(Closed) For those of you who work from home, what do you do?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I work from home, but I probably don’t have your typical job. I’m basically a professional blogger, although more like HuffPost than Dooce. As in, I don’t write about my life, I write about a topic. I can’t really say much more because I’m using a pseudonym on this website for privacy’s sake. It’s a full-time job and I make about $50K. I got started by doing a lot of freelance writing, actually, for magazines and for blogs while I worked full-time. Then I went full-time with this earlier this year.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi! I work full-time from home as an online store manager for a popular clothing company. So basically, boxes and boxes of clothing gets shipped to my house daily, and I’m the one who puts it on the website & makes the page, writes a description, takes photos, all that jazz. I then have to drop off all the boxes at the company’s warehouse, which is right in my hometown.

I can make my own hours, so I basically control my salary. Don’t feel like working today? Don’t have to. Feel like working 8 hours this day, 10 this day, and only 2 the next? Totally fine. Have to leave for a dr’s appointment or go grocery shopping? No problem! As you can see, it does take some motivation to get the hours in daily though (especially 1 month away from planning my wedding!) For that reason exactly, I’ve gone down to basically part time until after the wedding in a month. But then I’ll return to 6-8 hour days.

I get paid per item that I list, so it’s really dependent on how much I do or don’t do in a week. However, before the wedding planning got crazy, I was making high 40K’s a year. If I wanted to work 10-12 hours a day every day, I could probably get that up to in the 50K’s.

Are you thinking of working from home?

Post # 5
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853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For awhile, I was teaching online high school courses for students who either want to graduate early, need credits to graduate on time, are sick and homebound, etc. It was fun, but very time consuming. If I wasn’t in grad school, I’d keep doing it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsMaine: Um wow, can I have your job? I would absolutely love that.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I work for an online university as an Academic Advisor. My position is full time and I get paid almost 40K. I work from home 2 days a week – Mondays and Wednesdays.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m a lawyer. I do have an office and a boss but we both work primarily at home and only meet at the office when we need to meet or work together on something (which means I usually go into the office 1-2x/week for maybe an hour or two). I’ll say though– lawyers that work at home are pretty rare. Sometimes after you’ve done it a while you can start your own firm and do a home-office type thing, but I’m the only lawyer I know that is actually able to work almost 100% from home FOR something else (not myself). I make 60ish before bonuses. 

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m pretty new to the Bee, but I also work at home. I sell full-time on eBay. Mostly clothing and outerwear. I make around 60-70k/year. I’ve been doing this full-time since I graduated last May, but have been selling part-time since high school (2003).

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@ejm1287: i always wondered how that worked… where do you get your products from? 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m actually an Admin Asst. Full time, based on an hourly pay rate. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MsYellowJacket: & @ktisthatbees: Yeah, not gonna lie, it’s the balls. I was originally looking for a cross between a web design & writing job, so I interviewed at the company because it was in my hometown not even knowing it was a work from home job. Then they told me they would start up the shipments to my house and I was like uhhhmm kay! But it is super fun to look at all the new clothes/trends. It totally fits my personality, too. I love my alone time and it’s so great not to have someone looking over your shoulder all the time. And because it’s 11 AM and I”m still in my pjays on the Bee. It’s taking motivation today to take the few steps down the hall to my office!! 😉

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am a programmer at a hospital and I get to work from home one day a week.

Post # 15
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3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I do sales for a tour company! I love my job. I used to work in an office setting, but when we moved 500 miles away, my boss offered to let me keep my job and work from home. Pretty much amazing. 

@MrsMaine: And p.s. – you have the BEST job. 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@MrsMaine: wish they had an Atlanta location haha. I’d be all up on that

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