I am a single mother and have been looking for a legitimate at home job that costs little or nothing to get started. To my dismay I have found nothing that is real or doesn't take my money. I have done enough of those!
Does anyone have any ideas on where I should go or try? I am at the end of my rope. Everything I come across is a scam. Please help!
By Janet from McKinney, TX
Unless you have special training in a field I don't think you will find a work at home job, that pays enough to be worthwhild. I know that some medical transcription type work can be done from home, but you need to have the training for that type of work.
Have you tried westathome.com ? I did a little work for them about 3 years ago. It was completely at home work using your computer and your phone. You need a headset that can plug in to your land line phone. They direct callers to you that are calling about infomercials mostly. I didn't like it because it was scripted and you had to read verbatim.
I found out about them from clarkhoward.com
Also, something I have been thinking of getting into is a Home Inventory Service. You would have to actually be able to get out of the house to do this, but you could set your own schedule. check out kchomeinventory.com to get more info. also whatyouown.org for free software. You need to have a good computer and a decent digital camera and know how to upload pictures and stuff.
Yes, I'm a medical transcriptionist working for a large clinic but from home and I just love it and the medical field and not being on your feet all day long (am 64) - but then that's me. I did have to complete a course - but those are available online, too. I began around $9/hour and am up to $15 after 10 yrs.
I would suggest babysitting in your own home. You would have to check to see if your state or city has regulations, but in my area there are several women who look after toddlers in their own homes. I always had this sort of care for my kids, and the women who looked after my boys became fast friends. It was superior care to daycare in my opinion. And, in our small towns, daycare wasn't an option anyway.
Another friend makes quite a nice income from doing sewing and mending for people. She puts a free ad on Kijii and has lots of jobs in a few days. This same woman does home baking for people, cookies, home made bread, and so on. There may be health regulations with regard to this, but I know there are people who do it!
I just had another thought, if you were a good student at school, you could tutor school kids in math and reading. People pay tremendous $$$$ for this from special companies, but a lot of the time what students need is one on one homework time.
I work with Edoc Marketing... www.edocmarketing.com. They're definitely legit. However, they seem best for someone supplementing an existing income. I average $150-$200/month when I'm working hard.
I asked the same question, I have found a few that might help you out with no money. ChaCha hires you to work from home off computer you will need to take an IQ test which is actually hard and KGB is another site to work from home answering peoples questions. Pay's low work hard but no money. I ask the same thing because I have been scamed in all forms of online marketing scams and selling items from passion partys to chef items. So I started selling wine. I just started last week. can't tell you how its going yet. I did have to pay money thou. But I did my research and this company is new and I am the only one in AZ selling wine. The Traveling Vineyard is the site if you wanna check it out. If not I understand because you have to pay for the tools. Good luck and let me know what you find.
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Are there any legitimate work from home options?
By gj786 from NJ
Yes, if you can sew, baby sit, clean houses or offices, sit with disable people, put an ad in paper, let people know you will work. Good luck. (05/28/2010)
Is HazelPepperGood legit? I am looking for a home mailer opportunity. Some type of work at home job would be very nice.
By Amirah from Sacramento, CA
Patricia from La Pine, OR
Check with the school district in your area. Most schools cover clerical as well as teaching positions. I was on the sub list for a public school district for several years. I worked in offices, libraries and as a TA in Pre K and PE. I got called every day. The beauty is you are not required to go every day and you don't have to worry about sick or personal days. Go when it's convenient for you. Another thing to consider is that as a sub you can shop for the best campuses for the time when you might want to go "regular". As a regular employee most districts pro rate your salary so you have money coming in all summer. You have some valuable skills that I don't have and I worked as much as I wanted to. I now sub for a small Episcopal school. (11/05/2007)
Lynda, where do I go for the ONLINESURVEY job? (11/06/2007)
This might be what you are looking for. It is not "get rich quick" but it can be "get rich". You can do it from home, no making phone calls or any of that stuff. Give it a try. www.myberrytree.com/bt97975/free
Good luck on your search!
I have been researching off and on for about 4 years now and most everything I find is not legit, or you have to pay for it first, I don't think so! I don't have the money to invest in a lot of things and then lose it.
I have young children in school and would like to find something I could do from home on school days, so that I don't have to get a babysitter. I also know of other people at home with small children that could benefit from working at home, so any information, suggestions that anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your newsletter and resources, I really enjoy reading them and learning about all different types of stuff.
Well this is a little bit off what you are looking for but I will still put out this suggestion. If ALL of your children are in school, have you thought of substitute teaching, working as a teacher's aide, lunchroom aide, office aide? I work as a substitute teacher and this works great for my family. I will start my 3rd year next month and love it. I am able to work the days I can and say no to the others. I am off when the kids are off and have no need for a sitter. As I said this is a little bit more and not quite what you were looking for BUT it helped my family solve the problem of me working. (07/18/2006)
I live in Florida. The Home Shopping Network has openings for: (I copied and pasted from their website) Work at Home Representatives are the primary support for our customers. HSN Customer Care Representatives take inbound calls to complete sales transactions, up-sell merchandise and resolve customer concerns. Representatives receive comprehensive training so they can treat each call with care and provide excellent service. This position requires individuals who enjoy working in a fast-paced, exciting, customer-focused atmosphere. Eligible candidates must have a PC with Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system and high-speed internet access. In addition the use of a standard phone line (landline) with a 727/813 area code is required. The dedicated use of this equipment would be required for the entire duration of each shift. I'm sure there are other companies in other areas of the country that have similar jobs available. Hope this helps!
I work from home, but as an interpreter. I cannot complain at all. I have time for my home, myself, and work. I even have weekends off so I can visit my family. I don't spend any money on public transportation/taxis (I don't have a car) ALTHOUGH because I'm at home I tend to eat a little more. If you know another language besides English and have access to a phone line and a quiet space you can work from i.e. no kids yelling, or dogs barking, you should consider this. I know it's not what you're looking for, but it's an at-home job. (07/31/2006)
I'm SERIOUSLY considering beginning ONLINESURVEYS.com in the next week or so. It comes highly recommended as a list of reliable companies who pay well.There's MUCH more money to be made than I realized. The list they sell costs about $35, I believe. We then line up ONLINE with each company we want (like Wal-Mart and Target)for pay between $15 and $150 for each survey we complete ONLINE, for our OPINION of products. I'm skeptical of most things on the Internet, but this comes recommended by a ministry with whom I am familiar, called angelfoodministry.com. It seems like the best for my needs. I understand we require no training, just basic typing/computer skills/and a computer. I plan to buy a printer with my first check, but I may not be able to work long hours since I am disabled and will have to do it as I can get to it and as much/little as I want/can. I believe the income is deposited directly into your bank account. There are also benefits such as free merchandise from some merchants. Good luck and God bless. (08/05/2006)
I will tell you what my ex-mother-in-law told me, and which 13 years later still is good advice. She told me that "IF I have to work," "or If I want to work" work at a school. She worked at one for 27yrs. I will tell you that it was GREAT advice. There is custodial work, and most of it at least in our school district it pretty easy. Dusting, sweeping, emptying garbage cans and so on. There is the cafeteria area as well. You could be a Noon-time aide, which is basically helping the kids in opening something, making sure they are behaving inside, and escorting them to the playground and watching for their safety. There are many positions in the kitchen and or snack bar in the schools as well. Or, you could also be a bus driver. Now before you say "No way, I can't do that", I thought the same way, and now I love it. The training isn't hard, and most of the time, I believe the company pays for your physical and license. At our branch, I am able to do the bus job, and also work at a school. I have time between to either run a few errands, doctor appointments, clean, or make sure that I have things ready for dinner when I get home. This is just a thought for some. Hopefully I didn't offend anyone, this is only my second post. Also, you might want to see if your school has a website, access it and see if they have a employment section that you could check on. Also another thought for the bus driving job, at least at our branch, they do have summer work to sign up for, also trips that they need drivers for during school. And, at our branch, we are even able to get some, not a lot of unemployment. I at least think for some, this is a great way to work to earn money, and with doing either the one, or all, when there is no school, You don't have work. Snow days, school holidays and SUMMERS off! Good Luck (08/10/2006)