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Posted on 06/08/2004 11:46:45 AM PDT by hsmomx3

I am curious to know how many of you stay-at-home moms do part-time work using your computer from home?

I have searched so many web sites and want ads for part-time work using my computer from home, but many of the ads and web sites appear to be a scam. In most instances , you have to pay them to obtain information or to register!

Thanks!!


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1 posted on 06/08/2004 11:46:45 AM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: hsmomx3

Wanna be a Mystery Shopper?


Look here:

www.volition.com


BTW, no legit service will ask you for money...


2 posted on 06/08/2004 11:49:11 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: hsmomx3

I'm looking too!


3 posted on 06/08/2004 11:49:12 AM PDT by netmilsmom (The Libs prefer to silence than debate.-Political Junkie Too)
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To: netmilsmom

post # 2


If you haunt garage sales and have a digital camera, you can also sell stff on eBay.


4 posted on 06/08/2004 11:50:17 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: hsmomx3

ping


5 posted on 06/08/2004 11:51:06 AM PDT by LifeTrek
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To: tiamat

"Volition"?!?!

That's the name of the company that made my all-time favorite space combat simulation PC games: Freespace 2!


6 posted on 06/08/2004 11:51:09 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure)
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To: hsmomx3

Excellent Question!


7 posted on 06/08/2004 11:51:21 AM PDT by Lord_Baltar
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To: hsmomx3
I haven't been able to find somewhere online to earn money - but do you have any other talents that are marketable? As a single mom w/three kids, making ends meet is tough. I sew pretty well and sell my wares during holiday bazaars for Christmas money.

May break into the market for fashionable yet modest girls clothing since I make most my daughter's clothes. I know there's a website that lists tons of ideas for home-based jobs...let me think a minute and get back to ya.

8 posted on 06/08/2004 11:52:26 AM PDT by momfirst (My two-cents)
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To: tiamat; AZ Flyboy

Thanks for the info, tiamat, Piper's Mom may also be interested...


9 posted on 06/08/2004 11:53:02 AM PDT by HiJinx (Go with courage, go with honor, go in God's good Grace. Come home when it's time. We'll be here.)
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To: hsmomx3

proofreader for legal firms can be done. It takes some training, and often means working evenings or nights more than mid-day hours, but it pays ok and very home-office doable.


10 posted on 06/08/2004 11:53:22 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: RandallFlagg

I've heard of that game.

THIS "volition" is a search engine and posting board that allows you to get in touch with companies who hire Mystery Shoppers or the people that you see in the grocery store handing out samples, or people who do inventory audits at stores.


11 posted on 06/08/2004 11:54:22 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: tiamat

My wife sells rare books online as a 2nd income from her full time job. Its a thriving little business. She has been working on it for about 3yrs. I trade the financial markets from home online (took me a few yrs and a few thousand $$$ to learn(school of hard knocks), though).


12 posted on 06/08/2004 11:54:45 AM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: hsmomx3

TIP: If you work at home full time. Get a timer lock for your refrigerator.


13 posted on 06/08/2004 11:55:34 AM PDT by Positive
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To: mlbford2

Through Half.com?


14 posted on 06/08/2004 11:56:35 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: hsmomx3

http://www.mazu.com/scams/wahscams.html


15 posted on 06/08/2004 11:57:01 AM PDT by AMERIKA
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To: hsmomx3; netmilsmom

Here's the link I was thinking about - grea list, work through it and see if anything strikes your fancy...

http://www.bizymoms.com/ideas.html

Best wishes!!


16 posted on 06/08/2004 11:57:21 AM PDT by momfirst (My two-cents)
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To: tiamat

Gotta do some HS, but I'll be back!


17 posted on 06/08/2004 11:57:21 AM PDT by netmilsmom (The Libs prefer to silence than debate.-Political Junkie Too)
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To: Positive

~~TIP: If you work at home full time. Get a timer lock for your refrigerator~~

No wiser words have ever been spoken. :-(


18 posted on 06/08/2004 11:57:44 AM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: hsmomx3
PLEASE TRUST ME ON THIS--I HAVE LOST ENOUGH MONEY ON THESE SCAMS FOR ALL OF FREEPDOM!

If they ask you for money, they are a scam. Period. "Get a government job"--scam. "Assemble products at home"--scam. "Mail anything"--scam. The only reason I do not include the myster shopper employment in my rant is because a) I have not been personally scammed on this one and b) our local community center offers a seminar on being a mystery shopper. I've been bitten enough times to have finally learned a tough lesson--there really is a sucker born every day.

Have you considered day-caring someone's child? Its not great money but its something.

19 posted on 06/08/2004 11:58:22 AM PDT by grellis (What's a rooster and mashed potatos have to do with being a pirate?)
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To: hsmomx3

I wish freeping paid!


20 posted on 06/08/2004 11:58:49 AM PDT by Fierce Allegiance ( "Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: HiJinx

Glad to help!

;-)

I only Shop when the weather is decent, as they don't pay enough to risk wrecking the car....( And right now i am not Shopping at ALL because i am involved in moving...)

I used to do a lot of grocery stores...you get free food, and ten-15 bucks, and it takes about 20 minutes.


21 posted on 06/08/2004 11:59:14 AM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: hsmomx3

American Century Mutual Funds used to have (I don't know if they do any more) a substantial work from home option for customer support. http://www.americancentury.com/welcome/index.jsp

Customer support out of a home is a challenge. From the way I understood it, this meant that the hours you worked were 100% dedicated to the employer. Customer support is especially hard, even in the office as the supervisor schedules breaks away from the phones and the computers.

On the other hand, what I really enjoyed about support work was in solving a customer's problems and making them happy.


22 posted on 06/08/2004 11:59:28 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: hsmomx3; All

http://www.workathomeagent.com

My wife and I both do this part-time. It's phone order processing for other companies.

My wife works for the HSN line, processing orders for the Home Shopping Channel, and I work the Direct Response line, which processes orders for infomercials. Work your own schedule, pick your own hours, in one-hour increments.

Totally legit, and the extra cash is very helpful.

If anyone wants more info, feel free to FReepmail me.


23 posted on 06/08/2004 11:59:52 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("A sword day! A red day, 'ere the sun rises!")
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Fierce Allegiance wrote:


I wish freeping paid!





If it did, we'd al be rich!

LOL!


24 posted on 06/08/2004 12:00:00 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: hsmomx3; All

This is another site that my wife frequents. She's been able to find some really good resources here:

http://www.betweenmoms.com/


25 posted on 06/08/2004 12:00:46 PM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("A sword day! A red day, 'ere the sun rises!")
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To: hsmomx3

BTW, we have a Fridays-only thread started, mostly for moms but sometimes the subject is good for all parents. If you want to be added to the ping, let me know. We discussed family finances recently, I think the name of the thread was "Still No Name."


26 posted on 06/08/2004 12:00:47 PM PDT by grellis (What's a rooster and mashed potatos have to do with being a pirate?)
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To: tiamat

Oh well! At least we are smart and funny :)


27 posted on 06/08/2004 12:00:50 PM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: hsmomx3

bttt


28 posted on 06/08/2004 12:03:11 PM PDT by Sam's Army (Hang up and drive, dammit!)
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To: saveliberty

And sexy.

don't forget sexy!

;-)


29 posted on 06/08/2004 12:04:11 PM PDT by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno-World!")
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To: hsmomx3

I was an at home mommy for 11 years, I know how hard it is to make ends meet. I have 3 kids, now ages 11, 12 and 13....
(3 kids in diapers for 9 months...)

I had a flair for doing cakes for birthdays, and started doing them out of my kitchen. I made a good living off of it.

You just have to find out what you are good at, then do it. You will be surprised at what you may find you can do. I did well with the cakes because other moms were working, and couldnt do them.

Dont get discouraged, you are doing the most important job on earth right now. God Bless you!!!


30 posted on 06/08/2004 12:04:40 PM PDT by backinthefold (9/11 changed me, and I will never forget)
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To: hsmomx3

Bumped and bookmarked.

I sold Avon for 9 years, but the neighborhood changed. It is possible to earn good money being an Avon rep, I just burned out on it.


31 posted on 06/08/2004 12:05:52 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance Ca....land of the flying monkeys)
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To: TheSpottedOwl; All

Thanks for your responses. I was afraid to post my questions here but I figured I could trust FReepers enough to get some honest information.

As a sidenote, I homeschool the kids.


32 posted on 06/08/2004 12:10:19 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (Who says the media doesn't control what Americans think/feel?)
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To: momfirst

A thought for you. I will bet that many mothers are dying to find appropriate clothing for their daughters. You could make some nice clothing that is modest.


33 posted on 06/08/2004 12:11:28 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (Who says the media doesn't control what Americans think/feel?)
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To: grellis

Add me to your list. Thanks!!


34 posted on 06/08/2004 12:12:44 PM PDT by hsmomx3 (Who says the media doesn't control what Americans think/feel?)
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To: backinthefold

A while back I worked at a restaurant/cafe, and this stay at home mom baked excellent cakes for our cafe. We cut checks to her each week for ~$600. I know we were not her only business. She came and gave us free samples and we took her on after we tried them. She ended up buying these huge commercial ovens later on that she set up in her garage. She was getting pretty good business. The thing is though, with this type of business, is that you have to guarantee that you can bake whatever order they give you. So, if you can't handle being slammed with an order, the restaurant will drop you quick style.You have to do a little marketing like this but it can pay off. Its a lot of work, but making $$$ on your own is a lot of work no matter what you do.


35 posted on 06/08/2004 12:15:28 PM PDT by mlbford2 (Sorry for spelling errors, I'm a product of a state university)
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To: hsmomx3

If you can type, consider becoming a transcriptionist. That's where you listen to tapes or CDs of meetings, hearings, etc. and type it.


36 posted on 06/08/2004 12:19:30 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Gun control = hitting your target)
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To: hsmomx3

Other than stuff already mentioned (order processing etc), the best things you can do at home is a combination of what you are good at, and a needed local service.
My mother-in-law does her church newsletter & flyers for a small fee. I do freelance artwork outside the day job. Hubby does computer repair and build/setup. We have some folks in the area who seem to have a perpetual yard sale.
Years ago I hand-painted clothing. When my kids were babies and I wasn't working, I used to buy old furniture and refinish and resell.
Can you knit/crochet or embroider? Can you type (term papers, resumes)? If you homeschool already, would you be willing to be a tutor? Babysit an additional child or 2 for a once weekly "mother's morning out"?


37 posted on 06/08/2004 12:23:36 PM PDT by visualops (Let's win another one for the Gipper.)
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To: hsmomx3

BTTT


38 posted on 06/08/2004 12:27:15 PM PDT by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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To: hsmomx3

I vote for ebay. One of my favorite ebay sellers, Lemunro is a stay at home Mom in Australia. She sells the things her kids like-Wiggles, saddle club, Hi-5- stuff like that.
She always includes a nice note to her customers thanking them for helping her to be a homeschool Mom.


39 posted on 06/08/2004 12:35:02 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Our Father in Freepdom is on the Road. Prayers for a safe journey!)
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To: Fierce Allegiance

Oh, it does!

If you forward articles to friends and relatives, and they forward them to friends, etc., etc., etc., you will be rewarded. Maybe not immediately, maybe in a roundabout way.
But, you are needed and appreciated.


40 posted on 06/08/2004 12:35:41 PM PDT by wizr
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To: cibco

Bttt


41 posted on 06/08/2004 12:36:55 PM PDT by Judith Anne (HOW ARE WE EVER GOING TO CLEAN UP ALL THIS MESS?)
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To: Positive
TIP: If you work at home full time. Get a timer lock for your refrigerator.

And an internet baby-sitting software that will limit your time on FR and lock you out after a while!!! It's too easy to become addicted!!!

42 posted on 06/08/2004 12:37:14 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (Reagan was right.)
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Good luck on your search. Keep away from people who ask you to put up thousands of dollars first.

The most common at-home work I've seen is medical billing. Me, I work at home about 1/4 of the time, and I support a team of semiconductor scientists, so anything's possible.

I've been reading your posts for some time (I don't often answer), and I think you a good egg. Your kids are the luckiest kids in the world.

43 posted on 06/08/2004 12:39:10 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty ( 2004, Ravin' Lunatic since 4/98)
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To: hsmomx3
Considering the advantages homeschooling offers, it's a very good question. I haven't started looking into it, but someone FReepmailed me and suggested that I google up "virtual assistants" a while back.

These links look like they have potential. I don't mind working nights or weekends, but no phone work. The kids fights can turn pretty loud. I have experience working with MAS 90, so it wouldn't be a problem processing orders. I have more experience in proofreading, however.

I need to balance working and homeschooling, which I'm going to start when we move.
44 posted on 06/08/2004 12:41:21 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl (Torrance Ca....land of the flying monkeys)
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To: wizr

Agreed, but I meant hard money, like currency type dollars in my bank account that i can spend!


45 posted on 06/08/2004 12:42:42 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance ( "Stay safe in the "sandbox", cuz!)
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To: Lizavetta; All

I don't know about general transcription or legal transcription, but medical transcription isn't worth it any more, in terms of a long-term career. It's being offshored to India and we (I've been a medical transcriptionist for 23 years, home-based the last 10 years) are seeing our wages go down the toilet here in America as a result.


46 posted on 06/08/2004 12:46:47 PM PDT by EagleMamaMT
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To: hsmomx3

I do, my job is completely done from home through a VPN hook-up to the company I work for.

I monitor online sales for a local company that does a pretty large internet business as well.

This includes making sure internet orders are processed and shipped in a timely manner (I don't do the shipping, but I check on the orders online to make sure they have been shipped out).

Also includes monitoring search engine bidding (I like that part the best.)

I probably put in around 30 hours a week (over the course of 7 days), but my hours are early AM, late PM (after 9), and several checks through the day to see what needs to be adjusted on the search engines.


47 posted on 06/08/2004 12:55:11 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: hsmomx3

Mystery shopping is one cool way to make a little extra dough. It won't do a lot and you need to be near a big city normally.


48 posted on 06/08/2004 12:56:18 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: tiamat

Haunt or Hunt, LOL!!!


49 posted on 06/08/2004 1:03:14 PM PDT by Liberatio (Please forgive my misspelling. Veritas Vos Liberabit.)
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To: tiamat

Interesting thread--I've always wondeered about this.


50 posted on 06/08/2004 1:03:39 PM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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