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Home Job Career Information and Hunting Advice
Home Job Searching
Home job searching can be frustrating. Lets face it, there are over 100 million web sites out there claiming to be THE home job resource.
This is what I think…..
We all need to be pretty savvy when hunting for a home job and realize that the jobs are few and far between and that it could take a long time to find the position that you are A) qualified for, and B) pays enough.
The best home job would be one that was created through your current job outside the home. Your employer allows you to telecommute part time and eventually full time. That would be ideal.
If that's not the case, or even a remote option — then having a “freelance” type position is a possibility. Writers and artists have been doing freelance work for years. Do you fall into a category that would allow you to freelance. Do you think there is a need for what your skills offer or can you obtain enough of clientele to keep an income going on a monthly basis. I have friends that do IT work that now work “freelance”. They've acquired enough clients and jobs to work from home and arrange their schedules the way they want to.
The options are endless if you have a skill that is in demand. Everything from dog groomer to babysitter, tutor, real estate agent … all have the power to work at home with enough clients and marketing.
Now…if you're one of those folks that thinks the $40,000 a year job with benefits is going to FALL into your lap and that it's going to be a cake job that requires little effort on your part……well– call me when you get it, because something tells me it's like the Loch Ness monster….a myth.
Of course I would love to have jobs to just hand out to people that fit their skills, pay well and that they will enjoy. But I don't. Shoot, I'd be working one of those jobs if I could find one! The truth is — I do several things to earn a decent income from home. I write, I do web design and I'm an Avon Rep too.
I have always loved the idea of Avon and being an Avon Lady. I first became one as a young newlywed when I was 26. But then we moved away, two kids….my radio career….and I just never signed up again.
But finally I got around to it and I'm so glad I did. I have a team of almost 200 reps and Avon really has such a wide variety of awesome products. Cutting edge cosmetics and anti aging products are my best sellers.
Avon is not easy. I am the first to admit it. You have to build your clientele and make sure everyone has a brochure and deliver products….but to me…that isn't really work. I enjoy. I work at home so much on my websites, it's nice
to get out of the house too. I earn over $1000 a month with Avon right now and I am almost at a point where I will
move up to Advanced Unit Leader, so I will earn even more. I am SO glad I signed up again and jumped right into building my Avon business. Can you imagine??? I've added over $1000 a month to my family's income. And I'm doing something I really enjoy.
I found that through the years when I did get an actual “telecommuting” position like chat moderator or message board host, real estate agent etc — it just did not pay enough. The hours were few and the pay was less than minimum. My degree is in Radio-TV-Film…..not medical coding, transcription, art or teaching — I had to find things that fit me, my lifestyle, my family and my skills.
Now I have a “mixed” bag of jobs I love and that allow me to stay home. Am I the mom that makes a million from home in just two hours a week?? Ummm….no? I've seen many ads online claiming for this type of success –but I like to think of myself as more realistic than that.
Don't get me wrong — home businesses and the number of people in MLMs and home party type sales are growing — and many of them are making enough to quit their real jobs and work at home. It takes patience and persistence. You have to WANT it more than anything and LOVE the products (s) you're selling.
I don't claim to have THE website for finding working at home. I do have a great site to use as one of the many tools you use in your hunt for work at home. I am genuinely interested in work at home and all things related. My curiosity leads me to much research and what I find I put here on my site.
Bookmark my site and use it as one of the many at your fingertips in your hunt. You can also subscribe to my weekly newsletter which I always put telecommuting jobs in each week.
Every time I get an email or call from someone that found work or a home business they love through my site — it gives me inspiration to keep going and keep digging. I encourage you to do the same thing. Don't give up, keep track of what you find useful and always check back. Have your resume ready and your cover letter.