Need some ideas!

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Registered: 10-06-2004
Need some ideas!
Tue, 04-18-2006 - 6:06pm
I am currently preggo with #2.. my DS is 19 months old. I am

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Registered: 12-31-2004
Wed, 04-19-2006 - 2:19pm

Hey Nicole!!!

I didn't know you were looking to be a WAHM!

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Registered: 11-19-2003
Wed, 04-19-2006 - 4:25pm

Hi Nicole,

I saw your post and noticed we are expecting a boy around the same time (my EDD - 7/9/06). I also have another little boy at home who is 3.5 years old.

Before you look for something to do from home, you should think about what interests you. There are so many things to do but if you can think of interests or hobbies it might help. There are some customer service telephone jobs that will pay money immediately (once you get hired) but have you ever thought about direct sales? You won't see immediate return but the payoff down the road could be really beneficial and fun. A couple good websites to visit are and If you have an idea of what you might like to do, post it on this site as someone is likely to see it and could respond with more information.

Hope this helps! Good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy!

Best regards,
DS - Colin 3.5 years
EDD - 7/9/06

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Registered: 10-07-2004
Wed, 04-19-2006 - 9:53pm

Trying to find a "job" online is super tough. There are phoning jobs where you take orders for different companies. But you have to have a quiet work enviroment which I know is impossible with a 19 month old and why I never looked into it further! :)

Most of us on here have a started some kind of business. But that takes dedication and probably isn't perfect for you if you only want to work a few months.

What about daycare? Taking in some extra school kids over the summer?

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Registered: 08-15-2006
Wed, 08-16-2006 - 11:39am


There are many work at home positions available depending on your skills and interests. Be careful, if you just search in google for instance, you will probably come up with more scams than legitimate jobs/opportunities!

The first thing you may want to narrow down is whether you 1) want to work for a company as an employee, 2) want to work for a company and be an independent rep, or 3) want to start your own business.

An example of 1) would be someone who stuffed envelopes or did home data entry for a company, 2) would be an Avon/Mary Kay/Tupperware lady, and 3) would be your very own venture from a business plan to fruition!!

Decide which one of these best fits your personality (do you need stability? support? independence?) and go from there! I'd find some online networks (like ivillage) of work at home moms and find out what they did that works- just be careful about MLM or pyramid schemes, if someone has to sign you up to make cash for themselves, be wary...

Good luck!!