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I am a stay at home mother and a full time college student. I have thought about going back to work because I see how hard it is on my husband to provide for the family alone. However, my husband doesn't want me to go back into the workforce just yet because he wants me to focus on my schooling. He knows it is really important to me, and I am on my way to transferring to a very prestige college. The only jobs available around here would make me have to cut down on my classes, and that is what I am trying to stay away from.
I was wondering if anyone knows of any work from home JOBS, not home-based businesses, that offer flexible scheduling. I have tried to sell stuff before, but it does not work for me and I end up losing a lot of money. I have done Avon, Mary Kay, Zija, and more. I don't want anything like that.
I enjoy typing. I was hoping to find something that just focused on typing. I don't have a landline phone, and don't plan on getting one. We can't add an extra bill right now. I really wanted to do legal transcription work since I will be going into law school, but everything requires years of experience and I don't have that yet. I like the idea of data entry, but am having a hard time finding legit jobs in that.
Does anyone know where I could look to find entry level typing work? Thank you all so much.
Sure... transcription jobs are legit, but you still have to purchase your equipment... That could run in upwards of $300.00 most of the time. I just blogged about a company that is very legit, but you have to purchase your own foot pedal for $70.00. Not a biggie, if you want a good job.... You can check it out at Mavi's Home Work.
Now, also, please understand that just because you have to fork out money for a home job, does not make it legit. Think about how expensive it is for companies to get you set up with their equipment, or the proper equipment. I have a company here in town that hires for Sprint through a call center, but you still have to get a phone line, proper internet connection and your computer has to meet the specifics. No getting around that.
Answer by m-avi at 3:19 PM on Mar. 31, 2012
Google transcription jobs and you'll get a bunch of sites to check out. There are lots of legit ones but also lots of scams. Just remember you should never have to send someone money in order to apply or "get started". There are some legit jobs that may require you to purchase specific office equipment but they will officially hire you before they'd expect you to purchase anything. I applied here http://www.tigerfish.com/employment.html a while back...didn't get it, but it's legit and worth a shot. Good Luck!
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Answer by ZanderandBella at 11:13 AM on Apr. 3, 2012
Did you try out medical transcription? It is one of the most flexible, legit work-at home jobs. However, even for this work, you need either prior experience or formal training. If you can accommodate it in your current schedule, Career Step offers an affordable, short-duration online medical transcription course that may help you get started!
Answer by carolynbrown at 2:16 AM on May. 4, 2012
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