Legitimate Stay at Home Jobs
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What Are Stay At Home Jobs?
Stay at home jobs are any work that you do from your home for money.
There are a variety of jobs that you can do from home that will earn either side-income or a full-time paycheck depending on what you choose to do on how much time you want to put into your job.
Many Work At Home Jobs Are On The Internet
The Advantages And Disadvantages of Stay At Home Jobs
The obvious advantage to a stay at home job is that you work from home. There is no commute, no uniform, usually no set hours and you can usually tailor a job to your skills.
If you need to purchase equipment for your stay at home job, it can be a tax write-off.
The disadvantages are not as easy to see until you are working at a stay at home job. You live at work.
People assume you are free all the time since you are at home. Finding a good stay at home job can be difficult.
Following is a list of reputable stay at home jobs that you can find.
You can even do surveys on your smartphone!
Survey sites are a great, easy way to make money. You can work as many or as little hours as you like. You can work around your families schedule.
If you decide to go on vacation, that is not a problem, you just won't get paid during that time.
I have been taking surveys for money for 6 years now. It is fun work!
You give your opinion and in turn, the survey company either gives you money through paypal or a check or they give you points which you can redeem for money or gift cards.
Some of my favorite survey companies are Pinecone Research and American Consumer Opinion Panel. Pinecone pays $3 for each survey. The surveys normally take 10-15 minutes.
I have always been paid the next morning with money going to my pay pal account.
Pinecone Research only opens up for New Members a couple times a year, so put your name in as soon as you can to get on the waiting list. They are definitely worth it!
American Consumer Opinion Panel is another great survey company. They pay in point which you can redeem for money (pay pal or check) or gift cards.
I got surveys from them a few times a week, so it is pretty steady work.
The trick to making money from surveys is to sign up to several reputable ones and keep doing the surveys they send you.
The longer you have been with them and shown that you can do quality work, the more high value surveys you will receive. Also, never, ever pay to join a survey site. There are tons of great ones that are free to join.
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When a company is doing research on a product, they will normally find a group of people that they can test the product on in return for cash.
Focus groups pay very well, normally around $100 per hour.
Some focus groups are held online, some by phone and others are held in-person. Once, I did a focus group about gas stations online for 45 minutes and they paid me $75. I just had to be at my computer at a certain time and log into their chatroom with the other focus group members.
I did the whole thing from my computer at home. Focus groups are at a scheduled time, so you will have to schedule them into your day.
Focus groups are harder to find than surverys. If you have a clinical research lab nearby, go to their website and sign up for the focus groups. They will contact you to see if you are interested when a focus group does come up.
You can also find focus groups on Craigslist and you can find them through surveys. Most of the focus groups that I have been invited to have found me through surveys. The surveys ask pre-qualifier questions and if I answer them correctly, I get an invite!
Baby sitting can bring in good money. You could open a small day-care in your house, watch a few children a few days a week or just watch kids before and after school.
If you have children, your kids may have fun with the kids you are watching.
Couples with children need a date-night every once in a while and a babysitter for those occasions usually gets paid pretty well!
The Frugal Review
- FRUGAL REVIEW
How do we save money? Frugal Review will show you how to save money while you cook, clean and garden and make money from home.
If you are a computer guru with a passion, try blogging. Some people have been so successful with blogging that they have made it their full-time job.
There are two big blogging platforms: Word Press and Blogger. I like Blogger since it was so simple to use. I have several blogs through Blogger, but my main one is called "The Frugal Review".
Once you have set up your blog, place ads from EBay and Amazon on your site to monetize your blog. The more views you get, the more money you will make.
To make money from a blog, you will need to put a lot of work in in the beginning. Slowly, you will start to see an increase in revenue if you continuously write good quality articles. You could write anywhere from a few blog articles a day to a few a week and that would be enough to keep maximizing profits.
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If you are a photographer, you could sell your photos at places like ShutterStock or Istockphoto. These are two of the more well known sites.
How it works is you set up an account with them for free and then you upload photos to the site.
They will either pay you per photo or you will get paid each time someone downloads your photo.
This is a great way to make money while you are sleeping. The photos can be up on those sites for years and you could be making money off of them for that long!
Get Paid To Take Pictures!
Where to Sell Items
- Etsy vs. eBay - Who has the edge?
If you plan on doing some etsy selling or perhaps you are planning to sell on ebay, take a look at this comparison of the two online markets to see what may work best for you as a seller and buyer.
Selling Items on Craigslist, Ebay and Etsy
If you have items around your house that you do not use any longer, sell them on Craigslist or eBay. These sites are online garage sales.
If you want your product to be seen across the country or world, use EBay to sell it, but remember, there are shipping fees.
I like to sell things on Craigslist since I don't have to deal with shipping and handling. Craigslist is a local on lin garage sale. The buyer will come to pick up the item you are selling.
Do watch out for weirdo's out there though. Try to meet in a public place to exchange the item for money. A friend of mine would meet buyers at McDonald's to make the exchange.
If you are creative, you could sell your crafts on Etsy. Etsy is a site that brings Crafters together with buyers.
I have a few creative friends who sell their items on Etsy and they have had great success with it. One makes hair bows for kids and the other knits fingerless mittens.
Write A Book
Writing a book takes time, but is doable.
I wrote two book called "Money Saving Tips From A Stay At Home Mom" and "Asthma, Allergies and Acid Reflux".
I wrote them out as Word Documents and converted them to PDF files.
I found a free site called Lulu.com where you can upload your book and they will sell it through their site, Nook and Amazon.com.
It is completely free, but if your book sells, they take a percentage of the money that you make.
You can sell paperback, hard cover and e-books through their site. It 's very simple to self-publish through Lulu.com.
If you have a website or a blog, you could advertise your book through your site.
Paypal has a "Buy Now" button that you can use to sell your book through your website.
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- Great Jobs for Stay-at-Home Moms
As a Stay-at-home Mom, you may need to find ways to make extra money to help offset the costs of living on one income. There are some great ways to make extra money while still being at home with your children.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2013 Melanie Casey