A Fantastic Job Resource For Stay At Home Moms

By: Jessicafranks
These days, stay at home mothers have many opportunities to choose from when making the leap to work from home. If you look at some of the popular baby magazines and web sites, you'll notice lists of options which all sound intriguing. Some of the job listings are scams, such as stuffing envelopes. Or, worse, some listings request money to receive a bogus compilation of companies who might hire you. This article will guide you through some of the better choices and hopefully get your own ideas flowing.

Ebay is another popular alternative and with a couple of free software tools (such as Picassa, Gimp, and openoffice) you can start buying and selling items on line. The best piece of advice about ebay is to do a completed listings search for an item your interested in selling and you can see how much it has gone for. That way you can decide if you can make enough money selling that item. I have personally seen people buying and selling things on ebay and making some pretty decent money. My in-laws support themselves selling rebuilt carburetors on ebay and a friend of mine sells loose gem stones on ebay.

Medicare and Medicaid both have work-from-home programs for clerical assignments. You should be careful to register with the legitimate agencies, and not a third-party "service" which claims to be official. You can check both state websites and your local workforce centers to receive information on these home positions.

If you've got an open schedule and can dedicate time to answering phones at odd hours, you might consider running a call center from your home. Lots of small companies let individuals receive and redirect their incoming calls for them. Telemarketing services also hire people to work from home making sales calls. There is good pay for this line of work, but it comes with a disadvantage of losing the element of freedom.

If you're a crafter, there are turn-key solutions which allow you to set up virtual internet shops to sell your creations and take the profit. Companies such as doteasy.com and 1and1.com both allow you to create your stores with just the click of a mouse. You can use Ebay as an indicator for how much similar crafts sell for. Just be prepared to dedicate a lot of space in your home for your projects.

For moms who are more technically inclined, consider being a freelance coder or graphic designer! Free sign-up at places such as webdesign123.com and php-freelancers.com open the doors to a wide variety of available projects which you'll be able to start working on instantly. If you've never worked with any graphic design or programming systems, you can start learning for free at places webmonkey.com or weberdev.com just to get your feet wet. This is a quite a rewarding option.

Now, don't forget to keep your guard up against the scams and services that exist to take advantage of you. Some companies appear wonderful up front, but really just want you to hand over money by charging you a fee to gain access to their data. With just a little effort, you can easily find most of the same opportunities online for free. If you do choose to use a job placement service, use a search engine to investigate genuine user feedback on the company.

I have only written about a few things at home moms can do but these allow for the best use of your time that I have seen. Many of these things allow you to start and stop projects as often as you need to during the day allowing for the most freedom of your schedule. Working at home can allow a wide range of freedoms but can also add some stresses if you don't define limits on it.
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