I Need Help with Home Employment

Updated on October 17, 2008
M.R. asks from Overland Park, KS
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I need to work from home but i don't want to go into those false advertisements. I don't want to pay for work! I need help and ideas!!!!

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J.O.

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http://www.wahm.com/jobs.html

the above link lists some actual jobs--you have to be careful because many people who are in multi-level marketing companies (such as Amway/Quixtar, Mary Kay, Arbonne, etc.) have been well trained to avoid words like "selling" and "recruiting" and they talk around the facts to convince you that you can actually make money with a concept that is essentially flawed.

If you want legitimate work from home, please keep in mind that legitimate employers will not ask you for money for anything.

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D.S.

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I have an opportunity I would love to share with you. I searched for 2 years for an "at home" business that was not a scam. I LOVE MY JOB! It's a great company that you can believe in! Please contact me so I can give you all the wonderful details! [email protected]____.com.

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L.W.

answers from Kansas City on

Hello, I am also looking into home employment and was wondering if you had any luck. Have you been able to find anything legitimate?

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P.M.

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M.,

I have worked from home for a data entry company for about a year now. It's great. There are some requirements (typing speed, number of hrs worked, etc) and you have to go into the office a few times a week to drop off and pick up your work. This is legit and I am so thankful for the extra income it has provided me and my family. If you are interested, let me know and I will give you more info. Good luck!!

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F.F.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Hi M.. I wanted to get back with you about working at home. I see a lot of people have answered already. Unfortunately most of those businesses are all about selling products. We don't sell products but actually help people save money. So check out my website at www.FreedomAtHomeTeam.com/F. and feel free to contact me if its something that interests you. Take care! and good luck with your search. Oh and by the way we actually do have a regional office here in oklahoma city (i dont know where you are) where you can go get trained.

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R.W.

answers from Oklahoma City on

I currently work from home. I work as an online tutor. I work through Tutor.com. It is a great company, in my opinion. If you, or anyone else, are interested, I would be happy to pass on more information.

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K.Z.

answers from St. Louis on

I just started a home party biz with Do-Re-Me & You! just a couple months ago and I LOVE IT! I sell toys, cds, games, books and puzzles all for kids! Most everything revolves around music and my daughter gets to enjoy all the perks of free educational toys. I work mostly from home promoting it and an occasional home party out (day or evening).

I have so much to share about it, too much to type. But you can earn a FREE starter kit just by hosting a party. For more details, check out my web-site and contact me for more questions. www.drmy.net/kzagarri (not a scam, I promise. I'm just a mom like you)

I also have an ad listed on this site under employment.
Thanks for looking and good luck with your search!
-K. Z

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N.T.

answers from Kansas City on

M.,

First I'd decide what type of work at home you want. Do you want a job? Do you want a direct sales business? Do you want to provide a service based business?

Once you've researched those options and have narrowed it down to one then it'll be much easier for you to locate what would work great for you.

There are many great work at home options online...sadly there are many more scams too. I've been working part time from home for about 5 years and full time since 2004. So, it can happen.

It takes trial and error and learning, but nothing good comes easily, right? hehe There are sites out there that are good resources... one of which is www.internetbasedmoms.com (not mine).

Hoping that helps and wishing you all the best.

N.

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M.B.

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Hi M., I have 4 children work from home. I love what I do. I make my own hours, I decide when I want to work. AtHome America is a 24 year old business, member of the BBB, nationally recognized, in May it was in O Magizine, now currently in Oct/Nov issue of Country Sampler, and fetured on Extreme Make Over Home Eddition!!! But look at my website www.athome.com/M. and if you are interested you can contact me. By the way its start for FREE... you get homewares and business supplies, and after you qualify this month you can earn $100 of the 2008 homewares so you are already prepared for a great beginning!!!

It's Athome America's Birthday!!! Which to you it means you would be getting the gifts!!!

Moms, you could end up paying next to nothing for some awesome homewares. Many times my hostesses only pay S&H and tax so imagine what this means--really next ot nothing!

Your guests will love it, too, as October them, not only an exclusive HOT BUY special (with a $50.00 order), but the oportunity to purchase one of 24 homewares for only $7, many up to $50 in the catalog.
One lucky hostess will recieve $2400 in homewares and a visit from the Lisa and Becky the sisters that started AHA!!!

call me today to book your homeshow or bookshow and be prepared for all of the special occasions coming up this fall and winter Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines Day, Birthdays anniversaries the list just keeps going.

HomeStyle Specialist
M. Blakesley
[email protected]____.com
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www.athome.com/M.
Ottawa, Kansas


EARN the homewares you love for FREE-become a Homestyle Specialist!
Join today and earn a cruise around the Hawaiian Islands!

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J.B.

answers from Springfield on

Dear M.:

My name is J. B.. I have some information you may be interested in about working from home, setting your own schedule, and selling a product that will never, ever go out of style.
It is an excellent opportunity, especially if you don't want to put out money for a program you are not sure about.

The buisness is Committed to providing the tools for a brighter future. It's more important than ever to spend time with children, keeping the lines of communication open. these toys, books, music and programs promote family involvement... adults sharing in the learning experience, offering insight and encouragement.

Our mission is to provide children with the tools they need to build a better world. Your commitment helps to shape the next generation of bright, imaginative children and to prepare them to meet the challenges of the future.

When you are ready to give me a call to ask any questions you may have, please do not hesitate.

J. B.
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T.W.

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M.,

My name is T. I work for home and it's the best fun and easy work from home oppertunity I have found.
You can work part time and still make as much as $2500.00 a month or more. I know sounds to go to be true, but guess again.
Tell you what give me 4 months of your time and effort working just part time together we can get you makeing the same amount or better. For more info. email me and I will share what I think is the best Buisness oppurtunity to work from home there is. [email protected]____.com

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K.F.

answers from Bloomington on

I work from home and I am a full time student and a full time single parent. I would love to share my opportunity for Taste of Home ENTERTAINING with you, we are a brand new company and I am actively looking for team members in this area. Check out my website at http://K..tohe.com and contact me for more information. I would love to have coffee or a soda with and discuss the options, benefits, and rewards my company has to offer.

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C.S.

answers from Peoria on

Hi there M.,

I know it has been a long time since your post here. Are you still looking for work at home? I know you have a lot of posts here and I don't want to overwhelm you. I'm not a pushy sales person. After over three years of searching I have finally found a home based business that works for me! Now, not everything is for everybody. If you are interested or curious, just let me know. I'd be happy to chat with you about it. You can check out my website or just send me a note through mamasource.

Good luck to you!

C. Smith
www.enhanceyourwayoflife.com

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M.M.

answers from Enid on

Hello M.,

I agree that the first thing you should look at is a hobby or something you've wanted to learn more about. I started making soap as a hobby with my girls but we ended up with so much that I decided to start my own business. It's very easy to do however it won't get you the kind of income you need to live comfortably RIGHT NOW...unless your business is an over night sensation. :) It builds up gradually.

Having your own business is great for flexibility though and it is possible to do it on a part time basis so you can still find a work from home job to keep you on your feet until your own business is stable enough to support you and family.

Stay away from those envelope stuffing schemes and get-paid-to-take-surveys. Been there, done that...they are worthless. If you are a people person and like to meet new people then maybe a direct sales business is for you? Besides selling soap, I also sell healthy coffee, tea & cocoa. I initially added it to my product line on my soap website but the coffee took off so fast, I actually started to use it as a stand alone line. The coffee practically sells itself and I make up to 50% on each sale.

If you can find a product like that, it would be ideal. Just do a little research first and know if a certain product would be good in your area. For example, I used to sell health products. In my rural area, not many people are concerned about their health (at least not in a natural/herbal preventative sort of way) and the products cost to much. Coffee, on the other hand, is something people drink anyway so it is a big hit! :)

Finding work you can do for others at home is not something I have ever looked into. I know people who do medical transcription from home but am not sure how it is going for them or how they like it. Maybe look at Monster.com or some other job hiring site and see if they list work from home jobs.

Good luck!

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M.D.

answers from Springfield on

M. i have been in the same position that you are in. I decided to invest in owning my own Tastefully Simple business. Until the 31st of January to become a consultant with tastefully simple it is only $99. For that $99 you will get your start up kit that is valued at almost $400. Calculating it you would only need to sell $275 to recoup your business investment. It sounds like you have outside sources to sell the products to without even having to have parties, i.e., school, moms group, family, friends. After a couple of months I even started my own website and over the last several months my website has generated anywhere from $50 to $200 a month without me even having to do anything but have it and people find me. The great thing about my business is once people buy it the eat it and run out and they always want to buy more so with each sale you make you have reorders that come in as well. It is a great opportunity and for only $99 you can't beat a deal like that to own your own business. Let me know if I can help with anything and check out my website. www.tastefullysimple.com/webmdavis

Good luck and best wishes. Hope to hear from you soon.

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C.W.

answers from Tulsa on

M.,
I would be happy to share with about my home business through Arbonne international- it's not a false advertisement, I don't "sell" in the traditional sense of selling, I just share with people about this opportunity and these amazing products. You can find out more by visiting www.arbonne.com or e-mail me and I'd be happy to explain more about this business. It's not a get rich quick scheme, it does take work and effort, but the financial rewards have changed my family's life as well as thousands of people accross the United States. When looking for a home-based business it's important that the company be a well established, highly respected company- which Arbonne is. It's also crucial that the company have products that are consumable and in demand- Arbonne grew by 164% in 2005! We are a 27year old company- so we are very stable- but above all our products are Pure,Safe, and Beneficial. There are presentations on the website that you can view to learn more, I'd be happy to visit with you and share how this business has allowed my husband and I to be home raising our 2 kiddos together!

God Bless,
C.
[email protected]____.com

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V.B.

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What are your hobbies?

The reason I ask is because you could turn your hobby into a home based business. That's what I did. I am a photography nut and a few years ago I started my own home based photography business. (www.vickibyerleyphotography.com) I have been pretty successful and I only work part time, around my 4 year old daughters schedule. I'm a widowed parent so I am the one that has to keep the household going. When I decided I wanted to work from home, and keep my little girl out of child care, I looked toward my hobby. I wanted to do something that I love to do. I did not want a j-o-b. I wanted a career, something I could continue to do once my daughter was in school and then out on her own.

So, what are your hobbies? Are they something that you could turn into a career? Do you like crafts, sewing, making things, or anything of the sort? If you do, you can always start by placing items on eBay. You can also find just about any sort of "community" out there, forums, etc, that will help you get your business off the ground. Start up costs will depend on what you do, of course.

Good luck in whatever path you choose.

~V.~

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K.B.

answers from Champaign on

Most home based businesses you must invest in something to get you started. I have found one that I think you would truley love. Its with a company names Melaleuca. Here is a website that you can check out to give you more of an idea. www.stayinhomeandlovinit.com They usually run a month deal and it is cheap to get started. You are pretty much replacing the household cleaners in your home for fraction of the price that are not harmfull to your little one unlike the ones sold in the stores. There is no selling or stocking. I am not trying to persuade you into doing this but it is something you might want to check out.
K.

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C.Z.

answers from Rockford on

Hi M.! Say, where do you live? I spent about a year looking for what you're looking for and the only stuff I could find involved expensive training or investment I didn't have in order to sell things I didn't like. So I'm going to school too! As a mature single mother I have found that the old fashioned ways are indeed the best. But, keep looking, if you want it and it is God's will for you, than you shall have it. Buenos Suerte!

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M.P.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Ask yourself this question...Do you want a J.O.B or do you want a life??? When you are seeking something that allows you to stay at home with your children or whatever the reason may be then you need to research it. A lot of people have responded. A lot of them are good companies. A J.O.B is something where you are told what to do and how much you will get paid to do it. It is easy work. You don't have to really think to do it...You are told how to do it. This is something that I did not want. If you, for some reason, cannot do it..meaning you go on vacation, you get sick, something happens to family, etc...you do not get paid. Now, if you own your own company you can work when you want to and if you did it right you still get paid. The companies below that you have to pay to start....you are buying your own business! That is all you are doing. Just like people who own their own franchises...they have to pay to do that. When you own your own business...you decide how much you want to get paid and you have job security because you are looking at the boss in the mirror. I would definately not disregard some of the network marketing businesses. Look at their statistics. See how many people are actually making money. See how many people actually make it to the top. Look at how they make money. THen decide what you want to do. Good luck!

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P.B.

answers from Tulsa on

Hey M.,

What type of work are you looking for??? What types of businesses have you looked at? Do you have some preferences? Perhaps we can help you. You may contact me at the info below and we can meet for coffee or simply speak over the phone and see if this is something you would be interested in doing.

Best wishes,

P. and Chuck Baker

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T.C.

answers from Tulsa on

Hi M.. I have been selling Avon from home for about 2 months now. I have made a full time job out of it. I love everything about it too. I get to spend a lot of time at home with my kids and make money too. Just like any home based job you get out of it what you put in it. I had to deliver some brochures to a few businesses the other day and I take my kids with me. They are a great conversation starter too. You get to meet lots of new people and stay at home and answer the phone or get out and go places. Some of the best places to start getting customers is at the mall, local park, salons, etc. Just this campaign I have sold almost $400 worth of products. And I get to keep 35% of what I sell. Just go to www.youravon.com and where it says Find a Representative, click on that and enter your zip code or town. Then it will come up with a representative in your area. They are all e-reps, but some of them have phone numbers listed under their names. Just call one of them and they will help you to become a representative. They will even work with you to help you get customers. The woman that I am signed up under actually gives me customers that call her for Avon products. I went from not knowing anyone in my town to knowing quite a few. It is really awsome.
T.

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P.M.

answers from Kansas City on

I work a full-time job but I support my whole family. My husband is Mr. MOM. I do have a part-time job at home which generates a good dollar. I do what is Stampin Up! Tell me do you or are you interested in scrapbooking or cardmaking? It is more than just selling product. You can hold classes and charge $10 to $15 dollars a head. Please contact me at ###-###-#### or [email protected]____.com

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K.K.

answers from Wichita on

I have a at home business that is 50 years old and has not hard work involved in it. I am a team player and have been in sales and marketing for 21 years. I have a company call Shaklee health and wellness. There is not big time investments and no inventory. People come to you but I help with helping you get your business going. Please call me I would love to talk with you about the opportunity and make some extra cash or a full time income working for less then 40 hours a week. I love it. I need to people to help. www.shaklee.net/onyourside.

Kathy

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D.C.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Do you want a job or a business? I recruit state wide for business owners. All you need is a big dream and $55 to start!
www.senegence.com/face2face
D.

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B.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Do you work now? I worked from home with my employer, I did it for about two years, then it just became to much taking care of kiddo, and my husbands business.
You might talk to them if you are already employed, they did not want to lose me as a worker, so they were up for the idea.
B.

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L.P.

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I sell Home & Garden Party which is wonderful for any mom, when you want time with the kids and you can set your own schedule it is great.I have been very successful with my Home Party Plan, it is a wonderful company to work with and I do make a nice income every month. My husband actually got me started with H&GP, I have NO regrets, I quit my retail job because I was making more money in less time! If you are interested in more information please contact me at [email protected]____.com or ###-###-####.

Also this link will take you to the company website: http://www.HomeandGardenParty.com/Home?WebId=lindashgp

Advantages: Small startup cost, NO Delivery, NO inventory, 30% to 40% commission plus bonuses!

Many mom's have found this to be a great opportunity to be home and still make a wonderful income.

Again, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

L.

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