New to this...need advice

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Registered: 09-06-2005
New to this...need advice
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Thu, 09-14-2006 - 7:09pm
Hi everyone, I am new to this board. I have a 6 month old son, Brady and I am considering working from home. My family has recently run into some financial problems, and I am still finishing up school full time. I can not hold a full time job because of school and a part time job would only pay for the childcare that I would need for Brady while I am at work. Anyhow, I was wondering what websites and surveys are legit, and is there anything other than surveys that I can do. This is unfamiliar territory to me so any advice will help. Thanks a bunch!
-kelly
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Registered: 07-20-2003
Fri, 09-15-2006 - 8:38pm
First, decide if you want a job (work as an employee for a company) or a home business (you are an independent contractor and possibly sell or recruit as a way to make money). Then, look into any business deeply before committing to it. For example, if you decide to try a home business and want to do direct sales, go to www.dsa.org and research the company first, before sending any money, to make sure it's what you want to do. If you're trying to get a job, and they ask you for money, be VERY leery. Check the company out with the Better Business Bureau first (www.bbb.org). Try getting referrals from friends or relatives, too. Good luck and let us know what you find out!

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Registered: 10-07-2004
Fri, 09-15-2006 - 11:06pm

Finding a "job" online is vitually impossible if looking only online. Everything like data entry, clerical, etc are scams. The key is if they ask for ANY start up it's a scam. There are phoning jobs though - where you take orders for different companies. The problem is you need to have set hours you can work and a quiet environment. Surveys aren't for making money but can be done for fun! I do a couple of sites sometimes and maybe earn $20 a year.


There are lots of great "businesses". They will have start-ups most of the time but many times it won't be all that much and you can earn it back right away. This requires finding a product you love and use already. They are very flexible because you can work when you want to.


I know it's complelely frustrating. I researched things for months. I'd say start a direct sales business on the side. I work one business entirely on the computer and the other I sell books so completely different - so lots of choices out there. If you only want that "job" then I suggest maybe looking locally first. Scour your paper - call around to companies and see if they will outsource to people who work from home.


Good luck!!!