Work from Home - a BIG QUESTION

Updated on June 17, 2010
S.M. asks from Porter Ranch, CA
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I am trying to find some legit Work from Home income ideas. Can you help? I am so confused and not sure who and what to believe. Any and all feedback will help. I have a daughter who will start Kindergarten this year. She is going to a preschool and i was getting some income from my previous employer working from home.

But on monday morning, he pulled the plug. Cost cutting so my job will be done in house. I have no choice but look for options to bring money in.

Help MOMS :(

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M.J.

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The website www.wahm.com is a great starting point for articles on how to avoid scams and overviews of the different opportunities out there.

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C.H.

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Hi Sue,
Do you love candles? I am an independent distributor for Mia Bella Candles (Scent-Sations Inc). Mia Bella is a home-based business that has been around since 2002. While candles are the main focus of Mia Bella, we also have a mineral make-up line and bath & body products. It's a pretty simple business and there are several ways to earn an income - from the traditional home parties to fundraisers to team building. If you would like some more info & scent samples, let me know & I can send you an information packet.

I look forward to hearing from you!

C.
Independent Distributor of Mia Bella Candles
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[email protected]____.com
SHOP: www.CandlesAreLove.com
EARN: www. CandlesAreLove.net

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C.M.

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Most WfH jobs are sales. The kind where you have to get other people to work "under" you. A vast number of these are scams. If you want to do this right, I would suggest looking into medical coding classes at your local community college. A lot of these are online. There are many other programs that you can do at the community college level and you might be eligible for financial aid. If you have a degree, look into substitute teaching at your child's school.
Mostly, though, it might be worthwhile for you to just get back into the work force. If this is your only child and you need the money....or just want to get out of the house....this might be your best option.

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T.F.

answers from Dallas on

When my daughter started K in 2000, our school was short on good substitute teachers and I started subbing. I still sub because I love it and it give me a mental break from my daily grind with our company (consulting/brokering of raw materials). Subs don't get paid much but it is rewarding.

Working at home is a job and requires a lot of time. I find that I am on constant phone, email , spreadsheets, etc and I would not be able to successfully do this with children underfoot. A lot of companies will hire people to telecommute but they are picky about not hearing children in the background, etc. My issue is my dogs will see something and bark.

As for MLM's, just do your research. I am not keen on them but just because they are not right for me does not mean they are not right for someone else . Most do involve investment, recruiting, selling.

Good luck to you!

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F.H.

answers from Phoenix on

Hi Sue, I own and insurance agency as well as a business online. Check out the website: http://www.YummyLiquidVitamins.com It costs about $1 per day and EVERYONE needs to take their vitamins. So it really sells itself and I just get checks coming in the mail! You don't have to have a minimum to buy or keep stock or anything. There is no trick or gimic and its FREE to start. Take the tour on the website and let me know if you have any questions!

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N.H.

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Well the one thing I can tell you with certainty, don't believe anything you read online regarding work at home opportunities that are to good to be true. My friend came across one that might be good though, here's the link. http://apply.westathome.com/faq.asp

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J.C.

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Hi Sue

I am an interior designer and have added a wonderful bedding and bath line, Private Quarters, to my offerings. I have been designing for over 20 years and am very fussy about the products I recommend to my clients. Their products are great quality at affordable prices and practically sell themselves.

You can start your business for as little as $100. I can work with you and train you on the product. There is also a training DVD and Sucess Start handbook. You can book parties and work as much or as little as your wish and you choose the times.

Let me know if this sounds good to you and I will give you more information.

J.

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K.S.

answers from Columbus on

I agree with one of the other posters. If you love your at home job so much & want to spread the word, why won't you just tell us what it is? I do in home daycare, but would still love to supplement on the weekends. But, I have no intention of calling someone without even a hint as to what the work is.
Good luck in your search. Hope you find something that works for you.

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N.K.

answers from Philadelphia on

What kind of work do you do? I think it's helpful to think more in terms of finding opportunities to telecommute, rather than a canned "work-from-home" job. There are contract jobs that are often flexible on telecommuting on various websites: www.guru.com, www.sologig.com and there used to be one called something like "moonlighter.com" Good luck.

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K.S.

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I found the perfect work from home job a couple of months ago. I am still working full-time, but hope to be working exclusively from home some day. It has been a life saver because I’m able to get some extra money by putting in a couple hours a week. You can work at your own pace and make your family’s schedule BEFORE your work schedule. Let me know if you are interested and we can talk more, mom to mom.

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K.B.

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I highly recommend Nu Skin. They have amazing anti aging skin care products including the Galvanic Spa and Ageloc. It's a business opportunity that is making a lot of people very wealthy. They have been in business for 25 years. They are a publicly trade company whose stock has gone from $7.00 a share to $30.00 a share in the last year which is impressive in this economy!

They are partnered with scientists and researchers at Stanford & Purdue Universities who studied the science of anti aging and developed technology that significantly reduces fine lines, wrinkles and bags under the eyes, it considerably increases moisture and smoothness, firms and evens out skin tone. It can even help smooth cellulite and fortify hair follicles in the scalp. The products work so well they sell themselves. Several celebrities are using it.

For more information, check out: http://www.nsoverview.com
To get started you can contact me at [email protected]____.com
I'd love to discuss it with you!

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M.M.

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www.ratracerebellion.com legit free website that scopes out legit jobs and posts them. Lots of C.S. jobs. Good luck.......

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A.B.

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hi sue,
i am a mary kay beauty consultant and i absolutely love it. i also tried selling melaleuca and did not like that. it was very hard to make money. it is so incredibly easy to make money in mary kay. just last week, i had a total of over $500 in sales. i get to keep 50% of that. i worked a total of 5 hours and made $250. women are going to buy skincare and makeup no matter what, so why not buy it from you?! the products are wonderful (i am also a licensed esthetician as well) you can find out more information on my website-www.marykay.com/alyssab. click on sell mary kay. there is information and even videos for you to watch. i am currently working towards earning a career car. let me know if you have any questions at all-i will answer them honestly! (this goes for other moms reading this too!)

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B.H.

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Sue, I hear you. I "retired" from my full time teaching position (a special needs cooridnator for my school district) to stay home with my kids (then 7 and 10). I am SOOOOOO glad I did. I started my network marketing business with Isagenix (www.SolutionsForMyFamily.com) in January of 2006. In 4 months I released 42 pounds and I have now kept if off for over 4 years.

In the second year, my family and I took a 10 month vacation traveling through Canada, the USA, Mexico and the Carribean. It was an amazing trip. Thanks to my home based business, we are free to travel and do what we want as a family. It has been a life changing experience. Who knew I would find such satisfaction is a network marketing company. But the more I learned about the industry the more I saw it to be the greatest moral compensation plan on the planet.

The secret is finding something you are passionate about and figure out how to get someone to pay you to do it. I was/am passionate about helping families eat healthier, have more play time and create independent financial freedom. My company does that for people. I get to help moms dream again AND eat amazing superfoods.

Sue, what are you passionate about?

What would you do if no one ever paid you to do it?

What are you willing to give up your life for (because you already are)

B.
Family Success Coach

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L.D.

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Hi Sue!

My name is L. and can relate with your story. I was in the real estate industry when many lay offs started to happen and I knew I was just waiting for my turn. I have a little girl about 20 months old and I have been working from home for a really exceptional company that has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau with high honors and have a recession proof record in their success.
I love the support and the flexibility. If you interested in learning more about what we do from home I'd be happy to chat with you.
You will find the right fit- I thought it was overwhelming but now I feel the blessing! Give me a call when you get a chance. ###-###-####

Smiles!

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M.M.

answers from Dallas on

I am a mom of 2 children ages 4 and 6. I have been working from home earning reliable growing income for over 5 years now with the same BBB "A" rated company.
I love the flexibility and can get you the information so you can decide if this is right for you as it has been for my family.
M. ###-###-#### call me to schedule a time to talk :)

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L.E.

answers from Columbia on

Hi Sue. There are lots of legitimate (and some not so legitimate...) home businesses out there. Lots of them do involve sales and most are considered mlm, where as you build your sales team and business, you have the opportunity to promote in the company. It should ultimately be something that offers a solution for you and that you believe in. I was looking for home based business and had researched many when a wife of husband's coworker introduced me to the company she had just started representing. I love it, and it is exactly what I was looking for in terms of business opportunity and income potential. The company is Rodan + Fields Dermatologists (the doctors who created Proactiv) and there are different starting options, no home shows, no need for inventory, personalized websites, and lots of resources to help you learn business and get started. I haven't met a fellow consultant yet who wasn't really excited about it. If you have an interest let me know. Best of luck in your search!!!

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C.D.

answers from Dallas on

Have you heard of Scentsy the Wickless Candles? I'm a Scentsy Director and work from home with my business. I have been a Scentsy consultant for 2 years and LOVE IT! It pays our mortgage and car payment each month. The earning potential can be part time or full time salary. It's up to you! You could be the 1st Scentsy Consultant in your area. Check my website out at www.scentsy.com/dfw for more information, to join my team or to contact me. Our products sell themselve and we are growing at 300%. I would love to speak with you about this amazing company. Have a ScentSational Day!

C.
WWW.SCENTSY.COM/DFW

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N.B.

answers from Toledo on

You have several responses already, but no one will actually say what they are doing, which I find curious. I have been selling Pure Romance products and doing parties for over 10 years now, and I LOVE it! We are an in-home party plan. In other words, I go to a lady's home and do a party with her and her girlfriends. We sell beauty products, bath and massage products, lingerie, and bedroom accessories. No men are allowed at the parties, and no one under 18. Products are purchased at the party and taken home that night. We do alot of teaching at parties---we talk about relationship problems, sex issues, anatomy,etc. Anything the ladies want to discuss. We see, feel, and taste things in a comfortable setting. We get excellent educational materials, and our products are top-of-the-line. We are also the biggest company of our kind out there, with our founder earning mulitple awards from the business community. In the last 10 years, we've gone from less than 1000 consultants to more than 45,000! We have girls all over the country, and the world. If this sounds like something you would like to do, you can look at the products at pureromance.com and email me at [email protected]____.com or phone me at ###-###-####. I live in Toledo, OH.

V.C.

answers from Dallas on

Hi Sue,
You didn't mention what type work you do, background etc. If you include that you might get better feedback to match you interests.
I have been with a great MLM for 15 years. Here are a couple of 3 minute messages if you would like to listen to them: Roger Barnett, Chairman & CEO - ###-###-#### & Project MAHMA™ - ###-###-####. If the info interests you let me know and I will give you more details.
I am also an engineer and am starting to do some marketing for a construction company. Many companies are hiring professionals to work from home because they cannot afford someone full time. I found my position on Craig's list.
Good luck. I hope you find the perfect opportunity.
Victoria

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A.S.

answers from Dallas on

Check out the forum at workplacelikehome.com for great information on at home work.

Also until you find an actual job check out www.makemoneyonline.tonoftips.net for ways to earn extra cash online.

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