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LOVE being a SAHM but need to find legitimite work from home

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My dh is telling me constantly I need to find a job and the very thought makes me so sad, I don't want to leave my baby (or my 2-year-old for that matter)! My 5-year-old is starting kindergarten so not as worried about him. We really do need more money coming in... do any of you have "work" you do from home that brings in a good amount of money? I'm not talking about selling a few things or bringing in some extra spending cash, I mean a whole second income??

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What field are you in? If you have some professional skills and a specific sector you are experienced in, I would try to find a job in that area and see if you can work from home, even if it is not advertised as a work from home job. I have a friend who does this, they get hired as a regular full time worker and ask them if they can work from home. Sometimes the company ask they work in the office a few weeks so they get to know them and see they are a serious worker, or sometimes it is half at home half in the office. A lot of employers are becoming flexible about this since it also saves them money.

 

Other options to consider are internet assessor. There is a whole thread about this. The companies are Lionbridge, Leapforce, Workforce Logic. They pay around 13.5 an hour or more, the schedule is flexible. I am not sure how many people do this full time or get enough work to do it full time. I never tried to put in full time hours. There are other companies who do similar type of work, but it is not exactly the same.

 

 

Childcare- you can usually make pretty decent money if you get a few kids to watch and you get to stay at home with yours. It wouldn't require you to hire some one else to watch them.

 

You could consider being a court researcher. That is collecting data from public records. They usually expect you to visit the local court houses, but many counties are online so you could conceivably do a lot of it from home if your county is online. It pays per record average $15-25 per hour once you are experienced.

 

You could consider starting your own business. It will most likely take a lot of work up front, but after it is established the hours usually get more flexible, or you could hire some one to manage it.

 

There are a variety of things you could do online for money or work you can do from home depending on your skills and experience. Remember that even if you are working from home, to put in enough hours to have a full time income you will usually still need childcare for your kids. It is difficult to work full time from home and also watch your kids full time with out child care help. I am currently a SAHM and WAHM responsible for 100% of my children's child care. I am not able to devote much time to working. I couldn't support myself doing this. I am currently seeking a part time nanny so I can work at home more.

 

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Edited by rainbow_mandala - 11/16/12 at 4:50pm
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I am sorry you are going through a tough time right now. Are you bilingual by any chance? I am working full time from home over-the -phone as a French Interpreter for an international company and since my husband lost his job, he watches the kids when I am working in the bedroom.

And to add to our income, I am testing right now with Lionbridge.  hopefully, I will pass their test!  You can be customer service rep from home, the possibilities are endless! Do not get discouraged and check out the link I am pasting below.  Hit me with a question of I can help.  I have 3 sons (7 years old, 21 months old and 7 months old) and I am almost done with my bachelors online plus working from home.  So, you can do it!

 

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Www.ratracerebellion.com Www.wahm.com www.worplacelikehome.com I work for ACD, its a call center for charity donations I love it :) Sorry to zombie this thread ;)
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Hmmm. . . . I agree that becoming a medical transcriptionist might be one option. . . . but really ? $20 an hour ? I've done the research and the beginning average earnings for MT's are NOT $20. Maybe more like 8 in the beginning but going up from there. The training is not easy nor cheap.

Are you just posting an advertisement Kathi or do you have personal experience in this area ? Your post above sounds very much like a 'cut and paste' ad. . .. . ?
 

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You may choose to do freelancing and look at available jobs through freelancing websites. Or if you are a writer, you can search for sites that pay articles. It depends on what skills you have.

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Are you crafty at all?  Like someone else pointed out, it really depends on what your skill-set is and that can help determine viable options for you.

 

I've always made my own bath and body products for personal use and to use for clients at the spa I work at as a massage therapist.  Recently, hubby and I started selling our soap and some overflow produce from our garden at the farmer's market.  I talked to one of the local beekeepers about getting beeswax and have been invited to their meeting to demo making products using their beeswax and again later this year at the state conference.  They also invited me to bring my massage chair so I can generate income that way as well.  We've also been invited to several holiday craft shows and have some local stores interested in stocking our soap.

 

Our first kiddo is due here in September and while I won't be working for at least a few months after the birth, I plan to use that time to learn some additional massage modalities (that aren't offered by other local practitioners) so that when I do go back to work I have something new/different to offer that will make it more likely for me to regain my market share and keep appointments to 3 - 4 hours a day.

 

I'm taking full advantage of everything that is being offered to me based on my skills and experience.  I'm sure there is a way for you to do that for your individual circumstance as well.  Best of luck!

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I'm new here - just kinda making my way around boards that interest me while my son naps. (I probably should be napping too!!! LOL)

I just wanted to say that I work at home as a freelance writer. Lots of different topics. I really enjoy it and there always seems to be plenty of work.
I never thought I'd be writing for a living - but I find it to be super flexible and pays well enough for me to continue staying home. I started out just
writing articles here and there - I found info about oDesk and eLance at moneymakingmommy.com - and just kinda went from there. I'm not good
with lots of pressure and deadlines - have even had some anxiety issues at times - but this has really worked out for me.

I wish you success JFTB1177 - maybe you have already found something - but if writing interests you at all, you might want to think about that
as a way to start earning and see if you like it.

Blessings,
Christi
 

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Edited by stellercrys - 10/11/13 at 5:04pm
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ETA: My goal is to help as many people as I can get healthier, feel better and achieve the financial as well as time freedom they desire. There are lots of mamas on my team that have the luxury to stay home w/their kiddos thru this biz and who have retired their husbands from their 9-5 jobs. I want that for myself too. I'm planning to be a single mama by choice and there's absolutely NO WAY that I will put my child in daycare. 

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My dh is telling me constantly I need to find a job and the very thought makes me so sad, I don't want to leave my baby (or my 2-year-old for that matter)! My 5-year-old is starting kindergarten so not as worried about him. We really do need more money coming in... do any of you have "work" you do from home that brings in a good amount of money? I'm not talking about selling a few things or bringing in some extra spending cash, I mean a whole second income??
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