Ideas & Jobs for Making Money at Home.
Making Money at Home
If you're just starting out looking for ideas for making money at home, or even if you already been looking for awhile then you know it's hard to tell the good stuff from the bad stuff.
I know there are a lot of scams out there…..BOY, do I know. Yes, I've lost money on things before. I just got impatient and didn't do a thorough research on what I was buying or investing in. I've also gotten giddy over some direct sales company and plunked down money for a kit before I really thought about whether I wanted to put in the time or really liked the products.
But that was in the beginning of my searches to work at home…over three or more years ago. I've gotten wiser, tougher and a BIG time researcher. I research something to death before I invest or jump in. You should too! If you want to make money at home – you have to be willing to do your homework.
Did I find work at home?
I'm happy to report I DO work at home now. And I've earned wages to supplement my families income doing many “work at home” odd jobs. I've been a chat room moderator, an online board host, a city directory writer, an Avon lady and a proofreader. All from my own home and though I didn't make TONS of money–I made a few hundred, and that helped us immensely. Making money at home doesn't have to be “making millions” or getting rich….it can mean, hanging on to your house or being able to splurge now and then.
Finding something you like is so key. I love AVON's products, I enjoy being a rep for them. The start up cost was $10! On the other hand – when I sold candles….. I found that they were too hard to sell in the summer, and that burning them made my kids cough – so I didn't enjoy selling candles, and promptly left that company. I felt I couldn't begin to start making money at home doing something I wasn't enjoying or selling products I didn't believe in or want.
But I don't just count on my income to come from one place! I get bored easily – and I know I can earn more by having several ventures I enjoy. So I am always out there looking for ways to earn cash that fit into my schedule and my personality. I think that's important.
Your Making Money at Home Question List:
1. What do you want to do?
2. What are you qualified to do?
3. How much time can you work?
4. What are you willing to do?
Instead of daydreaming about that “prefect”, high paying job — scale back and start small. I invested $10.00 into my AVON business and ended up making $8,000 that year! But I knew what it would take and LOVED the products. I do not recommend a direct sales type job if you don't like talking to people. As a matter of fact, you really need to enjoy people for the most part if you want to succeed. Working at home can get LONELY. By lonely I mean adult interaction and conversation. I went from a full time on-air radio career to HOME. Talking to kids 24/7 for a few months made me realize I miss being around people. Keep this in mind if you're leaving the wonderful world of “outside” employment.
What's hot in the at making money at home arena?
And of course….the tried and true Direct Sales Route like the candle business I did.
(Make sure you love whatever it is you pick!)
If you're looking for something more along the lines of a “job”, and actual telecommuting job then I suggest searching the main job boards
(Job.com and Beyond – if you are not registered with these bigger boards – then I suggest taking the 5 minutes to do so. You can set up searched for any keywords you choose and have the results emailed to you each day! It's FREE!) I keep several pages of jobs here on the site. I also provide jobs in my WAHM Daily for my subscribers. These updates are free and you can subscribe today!
Investigate anything that interests you and set goals for yourself. Review what you want to do and what might be of interest. As those change or as you find things keep looking and adding to your search.
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