Stay at home mothers

@chestyna (113)
March 5, 2008 2:08pm CST
I am stay at home mother. My baby is 18mths old and we just moved to England from New Zealand. When we were coming here i had hopes that i start new job, after being at home for so long. But we found out how expensive it is to put a child in to a nursery or day care, so i end up staying at home again till we settle in properly. I would love to work from home, and make some money of my own, but it is so hard to find anything at all especially if you havent worked for so long. Does anyone know about doing surveys or other similar stuff on the internet, does it really work and can you get paid for doing it? Or do you have some ideas about any work from home? Thank you
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• United States
5 Mar 08
I have been home for almost 2 years now and I have tried dozens of work from home places but none of them compensate like an actual job. Why don't you try working a job that has a shift after your husband gets off work? That way you can watch the baby when he is working and he can watch the baby when you are working.
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@chestyna (113)
5 Mar 08
thanks for response, my husbands job hours are different every day, he is self-employed and he finds out hours he is going to work just from day to day. I know what you mean by having real job. But i thought at least i will give it a try with some online jobs in the meantime. We`ll see how i go. thanks
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• United Kingdom
5 Mar 08
I have a similar problem to you Chestyna, I would love to be able to fit a part time job around my partner's hours but he is a carer in a residential home where he works different shifts and often works overnight so I couldn't even get a bar job which is one of the few things I have experience in. I quite enjoy doing the job I'm doing now. It is hard work for the amount of money I make but, as I said in my own response, it means I don't require childcare as I can take my kids with me, no worries about whether my OH is avaiable to have the kids and no problems during school holidays as the kids can come with me and I can work whichever days I like.
• United States
5 Mar 08
I've found many ways to make money online. Here's a site I created to help others do the same: http://www.squidoo.com/supermom_in_ny/ Here's another site that has opportunities for international members: http://www.freewebs.com/4wahms/ Good luck!
@chestyna (113)
5 Mar 08
Thanks a lot for tips i am going to try those.thanks again
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@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I make "fun money" doing surveys and paid emails but not enough to really live on. I do now have my own business that generates real income and it is available worldwide. There is a small investment to get started but that is earned back quite qickly. I can PM you some information if you'd like.
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@pumpkinjam (5680)
• United Kingdom
5 Mar 08
I have been a full time mum for over 8 years. We previously managed without me working but with all the bills going up, I had to find something to help out. I didn't want to leave my kids with a childminder or anything, not just because of the cost. So I now work as a distributor. There are several companies you can work for such as Avon, Betterware and Kleeneze. If you drive then that is an advantage. You can fit your hours around your baby (even take him out with you for deliveries, etc.) I have found that although I don't make a lot of money, it is helpful. I average about £40 per week which while it isn't much, it is probably as much as I would end up with if I got a "proper" job and paid for childcare. It means we don't have to worry about childcare and is something which I can expand upon once my kids are both at school. There isn't really that much choice and I would not really trust online earning things (except MyLot!). Just be careful if you are asked for money from a company. Good luck anyway. I am looking for a proper job and there aren't any so you might be better to look for a distribution job because they always want people.
@chestyna (113)
5 Mar 08
thanks a lot for your comment, it actually sounds very interesting i will definitely think about it. Good luck with your proper job search.
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@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
11 Mar 08
Hi, I am a stay home too. Since got married I never work any more, only helping my husband with his business. by the way, if you like to write you can try to earn money by blogging. That's what I am doing this time.