Single Mom Seeking Work at Home Opportunity

Updated on June 02, 2009
M.A. asks from Mc Lean, VA
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I am a single mom who works full time and still needs additional income. I work 40 houirs a week and need to find some work that I could do at home so I can spend time with my daughter.
I do not know how to find legit work at home opportunities and need some help.
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answers from Washington DC on

Hi M.,

I also am a single mom, but with one 8 month old son, with no help from the father. I also live in Northern VA! I am trying to stay at home with my baby for as long as possible and the company I am working with has allowed me to do so thus far.

Have you ever heard of Melaleuca? It's a Wellness Company. They manufacture wellness and environmentally sensitive products for the home and for personal care.

I'm trying to tell as many people as possible about these products and I think everyone should have them in their home.

ALTHOUGH...there is a start up fee...this month it is only $14.50 compared to $29 normally. Before you cancel it out, let me just tell you that I have been doing this for not even a month and my first check will be here the 15th. I am very excited about it!

If you are interested, I would love for you to contact me to view a presentation and hear more about them. The presentation is about 40 minutes long. They will tell you everything and anything you need to know about the company and how it operates. It is so informational. I learn more and more every time I watch it.

There are presentations everyday, so whatever time and day works best for you and your daughters' schedule, we can accommodate.

Best of Luck to You and Yours,

[email protected]



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answers from Washington DC on

Hello M.,

I would like to share with you a business opportuntiy that is right for you. Take a moment and view my Mammasource page and visit my websites.

Would you like to own your own business and recevied residual income for life? Contact me by leaving your contact information on my website I look forward to talking to you soon.


answers from Washington DC on

Hi M.,

I was in a similar pair of shoes just a few years ago. I was a single mother of two, juggling debt, struggling to make ends meet on a job that wasn't paying enough to keep up with daycare and no help or support from their father. I've since paid off all of my debt, fired my boss last month and now stay home full-time working around my 5 year old daughter and 4 year old son!

This may or may not work for you but it's definitely a way that you can work from home, earn additional income and spend more time with your daughter. 'Get More Info' @ www.CareerIncome.Biz

God Bless!




answers from Washington DC on

Beware of the type of advice you just received.

Work-at-Home Scams
If it were so easy to make a lot of money working from home for only a few hours a week, wouldn't we all be doing it?

Envelope stuffing, home product assembly and mystery shopping promoters that advertise they’ll get you opportunities for a small fee (in advance) are a SCAM. They’ll just tell you to place an ad like the one you responded to and get people to send you money to tell them to do the same thing. For more information on these scams, click here.
The company may not be offering to employ you directly, only to sell you training and materials and to find customers for your work.
Working from home is just like any other business—it requires hard work and time commitment. There's no magic formula to get rich quick.
Get all the details before you buy one thing. Look at their website and materials first!
If available, read the resumes of the company's founders and executive staff. If all or nearly all come from network marketing, it's probably a bogus operation.
Be aware that the job may require a license or certificate or have other legal requirements.
Don't buy anything you can't return within a reasonable time frame.
Watch out for Pyramid or Ponzi schemes: Plans that promise profits mainly for recruiting new members. Legitimate multilevel marketing plans aren't based on sales to distributors. Profits should come from sales that you and any distributors under you make to the end-users.
Legitimate job search services are free, so do not pay for “CAREER SERVICES.” Postal jobs you have to pay for aren’t real. Read about them here.

And here's a post specifically about "Stayin Home and Lovin It"/

If I were trying to stay home, I'd try to establish a consulting business in my field, watch other people's kids, even before or after school, walk dogs, clean houses. Maybe organize birthday parties and other things for neighborhood moms who work and have no time. Anything to maintain my integrity. But if I knew the answer, I suppose I'd be doing it by now. Good luck to you.

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