I need a legitimate work from home business. I am afraid of getting ripped off with some of these scams. If anyone knows of any programs or has any ideas to share, please let me know. I am on social security and need more income to be able to make my house payment. Thank you.
By Connie from Vandalia, OH
Why do you need to work from home, are you homebound or something? If you are 55 or older, go to an Experience Works! office they find non-profit businesses to train people that meet income guidelines for work. You work for about 20 hours a week and get paid for it and then they try to help you find a job off the program. Also, I have seen people in wheel chairs and elderly people that are in such poor condition they can barely walk as greeter in WalMart. (04/09/2010)
If you have a digital camera and do crafts you can submit your craft ideas here at ThriftyFun and for every craft you submit with instructions that ThriftyFun accepts to post they will pay you $15.00. And you could also submit photos, tips, and recipes for the weekly contests and if they are accepted for posting in the contest and you receive enough "thumbs up" for that week to win in a category you would receive $25.00.
You could also put the word out that you could pet sit. I have a retired neighbor who pet sits for another neighbor. The pet owner brings cute little Sadie over to the retired neighbor's house each morning and picks Sadie up after each work day. All my retired neighbor has to do is walk Sadie to potty three times during the day, make sure she has water, feed her once (the owner supplies the food) and give and receive lots and lots of cuddles. They even nap together on the sofa ;-)
Being that you mention you have a mortgage to pay perhaps you could rent a room or two out and consider including the extra utility cost when calculating what to charge?
I know Ohio is one of the hardest hit states for employment right now, and the Dayton area is definitely not a very large city so competition is even more difficult and especially with social security age or possible disability to find work outside the home, but maybe you could try calling small offices near your home to see if maybe they need some help answering phones or doing some typing or filing just a couple/few hours a week?
Start with calling your doctor or dentist office and go from there. Even if they don't need help maybe they could help you find something? I know you have to keep the cost of travel/gasoline feasible, and whether you are even able to drive in mind, but if doing just a few hours of work a week outside the home would help you.
redhatterb, Experience Works is most likely not available in Connie's area according to this "Experience Works" map:
There is one work-at-home company I can personally vouch for: Edoc Marketing. I supplement hubby's and my SS with the B2B marketing calls I make.
You may never get rich doing what I do, but if you speak well and can get past the rare "bad apple" (extremely rude person) you'll get on the phone. Look us up. edocmarketing.com. Be aware, the weekly pay they quote isn't quite realistic, at least in my experience, but this is a highly ethical company overall. There's an online application if you're interested. Hope I've been of some help. (04/15/2010)
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