Working from home is a hard gig!

United States
July 14, 2008 7:17pm CST
I am a stay at home mom struggling to find legit at home jobs online. I am looking for openings in companies that actually exist- you know, the companies with a brick building and employees that hire people to work from home. I don't want any more internet scams, just legit work. Does anyone know of any? I'm desparate!
3 responses
• United States
15 Jul 08
Well, one thing you can try is becoming a freelancer (the most common is writing). Now, before you say anything, I am NOT suggesting you try eLance or any of those other extremely low-paying websites. I'm suggesting you look up some sources, such as in a Writer's Digest (the book or the website, though you have to pay for the latter), finding jobs through that, and then sending query letters. If that's not your thing, look on online job catalogues such as Monster.com or maybe on craigslist, and again search for "freelancer". See if you bring the right sorts of skills to the table in order to do so. Good luck!
• United States
15 Jul 08
You sound so positive with your advice. Thanks for the tips!
• United States
15 Jul 08
I just hope that my advice helps. It's a bit tough going, but as long as you're persistent and hone your skills, I'm sure you can do it.
• United States
15 Jul 08
My suggestion would be to go the Web sites of companies that you like. Can't think of enough? Ask your husband, your kids, your parents, your friends. What companies do they know (and, hopefully, like)? Some of these companies may have work-from-home positions available.
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• United States
15 Jul 08
Thanks for the advice.
@Theresam (1181)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Many people in the large "brick and motor" places do have telecommuters after people have been working there for awhile. Do you have any skills? You could contact local company and offer them your services. One company that is doing alot of straight hire to telecommuter is united health care but many of those positions require some experience in what they are hiring for. Personally, I have been working for several call centers for a few years now at home. Mostly early morning and while the kids at school because I need to keep the house somewhat quiet when doing it. It is legit work and there is decent money to be made. http://wahjobs.blogspot.com has a listing of some of those companies.