1.08.2007

Work From Home Moms

Anyone out there work from home? What do you do? How did you get your job? And is it really as lovely as it sounds?

Actually, I laready know the answer to that. Maybe a better question to ask is how do you make it work?

I am going to take maternity leave early because I just don't have it in me to work anymore, but I'd like to try and still bring in some kind of money. I have done freelance writing in the past and think that's probably my best bet, but I just feel so out of it that stringing together a coherent query letter seems next to impossible.

I feel like my brain is mush lately. My creativity is slowly coming back, but I don't know how to harness it and turn it into cash. Any advice?

7 comments:

Mama of 2 said...

I too would love to hear of some profitable, legitimate work at home options. Even something that I could do part time to supplement what I make at my part time job since working full time isn't an option for us in our day care situation.

I hope you get some good replies since I will be back to see if I can snatch any ideas.

Pattie said...

Go check out Petite Mommy Blogger:(contestformoms.com) She is a work at home Mom, with a website devoted to ideas for work at home moms. Check her out...

Karla said...

I do not work from home but only because I chose not to. I am a medical transcriptionist. When I was on maternity leave I planned to work from home, but at the last minute I nixed the idea.

Kristen said...

I work from home for my stepdad. He got me my computer, I have my phone line all set up, and I do transcription and stuff right from my office. It's kinda hard because you already never leave "work" when you're a mom, and now I really never leave work. But I love the freedom.

Anonymous said...

I work from home answering calls for diffrent companies. In the past I have worked for Home Depot, Virgin Airlines and currently I work for Walgreens. This is an actual at home business where you are a subcontractor working for these companies from home. If you want more info or the website please feel free to email me. I work between 15 and 30 hours per week depending on how many clients I have and how many hours I want to work. I love it. I wanted an option so I did not have to put my son in daycare. tsteffens4@aol.con

PoconoMom said...

i've worked from hope for almost 8 years now. i love the flexibility i have since i have 4 kids and a very busy schedule. i am a sales rep for an oil company based out of new jersey and i live in PA...i have a phone, fax and the computer and i have a client base which i utilize to obtain new orders. they have a number seperate from my home number should the clients need to call and ask a question. i have also (inbetween), done appointment setting from home. i worked for a local newspaper setting up appointments for the salesmen to go and visit existing and potentially new clients to obtain contracts for advertising.
i also have my blog and earn money by selling add space and writing reviews of websites and products.
in all instances, if i have to leave the house, i just forward my calls to my cell and work from the road. i can take the kids to the doctors, go shopping and still earn money. good luck, i hope you find something!

VJ said...

I work from home as a homeschool teacher/tutor. I have my education degree. After spending a couple years in the classroom, I was fed up with the politics and the high-stakes testing that overshadowed everything else.

I homeschool a couple girls from my area as well as oversee other homeschool families as a go-to teacher. It's nice because I'm earning money and am able to get my kids with me.