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cyn22mull posted:
Hi!! Does anyone know of any legit work from home or telecommute jobs?
Cindy (35) Scott (39) DS Christopher 3
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Jackie03291 responded:
I believe that a lot of medical transcriptionists/billers work from home. Although this requires a special degree/certificate, so may not be something you're interested in. I would definitely love to hear other people's suggestions here too!
Jackie (27) Bryan (36) Ava 10/14/08 Baby Girl 2 Due 5/4/12
 
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magsnemma responded:
It depends a lot on what you do. Is your current job something you can do from home? I don't know the circumstances or what you're really looking for, so it's sort of hard to say.

I WFH and have since 2008, but I also started in an office. My company was very supportive that I move a lot because of DH's job, so I'm able to keep my job now when we move. That said, DD is also in daycare, because WFH with a small child is VERY difficult.

A lot of sales jobs are telecommute friendly, I know there are jobs that people accept incoming phone calls as well. Contract work is another possibility, like editing or graphic design.
Ali (34) DH (35) DD (3)
 
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cyn22mull replied to magsnemma's response:
My current job is something I could do from home, but the company does not allow it long term. For emergency things it is ok for us to work from home but nothing long term.

I dont really want to pull DS out of daycare...I am thinking more for next year once he starts kindergarden...which i still can not believe he is almost 4.

I have done help desk type work in the past so I could look into a customer service type job.
Cindy (35) Scott (39) DS Christopher 3
 
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magsnemma replied to cyn22mull's response:
It's hard. In my experience, the "best deals" working from home are the ones where you work somewhere first and then get to work from home. Is there a specific reason that you want to work from home? Commute? Flexible hours? I will say that while WFH is great, it's pretty lonely too. There's no break room or stopping by to say hi to people. If you are a people person (I'm not and I still think it's lonely) it would be tough.

I also think that working from home takes more discipline than going into an office because there are so many more distractions than you'd think. I just wanted to get the other side of the coin, since people tend to think it's awesome and don't know about the flip side.
Ali (34) DH (35) DD (3)
 
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cyn22mull replied to magsnemma's response:
Thanks for giving the details of the other side. It is a lot to think about, and I dont plan on acting on anything just yet. I am still exploring options. My reason is both commute and flexible hours. I want to be able to take a few hours off in the middle of the day and help with a class field trip, or class party. I guess I should have picked my job and or house location a bit better It's tough sometimes because we have a good house location with ok schools, but both DH and I work 45. min from home in different directions.
Cindy (35) Scott (39) DS Christopher 3
 
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magsnemma replied to cyn22mull's response:
Totally understand. Before I started telecommuting, my commute was an hour. It's a pain and it was before I had kids, so I'm sure it's much worse with a LO. It's worth it if you can find something, more companies seem to be coming around to the idea that employees don't necessarily need to be in office to do a good job. If I can help with any other questions, I'm more than happy to. I have learned alot about WFH the past few years, but I'd be happy to help someone else avoid the same mistakes that I made. Good luck hunting, even if it's in the future!
Ali (34) DH (35) DD (3)
 
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earleyml1012 responded:
I don't WFH but I agree with a lot of the comments others have shared. There have been days due to snow/ice where I've worked from home and it's SOOO hard to stay focused plus it was lonely so I can't imagine doing it all the time.

As far is DS going to kindergarten next year. We were thinking about this too. How to get her on the bus/off without having to work part-time? Well in our move to switch daycares, we actually found one that has before and after school care for elementary aged kids. The bus picks them up/drops them off at the center. Maybe you could look into something like that since DS is use to the daycare environment already.
 
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Jupiter12345 responded:
If you want to work from home then online jobs would be a better option.I earn quite a decent income through online jobs.There are many types of earning through online but I found Reselling business a good one where there is no chance of getting scammed.To brief about reselling it is where you promote a service like pre-built website for a higher price and get a commission for it.In Reselling business it is you,who decide the price and profits. So you can charge any amount based on the features of the website.
I will share my experience as a reseller.
I registered and got an account in Goresellers.com and bought a pre-built website with hosting, security certificates,email and other services. I fixed it at a higher price and made profit. Goresellers handle the customer support hence I just have to sell the domains at a higher price.Hope my experience will be helpful to you.


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