Seeking to Work at Home

Updated on March 03, 2010
L.M. asks from Corpus Christi, TX
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Good afternoon ladies! I have been working for 9 years at the same location and I love the people I work with but I think it's time for me to move on. I am never gonna advance at my present job. With my kids starting school soon I know this is going to be a problem. Being a single mother and with no help I have to be the one to drop off the kids at school, pick them up when they get sick, pick them up afterschool etc. I can already hear my employer. I have devoted myself to that place and they give me such a hard time when it comes to my children. I have been thinking about doing something at home. Any suggestions? I have heard some of my friends talking about how other people work from home and still are able to provide for their families. My children depend on me and that's really there reason why I haven't left my job yet. Please if any of you know anything, please let me know. Have a wonderful afternoon!

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answers from Corpus Christi on

Hi L..
I started working at home six and a half years ago. I'd love to tell you about it sometime. I have a blog - let's connect.

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answers from Austin on

I have just read all of the prior posts and they all seem to be sales jobs. In this economy getting people to try new products is really hard. My daughter decided to listen to the consultant for Mary Kay and spent $600 on the samples and never sold a thing. Sales is a hard row to hoe, few of us are good at it, although the consultant that recruits you may be. My daughter's was. I would go to your community college and take one of those aptitude tests- cost is less than $25. If "sales person" is in your top 5, then go for it. Otherwise, I think you are courting financial disaster.
Benefits, like health care and vacation are not available for the work at home mom either plus the socialization that you get at work. I would really think this through and through before I jumped. You might want to sign on to do temp work selling first and see how it feels.
Personally, I wouldn't even think about it.

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answers from Sherman on

WOW.. i cant imagine how many responses your going to get!!! Just use your heart i guess.. My story is im a mother of six... i was a realtor but wanted more options.. and now I guess i work from home... i do work six to ten days working with others on my team for a few hours.. but its on my OWN time... i love it.. i earned a white mercedes doing it and make an average of 5000 a month and REALLY I DO.. my husband is a vetrinarian and im helping out and that makes me feel good... i would be glad to share.. email me at [email protected] or you can call me at ###-###-#### anytime... i live in gainesville texas... good luck L.



answers from Houston on

Hi L.,

My name is S.. I am a mom that works from home. I love what I am doing, and I love the women I work with. We are all moms working from home. I am my own boss, I work when I want to and only when I want to. I have been able to supplement my corporate income and successfully stay home with my little ones. This is not a get rich quick plan, nor is it some mundane job. We do not sell any products, we do not host any parties, and we do not take any orders. Our team offers unlimited training, a free website, and all the support you could ever imagine. Contact me if you would like more information, I promise you won't be disappointed. My home office is ###-###-#### or my website is I hope you find what you are looking for.




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If You are still looking give me a call ###-###-####



answers from Dallas on

L., We have a lot of single mommas on our team. 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 the company pays up do so. I work for a company that has 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 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.



answers from El Paso on

What about a job at your sons' school? There are various positions, you get benefits, and everyone understands if your kids get sick. Just a thought.



answers from Austin on

Hi L.,

I'm a consultant here in Pflugerville for Usborne Books at Home and I love being able to work from home. We have a great selection of educational books for kids of all ages.

You can sign up the first week of August for ONLY $15 + tax. The retail value is $173.85. You get 10 books to start with and all of your business supplies. There is a low minimum sales of $85 net required within the first 12 weeks.

Check out my website for more information

J. Holweger



answers from Houston on

Hello L. please go to they have legitimate work from home jobs. They have many catagories for you to choose from. I work for liveops which is on the list and I make between 1600-2000 per month not a heaping whole lot but it allows me to stay home with my 3boys. Some agents make 3000 a month. You are an independent contractor and can work when you want and how much you want to work. I love it and since being recently divorce it has saved me and my boys life. Hope this helps. If you have any further questions send me a message.



answers from Houston on

I would love to talk with you! I began working from home 9 years ago as a Homemade Gourmet Consultant. The company is all about family, so it works great! I can help you break down the amount of money you want to make to the number of hours a day/week you need to work. You will be amazed at how easy it is! You can check out more information on my website . I would love to help make staying home a reality for you!

K. Sharp



answers from Odessa on

Hi L. -- I see that you have gotten some good responses already! I agree that you should go with your heart! :) There are many "work from home" opportunities out there. Check them all out and determine which one will work the best for you and your boys.

I just wanted to give you one more option. I am a Fashion Director with Jewels by Park Lane. I've been in direct sales for over 11 years now and have worked with 2 other direct sales companies. So, I've done some comparisons myself and I think you should definitely check us out. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

There is no investment to get started. You can try us out for 30 days and if you don't like it, you can walk away. It's truly risk free. :)

As a Fashion Director with Jewels by Park Lane, you set your own hours and work as much or as little as you'd like. That, of course, determines your income. On average, you could expect to earn $1000 or more per month just working about 10 hours per week.

I work only about 15-20 hours per week (I have 2 small children that keep me very busy!) but I make between $3000 and $4000 per month. That's about $40-$50 an hour! Not bad, I'd say. :)

You can go to my website for more info or I can mail a packet to you. My website is:
If you want a packet, just send me a pm with your info.

Best of luck to you! No matter what you decide to do, just make sure it's something you'll enjoy! Then, you'll never feel like you're "going to work" again.



answers from San Antonio on

Hi Leanna,
I researched work from home opportuntities for 2 years, and I finally gave up because nothing seemed legit or profitable. I returned to work as a teacher, and a colleague introduced me to Monavie. It is a juice that blends 19 fruits including the acai berry. I started drinking it and I loved how I felt. I became a distributor for them, and I hope to be working completely from home soon. I love it because it is an all-natural health product I believe in, the company is solid and very family oriented, and the potential for income is amazing. My website is to learn more, and you may contact me if you wish to talk more about it. Good luck.



answers from San Antonio on

All I wanted was to Stay at home and raise my Own Children...I was
totally shocked at all the scams on the Internet that were targeting
people like me.

I spent months looking, and did pay some "fees" to find out

about legitimate work from home. None of them were able to offer
anything more than a few surveys for pay, crafts to assemble, or
mystery shopping (all of which were nothing more than some spare
change...not an income).

I am very excited to now Own my own Home Business.

I am working at my own pace and I have met and Teamed up with some
Awesome Mothers and others...that have the same Goals as I DO!

I would love to share this opportunity with you. Just visit my
website, and I will contact you with the details.

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