on 06/10/2012

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Ladies, this is NOT an invitation for you to start promoting your own business opportunity, this is considered soliciting and is NOT permitted on this site.



Basically, if you have a vested interest in this person taking up YOUR business opportunity, it is solicitation. If you are involved in what you are offering the OP, it is solicitation.



Thank you

Jodi

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