Real online job at home for single teen mom age 16

Alissa - posted on 02/04/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I've been looking for online Jobs, a real one though not a scam. My child is one and a half I had him when I was 15, his dad left the state never met him so no help from his family what so ever. My parents are helping but I need a way to make money hoping that there is real jobs online? I do my schooling online as well. Please let me know if you know any real online Jobs, thanks.

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Guest - posted on 02/05/2015

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You can write a blog about ANYTHING you are interested in. Go to wordpress.com, they have free blogs that you can set up from your computer. You will need a paid account if you wish to earn revenue from ads and affiliate programs, but you can use your free blog to drive people to your etsy page and buy stuff.

For example, say you want to open an etsy store selling knit and crochet hats. Make some hats and post them in your etsy store, then use your blog to write about the hats. You can write articles about baby fashions, the importance and benefits of keeping a hat on the baby, even simple how-to articles for simple crochet projects. Put links to your etsy page throughout the articles, and people will click on them and go to your etsy page, and eventually buy stuff, but even if they don't buy stuff, they will benefit your page. The more people visit your page, even if they do not buy anything, the higher your page goes in both google and etsy search results! Try to write at least one article a week, but the more you write, the more people will visit the blog, and the more people will end up at your etsy store.

I know writing a "how-to" article for something you make seems counter intuitive--why would they buy yours if they can make it themselves? Trust me, they will. They will be beginners, and they will want to buy one or two to look at first. Also, many will just get overwhelmed trying to learn it (crafts aren't for everyone--I suck at them) and respect what you do even more, which means they will being willing to pay more for it.

Once you've been writing for a while and are writing easily and regularly, invest in a paid site. This will mean you have your own domain name--instead of soandso.wordpress.com you will just be soandso.com. Once you have that, you can post affiliate links (these are links to products for sale on Amazon and other retailers) and you get paid anytime someone uses your link to get to the affiliate site and buys something. You can also post ads with adwords and other similar companies. They will choose ads for your blog based on your content, and the ads will be displayed along the edge (Like the ones to the right side of this thread), and you will be paid per click. These don't pay much, so it isn't really worth investing in a paid site until you are writing a lot and have a good handful of readers, but once you have a lot of readers, you can make a few hundred or more each month just with ads.

Guest - posted on 02/04/2015

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Unfortunately, there are not really any "real" online jobs for people with your work experience. Most companies that allow employees to work from home only do so for established employees that they cannot afford to lose. Employers don't like the at home work arrangement because there is very little opportunity for supervision, so the employee that is granted the option of working from home is usually an employee who has already established a high level of trust between themselves and the employers.

That said, you can CREATE a job for yourself that you can do from home on your computer. Obviously, it isn't as easy as going to work for someone else, but the options are endless, you can be as flexible with your time and income as you wish, and you have full control over how much or how little you earn.

If you have a blog, you can join affiliate programs and earn ad revenue if you have a decent following. You can also seek sponsorship from product manufacturers if you can make people buy their products by writing about them.
If you know how to knit, crochet, sew, make candles, or do any other kind of craft, you can make things to sell on Etsy.com.
If you are a good writer, there are websites you can sign up for writing assignments and get paid to write articles and essays--like instruction manuals, how to articles, or fluff fillers. You'll need a few sample writing pieces to post.

If working from home is something you want to do as an adult, there are careers more suited for it than others, such as accounting, so keep that in mind as you consider your college major.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/04/2015

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Apply to a real company and ask for a remote work situation.

That's about it.

File for child support from the kid's father. That will help some. I'm glad you're trying to be responsible. Good luck.

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Alissa - posted on 02/07/2015

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Thank YOU SO MUCH!! I think I'm gonna do that for sure for knitting hats and stuff. That's a good idea. I really wanna do that now! Our computer crashed the other day so that sucks big time but once it's up again I'm gonna do that :) thank you soo much!!

Alissa - posted on 02/05/2015

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Shawnn- I can't file for child support because he went to a different country. And I am I've been trying hard and nothings been seeming to go right. But Thank you (: hopefully luck does come my way soon. I think once I turn 17 this summer things will get a little better.

Alissa - posted on 02/05/2015

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Thank you so much but what type of blog do you mean? I have thought about knitting, and crochet hats and socks and even little new born hats I loved the yarn ones for my son. So I think that's a good idea. I want to get a job like a store, or fast food restaurant,etc. But There's no possible way with my dad being sick my mom's always at work and so is my oldest sister and the rest are all to young to watch him. I would get a babysitter but have to be able to pay them and have a hard time trusting anyone with my child nowadays.

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