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Finding a Home Job or Legitimate Work
Research Tips for Home Job or Legitimate Work Positions
The million dollar home job question is….are there legitimate type work at home jobs out there?
I'm asked this million dollar question daily. If I had the answer –well….I'd be a multi-millionaire. That doesn't mean I don't have some suggestions. I do. After all — like you, I want to make a reasonable income from home as well.
Now that I put out a weekly newsletter with home jobs in it — I have to search each week for legitimate work. I try to only put “real” positions or income opportunities in my newsletter.
Here are my HOW-TO tips for finding a home job that offers a legitimate work opportunity:
Don't Quit Your Day Job
I mean it! Do NOT quit your current job that puts food on the table and might even have medical benefits. You would be foolish to tell your current employer to kiss your rear. Though you may feel stuck or unhappy in your current position, you have to think of your children. Having medical benefits or 401K or even a decent paycheck is not something to throw away. NO work at home job will ever replace what you have working outside the home without investing a LOT of time and energy.
It's best to research and keep notes and investigate a new position or work at home opportunity while you are still working. This will allow you to be choosey and objective.
Direct Sales Isn't Just Little Home Party Businesses Anymore
Been to home party? Of course you have. Maybe it was Tupperware, or Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys……looked at an AVON catalog lately? There are all direct sales companies.
Sure you might have to pay a fee to get started — or to purchase a start up kit, but let me tell you something…..
Many of these companies have been around forever, have great reputations and financial standings — and many of their Reps have retired their husbands and are living a life we only dream about!
This is not an easy business. You have to apply yourself heart and soul and love what you're selling. But if you can find the right product/ company that fits you and your family — you are half way there! Being passionate about your business is key!
Next time you get invited to a home party or you're given a catalog for a direct sales company….don't just toss the idea to the side that it's a “silly home party business”. It's a possibility for you to learn more and talk with the person about his/her business and how it's working for them. Look at it as a tool for your research.
And this is what I tell everyone…
A legitimate work at home job is probably not gonna fall right into your lap. I know there are exceptions — but wake up and smell the stale coffee. You're gonna have to create a business, create a telecommuting position through your current employer, become a consultant or rep for an already established direct sales type company, create your own direct sales company — or search and search for a position that is telecommuting and be ready with a resume and cover letter to knock their socks off! (These jobs are few and get snatched up like cheesecake crumbs at a mouse party!)
In the end….or the beginning of your search….remember…
There are jobs. Trust me…I've done them. I've been a writer and a board moderator and even a chat room host! I did these all for a paycheck. Granted, my paychecks…. were…well – measly. BUT — it allowed me to stay home with the kids and keep food on the table and the lights on! In my search for a work at home job, I have learned one of the greatest gifts of all. I've learned to simplify my life and find happiness within.
Material things are foolish wastes of money. Of course I want to drive a nice car and I want a decent place to live, but they do not define me. Good or bad, expensive or not so expensive… I am not the clothes I wear, the car I drive or the material things I possess. I am a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a neighbor, a citizen and a friend and those roles have nothing to do with money.
I wish you sincere success and hope my website can help in some small way. Good luck and keep your chin up.
(Some times a little bit of chocolate helps too!)