Any Ideas How I Can Work From Home

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tlb - November 16

I desperately want to stay at home with my 2 kids (and strongly desire to have a 3rd), but i'm not sure what work I can do out of my home other than childcare, which my husband is against. I would love your advice.

 

bump - December 2

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genie - December 6

I wish I had an answer. I also am desperate to stay home with my baby...unfortunatley we are in the double-income trap. I never knew I would feel this way, I thought I would just drop the baby at daycare, and that would be that. But right now I feel I will do anything to be able to stay home. You might want to try working a retail job at night, while your hubby watches the kids. I know this can't be great for a marriage, but I think sacrificing like this in the early stages of parenthood is common. Good luck to us both!

 

Maria - December 7

as far as working outside the home, you have to keep in mind the cost of commuting, professional wardrobe, lunches out, dinners out (too tired to cook), and the unmeasurable cost of paying someone else to raise your child. I found that after all the expenses, I was only bringing in $300.00 a month...it is absolutely ridiculous, I was doing that for years! please keep that in mind. amy, i like your websight! I sent you an email, would like more info.

 

Shannon - December 7

Stay away from Amway aka Quickstar. I lost way more money than I made with them. They just want to keep you buying overpriced stuff from their catalogs and lots of how to and inspirational tapes.

 

Shelly - December 7

Here's what I did: To start with I made a great effort to save moner by cooking from scratch, not buying things that we really didn't need, using coupons religiously,and joining a babysitting co-op. I also started my own buying club for health food products. I ordered once a month and charged 20% above wholesale. It paid for most of our food. Hope this helps some. Get the creative wheels going. What do you like to do? Can you make a small business out of it?

 

Sabrina - December 8

I looked at cutting back as a game - how much could we save by watching the sales, garage sales, not eating out, etc while stile maintaining our quality of life. Once you get started, you'd be surprised how much money you throw away each month.

 

PMOLSON - May 10

I FEEL BAD DROPPING MY 4 YEAR OLD OFF AT DAYCARE AND HE HAS ONLY BEEN IN DAYCARE SINCE HE WAS 2 1/2 I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO STAY HOME WITH HIM FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS BUT NOW I CANT DO IT WITH THIS BABY AND I FEEL HELPLESS AND LIKE ITS NOT FAIR TO THIS BABY I WANT TO STAY AT HOME BUT THERE IS NO WAY WE COULD SURVIVE WITH ONLY ONE INCOME AND NOW TWO CHILDREN I AM GOING TO HATE LEAVING THIS BABY JUST AS MUCH AS I DID WITH MY SON AT 2

 

some ideas - May 10

www.wahm.com

 

A - May 10

So far everything I have tried has been a scam or not a money maker.

 

Tammy - May 13

tlb-We have a consulting/imaging business. My husband goes on the colsulting jobs, I do some image scanning and the paperwork from home. After the baby is born we will have to hire someone part-time b/c I will have a 4 yr old and a newborn. My friend does billing for hospitals and private labs etc. She just contacted them to see if they were interested and suprisingly many were. She may go into the office once a week maybe. Good Luck. It's so hard and expensive to have to put your children in daycare.

 

Denise - May 20

Hi Ladies...I understand the desire to stay at home with your children but needing to make a living. I am an independant beauty consultant with Mary Kay cosmetics, this company was based on keeping your faith first your family second and your career third. never compromise your values for a career. I started my business 2 years ago so that when I do start having children I can be home with them. (I will find out in 2 wks if my first is on the way!!!!) If any of you are interested please visit my website to find out more about the career opportunity www.marykay.com/denecet it's one of the best decisions I've ever made, it allows me to work around MY schedule, when I want to and provides a lovely income and I am helping to enrich the lives of women all around me.

 

Katharine - June 2

You might also consider your current employer. Obviously, this wouldn't work for a lot of people, depending on the type of work you do, but it is worth looking into. If you do office-type work, would it be possible to do that from home? You could try presenting a plan to your supervisor full of solutions (can accomplish more in less time without office interruptions, etc.) and you have proven yourself as a good employee, it could work out for you.

 

Olivia - June 13

Hi, I was just wondering about the website that was posted: www.wahm.com Has anyone had any good experiences with them? I am pregnant and not able to work right now. I go back to college in August so I really need to find something from home.

 

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