Looking for some work to do from my home, but I don't want to fall for scam one's. Help Anyone?!?!?

Laura - posted on 03/18/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )




I am a stay at home mom, I actually own my own bussiness already. I make glass beads and sell them on the internet, however with tough times right now in our economy my sales have dropped tremendisly over the last six months. It is the worst I have seen in the six years I have been doing it.

I would like to find something that allows me to be home with my daughter and newborn. I don't want to fall into the scam's that some of these offer so I am looking for your help and direction.

One other thing I do not have any extra cash to put into starting another business so any ideas that include puting forth alot of money for start up will not work for me, but I appreciate your help.

Thanks again for any ideas and support!


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Mari - posted on 06/14/2010




Can you send me your online site where you sell you beaded jewelry at taz.4u@cox.net

Connie - posted on 05/21/2009




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Julie - posted on 05/13/2009




totally not a scam. Awesome opportunity!
No selling, no buying inventory, no home shows!

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Patrice - posted on 05/04/2009




Hi Laura!

And I understand with everything else how hard it is looking for legit work at home. I have been a stay at home mom for about 7 yrs and I too started out looking for a work at home job. I found several differnt site some that wanted you to pay for their job boards, And some I did just that. Only to find out I would be making 7 to 8 dollars an hour (on top of trying to keep a 3 yr old and 4yr old quite for 3 to 4 hours) Of course these companies don't want the people calling to know that you are infact at home.

So I then started to take a different approach, I started looking into work at home business. I too not a sell person at all. Found tons of information and business out there. What I did in decideing was to make a list of thing I would do and a list of things that I would never do. That's when I found this great company. It has truly been a God sent. Now if you are serious about working from home I would get my list statred. And go for it Also listen to this call this business has truly changed or family( and still changing) I would like you to give me a honest opion of what you think even if you think this is not for you. 1-800-514-1258

Thanks in advance,

Mandi - posted on 04/08/2009




Hi Laura, my name is Mandi McCraw and I am a SAHM/WAHM of 3 wonderful children. I am an independent distributor selling Mia Bella Gourmet Candles and I also have just started another business with a company that provides all healthy, non toxic products. This was important to me because I do have children and 2 of them are 19 mo. old so they are into everything. There is a very LOW start up cost with both of them and if you would like to get somemore information about either on of them please message me and we'll talk then. Good luck and may God bless!!!

Ashley - posted on 04/07/2009




Hey there

I started my PartyLite Business when my daughter was 3 months old and I was able to get the starter kit for FREE! You do have to do parties, but you just do as many as you want and when you want. I rarley do any "live shows" i just do email shows or book shows where i just have to meet with my hostess to give them the catalogues and give them a few tips and im on my way. My husband loves the help and doesnt mind at all the few and far between times i have to be gone in the evenings. The product totally sells itself not only in design but unparalelled quality. Let me know if you interested in getting started!


Tina - posted on 04/07/2009




Hi Laura.  I am a stay at home mom as well and have the pleasure of working from home.  I have alligned myself with an amazing company that focuses on the betterment of our health and well-being.  It it recommended by THOUSANDS of Doctors and has been clinically researched by top hospitals and universities world wide.  It has also been published in peer-reviewed scientific/medical journals.  If you are interested please feel free to email me at t.ayala78@yahoo.com and I will be more than happy to explain all the details to you.  I can tell you that it is definitely not a scam and does not cost a lot of money to start up.  The best part is that you do not have to keep any inventory because the company takes care of basically everything for you!  All you have to do is share the product with others.  The company provides you with everything else!!

Jennifer - posted on 03/26/2009




Hi there! I am a stay-at-home mom too, and I recently started my own shaklee business. Shaklee has been in the nutrition industry for more than 50 years! Shaklee has a green line of cleaning products that are safe for you and your home. Shaklee also has a beauty line and a personal care line. It offers the flexibility to work when you can, and make others lives healthier. There are some great new products that have come out and are coming out, along with a lot of incentives to build a shaklee business. Please let me know if you're interested. you can email me at galatians2.20@bresnan.net

Nicole - posted on 03/26/2009




I work from home without having to sell any products, go door-to-door, purchase inventory or host parties. FREE TRAINING, FREE WEBSITE and 100% RISK~FREE! This opportunity is with a team of motivated partners who work together to run our own home~based business. Our Team partners with a 24yr old PROSPEROUS company which allows us to work at~home with our computers and telephones. Visit our website ASAP for more info that can make a difference in your household for a LIFETIME!!! ndilly@iw.net. Thanks Nicole Dilly

Erin - posted on 03/26/2009




you can sell Avon that is what I do! go to www.youravon.com/erinbarnes for more info! if you have any questions just contact me.

Heather - posted on 03/26/2009




Oh that is cool!  I actually make bead necklaces in my spare time and do some oil painting.  I need more spare time to make enough necklaces to sell!  keep giving them to my children and relatives for gifts.  I used to do medical transcription from my home, but my wrists got too sore to do that anymore, so I had to find a different job.  I have four children and my husband was deployed to Kuwait in December and we live out in the country, so searching for a legitimate at home job opportunity was high on my list.  What I found was a 24 year old Fortune 500 Wellness Company.  There is no investment, no stocking, no delivery of products.  I simply help set up wholesale membership accounts for some really amazing and exclusive products.  I was very excited about this opportunity especially as I had used their products when I was expecting my children and I have been very excited to see the tremendous growth over the years, and in just five month I have completely replaced my transcription income!  My wrists are starting to heal, and I am able to be here for the children!  It has been one of the best choices I have ever made for our family.  If you are interested, you can email me here, on my email which is http://workathomeunited.com/green4life and I will be happy to discuss more with you.  Thanks!

Debbie - posted on 03/26/2009




It just seems that people will mention their business a lot of times but they don't actually tell you what they do. A couple of those businesses sounded like they could be good that were posted above but it's hard to tell when the person doesn't actually say what they do. .... I wish there was just a data entry type of thing that people could do at home. I'm a great typist. Just with how much childcare is for my 3 kids, I'd have to make over $1500 - $2000 a month just to make how much childcare will cosst me. It'd be wonderful if I could find something where I could make even $500 or so a month just to help out and feel like I'm doing something and my husband isn't having to do it all.

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Claudia - posted on 03/25/2009




Hi Laura,

In this economy I have seen a lot of my friends and family go through layoffs, downsizing and slow sales.  I have been fortunate enough to have a found a business that has been recession-proof and in fact has consistently grown.  They key is to find something that interests you and that isn't an out of pocket expense for you or others.  I have both and would love to share it with you....  It's been a blessing to be able to share this business with some friends, family and yes even strangers because it has proven to be a life-saver for some.

You can visit my website www.HelpUstayHome.com or just contact me directly and I'd be happy to get you more details.

Claudia 702-765-0205


Lori - posted on 03/24/2009




Hey Laura! I just wanted to let you know I totally understand where your coming from there are definately alot of Scams out there and just want to let you know to be really careful when looking for a work from home JOB, there are very few true work at Home JOBS; Most Work at Home Opportunities are Businesses that do require some type of start up fee. You are right there are alot of Scams out there so please just be sure to do your homework!

I would like you to tell you a little bit about my company, while we do have a cost involved it is very minimal. Less than $1.66 a day! Thats less than a McCafe Coffee at McDonalds & You own your own Business & make a Great Income!! I really think that my Company could help you out in your situation!

I a Mom to 3 children, I have a 6 year old son and 2 year old twin girls and I have been making a GREAT Income at Home from the time my twins were about 4 months old! I personally have been promoted 3 times and am a Executive Sales Director with AmeriPlan. I work with the Nations Number 1 Dental & Medical Benefits Company! We have been in Business for over 16 years and are members in good Standing with the US Chamber of Commerce among many other Credentials!

The best thing about what I do is that I do everything from the comfort of my own home & I am in the Position to Help so many people! Whether it is someone who needs Affordable & Quality Healthcare or Someone who Needs to make an Income I am in the Business of Helping People! How Awesome is that!

You can find out more about my company and schedule a time to talk to me personally by visiting my website at www.scheduleyourinterview.com I hope you find something that is a Great Fit for you and your Family! I know AmeriPlan has enabled me to Stay at Home and raise my 3 babies and not have to worry about Daycare or not getting to watch them Grow!

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Sarah - posted on 03/18/2009





I am a stay at home mom and have a 6 month old son. I just recently joined The M.O.M. Team and I absolutely love it. I work with other moms who are all very supportive and extremely helpful in training me to learn all the ways of the business. The training is free and the support is unlimited!! I don't have to sell anything, keep inventory, or do parties. It is a very fun and flexible business and I love the fact that I can work when I want and still be there for my son. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, please visit my website www.4TheMoms.com. I would love to talk to you and give you more info!!


User - posted on 03/18/2009




The best advice I received was this. Go to the GoDaddy.com website. From there go to the Domain search on the top. Type in the website and it will pop up who owns the company. From there go to the BBB and fill in the appropriate information. You will be able to see if that company is legitimate or not. Hope that helps. Oh, and as far as a business is concerned. The one I work for is called Scentsy. Here is my website if you choose to check it out. I have only been working with the company for about a month, but so far so good. =) http://www.scentsy.com/veronicabeebe

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