(Closed) Bees who work from home: What do you do and how did you find your job?!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am a life insurance agent. My manager came to my house to write a policy when we bought our house, and I was already licensed and had been doing insurance for a few years prior. Its awesome, and I can work anywhere in the country

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am a bookkeeper. It’s a great from home position. I have Quickbooks on my laptop and meet with clients as needed. Right now out of the 5 I take care of I only meet with 1 face to face… It just works better for the “daily” work they need done. Otherwise I communicate primarily via email… get bank statements when I need offline and reconcile monthly and prepare the years books to be handed off to the CPA.

I got into it b/c my mom has had a business in it for over a decade and I just told her when I was ready to get into it.

I would think that it wouldn’t be too terrible hard to get into though…. hmmm

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’d like to know too!!!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

ooh, I’m interested in following this topic!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have sort of a combo of things that I do. First of all, I write. Little articles on whatever topic I am into at the moment, as well as some poetry. The poetry, which I love the most, sadly, pays the least. I also make spice blends, which I sell at craft shows and farmers markets. I also sell things on eBay. Lately, I’ve gotten into finding beat up wood furniture, which I then refurbish. That started out as a hobby but people seem to like my pieces, so I plan to do more of that. I only wish I had more space so I could do more!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m an analyst for a bank, but I work at home. My (old)office is about 6 hours drive away. My Fiance got a job in the current area, after we got engaged, my manager asked me about my plan. I told her I probably would need to look for new job. My manager was able to arrange it so that I can work at home. They gave me an X amount to set up home office and pays for monthly expense of an home office. There are companies that would do telecommute or flex work hours where u can go to office one or two days a week or a few times a months and work majority from home.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am not a medical coder yet,doing my certification test this Septmber.After u are certified and have worked for awhile(until they trust you),they will let you work at home.

When we took a tour of the room where the coders work in the hospital only a few coders were there.They told us that most of the coders work from home!!Now its not a simple job,but if u love it,go for it.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh and u do have to go to school.I went to the local tech school.I had a blast and have learned alot and have met some wonderful people.

And the cool thing is,we got a very good teacher in our last semester.Turns out she is Carol Buck.They lady who cowrites some books.Like the cpt,cpc testing guidebook,etc.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t work from home, but definitely want to follow this thread!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I work from home. I have my own business doing office admin work like scheduling, taking business calls, invoicing, managing marketing campaigns etc for clients. I do meet with my clients as needed but a lot of the time I just hang out in pjs. I also do bookkeeping for my father’s bookkeeping/tax service business. It’s great!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@brideatbeach: No… I am not a CPA or in “accounting” even though I take care of the books I don’t do any of the tax side of things.

Bookkeeping in generally something considered as a “trade” and not so much a degree plan… And also most CPA’s really hate doing the books side of things. lol

It might be something worth looking into. Every business is going to look for someone to do their books so the opportunity and need is there. 😉

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I sell natural spa products. 

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