Moms Who Work from Home........

Updated on March 10, 2013
T.N. asks from Duff, TN
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I have a question to all moms that work from home. Any ideas. what could i do from home to earn money for my family. its hard to work and be able to aford to put my children in daycare. its to expensive. Its kind of point less to work just to pay day care. im looking for mothers who do it from home and all the information on it. How you like it and how it goes with raising your children with out niglecting them. so if anyone who can help me i would really appreciate it. im afraid to trust some things over the internet i dont know if there a scam or not. so anyone who can help please tell me how you came about doing it and how i could get started. Thanks a lot!!

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A.S.

answers from Dallas on

Check out my website on how to earn extra cash online. It's makemoneyonline.tonoftips.net None of it is any real jobs, but I make enough for groceries each week.

For real at home jobs leads, check out the forum at workplacelikehome.com They have lots of legitimate leads for at home work.

Depending on the ages of your children it may be hard to work an actual job at home. A lot of places require you to work with no distractions and things to be very quiet. So you may still have to find someone else to watch them or try to work at night while they are sleeping.

The different things that I list on my blog are all things that I can do whenever I have time, and I can stop if my children need something from me.

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K.S.

answers from Minneapolis on

I am currently working full-time, but just started with another company part-time to bring in extra money. And some day I will probably be able to work from home exclusively. That is what this company does. It helps moms work from home to have more time with their families.

I work for a wholesale wellness company that sells hundreds of natural household products, but I do not sell the products myself. Send me a private message and I will give you my phone number so we can talk. I am available to talk evenings (after 4pm Central time) and weekends. I look forward to talking to you soon.

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D.W.

answers from Norfolk on

I sell avon for extra money. I just started so I couldnt say exactly how much extra right now but the start up cost is $10 which you cant beat! You can even set up your online web site and have your clients order from there. Try it for yourself Im sure you will enjoy it as much as i have! If you decide to sign up be sure to mention me as a referral Donna Whitt and I get points. :)
THANKS and good luck what ever you decide.

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D.F.

answers from Fort Smith on

I work from home with a great company! I have been with them for a little over a year now. I help people find household and healthcare benefits and I help people work from home for our company. Our company offers a flexible schedule that you are in control of, daily pay w/benefits, 100% online availability and F/T or P/T positions. You can learn more at http://benefitspecialistcareers.com.

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C.B.

answers from El Paso on

I am a Scentsy consultant and absolutely love it!!! Unique Scentsy warmers use a low- watt bulb to melt specially formulated wax slowly, maximizing it's fragrance time. With no flame, soot, or wick, the Scentsy wickless candle system is a safe way to enjoy more than 80 Scentsy fragrances. Because it uses only a low-watt bulb, a Scentsy wickless candle won't ever get hot enough to burn or catch fire.
I will never buy candles again!!!
For $99, you will get everything you need to start your business. You recieve testers of all the fragrances, a warmer, catalogs, business cards, order forms, and so much more!!!!
Please visit my website and feel free to call me to talk more about it!! If you can handle working/partying 4 times a month, I think you should look into this great opportunity!!

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I.C.

answers from Springfield on

T.,

This might be something you would like. How about capitalizing from services that you already use. Moreover, you can capitalize from services that others already use. By becoming part of the team in this company you have the benefit of earning income from services that everybody uses. Take a look for yourself. www.5linx.net/L463365

If you have any questions, e mail me at [email protected]____.com
Hopefully this works for you. Best wishes.

I. C.

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K.F.

answers from Portland on

As a parent, you may be interested in a university study about how kids think about other people's thinking. We will ask you to watch with your child three brief, online videos of puppet actors and then to record your child's answers to questions about what the puppets are thinking. We will also ask you some general questions about yourself, your child, and your household. Participation would take less than 15 minutes, and it's a great way for you and your child to contribute to our knowledge of how children think. For more details go to the following address:
http://www.milestoneshome.org/current/thinking/

Best wishes,

Kimberly

V.C.

answers from Dallas on

Hi T.,
I have been with Shaklee for 15 years. I have always been able to be with my children when I needed to. Also the company is very family oriented so I could bring my children to any activity I wanted to.
Here are a couple of 3 minute calls that you can listen to to see if it interests you. Roger Barnett, Chairman & CEO - ###-###-####
and Project MAHMA™ - ###-###-#### .
There is no one to pressure you to do anything. You can reply back to me if you are interested.
If you do check out some other MLMs, don't let anyone pressure you to do anything or buy anything. Thoroughly check the company out first. Unfortunately although MLMs are great, some people are not ethical.
Good luck on finding what you are looking for.
Victoria

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G.T.

answers from San Francisco on

Hi T.,

I don't have much idea about what you could do, as I am just telecommuting the same job I used to do at the office.

As far as raining children + working goes, it will depend on the age of your children and their personalities.
You need to have a good schedule (like working when they nap, before they wake up in the morning or when the sleep at night).
If they can happily play by themselves during the day, then you can work more.
So, it will depend how clingy they are, how much they nap, if they are regular (can you rely on the nap time to call a customer for example?)...

I highly recommend it to the people who can do it but no everybody can do it, either because of who they are or because of who they children are. You need discipline and organization.

I've written several answers on the subject already that you can check on my profile.

Good luck finding a suitable opportunity for you and your family!

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J.S.

answers from Seattle on

I work from home & would be happy to help you launch your business doing what I do. Check it out if you would like http://FHTMUS.com/JenniferSalazar I would enjoy having stay at home moms to build, expand & collaborate with!

T.F.

answers from Dallas on

First of all it takes discipline to work from home. It is a JOB and requires you to be very responsible.

We run our business from our home (NO MLM, legit consulting/brokering) and I have a hard time getting household jobs done because I am always on the phone or laptop coordinating material to be produced, delivered, labeled, etc, constantly on Quickbooks running numbers, on accounts Payable and Receivable making sure all is balanced, setting up the air, hotel and car travel for hubby. It pretty much takes all our time to make it profitable and worth it. Granted....we work a lot harder because it is our business and we answer to no one.

I could not have done this when my daughter was smaller. We NEED to find office space as it is now because we are working 24/7. We have a trucking company that houses material and transports material for us and we have to go inspect that on occasion to make sure it is labeled correctly.

What are your hobbies, talents, etc? Maybe you can do a telecommute job or job share. Some people swear by the MLM's but be very wary when investigating that. Many people get sucked in and end up losing money instead of making money. Babysitting is a good option and it gives your children social time with other children.

Whatever you choose, think through it carefully and weigh all the risks involved.

Good luck

L.W.

answers from Phoenix on

Like T F said previously... discipline, discipline, discipline! I have 3 children ages 7, 4, and 2 and I have a home-based business... and when you schedule yourself to work then you work, and when it's family time you have to learn to leave business at the desk. I make a lot of phone calls and with 2 children not in school, I don't get "power hours" or even a 15 minute stretch to make calls... I plug in 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there to get it done. The kids usually go with me when I make product deliveries and they are just as good as I am when going to get leads and handing out my business cards! LOL

You definitely have to do something you love! I've always loved skin care and make-up, so becoming a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant was a no brainer for me... and it worked well especially after I left working in marketing at a broker/dealer to become a SAHM. I mean, heck... if you don't love what you are doing, then why are you doing it... right?

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K.M.

answers from Detroit on

Arbonne is a great company. The products are made with only the purest and finest natural herbs and botanicals. We have products for every age group and they are never ever tested on animals and do not have any animal products or by products in them. If you would like more information please contact me in a private message and I will give you my contact info. Arbonne is a very reputable company and we are celebrating our 30 year Anniversary. Good Luck and I look forward to helping you find out if this would be a fit for you.
Kay

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D.S.

answers from Tulsa on

I buy and sell on ebay. requires money for stock on your part you decide how much you will make some mistakes will lose some when you first start but just a part of doing business in my opinion mine were minimal.
I work when its convient partly due to cost of day care partly due to storm doesnt sleep nights works out great for me. I can work day or night and don't have to worry about daycare. I've been doing it a month now just now breaking even. Your more than welcome to check out my ebay store the name is toddler shoes wide barn. If you decide you want to do this I can save you lots of mistakes that I have made. get ahold of me one on one.

E.H.

answers from Killeen on

It's great that you are asking those of us who have done it but what you need to know what to look for. I have two educational videos I show someone who is looking to work from home. Because even though we say we want to work from home, we don't know how to go about it and don't know what to watch out for.

Since, I became my own boss in 2002, I have been able to be home with my son since he was born and he is now 8 yrs. old, I have been able to bring in an extra $1000.00+ every month for the past 6 years and love the tax write-offs. It doesn't get any better than that.

I help people do that even if they don't want to do what I do. I just want moms and dads to be able to have the option of owning their life. You are welcomed to email me and request the videos and/or ask me questions and I can help you find something.
Stay encouraged! What you desire is possible. Just don't give up looking.
E.

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