Newbie wanting to be a wahm...

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Registered: 01-10-2006
Newbie wanting to be a wahm...
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Tue, 01-17-2006 - 9:57am

Hi! I'm a mom who wants to be a work at home mom. I am an LPN who has also been a marketing assistant to an insurance agent, worked in my brothers radiator shop, sold a house for a brother within 5 days of putting the ad in the paper (no, I'm not a realtor) and have done so many other things.

I could have my own upholstery business but I haven't been in the shop lately to practice and work on things. Since I love to quilt (but never seem to have the time) I was wanting to have a business where I could put the finishing edges on a quilt (lots of women don't like to do that) but that idea never got off the ground.

I did some checking and am always hearing about mystery shopping. I checked out a website that gave four sites to choose from. Two say there is a membership fee right up front. The other two don't have one. The sites are:

www.Getpaid2.com
www.Moneyandshopping.com
www.shoppingjobs.net
www.dollarfrog.com

Does anyone else mystery shop or has anyone ever done it and if so what was your experience. With where I live I am about an hour drive from one major city and on the average about 1 1/2 hours from 3 other ones.

Thanks for any help you can give me on this topic.

Lynda

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Registered: 02-12-2004
Tue, 01-17-2006 - 10:32am

Hi Lynda, and welcome!

Have you considered using your science background to do some freelance writing? I'm a former math teacher, and have found that lots of software companies need people with a math background... I bet the same applies to science as well. Try typing "freelance biology curriculum", "freelance biology item writer" or something similar into a search engine. And try www.freelancewriting.com , www.elance.com (you have to pay to join, but can browse for free, www.poewar.com

Somewhere on this site I posted a huge list of telecommute sites... I'm sure there is more there!

Also, consider teaching an online course. I can't make any recommendations, but there are lots of places out there.

How about tutoring high school or college bio?

Good luck!
Alice

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Registered: 02-12-2004
Tue, 01-17-2006 - 9:00pm

Hi again Lynda,

I was looking for math and came across this: Jan-13 Science Item Writer #1679 (Work from Home) (SOMA / south beach) <

If it doesn't print, it's Craig's list, San Francisco I think.

good luck!
Alice

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Registered: 01-10-2006
Wed, 01-18-2006 - 9:51am

Thanks for the info but I can't get to the site. Can you please give me a link like a copy and paste or something. I would really like to be able to check it out. Things here seem to be getting worse by the day and I would really like to be able to do something where I can do an 'in your face jerk' thing. (I know you all know what I'm talking about)

Lynda

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Registered: 02-12-2004
Wed, 01-18-2006 - 2:51pm

Hi again,

I'm not having any luck with the computer today. Here are two leads:
www.poewar.com look at the ad from Suite 101-- some of the stuff looks like you're qualified

Or www.craigslist.com SanFrancisco-- under jobs, writing: there's one for a medical writer.

To scan craigs list, go to www.crazedlist.com You can't hit all cities at once, but you can hit a whole lot!

Good luck!
Alice

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Registered: 02-12-2004
Thu, 01-19-2006 - 1:41pm

I found this at www.poewar.com dated 1/15:

Freelance High Tech Writer/Analyst — Norwalk, CT
Posted by John Hewitt @ 1:09 pm. Filed under Educational (t) Technical (t) Freelance (t)

BCC, Inc. (www.BCCResearch.com) is seeking seasoned market researchers/writers who are capable of preparing complete, self-contained technical/economic market research reports discussing niches in most physical or life science sectors of the economy including: biotechnology, chemicals, healthcare, banking, technical ceramics and advanced materials, electronics, energy, flame retardancy, food/beverage, Internet, telecommunications, membranes/separations, plastics, packaging, waste, water, and air treatment, and many other industries. Applicants must have excellent knowledge of their chosen industry and excellent economic/market research skills. Successful applicants must be able to meet publication deadlines and adhere closely to finished copy format requirements which are supplied by the publisher (see Author Guide downloadable from http://buscom.com/guide). Compensation is competitive and scaled to publication sales. Typical duration of each assignment is 12 weeks. Please apply by e-mailing your resume, list of publications, and a brief cover letter identifying industries/technical areas of greatest interest to: kgainer@columbus.rr.com.


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Registered: 03-10-2005
Fri, 01-27-2006 - 1:48pm

Hello Lynda, I looked into these companies on the Better Business Bureau because I too am looking for something that is Stay At Home. All of the companies that you listed were given an unsatifactory rating with the BBB. So i would no suggest trying out any of them. Keep me posted on what you are finding out. I too like i said am looking for something. Let's try to help each other out.

Jennifer
Mommy to Kirrah

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