My Work At Home Experience

29 Jun 2008 Kim

Have you ever considered working at home? I had tossed around the idea of having my own business for many years, yet never really found the right opportunity. Several years ago, I tried selling Tupperware and Avon, but found that direct sales just wasn’t my cup of tea. Besides, I found so much stuff that I wanted to buy from them, it left me deeply in the hole! More recently, I looked into some other party-sales type of businesses and found some really great ones, but again I felt like I probably wouldn’t succeed at direct sales.

One morning last fall I was watching the morning news, I believe on NBC, and they had a story about working from home while being a stay-at-home mom. They mentioned a website, www.WAHM.com. I quickly visited it, and the door to the enormous world of working at home was suddenly thrown wide open! They discussed which work-at-home (WAH) jobs were legit and which were scams. I had just about fallen for one of those scams at the time, having responded to an ad in my local paper. I’m glad I caught that one in time, it involved re-mailing stuff which, I found out, would probably have been stolen goods!

Based upon the information I found on WAHM, I applied with several companies, including West Corporation. Within a few weeks I heard back from West and was hired to do customer service for a toy store. I still have that job, and I do enjoy it for the most part. Having a toddler in the house puts a definite limit on the amount of time I can spend working on the phone, though. But, through both the WAHM site and www.workplacelikehome.com (WPLH) I have found several other non-phone WAH jobs. I am doing health cards for Organized Wisdom, I am a ChaCha guide, and my most recent venture is with a Paid-To-Post Company called Kick Start Your Forums. In later blogs I will give you all the scoop on these and other companies and let you know just how to go about applying with them.

One thought on “My Work At Home Experience

  1. sunime

    I loved your blog !!! I too was an Avon Represenative for several years. I recently had to close my account due to lack of sale. Michigans unemployment as well as gas prices I’am sure have just about everything to do with it. I’am also a memeber of the site you mentioned and I got lucky recently and got hired at K*yF*rC*ash and I love it. The work is kinda slow right now and I havent been able to acsess it over the weekends so I’am seeking additional employment. Feel free to email me at sunime05@yahoo.com for further employment opportunites.
    GREAT BLOGGING !!!
    sunime

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