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Are there any truly legitimate, legal ways left to make money from home? If so,

  1. philli profile image83
    philliposted 5 years ago

    Are there any truly legitimate, legal ways left to make money from home? If so, what do you suggest?

    I would love to stay at home with my son, but I have to pull in an income to make the ends meet. I would only need to make about  $1600-$2000/mo when you consider the savings of not having to send my son to daycare. I am not looking for paid to surf, MLM, re-shipping or any of the other scam-laden categories. I would like a true job that can be done from home (nix telemarketer b/c that is not for me). I am considering watching a couple of kids in my home (could easily make a grand/mo. that way). Anyone have personal experience with a reputable company or ideas for self-employment?

  2. dailytop10 profile image92
    dailytop10posted 5 years ago

    Try Odesk or Freelancer. These sites can connect you to credible employers across the globe. If you love writing, iWriter is a great choice. I've tried it and made abou $20 a day. I know it's far from your goal but at least you're getting there. You can also earn here in Hubpages. However, earning here requires a lot of patience and dedication. God bless and good luck!

    1. philli profile image83
      philliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I will have to check oDesk out. I've heard others recommend it, too.

  3. Paul Maplesden profile image79
    Paul Maplesdenposted 5 years ago

    I agree with DailyTop10 in that if you have the right skills and expertise, odesk, freelancer and elance are all good places to start. They will help you develop your confidence, skills and expertise. Make a list of skilsl that you are good at, go to odesk, elance etc and search for jobs and freelancers in those topics to help you decide what to focus on and understand the competition.

    1. philli profile image83
      philliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay. Thanks a lot!

  4. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    I am a work from home mom of 3. I make a little more than you are needing each month. I work for 2 different companies. I am not some internet writer or web surfer or even a sales rep. My job that pays very little is being the assistant to the owner of a carpet cleaning company. They provide my cell phone, computer, internet, and a small salary each month for me to just answer my cell a few times a day and book some appointments. So I would suggest if you are open to it checking around with your local businesses and seeing if they could use some extra help.
    My second job (the one that makes me money) is doing inspections on houses that are being foreclosed on or have late payments. I can take my children with me to do this usually because most of them are drive bys where I just have to take a pic of the house, street view, and and street sign. So I work it around my children's schedule on the way to the park or grocery store. If interested in getting into this line of work you can check with companies online like Vector, Safeguard, or A2Z. I got my job through craigslist and they have openings here all the time because many quit after seeing they only get paid once a month and they simply don't know how to budget for monthly pay. So search the terms "inspections" or "property preservation inspections".
    If you are outside of the USA I'm not sure if any of this will be of any good. Good Luck!

    1. philli profile image83
      philliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot. I don't think doing any kind of phone work would work for me since every time I get on the phone my son decides to scream/laugh like a banshee. Not very professional. wink I would like taking pictures of properties, though. Thanks a lot!

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    frdvraeposted 4 years ago

    Also look into Arise Virtual Solutions. Through Arise you can work as a Independent Business owner, or be sponsored by one taking inbound calls for well known client companies like AT&T, Disney, Sears, Turbo Tax and more.

    There is a cost for
    training most clients require a minimum of 15 hours per week, and mandatory weekend hours. Go to http://www.arise.com to learn more.

    Also, keep in mind that some of the expenses you incur for training, office supplies, highs speed internet service, business phone line, office space in your home can be written off as business expenses at tax time as long as the expenses are strictly for your business.

    I have personally worked as an Arise Certified Professional at 3 different times, servicing various clients, check them out.

    Good Luck!