Seeking Advice on How to Make Extra Money While Staying at Home with My Son

Updated on May 08, 2010
S.F. asks from Knoxville, TN
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I am wondering if anyone has any advice on how to make extra money for my family while working in the home. I babysit one child, but have been unsuccessful at finding any more children to babysit for. Does anyone have any advice on how to advertise myself? Or has anyone else found a work from home program that is not a scam that actually works. Until my son was born, I was a social worker with a college degree. Now I have to change career direction in order to continue to stay home with my baby, so I am up for anything that really works.

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answers from Knoxville on

I work at home some with Stayin' Home and Lovin' It! Its working out quite well but is not a get rich quick scheme. Its a legitimate opportunity and definitely not a scam. No large investments etc. Feel free to contact me or just visit my website if you are interested.




answers from Knoxville on

Hello S.,
I am not sure if you found anything or not. But Iam a District Manager with Arbonne International. Iam able to stay at home with my son. Arbonne is All Nautural Skin Care. No Toxins, Animal Products, No Mineral Oil.
Let me send you a sample and tell you more.
my web site
[email protected]



answers from Knoxville on

If you are interested in a Cosmetics Career please contact me. I would love to share information about Mary Kay. I am a Sales Director and I also have a 3 yr old, 2 step-daughters, married and have a full-time job. So, Mary Kay fits around my schedule. You can reach me @ ###-###-#### or [email protected]
Looking forward to talking with you!




answers from Knoxville on


There are lots of Direct Sales opportunites out there...anything from scrapbooking to cosmetics! Many are legitimate....look for ones that are not telling you that you'll get rich quick! Personally....I chose Pampered Chef because I'm not having to keep any kind of inventory or make tons of deliveries. That gives me a chance to stay home more, and have time for other errands and activities I need to do with my family!

Think about what you like to do...there's likely a direct sales business that will fit your interests...or give something new a shot! I'd be happy to tell you more about Pampered Chef, or tell you about some businesses that my friends are a part of!

Some great ones to research:
Discovery Toys
Creative Memories
Mary Kay
Longaberger (baskets)
Close to My Heart (scrapbooking & stamps)
Stampin' Up (stamps & scrapbooking)
Pampered Chef
Southeren Living at Home (home decor)

BTW...I'm originally from the Louisville area too! Still have family up there, so I go back often for visits...miss it! But we've made our home here now, and love it just as much!

Welcome to the area! Email me if you need anything!

[email protected]



answers from Dallas on

Hi, my name is Tiffani! I'm a full-time wife and mommy three beautiful girls ages 1, 2 and 4! Needless to say, I'm a very busy lady with very little time on my hands! I wanted to start a home business to supplement my family’s income, but I could never find anything that was legitimate AND worked around my busy schedule! What I finally found was a company that was risk free, reputable & over 25 years old. There are no hidden fees, no selling and no inventory.

What I do:
Market my free website (training provided)
Dial people into overview calls
Set up online accounts
Mentor others
Earn residual income that builds over time.

What I do not do:
Buy inventory
Sell Products
Take orders

You can work part time or full time depending on your income goals, everything is month to month, no contracts or quotas, no monthly fees. I call the shots and spend as much time with my kids as I need.
I got started shortly after giving birth to my third daughter, so I know anyone can do this. It definitely requires hard work and determination, but it is so worth it. I am not only working to supplement my family’s income, but to also help my husband and I achieve our dreams of being home full time with our children and having time flexibility. If you are in the same situation as I was and you'd like more information go to my website at: http://www.workathomeunited/txmommy.

You can view the link that says view more and then if you would like me to contact you, please click the link that says Get More Info. Now! and give some basic information and I get back to you!



answers from Chicago on

I don't know if you still would like ideas but if you do. Please check out the link below. Thanks.

A. Brewe
Proud Member of Internet Ceo Moms working from home
Wheeling, IL



answers from Knoxville on

Hi! My name is A., and I am a 20yr old stay at home mom. I have one little boy who is 22 months. I have been selling Avon for a while now and have found that it's a great way to stay at home with my child and stil make money. It's completely on your own schedule, and you can do it part time or full time. You can sale as little or as much as you want. It's so easy to get started, and it's only $20 to get started. Not outrageous like most at home jobs you could get. That was my main problem when I was looking for an at-home job. Just let me know if you are intersted and I can help get you started!


answers from Chicago on

I also was in your position until recently. I was looking to earn a little extra income and I happened to talkm to the right people and get invloved in a great company. I work as a buyer for a licenced, insured gold purchasing company that is the NEW way to make lots of quick cash. The price of gold is at an all time high right now and our company has a very unique way of making YOU money. Basically, you set up a date and a time for us (2-3 hours) and we do all the work. We come to the place of your choice and purchase any gold, silver, and/or platinum that you and your frinds no longer wear or is broken or damaged. We do all the work. Your friends get paid top dollar everything, immediatly! If you host the party, you get 10% of everything purchased at your party in cash, on the spot. Any of your friends that decide to book a party thereafter, you get 5% of the total purchased from their parties as well. We set parties up in offices, schools, private homes, churches, hotels, ect. If you have two hours to make a few hundred dollars-cash, call me and I can let you know more of the details and about our dates available because our calenars are filling up fast! Feel free to contact me at any time at ###-###-####.

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