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I need advice on work/stay at home

I have a 6 month old son and I am opposed to the idea of daycare or ANYONE for that matter- other than myself- caring for him. I really wish there was a way I could make decent money from home, because my fiance's income alone just isn't doing it for us. Does anyone have any advice? I was looking into customer service rep, but I don't know how to go about finding employment in that. Any other companies you know that you could work for from home? Any other ideas? Help!!

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Asked by rcsmama at 12:55 AM on May. 11, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • I'm not sire about customer service, but are you crafty?? I'm a military wife and SAHM of a beautiful 8 month baby girl, and I have recently started making and selling sun dresses, matching outfits for siblings and parents, and some great hand made kitchen gadgets. I am no professional by any means, but some of the crafts are quick and easy and It has been a nice supplement to hubby's income!

    Answer by ASigler86 at 1:09 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • I considered that very thing! How much does that bring in?

    Comment by rcsmama (original poster) at 1:10 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • Depending on the complexity of the item as well as how much you market yourself (and of course the demand), this past month I made around $800, which after supplies was about $550, but like I said I am just starting! :-) I feel you are only limited to how creative your mind is!! I make "family" outfits that can group girls, boys, and parents without being too flashy as well as a tote bag for the summer beach trips! :-) depending on the order, it varies from $5 (potato baking bag) to $60+ for the family outfits.

    Answer by ASigler86 at 1:17 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • Is it hard to make clothes? I've only ever made a

    Comment by rcsmama (original poster) at 1:20 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • Lol, it can be trying, especially when you have to stop in the middle of a stitch because your little one is feeling attention starved, but the way I started was went to JoAnn Fabric and picked out a few patterns that I liked grabbed a sales associate, and made them show me EXACTLY what I needed. There are always a few words that can be confusing while you are following the pattern, but that's what the Internet is for! SO many YouTube tutorials!! Lol I've gotten to the point where I use the pattern as a guideline, but make the outfits my own. The patterns will be labeled "easy" ...and so on, start with easy and see how it goes! I enjoy it mostly because I use my DD as my model, what's better than a job you can involve your LO in?! :-)

    Answer by ASigler86 at 1:27 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • i understand how you feel. I remember crying just thinking about the fact that I had to return to work. I also looked into becoming a customer service representative, but you must have a quiet background which wasn't possible for me. I now work from home online and I love it! I am a stay at home Mommy to my 3½ year old son, and 2 year old daughter. I work with a great team of Moms; we help each other create income from home. No parties, No inventory! Weekly pay! We have free training, and unlimited support!!
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    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 2:28 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • Can you work outside the home around your husband's schedule, say evenings or weekends?

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:52 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • We work opposite schedules it works for us and our marriage to

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 7:07 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • We use to be in that exact position. I was a SAHM for 2 years, tried about 6 different things and then landed something that I absolutely LOVE! We had 1 vehicle and a night shift would have worked, and weekends would have been okay if he 1 didn't work them and 2 it was the only time we could spend together as a family! So, you may or may not be interested, but I encourage you to at least check it out. You can even make enough money to where he didn't have to work after a while.

    Answer by kbishop8688 at 9:41 AM on May. 11, 2011

  • With customer service from home they'll still expect you to have a "quiet space" free of kids and other noises and distractions so that may not be the best option. You can look into being a google rater from home. Companies like Butler Hill, Leapforce, and Lionbridge all hire google raters to work from home. I think all of them require around 20 hours a week and you do have to pass a test before you can start working for them, but you can apply. The big thing with them is that you can only work for one of the companies at a time.

    Answer by miss_lisa at 9:54 AM on May. 11, 2011

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