Where are the REAL WAH Jobs?

Diann - posted on 02/15/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Hi Ladies, My name is Diann and I am new to this site. I am disabled but not wheelchair bound. I bet I spend time everyday looking for the right WAH job. I use to be a recruiter and did very well at it, but when the economy fell so did my prospects.

Everything I have looked at either wants to charge to get work and everything I have read says DONT PAY FOR WORK!

I dont want to sell amway,avon, tupperware or candelite or anything else of that nature.They are all great products and I have sold them all at one time or another, but I have a hard time walking and lifting, however I am great at the computer and on the phone. Also love doing research type work.

Data Processing things like that. I would really appreciate if anyone could hook me up with something like this. Disability doesnt pay much a month and I am in desperate need of supplimenting my income. If anyone knows of anything that would suit my above requests I would really appreciate hearing from you. Thanks so much! Diann

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Tresie - posted on 05/13/2010

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Greetings Diann!

Boy do I know where you are coming from... it is a bit of a grueling search looking for a legitimate way to generate income from home. I know that finding a job can be quite difficult... I remember when I was searching.... But, I just wanted to stop by and share some information or advice for you. Working from home is an absolute blessing. You just have to decided whether or not you want a work at home job or a work at home career (home-business). I have been in the work from home field since 2003 and love it. I've worked for many companies from home (as an employee) and did enjoy doing it at the time. However, I prefer owning my own business over a work at home job cause you still have to have some schedule and report to someone in a home-based job. With my own business I have more FREEDOM and write my OWN schedule and if I need to leave really quick to go pick my daughter up from school, I just do it. I don't have to worry about my shift not being covered. In addition, I OWN it and I don't have to worry about being laid off or "fired." Yes, you can get laid off from a work from home job too (I did with 2 companies I worked for!! Then I was back at square one). Plus, I learned that NO employer will pay you what you are WORTH... you can only get that by working for yourself. I don't know about you, but I'm worth more than $7, $8, $9, $10, $11 an hour. I stop trading time for money long time ago....What I like even more is that I control how little and how much I make! As of September 2008, my home business has allowed me to work full-time/part-time from home based on my family's schedule!

You must also note the important differences between a home based job versus a work at home based career/ business. A home based job is a bit more difficult to find. Most of the ones that are commonly available are centered around telemarketing, appointment setting or customer service/ order taking. The ones that are legit have hundreds to thousands of people on their waiting lists and/or have tedious hiring procedures. You should NEVER PAY for a home based job. They will pay you either hourly or a base salary. Some pay by minute of talk-time and/or commissions. So be very careful when applying for work at home jobs where they are hiring you as an EMPLOYEE versus an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR. A home based business is much different from a work at home job. Some form of an investment whether minimal or large is normally required. However, unlike the work at home job, the investment and expenses are fully tax deductible. You will not be an EMPLOYEE (W-2) but classified as an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (1099) which identifies you as a SMALL BUSINESS OWNER with the IRS. Owning your own business is VERY REWARDING. You have FLEXIBILITY, FREEDOM, and the opportunity to EARN a SIGNIFICANT INCOME (because you are in control of what you make or don't make!). The key things you should look for when searching for a home business is a legitimate, reputable company, minimal investment, residual income (being paid monthly on one each "sign-up" you bring- similar to royalties that singers get when producing CDs), benefits, opportunity for advancement, valued product or services, unlimited support and training.

While you are conducting your search, you have to be careful about scams. In 2003, when I began my search for work from home I got scammed out of over $500. You name it, I've probably done it. That experience is what prompted me to pursue the degrees that I have which is in Paralegal Studies and Criminal Justice-(CSI and Cybercrime emphasis). I have done volunteer work for 4 or more years as an Internal Investigations Manager for a work at home forum that has now transformed into a telecommute agency. I eventually plan to work for the government in their Cybercrime Units. Pretty much I can spot a scam not even a mile a way!

Feel free to contact me for more information and advice on things you may come across and question if the company is a scam. As I stated before....You name it, I've probably done it! I've done over 30+ things from home so far. But I do recommend that you do your research on all businesses/ companies that you come in contact with. Don't always rely on consumer reports as your sole decision maker. Use that information to ask that company questions about the reports you may have found if if they answer your question entirely to your satisfaction, you make the decision to proceed with them or not. There are ALOT of disgruntled people out there calling companies scams when they are not. I have been dealing with a lot of cases where companies are cracking down on these people and suing them. So becareful who you are quick to call a scam and especially if you are posting it in a public domain.

If home-based jobs is what you're def looking for--- I have information available on LEGIT hiring companies that I've researched (ran background checks on) in my group as well as which scams to avoid: http://www.cafemom.com/group/91786. You can also send an email to cs@blessed2behome.org for a current list of hiring companies (no business opportunities will be provided- just legitimate jobs).

Many Blessings to You & Much Success With Your Journey,
Tresie

Anna - posted on 05/11/2010

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Hi Diann, have you tried oDesk. I work with them. they are registered with the BBB, and are a legitimate wah company.

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Veronica - posted on 10/29/2010

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Diann - are you still looking for work? I am currently doing interviews again, and would love to have a chat with you.
inbox me,
Veronica

Anita - posted on 10/02/2010

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what about bookkeeping. I am a tax agent and bookkeeper and do all my work from home. I get my clients to email or mail me their work.

Terra - posted on 09/26/2010

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Would love to show you a company that will you allow you to work from home in your spare time. As a busy mother of two, I know how hard it is. You will never have to sell anything to anyone. Just show people a webcast and if they like what they see, they sign up. That is it. If you are interested, would love to show you a webcast that explains it all in detail. You will be able to watch it from they comfort of your home at times that work for you. Then if you like what you see, we could chat. Sincerely, Terra

Mindy - posted on 09/07/2010

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Hi, Diann. Just wandering if you could send me the site that you found. I am also looking to work at home, but want no part of the selling side of it. :-)

Louisa - posted on 05/12/2010

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hi melissa, ive just started a home business and it seems to be working for me. i dont need to leave my home to deliver and do all my work over the phone or internet. i was clueless but did know what type of industry i wanted to try, so i took my lead from there and went with what i felt was right i had a look at ALOT of diffrent bussinesses asked alot of questions and held off for a long time before jumping in the deep end which i have just discovered its that deep. but i'd like to be the guy who just watches from th side of the pool lol. if you have any questions and would like to know what i know PM me and il get back to you with my links and info good luck it can be very overwelming but hopfully you'l find something you love and think man i'm so glad i have circle of mums hahahahaha



kind regards, louisa

Diann - posted on 03/24/2010

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Hi, I did find a LIGIT non scam website that has alot of work on it. In many different areas. The pay varies according to the job and your experience. NO FEES. The Site makes sure of that.

Diann - posted on 03/24/2010

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Yes I did find a job in fact I found many jobs to apply for on t he same site. Please send me a personal email and I will give you the link. ITs an awesome place and I have already been hired for 2 jobs all ready. Both are long term part time positions doing two different things I am qualified for.

Kristy - posted on 03/22/2010

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Diann I have read all these posts you have. Just wondering if you found something that works for you??? I am interested in the same areas of working from home that you are and I am having a very hard time finding something I can do typing or data entry or even transcription. If you have found something that you would like to share, please let me know. Good luck!

Diann - posted on 02/21/2010

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Sure I will share with you whatever I find. And I have responded to many of the jobs sites that
Jessica Callahan- put in the post above as I see there is work that I would really like to do and I dont know what state you are in, but there are several that have work by state so I would go check some out that way. And please let me know if you find something before I go. Thanks, Diann

Stephanie - posted on 02/21/2010

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Diann did you find a stay at home job??? Please keep me posted as I have been on the search for the perfect job that would allow me to stay at home and make money while being with my baby! I'm not looking for a sale job/own your own business... I am looking for a steady income.

Jessica - posted on 02/18/2010

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Hey Diann. I see that you are familiar with home based businesses so PLEASE keep in mind that a work at home JOB will NEVER have fees!!

I myself have a home based business with Ameriplan ... but I have Work At Home Job links that have some great info :)

Here are some more links to websites that have Legit Work At Home JOBS **some of these sites DO have home based businesses but you will easily be able to differentiate, most home businesses think that being with the BBB is great, & it is OKAY, but you get accredited when you PAY, look for other recognition that really matters & puts it above & beyond! ~

http://www.WAHM.com

http://www.Momportunity.com

http://www.sabrinascloset.info/work-at-h...

http://www.homejobsformom.com/

http://www.JobsforBusyMoms.com

http://www.workathomenoscams.com/jobs/

If you are interested in writing articles you can go to ~

http://www.textbroker.com

http://www.ehow.com

http://www.about.com

http://www.examiner.com

http://www.ezinearticles.com

http://www.helium.com

If you have ever heard of KGB or ChaCha.com you can answer text messages for pay here ~

http://www.kgb.com

http://www.chacha.com

I hope these help, Good luck on your work at home search! If you need any other resources please do not hesitate to ask :)

Jess

Diann - posted on 02/16/2010

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Thanks, Janine but I have already been contacted about this and its Melulicah or how ever you spell it lol. This still isnt what I am looking for. But I really appreciate you contacting me. I want data entry, research things like that, that invlove my PC and /or phone and not dealing with any products in any way. I know they are out there and will keep searching, In fact some one just posed a website of this nature and Im filling out applications as I write this for this kind of work. Thanks, Diann

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