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 I am just curious if anyone works at home as their career or maybe just for some extra money? I am really looking for something...

 

Thanks!:)

Faith, Hope & Love "I Will Have Faith in YOU, Hope For YOU To Come Home To Me & Love YOU More Every Day".
by on Aug. 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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the3Rs
by Platinum Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:31 AM

My oldest did K12 through our state virtual school for 2 years.  We loved it...but when he went back to public school he was way ahead of everyone else.

I wish I could keep all 3 boys home and do virtual school - but I don't have the time to be their learning coach while also doing my FT job.  :(

Quoting DawnPratt23:

My boys start k12 this month. I'm impressed so far. My friend has her own business and also goes through k12.


Quoting the3Rs:

Most states have virtual schools (ex: California Virtual Academy) which is a good place to start looking for virtual teaching jobs.  Typically, if you teach a "core" subject or elementary you can find a full time + benefits position.  If you teach an elective (I taught music) it's usually part-time only.

Also check into Connections Academy or K12

Quoting flutter523:

This is what I need. I'm burnt out from the classroom


DawnPratt23
by Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Understandable and was my concern at first. But my close friend from high school runs two pizzeria in Arizona and does this with her sons. She was the one that encouraged me that I could do it to.


Quoting the3Rs:

My oldest did K12 through our state virtual school for 2 years.  We loved it...but when he went back to public school he was way ahead of everyone else.

I wish I could keep all 3 boys home and do virtual school - but I don't have the time to be their learning coach while also doing my FT job.  :(

Quoting DawnPratt23:

My boys start k12 this month. I'm impressed so far. My friend has her own business and also goes through k12.





Quoting the3Rs:

Most states have virtual schools (ex: California Virtual Academy) which is a good place to start looking for virtual teaching jobs.  Typically, if you teach a "core" subject or elementary you can find a full time + benefits position.  If you teach an elective (I taught music) it's usually part-time only.

Also check into Connections Academy or K12

Quoting flutter523:

This is what I need. I'm burnt out from the classroom




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flutter523
by Tracy on Aug. 7, 2012 at 4:18 PM
Thanks!! I'll check those links out

Quoting the3Rs:

Most states have virtual schools (ex: California Virtual Academy) which is a good place to start looking for virtual teaching jobs.  Typically, if you teach a "core" subject or elementary you can find a full time + benefits position.  If you teach an elective (I taught music) it's usually part-time only.

Also check into Connections Academy or K12

Quoting flutter523:

This is what I need. I'm burnt out from the classroom



Quoting the3Rs:

It's kind of a lengthy answer, but I'll try to shorten it up. :)





I was a teacher for many years, but was missing being with my family...I spent more time with other people's kids than with my own. So, I started looking at WAH options. I held several part-time WAH jobs for about 2 years (while still teaching full time). One of those was being a virtual teacher for online schools - but it was still only PT & I needed FT + benefits in order to stay home for good.





So, then my DH suggested I look at the company whose software I used everyday in my virtual teaching. Sure enough they had a job for a "product specialist"...someone who knew their product well AND had teaching experience. Perfect!





I interviewed & was hired. Because it was a corporate job, the starting salary was higher than my teaching salary was after all those years teaching. AND they provide all standard benefits + provide all equipments (laptops, monitors, etc.) + pay my internet & cell bills since I work at home.





I've been there 4 1/2 years now & 2 1/2 years ago I was promoted to a Product Manager. I now work with development to produce new releases of our educational software.






Quoting raegan1221:

 If you don't mind me asking, how did you get involved with that and what do you do?




Quoting the3Rs:

Yes, I do...it's my full time career. I work in software development.



 


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Barabell
by Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Just curious, how do you make money as a blogger? Is it though advertising on your blog? Can someone make an OK living doing it? Or is more like a part-time job?

Quoting DawnPratt23:

Yes I do. I'm a Blogger. I write about scrapbooking your genealogy, make digital templates that are sold at my memories, and review products.

In a week I also start home educating two of my youngest children who start kindergarten and my youngest starts preschool here at home. While my oldest will be a sophomore in high school :)


Barabell
by Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I work part time at home, in addition to working full time away from home.

For my at home work, I do transcription for my mom's business. She interviews/surveys a certain segment of the business world. I started out helping with just her overload, but I do all her transcription now. I transcribe the "open ended" responses in the surveys. I've done a little back up work for her too in other areas, but I've never touched the core part of her job--which is the interviewing.

raegan1221
by Raegan on Aug. 7, 2012 at 5:36 PM

 I am actually very curious about that too because I am thinking very seriously of starting a blog. Can you make money doing that, and where do you start?

Quoting Barabell:

Just curious, how do you make money as a blogger? Is it though advertising on your blog? Can someone make an OK living doing it? Or is more like a part-time job?

Quoting DawnPratt23:

Yes I do. I'm a Blogger. I write about scrapbooking your genealogy, make digital templates that are sold at my memories, and review products.

In a week I also start home educating two of my youngest children who start kindergarten and my youngest starts preschool here at home. While my oldest will be a sophomore in high school :)


 

Faith, Hope & Love "I Will Have Faith in YOU, Hope For YOU To Come Home To Me & Love YOU More Every Day".
DawnPratt23
by Member on Aug. 7, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Making money as a blogger depends on the time and purpose of your blog. There are a few popular bloggers on CM that make fulltime $$, I make part time money lately. I started blogging to track my journey through the process of becoming a Certified Genealogist, however the blog has turned into a way that I share and make money. There are several ways to make money blogging, the best article is from my mentor Tanya at Blogelina " How to Gross Over $30,000 in your first year". My first month blogging I made $300 between free stuff and cash. I was contacted by My Memories to giveaway a free software and receive the software for free. That was the beginning of a lovely relationship with the company. Every 3 months I giveaway a free software and each time someone uses my $20 discount code I make $20.00. Now I am a Creative team member that designs templates, photobooks and facebook timeline covers to sell on My Memories. You can also go to my profile and check out my blog and stores. 

Deal Bloggers make a lot of money sharing deals. Each company that they advertise specials is giving bloggers some back. The problem is there are a lot of Deal Bloggers so the market is a little flooded. I have a section on my blog for frugal ideas and deals. But my main focus is on my Niche Genealogy and Digital Scrapbooking. 

And another thing about blogging I love, outside of the flexable schedule, but that other bloggers are happy to help out. I haven't met any mean bloggers or cliques like you see elsewhere. Ask a question and they are willing to help quide you. 


Quoting Barabell:

Just curious, how do you make money as a blogger? Is it though advertising on your blog? Can someone make an OK living doing it? Or is more like a part-time job?

Quoting DawnPratt23:

Yes I do. I'm a Blogger. I write about scrapbooking your genealogy, make digital templates that are sold at my memories, and review products.

In a week I also start home educating two of my youngest children who start kindergarten and my youngest starts preschool here at home. While my oldest will be a sophomore in high school :)



Twisties34
by Member on Aug. 8, 2012 at 4:35 AM

Work from home part-time, with business consultations and IT related stuff. Sell & repair computers, consult with small business about retail software needs and do private training as well as company websites. Just recently got a contract with a Aged Care facility to write IT manuals for their care staff.

christyg
by on Aug. 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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I work at home, but its not on the computer. I run a state licensed daycare from my house. It is the hardest job I have EVER had, but its also the best!!! You gotta love kids, have an endless amount of patience, and be able to stand up for yourself as a business owner. I am home for my own kids afterschool, summers, holidays, etc and they are growing up having a real knowledge of how to relate to kids. ~ They are all old enough to be helpers now and I think they can probably run things better than I can. My 11yo is gonna be an AMAZING babysitter in a few years, and my 3 boys will make the best dads in the world (but Im a little biased). :) ~ I make twice as much -when I am full- as I did working as a dental assistant, and my rates are some of the lowest in town. Plus, I have a crazy amount of deductions on my taxes at the end of the year. It was the best decision I ever made.

raegan1221
by Raegan on Aug. 8, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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Gosh..bless you. You have to have an incredible amount of patience for that. I unfortunately do not. I worked in daycares before and that pretty much cured me of ever wanting to work in that type of work. I love, love children..don't get me wrong. I just don't have the patience to do it all day every day. But we're very thankful for people like you. :) 

Quoting christyg:

I work at home, but its not on the computer. I run a state licensed daycare from my house. It is the hardest job I have EVER had, but its also the best!!! You gotta love kids, have an endless amount of patience, and be able to stand up for yourself as a business owner. I am home for my own kids afterschool, summers, holidays, etc and they are growing up having a real knowledge of how to relate to kids. ~ They are all old enough to be helpers now and I think they can probably run things better than I can. My 11yo is gonna be an AMAZING babysitter in a few years, and my 3 boys will make the best dads in the world (but Im a little biased). :) ~ I make twice as much -when I am full- as I did working as a dental assistant, and my rates are some of the lowest in town. Plus, I have a crazy amount of deductions on my taxes at the end of the year. It was the best decision I ever made.

 

Faith, Hope & Love "I Will Have Faith in YOU, Hope For YOU To Come Home To Me & Love YOU More Every Day".
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