want to work at home need ideas

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want to work at home need ideas
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Tue, 09-23-2003 - 9:30am
I am a stay at home mom of two. A four year old boy and and 14 month old girl. I really want to work at home. I would like to earn $100.00 to $150.00 a week. I can work up to 4 hours a day. I am having a problem finding legitimate businesses. I don't won't to sell anything or telemarket. I would like to do some type of computer work. I don't think you should have to spend money to get a job unless you need a particular software for you computer. I know there has to be something out there. Please help!


Edited 9/23/2003 9:32:14 AM ET by nickstaylormade

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 09-23-2003 - 10:25am
Hi and welcome. Finding a job at home is very hard, it is extremely competitive and people are more likely to hire someone who used to work for them. They are out there, but difficult to find.

You are right, you should never pay for a job, those are scams. You should never pay for information. However, it is OK to pay if you are getting something back, such as in starting your own business. I sell Discovery Toys and many people just buy the "Intro Kit" for the toys since you are getting them at practically 50% off.

I know how you feel about selling. I hated the thought. I never ever ever thought I'd do direct sales, but I found I loved the product and so did my friends. So I realized I could share these toys with other moms and make money, and for me, it's been very beneficial in many ways, including financial. It does take some time to build up a business, but you can make $60 to $100 or more doing just one party (2 hours out of the house) for most direct sales companies, so don't completely rule that out.

You could also take a talent and try to start your own business or freelance.

Good luck!

Debbie, Discovery Toys Group Manager

http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/debbie

Meet me in Parent's Magazine, Oct. '03 and learn how you can make a difference in a child's life!

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Tue, 09-23-2003 - 10:54am
Welcome. Hope you find a good job. There are lots of great opportunities out there, but most of the work from home types that are really flexible are in direct sales. Check out the Who's who and see if anything interests you. I know that I work about 5-10 hours a week and make a lot more than $100 a week. Hope to see you around more often!

Courtney

Independent Beauty Consultant & ON TARGET CAR DRIVER

www.marykay.com/courtneyarmstrong

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 09-29-2003 - 10:17pm
Mary Kay isn't really working at home. Your income is based on what other people buy. I sell MK right now and am looking for something I can truly do at home and on my own terms.

Jenn

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Registered: 10-08-2003
Sun, 10-12-2003 - 11:27pm
Hi- I read your post and I feel the same way. I have been looking for legitimate at-home work and have had no success. Everything I have come across so far asks for money up front, which i won't do. If I am going to work for a company they can invest in me. Please let me know if you find anything, or if you are questioning something, let me know. Chances are I may know something about it.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 10-13-2003 - 10:32am
Most direct sales companies ask for money up front. This is not a scam, as you're actually receiving deeply discounted products and paperwork (ie, catalogs, order forms, training videos etc.)for your money. The companies you really need to watch out for are the ones that ask you to pay for INFORMATION. A legitamate company will provide you with all you need to know at no cost to you!



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Registered: 04-15-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 1:17am
Hi there

I recently paid to get a list of 300 reputable websites that allow you to join FOR FREE to do online surveys and focus groups.

Yes, I did pay for the nice list of websites which were all free to join and proven payers. However, I'm sure you could just do a google search and find some of these websites yourself and then join FOR FREE. I opted to pay for the list so I could make better use of my time.

So far, in 1 week, I have joined about 25 of them. They all make a point to say that none of your personal information will be shared with anyone. I have not received 1 piece of spam since I started this. They all take some basic demographic info from you when you join and then they will email you if they have a survey or focus group that you would be suited for. Some of them pay you for each survey and focus group. Others enter you in draws for cash and prizes. In the week since I have been doing this, I have been invited to do 2 surveys.

I can see you being able to make $100/$150 a week doing this. It can't hurt to try.

Here is the link to website I got my list from but, like I said, if you really don't want to pay anything up front, just do some searches for "online surveys"

www.hop.clickbank.net/?user1/surveys2

Good Luck

Rochelle

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 9:44am

Be very careful about these....


Many of them will only pay you after you've hit a certain amount of surveys or $ amount, and they never let you get there. So you do all this work and never get paid.


Let us know which ones do pay you! It would be good to know which ones really are legit.


Good luck!


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Registered: 03-29-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 12:39pm
I just got a $20 check in the mail from NFO for the surveys I've done for them. I've also gotten some free products in the mail to try. They are legit. I would love some referals! They give points/cash for that too! They give a unique link for each referal though, so you will need to request one from me if you are interested.

Hey....I'm not spamming! You asked! ;) LOL!

K.C. Gagne

kathleen.gagne@verizon.net

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Registered: 04-15-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 12:53pm
Thanks Kathleen

NFO is one that I've already signed up for too (it was on my list).

Debbie, if you know specifically of any of the survey companies that do not pay, please let me/us know. I will see if they are on my list and/or avoid them otherwise.

Thanks

Rochelle

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 12:53pm

How much time did you spend on them?


Go ahead and email me the link! I'll at least give you that!


Debbie


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