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post #61 of 170
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I make slings and sell them on my own website. I also have a Bed & Breakfast - it's fun, and really easy money!
I've always thought a Bed & Breakfast would be fun!!
post #62 of 170
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I make slings and sell them on my own website. I also have a Bed & Breakfast - it's fun, and really easy money!
I bet that is fun!
post #63 of 170
I recently opened an online shop selling t-shirts, bags, and mugs with my designs for babies, children, and adults. They are primarily geared towards homeschool and unschool advocacy but not exclusivly so. There are also some pro breastfeeding and parenting types of designs .
post #64 of 170
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I sell Natural & Waldorf-inspired toys.
I also make waldorf inspired toys
I mostly needle felt and I crochet hats and scaves!
post #65 of 170
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I recently opened an online shop selling t-shirts, bags, and mugs with my designs for babies, children, and adults. They are primarily geared towards homeschool and unschool advocacy but not exclusivly so. There are also some pro breastfeeding and parenting types of designs .
That is cool, I looked at your profile but I didn't see a homepage, you should consider adding it to your profile.

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I also make waldorf inspired toys
I mostly needle felt and I crochet hats and scaves!
Toy making must be so much fun.
post #66 of 170
I'm another mom out there slingin' slings. :-)
post #67 of 170
Some VERY interesting things here!

I am a freelance web developer. I do not design, I build and program, mostly medium sized community and e-commerce sites.
post #68 of 170
I'm a independent contractor (transcriptionist) for a medical transcription company.
post #69 of 170
I am in the market for a home based income so I am bumping this thread up for ideas.
post #70 of 170
I'm a real estate agent, so I work both in and out of the home. I do my listing appointments and showing in the am when my son is at preschool, but then I work from home in the afternoons and evenings. Or I take him with me .. he's become a supreme sign installer, flyer refiller, etc.
post #71 of 170
I work for a company calling advocates and writing letters to congress. It's really fun but it took awhile to figure out my work hours. I ended up hiring a mothers helper so I can work without my house falling apart. It's working out great so far. Working at home for a legitimate company offers the stability I needed.
post #72 of 170
I edited my original post (#12)...can't forget photography
post #73 of 170
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Originally Posted by MollyandCleo View Post
I'm another mom out there slingin' slings. :-)
Sure is popular but I image that it is very rewarding too.

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I am a freelance web developer. I do not design, I build and program, mostly medium sized community and e-commerce sites.
That's cool.

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I'm a independent contractor (transcriptionist) for a medical transcription company.
Transcriptionist, considered that myself, seems like it would be a good work at home job.

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Originally Posted by Kristina View Post
I am in the market for a home based income so I am bumping this thread up for ideas.
Oh, good luck!!!

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Originally Posted by mistymama View Post
I'm a real estate agent, so I work both in and out of the home. I do my listing appointments and showing in the am when my son is at preschool, but then I work from home in the afternoons and evenings. Or I take him with me .. he's become a supreme sign installer, flyer refiller, etc.
Cute!

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I work for a company calling advocates and writing letters to congress.
How interesting.
post #74 of 170
I help work at home moms learn to sell their physical products online. I also provide web hosting, hosted ecommerce and coaching services. I also do vBulletin design and dabble in wordpress template customization and ecommerce web design.
post #75 of 170
I'm working on getting a photography business going. Right now I'll shoot anyone that signs a model release, so I can build my portfolio. My ideal is to do high school senior portraits and maybe eventually weddings.
post #76 of 170
I make boutique hair bows and wholesale them to three local children's boutique stores. It is fun and caters to my crafty side, not something I ever envisioned myself doing though.
post #77 of 170
Greetings,

I research, handpaint and sell traditional games and toys from around the world. Games that have been played for more than a few hundred years.

Carlin and I go to medieval and renaissance faires, craft and Christmas shows, plus I have wholesaled/commisioned to a couple games stores. I've also taught a few games classes, submitted articles for a historic games newsletter. and I have a small online website, but it really needs updating.

Right now I'm doing a nighttime nanny gig for a friend of mine. and I trade babysitting hours with a teen mom. eBay stuff from the house and from garage sales. and when times are really tight, I can sell baked goods and frozen meals to busy friends.
post #78 of 170
I do transcription work as an independent contractor. Right now, I am loving it. I am just getting started on my own. I have been a legal assistant off and on for 17 years. The hardest part has been that I did not realize Americans did not have a good grasp of the English language they speak. Oh the awful grammer I hear from top professionals even.
post #79 of 170
I have 2 jobs. both of which i do w/ all of my kids in tow.

1 - I am a nanny to 2 girls. (they are in my siggie) I have been watching them for 7.5 years. even before i knew dh. now i bring all 3 of my kiddos. We mostly do running around to activites, fun things together, etc. or we end up at my house. Summers are fun and BUSY.

2 - I own a baby equipment rental co. in my town. I rent equipment to families traveling to my area. I deliver to the rental car co., hotel, grandmas, etc. My kids can do the delieveries w/ me and sterilize all my equipment at home so the "help" w/ that also. It is fun and I carry some attachment stuff also. (co-sleeper, boppy, sling).
post #80 of 170

Writer here!

Last year at this time, I left my long time job coordinating college students in community service. This year has been CRAZY. I have no health insurance, my finances tanked while I straightened out my gig and... I couldn't be happier. I love working from home.

I am basically a consultant now for schools. I work in organizational development, primarily through the process of grant writing. I have a sizable contract with my daughters' school. We raised $378,000 last year. Not too shabby for a little public school.

When I left my job last year, I thought I had two school lined up to work with as a contractor. School #2 did not gel. Weird politics happened just after I gave notice at the university. Gah! I kept at it though and am happier than ever. I feel empowered and full of vim and vigor. AND I am writing again, a long forgotten dream that I now realize. With the missing half of my income, I have been looking to diversify my professional activities. I found parts of my consulting gig to be very positive and others not so much. I just re-negotiated my contract with the school and I feel much better at it.
As a consultant, things are much less clear than in a staff job. I had to learn a lot this year about what I love to do and what I would rather not do.

So.. I'm branching into more article writing and pitching some shows and whatnot. It's exciting.

My husband and I just talked about how long ago we made some sort of decision that his earning potential was vaster than mine. I went to work to get the steady income while he pursued his dream. He's still working on it
(he's a writer also) and now that I'm not in a dead end job anymore, suddenly I feel my own potential increase. It's very exciting. I just mention that here cause we really had to take a step back on this topic and realize that we had been holding me back in my career choices. I don't need to wait for him to "arrive" anymore. Yay!

Anyway... my pulpit du jour is this- we all have skills that can be valuable to another person. It's all about finding your specialty. What do you love to do that others don't always love? It doesn't have to be huge to consult. People can use all kinds of services and insights. For example- Myspace consulting could be a great match for many people. I just realized that I don't know how to take advantage of that site well and would pay someone to help me understand how to leverage it.
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