Need help!

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Registered: 10-06-2004
Need help!
Tue, 11-22-2005 - 1:11pm

I am Nicole SAHM to Mark who is 15 months old. I had a m/c in Sept and recently found out Im preggo again. We had no maternity insurance for the last PG or for this one now. We now Owe SOOO much money, it is unreal. I dont know how we afford to eat every month. I am looking for ideas of ways to make more money. So Ive thought about looking into something to do from home. Any ideas?

work history - I havent done much. I got married at 18 and preggo a month later and ended up quiting my job due to complications. I have worked short periods of time in a daycare, collections department for CitiCards.. and those are my main two. the rest are just grocery store jobs. I am wondering if there is anything out there for me ? I also wanted to add that I am looking for something that doesnt cost a lot to start up, and not telemarketing. Any ideas?


Edited 11/22/2005 1:32 pm ET by marksmommy04

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Registered: 07-20-2003
In reply to: marksmommy04
Tue, 11-22-2005 - 6:09pm

Hi, Nicole! Welcome to the board! Have you ever thought of direct sales? It's not as 'scary' as it sounds, trust me. Most direct sales co's require a small start up cost ($100 or less) and you can start making money right away. Also, they require almost NO prior experience, only the willingness to learn and do well, and they provide training and assistance for you.

That's why I got into what I'm doing. I didn't want to do something "difficult", since my SAH job with my kids is the hard one (LOL!) so I just tried to figure out what I loved and I realized I love to bake (and cook) and I wanted the entire PC product line, so it was a no-brainer from there.

Think about the things you enjoy - jewelry, makeup, home furnishings, cooking, etc., and then ask a bunch of questions. If they're a part of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), they have to abide by a strict code of ethics, so they are all legit and not "get-rich-quick" schemes (those you definitely want to avoid!). ANyone who promises you a ton of money up front, or who asks you to pay more than $100 to start up, is pretty iffy in my book! GL to you and I hope you're able to figure something out!!


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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: marksmommy04
Mon, 12-19-2005 - 1:50pm

Hi Nicole!

First you need to look inside yourself. What are your interests? Talents? Skills? Once you identify this, anything is possible.

The key to working from home is passion. For me, it's my kids. It may be writing, scrapbooking, decorating, organizing, cooking, playing! There are so many options!


Debbie LaCroix, SAHM to Alex


~ ~ Follow your passion!:&n