Seeking Work at Home

Updated on January 27, 2011
S.P. asks from Raeford, NC
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I am 24 years old an I am pregnant with my first child. We found out yesterday that we are having a little girl... I'm so excited!! However, my boyfriend is now the only one working and I am having to totally depend on him. This is very frustrating to me considering that I have NEVER had to rely on anyone. He also doesn't make enough money to be the only provider in the household... plus I feel that it's my obligation to help out as much as possible while I can. I got laid off in January and have been unable to find steady work since. Due to my pregnancy I have had tremendous problems with my back; that and the fact that I am pregnant is making it extremely difficult to find work. I know you all have heard about these so-called "work at home" jobs but how do you know who is on the up and up and who just wants to take you for a ride?? I was wondering if any of you know a lagit work at home company or any other ways to make money and stay at home?? Any information at all will be grately appreciated. Thanks so much.

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A.L.

answers from Raleigh on

Hi S.,
Hi ,
I am an advisor for a jewelry company named lia sophia. I used to be a teacher and am now staying home with my three month old. I researched many home based business and this was right for me for many reasons. There is potential to make a great deal of money, especially in the triangle area. The success of lia is spreading quickly. I am trying to start a team of strong women here. The jewelry is beautiful, trendy and traditional. The hostess plan is the best out there and the business opportunity is strong.

Call me so we can chat!

Take care,
A. Leonardi
###-###-####
www.liasophia.com/amyleonardi

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S.B.

answers from Columbia on

Hi! I am also looking for at home employment and was wondering if you found anything worth the while? Let me know if you get a chance. Thanks!

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B.G.

answers from Spartanburg on

I searched for three years before I found my work at home job. Go to www.freeandhappy.biz to find out more.

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A.F.

answers from Columbia on

If you have high speed internet you can apply for work as an independent contractor for West Corporation. You just go to west.com and click on employment opportunities and go from there. I applied and took the suitability test and after I received the email saying I was suitable but, there were not any positions available at that time, it was only a matter of a couple of weeks before they contacted me to complete the interview and certification processes. You work whatever hours you decide. I am just starting out but, it seems like a great "job" to have while staying at home. Good luck! I hope this helps!

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C.M.

answers from Dothan on

Hi S.! I am a Rep with Stuff a Friend... I do all of my "work" from home but I also do Craft Shows, Fairs, Festival, Birthday Parties, Fundraisers and things like that. www.StuffaFriendALA.com

I was a Mary Kay Consultant for a while but I found it hard to give facials and work my business like it needed to be worked with 2 babies.

I also work with a group from home called Stayin Home and Lovin It. I have been with them since March and LOVE IT! You don't actually sell products like you do with Stuff a Friend and basically you just need a phone with Unlimited Long Distance and a Computer. If you want more information you can visit Http://C..StayinHomeandLovinIt.com

There are TONS of "Work from Home" opportunities out there though. Here are a couple of websites you can visit for information on different opportunities...
Http://www.SAHMom.org
Http://www.CWAHM.com
Http://www.WAHM.com

-The message boards on these sites are great ways to find more info!

Hope all of those help! Goodluck with your search! :) Feel free to email me at [email protected]____.com if I can help in any way!

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A.H.

answers from Birmingham on

I did do the WEST work from home and I will say that it really does work but I found that it was difficult to do it during the day because my kids were loud and demanding so I wound up being up all hours of the night taking phone calls from obscene customers for girls gone wild type videos. NOT FOR ME. I did it for months and was not really happy with it. I am now selling telecommunications which is SOOOOO easy and you can have as little or as much contact with customers as you want. It has a low investment to start and we have found that it really does make money very quickly. As soon as we signed up we started making money off our own services before we even got any customers. Plus you are not asking people to buy anything that they don't already pay monthly. It has been exciting for us and I hope you will look into it. Our web site is www.5linx.net/hughes you can pull it up and take a look at our services and look at the presentation for the business under the MAKE $ tab. If you are interested you can email me at [email protected]____.com and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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J.S.

answers from Colorado Springs on

S.
congrats on the little baby! so exciting! I'm a mom too and i remember the day that i got to find out what the sex of my baby was! That was also the day i decided what his name would be. precious memories!!!

I was just writing to share with you that I work from home. I get to spend my time with my son and work around his schedule. There is NOT a huge start up cost (only $29.00)and I dont have to sell, stock or deliver anything and the best part is it's FUN! I'd be happy to share w/ya. I have a business website you can check out and if interested, just click on get more info. http://Jamieis.stayinhomeandlovinit.com

hope to talk more with you soon!

Here is another site that will help you steer clear of scams.
Work at home scams
www.homewiththekids.com
or http://www.homewiththekids.com/scams/

hope this helps!

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L.R.

answers from Greensboro on

S.,

If you haven't found anything to your satisfaction yet, let me know and I'll do all I can to help you.
I have found a reputable, long-standing company that is mostly ALL work-at-home, internet and phone based. No selling, no delivering and a true "quit your J.O.B." income.
Hope to hear from you,
L.
[email protected]____.com

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G.S.

answers from Fayetteville on

Hi S.! When you say working from home, do you mean not a 9-5 job or do you mean you can set your own schedule??

I have 2 suggestions.

1- Mortgage Protection.
I am an independent insurance agent. I do life insurance & mortgage protection. I protect families. Aside from the nice paycheck that I do get there is nothing more rewarding than helping and protecting families. You make really good $$$ and book your own appointments.

2- Slumber Parties. You can book your own parties when you want and at what time you want. It doesn't matter that you are pregnant. Slumber Parties is basically a ladies party. ( Lingerie, adult toys, lotions, books etc..) Off the top there is a small investment but I started about a year ago and I do parties when ever I want to. Which lately isn't too often BUT you get paid the might of the party!! $$$$$

These are 2 things that I do. I am pretty happy and content. I spend time w/ the family, go to Methodist University FULL TIME and work part time and make enough money to help my hubby support this family. It doesn't get any better. I hope I've helped. If you want more information, please feel free to contact me.

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A.T.

answers from Norfolk on

Hi,
I did a lot of the before mentioned companies, but the one that is giving me the future that I want is NLC International. Check out my website for more info:
www.ownintheusa.com
Check out this video: http://www.mynlctv.com/nlc_mamoedo~bpmindex.php
A.

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S.B.

answers from Raleigh on

There are several website that you can invest a small amount of money in and, start as a Customer Service Representative for large companies. Check out this website www.willowcsn.com. Good Luck with the birth of your baby and, your new found career.

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B.S.

answers from Huntsville on

yes i am also looking for work from home something that dosent cost alot to get into but can make a difference

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L.S.

answers from Decatur on

S.,
Please check out my work at home opportunity. It has done so much for me and my family and I would love to help you get started.

We work from home with our computers and telephones. What can Our Team offer you?…
 We give you your own FREE website
 NO Inventory, Collections, Parties or Assembly
 Take advantage of the Home Business Tax Benefits
 Absolutely NO~RISK—90 Day Money Back Guarantee *

“As a mom with a new baby boy, I wanted to help provide for my family without sending him to daycare. Now I get to be a Career-Mom, and a Stay-At-Home Mom!” WORK AT HOME UNITED can help you succeed! For more information GO TO: www.workathomeunited.com/loras

Just click the link Request More Information and fill in your information. I will contact you with all the information.

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B.C.

answers from Mobile on

I was curious if you found anything that was working or worth it??

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M.P.

answers from Great Falls on

Hi S.. I have found a great work at home opportunity. I don't sell or keep inventory, and it's not an MLM thank goodness! Visit my website for free info! http://www/internetceomoms.com/mommymakingmoney

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M.H.

answers from Richmond on

Hello,

If you are still interested. Please look under the Business section under Spa/Massage and find my ad. It is a company Pink Papaya. If you are interested give me buzz and I will get you more information.
Thanks,
M.

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S.D.

answers from Greenville on

hi! i just thought I would let you know that I have checked out a billion home business and they all either wanted too much money or they were scams...until i found the Four Point Group. I have been a memeber for 2 months now and I am making money already. I love this company, they have given me a way to stay home with my kids and not struggle. If you need some more info please feel free to contact me!! [email protected]____.com

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A.G.

answers from Raleigh on

Hi S.!! Congrats on the pregnancy, and the baby girl!! With a girl for a first born, they become our princesses and dress-up dolls! Let me share my business with you, and see if it would work for you. I think you would be an awesome fit to my team! This may be long, but I am giving you all the information here. :)
I just joined the Women's Dream Team, and we are paired with the wellness company Melaleuca. We are a team of supportive online women dedicated to having safe and non-toxic household/personal care products in our homes. Melaleuca sells tons and tons of products that you normally buy at Wal-Mart or the grocery store - but the products are non-toxic and natural. Us moms are basically changing the store we buy our products from - its even better b/c the products are delivered to your doorstep.
-- Bottom line, you sign up for one time fee 14.50 (February only), you get your own website and a membership kit. The only obligation is to buy 35 points of product to keep your membership active, which ranges from 30-40$ depending on how which products you buy. When you sign up, you become a preferred customer - meaning you get 30-40% off all products. As a preferred customer, you can choose to do two things: either be a customer, or to use your information and build a business.
-- The way it works - I post my website on job and mom websites, and when people request information from my website, I call them and invite them to listen to an online webcast where the company is described. Once you sign up, you are immediately given your website, and ready to go to build your own business. Thats it!
-- Your income is derived from people signing up, and their monthly purchases.

This is a fantastic group of women, dedicated to building their online business so they can stay home with their kids. There is no inventory, no cold-calling, no paperwork, no stock, no parties or presentations. I am the most skeptical when it comes to online work, but I just love working with these women, as we all have the same goal.

I hope this helps answer some questions for you. If you are interested, please visit my site at www.healthyfamilieshappymoms.com and click on "Hitch Your Wagon to a Star", or you can email me at [email protected]____.com

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S.

answers from Spartanburg on

I know what you are going through and have been in your situation and as one who has fallen prey to some work at home scams I say great that you are checking it out and seeking for a good one. there are several companies that you can work at home and make decent money depending on how much time you would like to put into it. Arbone, Bella Candles, Avon, are all good companies, and require different amounts to get started. Avon is only 10 dollars, and the others are a bit higher. I personally sell Avon and have found that they are a great company to work for. And if you just get enough books it almost sells itself. And there is very little costs involved out of pocket. It does require delivery of orders so that would need to be put into consideration. As to work at home on the computer or making things I have not found one that is legitimate, but that doesn't mean there is not some out there and maybe some of the other moms will have some ideas for you along that route. And if you get any good ones let me know how that works out, I would love to get a good second income going. Congratulations on your baby girl.

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A.B.

answers from Raleigh on

Hey,

Have you ever considered becoming an Independent Consultant for Arbonne. You could still stay at home with your daughter and earn a supplemental income while doing it. I began my Arbonne business just a few months ago and am having an amazing time meeting other people and building a home based business to boot.

Check out my site www.abriggs.myarbonne.com.

My number is on the site please feel free to call or email me with questions.

The compensation plan is amazing.

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B.C.

answers from Anniston on

If you don't mind me asking where do you live? I know you said you wanted to work from home. But I am looking for a Nannie it would be 3 hours a day picking up my kids from school at 2:30 and keeping them intill I get home at 5:30. It would be light house work and helping the kids with there homework. I am willing to pay a fair price. If your in the Oxford area and this is something you would like to do we could set up an interview..If not sorry to waste your time.
B.

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M.C.

answers from Norfolk on

Your dilemna is one that many of us moms have faced at some point.

First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy!

Ugh...now thinking about work! Yuck! ;-) I worked full-time for nearly 5 years before I finally decided to stay at home (I had also made the decision to go back to school to pursue a Masters degree). I knew that my family would need me to help supplement some part of the income and I searched high and low for a good work at home job. There is a lot of shady stuff out there!

Many of the ladies before me suggested companies like Avon, Arbonne, Pampered Chef, etc. There are TONS of companies out there...you just have to find the one that you like with the products you believe in. I have been a consultant for Tastefully Simple in the past and most recently I became a demonstrator for Gold Canyon Candles. I love it so far!

With most companies, there is some start up costs involved, but it's definitely nothing too expensive and you always make whatever you put out back in your first few parties, sales, etc.

It's just a matter of finding what you want to do and knowing what kind of time and effort you want to put towards a work at home career.

I also work part-time outside of the home waiting tables...I know that this isn't something that you would want to do now, but it might be something to consider once the baby is here.

Things will work out. The road will definitely be bumpy (trust me, I know!) but just know that you are not alone out there!

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C.R.

answers from Fayetteville on

Hi S., my name is C.. I am in North Carolina. I just joined this group today and so far I already love it. I work at home and I really enjoy it. This is a great company with a great support team also. There is no selling, no inventory, no risk to you or your family and there is no investment to get started, like there are with a lot of other companies(smile). I would love to give you more details,so you are more than welcome to give me a call at ###-###-#### or ###-###-####. You can also email me at: [email protected]____.com or visit my website at: www.workathomeunited.com/growingbusiness. I hope to here from you soon S.. Have a very Blessed day!

M.D.

answers from Raleigh on

S.,
I would love the opportunity to share what I do from my home. Please visit my website at www.workathomeunited.com/monicad and fill out the info for me to call you back. You can make your own schedule and set your own goals. Look forward to hearing from you. This is a great company and I can not wait to share this information with you.

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H.M.

answers from Spartanburg on

S.,
I have a great way for you to get extra income and help others - and hang in there! As a 45 year old of two daughters age 8 and 13 and a PRN job at our hospital, I know how hard it is to balance it all especially with an infant on the way.

Go to www.planttheflag.com and www.norwaymedical.com to learn about the business I do from home PT with SeaBiotics. Incredible company and opportunity - free websites the same day you set up at no cost. Royalty income available but not required so you can just be a "re-seller" of these lifechanging omega 3/marine supplement products. Our company will be on national TV very soon - "HeartBeat of America" with William Shatner because we won the "Keeping America Strong" award so I am looking to build a team quickly. The omega market is booming, and signing up is easy at www.seabiotic3m.com/HFM but you may want to call me as well to help you step thru the process. Just let me know as I am here to help you get what it is you want from this business.
All my best,
H.

H. F.Mahon
Health in FullMeasure
www.healthinfullmeasure.com
866-300-7455

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J.R.

answers from Raleigh on

Hi. I saw your message. Just wanted to let you know about me. I sell Avon and make enough to suffice my hubby working more hours. I am a stay at home mom with 2 kids and we were totally broke. I couldn't afford these "businesses" because they want so much money to start and they have obligations. With Avon it is wonderful. 10.00 to start nothing more, you can get your own website, no contracts, no obligations to buy anything, everyone knows the company, you can sell anywhere in the world with your website, you don't have a minimum order. If you don't place one it doesn't matter. If you want to talk about it, I live in NC please call me at ###-###-#### or email me at [email protected]____.com or visit my website at youravon.com/jryan3086. thanks

J. Ryan

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A.C.

answers from Fayetteville on

I would love to talk to you about this. I am involved with the MOM team. The best thing about this is you can stay home and do this, you don't have to go out and sell anything. Please visit WWW.STAYINGHOME4U.COM and fill out the info and I will give you a call. There is no pressure, I just want to share a great opportunity.

A.

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S.F.

answers from Charlotte on

If you like working w/ the public, check out options like Pampered Chef, Tupperware and Mary Kay - all lines of self-employment work where you make commission. Just an idea. It's all work at your own pace!

Good Luck!

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R.C.

answers from Raleigh on

Hi! I read your posting and I couldn't help but respond. I am a stay at home mom and I wanted to earn some money on the side as well as have an outlet to meet new people and do something I enjoy. Last August I joined PartyLite as an independent consultant. I originally signed up after attending a party and hearing that there aren't any start up costs! I received my kit with $350 of products for FREE and I began my own business as a PartyLite consultant. I was nervous at first because I have worked with a direct marketing company before, but this was different. Not only do you get to set your own hours, be your own boss and earn as much money as you want...you get to meet lots of great people and the business is a lot of fun! If you would like to talk to me further I would love to tell you more about this wonderful opportunity. You can e-mail me at [email protected]____.com or you can call me at ###-###-#### or ###-###-####. I look forward to hearing from you! R.

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S.H.

answers from Greenville on

I am a Southern Living at HOME Consultant and I love it plus it helps to decorate my own home at the same time. I got $750 worth of stuff for only $200 for doing this and like I said...this is what I used to decorate my new home. Email me at [email protected]____.com if you would like more info.

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C.W.

answers from Charleston on

I just started working as a AVON Independent Sales Rep. It only cost $10 to start. You can now do alot of things online with AVON. You can become a eRep and have people place orders online. You can work as much as you want or as little as you want. If your interested take a look at my web site www.youravon.com/charlottewallace. Let me know what you think. I recommend it to everyone. I am a stay at home mom who works around my childrens schedule.

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