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I need help finding a job where I can stay at home....

My SO is talking about going back into the national guard, and I am already away from my baby too much as it is. I have to work fulltime. And once he is gone he will be bringing in less money and I wont have a sitter for 40 hours a week. I need to find a ligit job that I can do at home. I have seen so many scetchy things on tv, they just make me nervous that I would get screwed over. But I need to make at least 1200 a month. So anyone if you could please give me any advice, message me if you prefer. I need to find something to bring in a income, but where I can be home to take care of my baby. It will be hard enough once he leaves. So please any advice i would love to hear it.

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Asked by ashtonjames at 11:04 PM on Apr. 2, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Here are some work at home job sites that you can check out. Hope these help!!

    Best wishes!
    Inspiring Mom's to Work from Home!

    Answer by jewelrylady98 at 11:24 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • There are a lot of companies that offer this direction but you really have to believe in their product in order to sell it. I'm here to tell you that Gold Canyon Candles not only sells candles but a Green line of cleaning products called Homeology. Pure essential oils for a pleasant and natural scent. Aromatherapy for your home. Homeology Wins Every Day with Rachel Ray's Greenie Award! The other line is called Emerge; for Body, Mind, Spirit. Nourish your skin, Nourishyour soul. From the Out On A Limb Body Lotion to the unbelievable Raise Your Hand Silk. I have never tried such a wonderful hand lotion, includes green tea extract, vitamins A, C, D and E; and living ionic minerals.
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    Answer by Marianne531 at 11:40 PM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • You absolutely can work from home. I am a flying solo mom of 3 and I do!

    Best to you!

    Answer by SFerber at 2:06 AM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • I guess it depends on what you want to do. Home typist jobs, telecommuting jobs, etc are hard to come by but you can find them. Try the telecomuting moms group here on Cafemom. Then there are direct sales companies. Some cost money to join while others are free. You just have to do your research. Contact me if you would like a list of direct sales companies. I used to be in several but found I am not a sales person but who knows, maybe you are.

    Answer by craftykidsclub at 3:39 AM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • If you're interested in being a work at home mom, you should read my blog with more information. Be a Work at Home Mom



    Answer by customcat2000 at 9:18 AM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • PM me. I remember seeing a site that had a program for military spouses. It will take me a little find the company, but I know I can do it. I just got hired to work from home too. I have orientation next week, but it sounds legit and the hours are flexible. I am still going to apply to other companies that hire home workers, but at least now I have something to start with. I can give you info on that too if you want.
    Best of Luck.

    Answer by chickadee8654 at 10:29 AM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • I just finished putting together a series of work at home articles.  I think you might enjoy these.  Here is a link to my Journal:


    Answer by m-avi at 10:29 AM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • I am a work from home mom and I am partnered with a Wellness company that distributes eco-friendly products. My daughter has never gone to daycare because I found a real work from home job. I do not sell. I do receive a check once a month. I do have a website that you could go to if interested......  

    This company is a member of the Better Business Bureau.


    Answer by cstewart0402 at 11:23 AM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • I am a military wife also. It can be so hard, I feel your frustration. Since my hubby is in the air force and also gone a Iot I had to find a way to stay home with my babies. I researched tons of stuff and your right there is a lot of scary stuff out there. I found a business called My World Plus. It is a discount membership site with over 600 name brand stores.The stores offer awesome savings, and pay cash back for shopping online. Plus they have an amazing compensation plan for referring people to shop online. I spend 1-2 hours a day working(it doesn't even feel like work, most of the time I have a kid on my lap). I love it! There are no meetings, No selling, No inventories, No cold calling. There is a lot of money to be made just by changing where you shop. if you have any questions just let me know.

    Answer by zipitty at 1:10 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • If looking for a JOB, what are your marketable skills and previous experiences? If you are looking for a BUSINESS, go with your passions, things that interest and motivate you the most. Build a list and use that to begin your search. General rule of thumb: Never pay for a job (businesses, on the other hand, usually involve some expenses).

    The most common work at home JOBS pertain to customer service, administration, sales, tutoring, writing, consulting, healthcare, marketing, and technical support. There are also many legitimate home BUSINESS opportunities in direct sales, affiliate programs, and network/referral marketing.

    Find a rep to contact, check out their websites, ask questions, do your own independent research. Check resources such as for potential scams. I also have several resources for finding legitimate work from home opportunities in my "Working Mom Entrepreneurs" group here on Cafemom.

    Answer by nuwave06 at 10:19 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

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