Stay at home jobs, but not internet ones. Please help!! Need legitimate sites.

United States
February 28, 2007 11:06am CST
My friend just lost her husband, and being the jerk that he was (sorry, he was horrible to her), he did not have ANY life insurance. He said that he would be dead, what did he care. SO, we are looking to find some LEGITIMATE jobs that she could do at home. She has never worked outside the home, so her jobskills are not there. She was a stay at home mother. She has a son to put through college and I really want to help her out. She does not have a computer, and does not want one as they just confuse her. She used to know people who stuffed envelopes at home as a job, but has NO clue how to get into it. Does anyone know where or how we could get that information? I don't want scam sites please. Legitimate sites that maybe some of you know for a fact really are jobs that she could do at home, like the envelope stuffing. Thank you all SO much and which ever answer leads us to the job will be voted best answer. I will make sure to rate everyone though!! Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!
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@nicolec (2673)
• United States
28 Feb 07
Why does she want to stay in the home? Does she not like going outside? The reason I ask because one of the fastest growing home based business is geriatric care. As our baby boomers get older, they often need some one to help care for them. I'm not talking about being a nurse. But 'company' for someone who does not want to be in a home. We had some one for my grandmother. She went to the house in the morning, played cards with my grandma, helped with the laundry, made sure she took her medicine and basically just kept her company and out of 'trouble' until she would go home in the afternoon. It seems like it would be perfect for some one who was a stay at home mom. She has the skills.
• United States
28 Feb 07
How would she find out about this type of job? We live in a town of about 400...not much here, but maybe there is something. She goes out alot, so she likes to get out...just as for like a job, prefers the stay at home. She cannot do retail and like I said does not have "skills' or schooling. Factory work would never work for her-besides there is not much anywhere around here anyways. Thanks for your help!
@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
28 Feb 07
It seems to me that your friend should be evaluating what skills she has. After being a stay at home mom, she can probably do a variety of things like cook, clean, sew, etc. that other people would be willing to pay for. Here are some ideas: - Child care: she could look after children in her home. You´d have to look into how many she can take without having a license, or maybe it´s worth getting a license. - Catering: If she is good at cooking, she might want to look into catering special events, or even just providing home cooked meals for busy families. They could be frozen meals delivered once a week to the family who could then simply thaw them for dinner. - Cleaning: This isn´t really an at home job, but it´s a very flexible one and you can bring your kids with you. She could clean other people´s houses for them. A very good way to earn money if you have the ability. Also, if she lives in a touristy area, vacation rentals need frequent cleaning and generally pay well. - Custom sewing: This totally depends on the level of skill. She could do simple things like hemming pants and skirts, adding appliques to jeans, etc. or she could do full-on tailoring. There are courses that teach you these things in nearly every town, so if it´s something she would like to pursue, it might be worth taking a class. - Handicrafts: Is she good at anything like quilting, sculpting, cross-stitch, etc.? People pay big money for handmade items. She could put them in consignment shops or sell at a craft fair or even out of her home. Maybe you could help her sell on Ebay, too. - Tutoring: After years of homework help, she´s probably pretty good at minimum one subject that she could tutor in her home. - Respite care: Parents who have children with special needs often take breaks. She could offer to look after these kids in her home for a day or a weekend. - Scrapbooking: Is she creative? She could start a business doing custom scrapbooks for other people or teaching classes on how to do it. - Teaching: Any skills she´s picked up over the years can be turned into classes. Craft classes for kids, cooking classes, sewing classes, etc. I hope these give you a good start. I´ll post more if I think of any.
• United States
5 Mar 07
Thank you for the advice. However, she doesn't do any crafting etc. I have talked to her about other options and really wants to do the envelope type thing however.
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I Hate to burs your buble but I have been searching for a legit work at home job and have come up empty. All I have founf to be legit and actually pay is mylot so far.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
Thank you for your responce. I know most sites are scams, however there has to be some legit ones. Like I said, she used to know people who did this and it was legit...just cannot ask them as they either no longer do it and don't remember or have also passed away. If I find anything I will let you know!