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What WAH Work Do You Do? (With Rules, Please Read)

post #1 of 170
Thread Starter 
Okay I know that this has been done before but I am so curious what the different kind of jobs that people do for working at home.

So I thought I would start this thread however there are some rules that we need to follow.

MAIN RULE No Referral Links, No Links to Profiting Sites or Names of Profitable Businesses

If you do GPT work don't post a link to the site with your referral ID. You can just say the name of the site.

EX. I do GPT work for Cash Pays and Pay Cash

If you own a site don't post a link to it or say the name. You can just state what kind of site that you have.

EX. I sell diapers on my own site.
EX. I have an informational site on breastfeeding and make money from affiliates and ads.

If you have a non internet business don't say the name to it just state what kind of business it is.

EX. I own a clothing store.

MODS IF I DIDN'T COVER SOMETHING PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL ADD IT.

Oh ya, since this isn't about advertising let stray away from saying things like if you like to see my site PM me. Everyone knows that they can PM someone if they want further info on what they do.
post #2 of 170
Thread Starter 
There are a few things that I do for wah jobs.

I have a website on information for pregnancy, breastfeeding, cloth diapers, preparing for a baby, WAHM resources and single mom resources to name a few things. I make money from the pay per click ads and affiliate ads.

I have been writing articles and selling them to this one site. So far that is producing the most income, nearly enough to live off of.

On occasion I have done some GPT work but nothing to recently.
post #3 of 170
I am in the process of creating a mineral makeup business. I will be making and selling mineral foundations, blushes, eyeshadows, etc.
post #4 of 170
Nen Naneth - wow, you covered that well.

I run a website that promotes cloth diaper sales for online cloth diaper retailers.

AND

I also ghost write, design websites, customize WordPress themes, do website maintenance, graphics, validate CSS and XHTML on current sites, blah blah blah... I don't have a site for it, but instead get work from local businesses, referrals from current clients and the traffic that comes through my personal blog.
post #5 of 170
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I am in the process of creating a mineral makeup business. I will be making and selling mineral foundations, blushes, eyeshadows, etc.

Ooooo!! That sounds like fun!!

I do Medical Transcription.

I also do a few odd 'jobs' on the side ---- for fun.
post #6 of 170
I run an internet based sewing biz (baby training pants for ECers) but I am working on a wholesale deal so that I don't have to run the CS part of the biz.

I also do web design/coding and am working more on that part since it's more lucrative.
post #7 of 170
I'm the caretaker of our church. I answer the phone, take messages, schedule events, make sure heats/a.c.are on, lock/unlock doors, maintain a friendly presence, do light cleaning, sort mail. We live in an apartment in the building so I am able to do all of this around my children, we don't get paid but live rent free and with no utilities to pay so I still consider myself a wahm.
post #8 of 170
I index books. In other words, the index at the back of the book that you flip to when you want to find out where the author talked about the invasion of Normandy or whatever? I write those. Mostly for computer-related books, though. Never anything as interesting as the invasion of Normandy.
post #9 of 170
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by hopeelise View Post
I am in the process of creating a mineral makeup business. I will be making and selling mineral foundations, blushes, eyeshadows, etc.
Best of luck with that!!!

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Originally Posted by HeatherSanders View Post
Nen Naneth - wow, you covered that well.
Thanks

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Originally Posted by Billie View Post
Ooooo!! That sounds like fun!!

I do Medical Transcription.
I have a dear friend that does MT, good for you.

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Originally Posted by rubelin View Post
I run an internet based sewing biz (baby training pants for ECers) but I am working on a wholesale deal so that I don't have to run the CS part of the biz.

I also do web design/coding and am working more on that part since it's more lucrative.
Awesome, an EC supporting business.

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Originally Posted by momma earthical View Post
I'm the caretaker of our church. I answer the phone, take messages, schedule events, make sure heats/a.c.are on, lock/unlock doors, maintain a friendly presence, do light cleaning, sort mail. We live in an apartment in the building so I am able to do all of this around my children, we don't get paid but live rent free and with no utilities to pay so I still consider myself a wahm.
That is a handy way to be able to work while being with your kids.

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Originally Posted by JanB View Post
I index books. In other words, the index at the back of the book that you flip to when you want to find out where the author talked about the invasion of Normandy or whatever? I write those. Mostly for computer-related books, though. Never anything as interesting as the invasion of Normandy.
How interesting. Well I mean the idea of the job, hope you get some interesting books soon.
post #10 of 170
Business #1 - I sew 2 totally different lines of baby clothes, selling now at craft fairs, soon to have a web site, one hopes

Business #2 - I handfeed and train baby parrots for sale

I also provide repite care for medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed children in the foster care system
post #11 of 170
I do general/light legal transcription.
post #12 of 170
Originally posted 5.15, editing 6.19, edited again 9.24:

I do web & graphic design and DH and I are trying to start a toy company (making and selling homemade wooden toys), and I want to get into professional photography (a hobby right now).

I tried GPT, and thought about childcare and an online store (books, natural products), and medical transcription, and decided against them. I have been part time babysitting one child, but that's all I can handle with everything else.

My goal is to get to where I'm making $2k a month, to support my family because DH isn't able to fold a full time permanent job.
post #13 of 170
I do editing and proofreading, as well as some translation. I have training in museum texts (lables, panels, art books, etc), but lately I've been doing anything I can get! Not such challenging material, but it pays well.

I aim to work about 10-12 hrs a week.

I actually love my work, even when the texts aren't so interesting. Something about correcting, crossing things out, making things better...fulfills my inner control-frek!
post #14 of 170
Right now I dont think what I do has a title. lol I'm in the "I want to start a business but feeling out the markets" stage. I've been selling things online that I have collecting dust around the house and have done pretty well so far (and gotten rid of a lot of clutter), which has led to selling for other people for a commission - going to go pick up about 4 boxes of things in a couple of weeks for my first attempt at that, and probably picking up at yard sales etc. (I love selling books, even if Amazon is evil)

I'm hoping to open a small online storefront selling a mixture of home made and resale things. I've been wanting to do family "stuff" (baby clothes, cloth diapers, bedding, etc) but am going slowly and feeling out the market before I dive right into anything.

My goal is $200 a week but more importantly, to have a thing of my own that is successful enough to make me feel good about it. Being a SAHM has had me so focused on taking care of the kids that I really need an outlet for my adult mind, and am not willing to go back into the "out of house work world".
post #15 of 170
I am an assistant to a forensic physchologist and I prepare reports for the courts primarily. I get case files from my boss once a week (so 30 minutes of work out of the home) and then do the rest from home.
post #16 of 170
I have an editing business. I proofread, edit, and sometimes translate (French/English).

My main contract is with a major aeronautics company, which is a little weird considering I'm a pacifist. I'm not sure where I stand on that, ethically-speaking.

I also handle dissertations and school-related papers, and that's where my main interest is. I find it thrilling to read about new research and ideas before they've been published. For undergrads, I only copyedit -- generally for ESL students wanting to fix spelling and grammar. For theses and dissertations on their way to being published, I'll do the full routine.
post #17 of 170
I do web design

OK, I'll elaborate, lol. I do web design for small businesses and mainly WAHMs. Since I'm also a WAHM I wanted services out there that were affordable to other WAHMs. Everything from Logo design to websites, cart installations and customizations, wordpress templates etc. After 3 years of experience I decided to go back to school for it *officially* as well and I graduate in December, yee ha!

Prior to web design I owned a Baby Sling business. I still own it but I took a break from manufacturing while I decide what I want to do with the business. Before that I went to school for child development that lead me there from a career in childcare/preschool.
post #18 of 170
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Originally Posted by mamarhu View Post
Business #1 - I sew 2 totally different lines of baby clothes, selling now at craft fairs, soon to have a web site, one hopes

Business #2 - I handfeed and train baby parrots for sale

I also provide repite care for medically fragile and/or developmentally delayed children in the foster care system
That is awesome, good for you.

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Originally Posted by attachedmamaof3 View Post
I do general/light legal transcription.
I wonder if that more uplifting than medical tran.

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Originally Posted by Synthea™ View Post
I do web/graphic design.

I do some GPT a month, mostly from CashDuck and Prizebook (prizebook when I need a few $$ right away since they pay daily)

Thinking about child care...but not sure. Maybe part time babysitting, just a few hours a week.

Also thinking about a (web) store, selling books, natural products, etc...that one won't happen unless I get a windfall to purchase stock with though.

And, thinking about Medical Transcription. I noticed our local community college has a course.
I thought about child care and medical tran too.

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Originally Posted by babybun View Post
I do editing and proofreading, as well as some translation. I have training in museum texts (lables, panels, art books, etc), but lately I've been doing anything I can get! Not such challenging material, but it pays well.

I aim to work about 10-12 hrs a week.

I actually love my work, even when the texts aren't so interesting. Something about correcting, crossing things out, making things better...fulfills my inner control-frek!
Proofreading, that would feel like a lot of pressure . . . for me. Curious, are proofreaders paid by the hour or by the length of the text?

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Originally Posted by Jenlaana View Post
Right now I dont think what I do has a title. lol I'm in the "I want to start a business but feeling out the markets" stage. I've been selling things online that I have collecting dust around the house and have done pretty well so far (and gotten rid of a lot of clutter), which has led to selling for other people for a commission - going to go pick up about 4 boxes of things in a couple of weeks for my first attempt at that, and probably picking up at yard sales etc. (I love selling books, even if Amazon is evil)

I'm hoping to open a small online storefront selling a mixture of home made and resale things. I've been wanting to do family "stuff" (baby clothes, cloth diapers, bedding, etc) but am going slowly and feeling out the market before I dive right into anything.

My goal is $200 a week but more importantly, to have a thing of my own that is successful enough to make me feel good about it. Being a SAHM has had me so focused on taking care of the kids that I really need an outlet for my adult mind, and am not willing to go back into the "out of house work world".
Best of luck to you sweetie!!!

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Originally Posted by MSAX View Post
I am an assistant to a forensic physchologist and I prepare reports for the courts primarily. I get case files from my boss once a week (so 30 minutes of work out of the home) and then do the rest from home.
Wow that's awesome . . . sometimes I watch CSI.

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Originally Posted by earthmama369 View Post
I have an editing business. I proofread, edit, and sometimes translate (French/English).

My main contract is with a major aeronautics company, which is a little weird considering I'm a pacifist. I'm not sure where I stand on that, ethically-speaking.

I also handle dissertations and school-related papers, and that's where my main interest is. I find it thrilling to read about new research and ideas before they've been published. For undergrads, I only copyedit -- generally for ESL students wanting to fix spelling and grammar. For theses and dissertations on their way to being published, I'll do the full routine.
More proofreading, cool.

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Originally Posted by Kristine233 View Post
I do web design
Awesome.
post #19 of 170
I distribute baby slings in an online store. Alot of work but I think I can lessen my load.

I also run an informational site that makes money with Google Adsense (and donations). It was a site I was active on years ago and its still going with no work from me anymore.
post #20 of 170

WHAM Business

I design plush, soft toys, rag dolls and doll fashions for the conventional toy and premium business. I also design my own line of Waldorf inspired dolls and natural fiber soft toys.
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