Is there really a stay at home job for stay at home moms

Dana - posted on 08/07/2013 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have three girls, my oldest is going soon but the youngest is only in 1st grade and I find myself being resentful because I am not able to do things for myself or even hold down a full time job because of the hours my husband works. I am frustrated because I want my own.

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Shonda - posted on 08/11/2013

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There actually are many ways for moms to work from home and make decent money. It sounds as though you may need to do something that is not only a job, but something you are interested in doing, even passionate about.

The Internet presents so many possibilities when talking about working from home. For instance, my sister is a paralegal. She was working for 2 different lawyers two years ago and making a fair amount of money. After some family problems and soul searching, she began her own virtual paralegal website. She now files motions, writes blog posts, does taxes, etc. all from home and is making as much as or more than she was before.

I have 4 kids. They are 18, 15, 10 and 6. I have been through something similar to what you are going through now. I made a list of things I was very passionate about and then did a Google search, hoping to find some kind of employment. That didn't work out so well. I started researching work at home moms, freelance jobs and sites, and making money from home.
That is when I stumbled upon an idea for a blog. I taught myself to write blog posts and articles using plr articles I got for free. I re-wrote them until I thought I could possibly write one myself.

Next, I started the blog and it actually got fairly big. I even had to purchase a dedicated server to handle all the plugins I was using and traffic I was getting. At some point I realized that I was very good at marketing. Internet marketing, actually. I started reading everything I could about it and practicing my skills with my site and my sister's paralegal site.

Today, I have several clients that I write web content for and I've got one client for whom I do Internet marketing and social media marketing. I get to work when I want - which with four kids and a husband around is usually in the middle of the night - but I couldn't be more happy.

I know you can use your imagination, do a little research and find something you can do that you enjoy as well as get paid for doing. Good luck :)

Chet - posted on 08/07/2013

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I know lots and lots of people who work from home! I have a friend who used to do freelance editing from home, and I have another friend taking courses right now to be a tech writer. She plans to do contract work from home with it eventually. I know someone who does medical transcription from home. She's been doing it for nearly ten years. I know somebody else who took orders for a large pizza delivery chain from home for awhile. Basically, when the call centre got too busy they had people at their houses using headsets and home computers to handle the overrun. I have a relative who does booking and scheduling of free samples for grocery stores from home. My husband does software development from home and he has a cousin who bakes all the desserts for a local restaurant. She has a commercial kitchen in her basement. A lot of people also do music or art lessons out of their home. Even if you don't play an instrument you could get certified to do something like Kindermusik. I also know somebody who does custom wedding invitations from home, and someone who does bookkeeping from home. And lots of people run retail websites from home, but your basement or your garage turns into a stock room and you need to like packing boxes!

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Michelle - posted on 08/09/2013

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My post wasn't at you Dana. It was about the post I had to delete as it was soliciting.

Dana - posted on 08/08/2013

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@ Michelle Waldbillig--I'm sorry I am new to this site and someone left me a link for helpful information to a question that I had posted I didn't know that mentioning anything about her career choice was a recruiting pitch I was not asking a question about the military I was asking a question about a concern I was having. Thanks

Michelle - posted on 08/08/2013

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*****************Admin Reminder***************
It is against the policy in here to post solicitations. This includes links to your websites.
You are able to discuss different options but do NOT post recruiting pitches or any "PM me for more information".

Michelle,
SAHM Admin.

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