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Old 01-04-2013, 05:43 AM
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Default Can anyone suggest a work-at-home job?

My wife and I have been talking and it seems she may not be able to go back to work because her multiple sclerosis is really taking a toll on her. What that also means is that I am going to be required to stay home as well because she will need help with herself and our new daughter.

We're on a fixed income right now which is her disability and with three people in the home, that will not be enough long term. It also means that I cannot invest anything because I don't have money to invest. I also need something that can be started pretty quickly and doesn't have a long training time. A couple weeks at most would be best.

I cannot do phone work because I cannot be sure that our apartment will always be quiet, especially with a baby and a dog that both randomly make loud noises...lol. They also tend to have equipment requirements beyond a computer and we don't have a landline phone, headset, phone that takes a headset and I use my computer wirelessly (it is a desktop.) I am also not great at creative writing, so freelance writing would be out.

The skills that I have come from being an emergency medical technician or a warehouse worker. So not much to be sure. I can repair computers as far as hardware goes, but there is too much competition in this area ( I know because I tried before). I have looked at things that can be built, but it costs money to start something like that. I have even tried to do a pet walking/sitting business, but it went no where.

So I really do not have alot of skills to say the least. No sales skills, or affliate marketing skills either.

It really needs to be a in-the-home kind of job, so no cutting grass or cleaning houses. I would also like to be able to include my wife so that she feels as though she is contributing in some way.
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Be sure to check the Telecommuting Folder here in the forums for job ideas. Many of us are in home businesses. Check the Advertise Your Business forum along with Home Business Opportunities. Many, many choices. See what looks interesting, ask questions and research thoroughly. Best wishes in your search

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Old 01-04-2013, 08:56 AM
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Be sure to check the Telecommuting Folder here in the forums for job ideas. Many of us are in home businesses. Check the Advertise Your Business forum along with Home Business Opportunities. Many, many choices. See what looks interesting, ask questions and research thoroughly. Best wishes in your search

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:13 AM
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You might have to give or take some. A lot of jobs from home are going to have some requirements (just like any job you do) I know if you want customer service the back ground noise is going to be a issue. There are a lot of job leads posted everyday. My advice Apply, Apply, Apply, Apply, Apply! (you get the idea

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:14 AM
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:35 AM
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Try:

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Old 01-04-2013, 11:01 AM
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Be sure to check the Telecommuting Folder here in the forums for job ideas.
SoyCandleMom gave you great advice. You'll find lots of stuff in the Telecommuting section and through out the forum.

Welcome to the forum lonegreywolf20.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:16 AM
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Try:

Odesk
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Flexjobs
While reading through the forums here I did come across people suggesting those sites,

After looking at them it seems as though their is an awful lot of competition and they aren't consistent. I need something that is fairly consistent and not a hit or miss thing.
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The thing is that many of us who work from home have to make sure to always have feelers out there looking for work at home positions. Even if something seems consistent today, the company might cancel the contract tomorrow.

You talk about being able to fix computers, do you know anything about programming? Many people and businesses will pay you to set up their web site and possibly even run it. There are also web design options if you can do this.
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The thing is that many of us who work from home have to make sure to always have feelers out there looking for work at home positions. Even if something seems consistent today, the company might cancel the contract tomorrow.

You talk about being able to fix computers, do you know anything about programming? Many people and businesses will pay you to set up their web site and possibly even run it. There are also web design options if you can do this.
I only know how to do hardware and limited software repairs on computers. I don't know anything about programming.
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