Looking to Stay Home with Baby and Work from Home

Updated on March 04, 2010
S.R. asks from Desert Hot Springs, CA
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Does anyone know of any legitimate companies that actually hire people to work from home??? I am hoping to stay home with my daughter Ayla but need to bring in some sort of income. I have searched everywhere with no luck. Any leads or resources would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! S.

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J.L.

answers from Las Vegas on

With the economy being what it is, I too was looking for something I could do from home to bring in extra money. I was lucky enough to find a reputable company that required very minimal investment and all that is required is phone and internet. Please feel free to visit my website. If after reviewing this, you think it might be for you, please feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to talk with you directly.

http://www.freedomathometeam.com/JLenius

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J.L.

answers from San Diego on

Hi S., it is hard to have a home based job unless you own your own business, I know the people I know who work at home, srated out with a company, like you being home with my kids was important, I tried everything from stuffing envelopes, to making jewlry, Herbalife, Tupperware, Home Interiors, sold Christmas Cards, and none of it worked, so I started my own home daycare, and I have had it for, well July will be 12 years, it's easy to get licensed, you charge the amount you want, like right now I charge 120.00 a week well I can have 8 kids, I have the potential to earn 3,840.00 a month, right now I only have 4 kids, so I an only making half that right now, but when I'm full that's what I will be earning. Let me know if you want more information. J.

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S.H.

answers from Honolulu on

Like Julie L. said, doing baby-sitting is pretty much instant income. I did that too, until I had my 2nd child.
And it brings in good money. YOU can decide on your hours... and if you babysit daytime or nigh-time.

Or, you look for telecommuting jobs... mostly from word of mouth, or people who have inside info. on their companies.

It depends what kind of experience you have... computer/tech jobs are more prone to having telecommuting/work from home jobs or positions.

Or, you work as a 'freelancer.' Of which there are many free lancing work sites. I don't know which ones are 'legit' or reputable.

Good luck, I'll be interested in seeing the responses as well.
Susan

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D.C.

answers from Reno on

Hi S., I have been earning great income with Scentys wickless candles. I just started in Dec. and I love it! you can get more info from my website www.scentsy.com/danacarey email me with any questions I would be happy to help. [email protected]____.com

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J.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

I have been working with a great company for 5 years now that I really love ( you want to make sure you love what you do with a home biz or you most likely will not be very successful). They are a member of the BBB and have been in business for over 23 years. They do have products but the great thing about them is that we don't have to sell them or stock inventory or make deliveries. We don't even have to take payment. All we do is set up accounts for them online and over the phone. You can choose to just talk to people over the phone or you can choose to have an informational meeting in person to tell them about the company. I personally did the phone mostly because I didn't want to have parties either. There are several very successful people who are willing to help and train you every step of the way and also if you decide it isn't for you afterall, you can cancel at any time. You get free websites for life and $120 in free products for your first 5 months just for trying them out. They are wonderful products that everyone needs on a daily basis and are less per use than shopping for them elsewhere. They are also safe products that are focused on health and wellness and work better than products I've previously used too. So it will not only make you money but save you money and time as well because they are delivered right to your door. If you want to know more about them and more about how the business works, feel free to give me a call directly at 1-###-###-####

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D.C.

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Hi S.,
I'm not aware of any legitimate work at home companies. I work from home full-time, and the way I fell into it was that I worked for the company for several years, they downsized our LA office, and they let me stay on and work from home. I'm not sure what kind of background you have, but I'm in accounting. One of my friends is also an accountant, and she had a job for several years working for one of the investment houses call centers. Basically, when someone called to ask how much they could contribute to their IRA this year, the phone would ring at her house.

I think it's easier to work for a big company from home as they have the systems to make it work - I can log on to my company's network anywhere, anytime, provided I have a computer and a network connection.

I also think it's easier for companies to trust you to do the work they are paying you to do if they have some experience with your work ethic. Is there a former employer you could approach about doing some work from home? Or do you have a unique skill set that would allow you to do freelance work or work as an independent contractor, such as a graphic designer or writing technical manuals?

Good luck to you.

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S.B.

answers from Honolulu on

Hi S.,

Recently I was successful making short term income with www.odesk.com . For the past 25 years I have referred people to Shaklee and still receive income with them find us at www.shaklee.net/brady

All the best
S. B.
Healing Hands

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T.N.

answers from Las Vegas on

It is possible to stay home and make money. To be able to start your very own home business for less than $30 is worth taking a look. I stay home with my 4 kids ages 5 and under. I've teamed up with a wellness company. They've been in business for over 23 years and they've been helping families escape the financial rat race. If you feel you have between 5 and 15 hours a week to work a business, then you can make money. It's tough raising a family in this day and age. I was tired of scraping by; I was tired of saying "no" to everything. Now I don't have to. I'm not saying I make millions but I do earn a decent amount. If you are serious then please check out my website www.familiesrok.synthasite.com. I'll call you and we can set up a 30 minute appointment.

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H.M.

answers from Dallas on

Hey S., I can't believe I have found somebody else that has a daughter named Ayla. You are the first:))
Not sure if you have found anything that has worked for you, but Work at Home United provides you an opportunity to earn supplemental or replacement income (and it is residual as well!!) while working from home....NO selling, NO stocking, NO shipping, and NO parties. No cold calls and there is no financial investment like most other work from home opportunities and is 100% risk free! This is NOT like Mary Kay or Avon and IS NOT MLM!!! We are a Consumer Direct Marketing company where we set up accounts for customers and Melaleuca pays us do so. We have been around since 1985, won numerous awards, is very prosperous and growing daily and it is BACKED by the BBB!! You will receive a FREE website and FREE training!
Visit www.WorkAtHomeUnited.com/H. to request information if you would like to learn more or give me a call at ###-###-#### to schedule an overview call so you can get all the info up front to decide if this will be a good fit for you.

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V.L.

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Hey S.,

I'm not sure of any companies hiring but I know a way you can really make some money and it not take a lot of time. This program I am learning has been a blessing. Take a look at this and let me know what you think!

http://tinyurl.com/internetmarketingnewbie

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C.S.

answers from Las Vegas on

Hi S., a client of mine has a home based business and she swears by it. She hits me up from time to time, but I am happy with what I do and just cannot take on anymore [work]. You are welcome to contact her and ask about her business and start up requirements. I can tell you this...I have looked into her business, so I personally cannot tell you anything about it, but I do know she is successful. She has a family and a nice home in a nice area and seems to be very happy doing it. Here is her latest message to me:

"I have been very fortunate to learn the ins and outs of running a successful home based business over the last 9 years. If your friends are open to learning about what I do, I can open my home for a get together and tell them how I've been able to make my business work... Let me know....
Julie Abarzua
###-###-####
www.BelieveInTheJourney.com"

Best of luck.
C.

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J.G.

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S. -

I have a home-based business that's completely legitimate. This company made their first billion in less than 3 years. It took Microsoft 6 years and AOL 4.5 years to do the same. I earn money every week with very little effort, and there's no enrollment fee. I'd really love to get in touch with you and help you out. www.mymonavie.com/Galles my phone number is on the website. Good luck with your search.

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L.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi S....please forgive me that I didn't see this back in March but I hope I can still help! I am a 11yr, stay at home mom plus Leader/Trainer for Partylite Candles Co., have you heard of us? Well, Holiday help is needed and no experience is neccessary as I am YOUR trainer. The money is sooo easy; DEMO OUR CANDLES THAT SMELL SOOOO GOOD! Go to my PL website and check it out and then tell me if you're still interested. At least check us out as we have no start up costs, yay! It is WWW.PARTYLITE.BIZ/CANDLELITEWITHLT

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C.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi S.!
I work with a team called Work at Home United and I love it! It is a team lead by successful moms that offers a ton of training and support. We have fun and keep eachother motivated and earn an income! I am SAHM with 2 daughters ages 1 and 3. It is really a blessing to be able to be home and raise my girls and earn an income! If you are intersted I would love to share the details of our team. I can be reached at ###-###-#### or visit my website http://enjoymyfreedom.com
Good Luck in whatever you choose!
C.

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H.A.

answers from San Diego on

I've always been wary of "work from home" companies. Like prev. post, look into what you are good at and what your passion is and see what comes from that. I've had great response from word of mouth doing bookkeeping from home. A friend trolls garage sales and does e-bay. Another is a mobile Notary. I think, especially nowadays, it's more about making your own.

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J.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

A great way to stay at home with your baby, and work is start a writing career. There are a number of free writing sites that you can earn money on with your articles. I've written an article that may help you. Make Money Writing Online: A Beginner's Guide, you can fine it at http://writinghood.com/online-writing/make-money-writing-.... Hope this helps. You can get started today, for free. Good luck.

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