(Closed) at home jobs

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just be aware that many companies who let their employees work from home have policies that your children cannot be at home while you are working.

Post # 4
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Good thread! Following!

Post # 6
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

there was another thread not too long ago talking about who works from home and what they do, try searching for that to see if you can get any ideas

Post # 7
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

many companies require you to show proof that you have childcare. your kids are allowed to be at home, but you have to have a full time nanny there.

working at home is not a way to avoid childcare.

what kind of work experience do you have?

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yea it sounds like you really want to be a stay at home mom, but still have a paycheck. I’m just not sure that is really possible. Lots of people work from home… but they have to really WORK like… all the time. I work from home (I’m an attorney) but I don’t think I could do this job and watch a child. From what I hear kids take a lot of attention and effort and pretty much the only time you have to work is during naps which may or may not be a couple hours per day. Probably your best bet is to try to start your own business of some sort? That way you don’t have a boss to answer to and if some days you aren’t able to work, you’re not really letting anyone you work with down. 

Post # 9
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t think it’s lame that companies don’t want children around while their parents are working.  Children are distractions when you are on company time.  Maybe I’m too mean?  I just think working and children shouldn’t mix.

Telemarketing, data entry, and etsy-related stuff are the only at-home jobs I can think of besides consulting.

Post # 11
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You really can’t work at home and be a full-time parent at home at the same time. You won’t be able to do either role well. I think it makes total sense.

Also, I personally think that socialization of kids is really important – so a mix of being at home and either a nanny share or private daycare may be something you should look into if you really want to work from home some. Being with your kids every second isn’t going to give them the social skills they need unless you are actively outside the home partaking in group activities. And if you’re doing that, you definitely aren’t at work.

Post # 15
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Don’t give up hope!  I know a few friends who have babies and do part time work at home.  Both do graphic design projects and they only work a few hours a week, usually while their kids are napping.  They make enough each month to pay for groceries or slightly more. 

If you are interested in medical transcription, there are a few jobs out there but you might have to dig for them a bit.  I would try contacting some medical offices and seeing  who does their transcription.  I have done medical transcription in the past and I think it would be doable with a child, if you don’t take on too many hours.

Really though, if you love kids you could probably make some money babysitting if you are at home with your kids and would be willing to take on one or two more during the day.  It seems to be the most realistic option for you.

Post # 16
1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a semi-stay at home business. I came up with several spice blends that I package and then sell at various craft shows, and soon, the local farmers market. The work, mixing the spices, and packaging, I do at home. The sales part I do on the weekends. The business is still in its beginning stages, so it isn’t a huge moneymaker yet, but I have hope and a wonderfully supportive fiance.

I have a friend who does book keeping for small businesses from home. She started out as a full time book keeper for a business, and then when she went out on maternity leave, they just let her do her job from home. She then picked up other small business clients, businesses who still need someone to keep their books but can’t afford to pay a full time staffer for this, and she’s doing well. I do know that she does the majority of her work once her husband is home so he can watch the kids while she’s working, and that she is absolutely slammed at tax time. But, for the rest of the year it works for her.

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