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Hello everyone! Does anyone know of any work-at-home jobs that really work? I have two small children and I stay at home caring for them. Any tips on how to make extra money from home? Thanks in advance!
Does anyone know of any good, legit online jobs?
There's lots of legitimate jobs online. Marketforce.com and also there is pinecone reasearch, surveyspot.com, and others. Hope this helps.
I am looking for "work from home" sites, where you can make money without paying up front.
By robin cleveland from Dansville, NY
I worked for hours and months also for years trying to find something I have spent hundreds of dollars trying to succeed but I believe that these companies are a hook for your money and don't help you to succeed. They just keep asking for more money. I have not even been able to get any kind of income to replace the money I spent on trying.
Try this website womenforhire.com, there is a lot of great advise there as well as websites to look for work at home that you can trust.
Is there any legit ways to make extra money at home with no membership fees?
Yes, there are. You have a large variety of options to do.
Before signing up with any company online, check them out, read reviews, find out if they are legitimate or a total scam.
I have a website that is dedicated to this type of work from home programs. I review all possibilities and job opportunities for this type of work. I have found +2000 different types of work at home programs. However, not all of them are legitimate.
Does anyone know of any legitimate work from home websites where I could land a good job? I currently work from home as a VCSR (Virtual Customer Service Representative).
By Ms_Thrifty from Houston, TX
Does anyone work at home with Disciples Cross? Is there any other work at home that does not including enrolling or selling anything? Ebay is ok! Thanks.
Wow! This upsets me checking in to this business!
Please come up with your own Christian Cross craft concept and sell the items you design yourself without the lure of profit this company offers! You can buy items for much less, both monetarily and heart-wise, on your own at a craft store instead of paying premium dollars and sell them at your local church, flea markets or word of mouth via church family, family and friends!
I am really upset that 'a so called Christian' company is tugging and taking advantage of Christian hearts and trust of Believers for profit :-(
Tell your fellow brothers and sisters about this and see if they can at least help you recoup what money you have spent on this venture. The time spent was from your heart so let not your heart be troubled over that!
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I pray my answer is helpful and God Bless you!
Double wow, good call, Deeli!
Seeme, if you're crafty and eBay is doable for you, you can hunt down crafts at places online that are reputable and literally cost only pennies; Oriental Trading Company is one that comes to mind.
A few years back, they had loads of Christian-based crafty items very, very inexpensive. I bought a couple dozen of some DIY cross pendant kits they had, assembled and sold them on eBay.
Can't remember precisely how much they were, but I didn't mark them up outrageously--think then they were about 70 cents each and they went for $1.99 each ( enough to cover the cost of glue and eBay fees with a couple of pennies left over).
You won't get rich quickly, but you won't get ripped off, either. That Disciples' Cross is a new low for work-at-home scams.
I need to earn a living to support myself, but not on computers or MLM. I need real income ideas for real money. Thank you to all who have ideas.
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!
Are there any work at home jobs that pay well? I don't mean some get rich quick rip offs or "start your own business at home" job. I mean something that pays you to work from the internet at home. Or maybe even some other kind of honest work at home job whether it be a simple task or a job where they train you.
I'm an actor and for me it's been a struggle finding a job that allows me to make some necessary income while practicing my craft. I'm not lazy and if I need to I will do nine to five work, but it would mean leaving the field I love because I'm too old to do both.
I'm sure this is a problem that other members of Thrifty Fun who are in the acting field have faced or are facing. I'm not a dreamer. I have succeeded in my craft. I've done stage, film, and television, but despite popular belief we don't all make as much as Tom Cruise. Any feedback from actors or non-actors with incite?
I am a musician and understand this plight. You can't count on gigs coming through like a 40-hour week. A few things--1. Physical work can always be had if you market yourself--painting, cleaning house, helping someone pack up to move . . .2. Sign up for survey groups in your area. They are always cash-on-the-spot. 3. I don't act but have friends who work with "Renaissance festivals" 4. All of us who are artists are basically happy just to be able to be available to work our craft when those jobs come up (and they always tend to come up at the spur of a moment!). I've found that good friends who believe in my work are the BEST when it comes to finding work for me--they know I have no qualms about getting sweaty and dirty. They also know I am not in this business expecting to be rich or famous. I just want to be able to pay the bills and continue creating.
My husband and I are musical entertainers, and we have recently started working part-time for a homestaffing company, as companions to the elderly. They are willing to work around our schedule, and we can choose the shifts we want to work. The pay is not great, but it's extra money when we need it most. Best of all, we don't have to "bring the job home" or do any intense planning. We like the arrangement!
Good luck with your career. Your great attitude should take you far.
I love to see fellow entertainers online!
I have been in show biz for years singing, acting, etc. Are you funny? As stand-up comedienne, I made more money in an hour than my father the doctor! Look into different categories in show biz. You never know. I know of musicians who make arrangements for high school band. They do very well. How about teaching? My brother is a composer, but he also helps develop music software. My husband is an artist, but we also have an antiques store. He sells his art there. How about free lance writing? By working in the outskirts of your craft, you can make more money and still make connections.
I worked for a temp service for years and really enjoyed it. I told them up front that I would be going to auditions. If you give them your best, they will be more wiling to let you off for auditions. They even named me employee of the year!
Break a leg!
Have you thought about joining Avon? Lots of men offer it! I'm disabled and needed to be able to work when I was able to & Avon fits perfectly. No set hours, no inventory to keep, no meetings to attend, no quotas.
It's something to consider.
I thought about your situation over night. I had some more ideas.
My precious uncle died recently. He was a theatrical set designer in the 1930s right in the middle of the Depression. He also took up photography. Guess what I inherited his original photos of Stella Adler, Douglas Fairbanks and many other greats of theatre! (He knew I would be the one to truly appreciate them.) Maybe you could go back to community college and study photography and set up a studio in your home taking headshots. You never know whom you might photograph. Also, these actors may let you in on auditions that your agent never told you about.
Our wedding florist worked out of his house. He sectioned off his dining room, which he had turned into an office. I never saw his living quarters. It looked very professional and he did a wonderful job. Ever thought about studying horticulture? Do you have any other interests or hobbies?
Maybe you could take some courses in accounting and be a bookkeeper at home.
Peter Bogdonovich started out writing movie reviews before he became a director.
If you have not done so already, read The Artists Way.
You can do it! Break a leg!
Has anyone tried this thing called "virtual assistants"? It's suppose to be a website where you can look for "work at home" jobs. I am trying to find out if they are legitimate. From the looks of their website, it looks authentic.
By karen from Charleston, SC
I would not send any body money to help find you a job. You can do it with out sending them money, good luck.
Which Virtual Assistants website is it? There are a few online and most do look legit. If you'll share the link I'll be happy to do a bit of investigation.
I have also looked for Work for Home jobs on the internet for years now without any luck so far. They all either want cash to get you started or they ask that you purchase merchandise up front that they will reimburse you for.
Let me know if you have any luck because I could really use the income. Be careful what you sign up for because there are a lot of scams out there just waiting to take your cash.
This looks like a valid work-at-home site: http://apply.we com/overview.asp They are not hiring in Ohio (not sure why), but I have put in other cities and states and they will take your application.
It doesn't require any money up-front and they pay you for training. I hope this works out for you!
I need legitimate work from home: an honest pay for honest work. Any Suggestions?
Has anyone checked out Preston Lord Ent.? Is this a legitimate work from home opportunity?
I am looking to earn some extra money, does anyone know of any legitimate companies that give out piece work which I can do at home?
I am not looking for sewing as I don't sew. I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
By Enza Frank from Toronto, ON
In a recent post about extra income, a guest poster named Alica said "I'm not sure what area you live in, but I live in the Midwest, where we have LOTS of rivers and lakes and fishing is quite
popular. I work at home for a fly company spooling their fly thread, it's just part-time." How would I find out more about this type of work?
http://www.flyf ying/bobbins.htm hope this site helps :)