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Home-based Job that I Personally Tried

Updated on December 6, 2012

Home-based Job for Pregnant Woman and New Mom

I experienced hyperemesis gravidarum or excessive vomiting during pregnancy so I needed to give up my day job because of my condition. I started looking for site that offers home-based jobs. I read a lot of reviews and blogs about home-based job available for me and found out about freelancer.com and odesk.com. I tried both of them. You just need a personal computer, a reliable internet connection and yourself.

Based on my experience, odesk.com is more convenient to use. Various jobs are being offered in odesk like administrative work, transcription, translation and technical jobs like SEO and back linking jobs. Also, there are a lot of local banks accommodating the transfer of your earnings from odesk without overcharging the transactions. In addition to that, odesk.com support is always ready to help you whenever you need assistance. The chat support is friendly and accurate too! What I like about odesk.com is that I don't need to pay to make an account. You can start right away without paying them. They just get portion of your earnings when you are done with your work and the clients settle their payment accordingly.


Freelancer.com, in my opinion, is more appropriate for technical persons. They offer various jobs for computer experts and engineering graduates. My friend is earning more in freelancer.com since he is a technical person.


According to some blogs and reviews that I read, you should look for BBB accreditation seal before joining them. BBB accreditation seal is one of the strong proofs that a particular site is a reliable one. Another thing, if the site is asking money for membership fee, this means that the site is not reliable. However, my friend told me that she has a premium account in freelancer.com. She is paying a little amount so that she can earn more.

These site might help pregnant women to use their time productively while waiting for the baby. It will lessen the boredom too. There are also a lot of home-based job in the two sites mentioned for moms who wish to stay with their kids while earning money.



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    • mecheshier profile image

      mecheshier 4 years ago

      Great Hub here. I love your info. You are right, it is best to check BBB before writing on any site.

      I have worked off and on at oDesk for over 2 years. It is a great site. Unfortunately it was bombarded with cheaper bids from other countries. You can still find well paying jobs on oDesk but there used be a whole lot more.

      I have never tried Freelancer. I should though. I am a Geek.

      Thanks so much for the great post. I voted up for useful.

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      Julie Hementera-Agato 4 years ago

      You are most welcome! I am trying to discover a new site who offers home-based job. I will write something about it until I can finally say that its a reliable one. Thanks for your comments and a useful vote.

    • Marie-Renee profile image

      Renee 4 years ago

      Hi Julr729,

      I used to work at home too but had to go back to day job since everyone at home thought I was not really working and kept asking me to do things at home, and thus, disrupting my work pace. There are legit work and a lot of scams too. I find that HP allows me to work on my day job, write when I can, and still earn., though not as much because I can only work on it intermittently.

      There are also so many hubs that tackle different homebased jobs and one of these is @aw1219, check out her profile and see her hubs about high-paying homebased jobs and more. Hope that helps.

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      Julie Hementera-Agato 4 years ago

      Hi Marie-Renee,

      Thanks for the comments and info that you've share. Aw1219 has a lot of article like this. I am so happy that you shared it with me. Thanks a lot! I will try to find ways to try all of those links that aw1219 shared in her hub.

      Thanks again!

    • C.V.Rajan profile image

      Disillusioned 4 years ago from Kerala, India

      What you "personally tried" is an inadequate information unless you are able to substantiate what you personally earned out of the site and how far that earning was satisfactory and consistent, in proportion to the efforts you put.

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      Julie Hementera-Agato 4 years ago

      C.v. rajan, thanks for your comments. It's wonderful to know that someone like you is really interested to know more about this kind of job. I tried the aforementioned sites only to prove that home-based job are one of the many ways to earn money. I personally tried those and I am satisfied that I received my earnings without any hassle. I thought these kind of sites are just another scam but it turned out that it is not, specifically odesk.com. In terms of the actual earnings that I have received so far, I chose not to disclose it to the public. The earnings that I have received is appropriate to the effort that I was able to put.

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