View Full Version : Legitimate Work From Home Jobs
08-28-2009, 07:14 PM
Hi!! I'm a mother of two (5 yrs and 7 weeks) and I really want to find a job where I can work from home. Preferrably a legitimate one! Does anyone know how to get started, or of jobs out there that hire you to work from home? I'm in Alabama if that matters, and I would appreciate any help I could get!
08-28-2009, 08:49 PM
I hate to sound like a negative Nellie on this subject, but I don't think the whole working from home thing really works. There may have been great business opportunities in the past, but I think it's kind of antiquated. Especially since most work at homes are of the Avon, Tupperware, Mary Kay variety. In a slow market, I can't imagine there's a huge amount of customers looking to spend. And there's so many of these companies and representatives, it's cutthroat and not worth the small amount you may earn.
Then there's always selling insurance. Don't even get me started on that! I've gotten more "friends" calling me now that they were laid off and started up selling insurance. It's crazy.
There may be some transcription/medical billing work to be had. I know my cousin does something to that effect, but I don't know how you get into it- and there's probably a lot of training involved.
Oh! And you can be a call center person, whenever it's after hours somewhere they forward the phone to your phone, but it's usually a night time gig.
A few friends of mine have started a bakery business. They do wedding cakes and whatnot. They seem to be doing ok, both moms who can cook! Anyway, sorry if that bordered on rant. I hope it was somewhat informative!
08-29-2009, 08:32 AM
I'm going to have to agree with craftyashley. I've been looking for a way to work from home for ages now because of my health and then because of my dd, and everything I've found seems to be a scam or I just can't get it to work. There are some people who can make it work, I guess I'm not one of them. My SIL stays home with her kids and she sells Melaleucca products to make extra money. YOu have to be very committed for something like that and be willing to put yourself out there. Another option is maybe starting a home daycare. That's something I'm seriously considering and if you can find enough kids, you'll make decent money.
08-29-2009, 10:31 AM
NO that's not a rant. I totally understand. It's virtually impossible to find anything legitimate that isnt Mary kay or Avon, which I've done and never want to do again. Keeping kids is an option, but wouldn't I need to be certified in CPR first? That's doable since I'd like to be certified for my own children't sake, but I'm not sure if I want to keep multiple kids.
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