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Work at Home Series: Are there Legitimate Work at Home Jobs?

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When you’ve got kids, the basic career path you’ve envisioned for yourself goes straight out the window. Yes, you might still be able to go to work and pay for daycare, commuting, and all of the wonderful extra expense that goes into having a full time job and a full time family. But your stress level will be on overload for, oh just a ballpark estimate, the next 20 years?

And that is why there are over 3 million global searches each month for the phrase, “How to work from home.” When working from home, you cut down on daycare (right?), commuting expenses, and you can live the lifestyle where you work in your PJ’s. You imagine rolling out of bed, popping a TV show on for the kids while they play quietly, and actually having a few uninterrupted hours of working.  Yet the reality of working at home isn’t quite what you might expect.

Survive Parenthood Magazine will be working on a series of articles highlighting working at home and the type of legitimate work at home jobs you can find online and off. We’ll be interviewing cake decorators, graphic designers, web developers, e commerce websites, photographers, dog breeder, and other businesses started by moms just like you. How much can you make by creating a website? What do you have to do to become a working photographer? You ask, we answer.

We will also cover the following work at home opportunities online:

  • Freelance writing
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Data Entry
  • Medical Transcription

And offline, like Avon, Pampered Chef, and other direct sales. How much money can you actually make doing these types of jobs?

What would the world be without scams? There are so many work at home scams out there, some you know of, some you don’t. There are even people in legitimate businesses who prey on those who want to work at home. Watch Survive Parenthood in the next few weeks for what to avoid when you are looking for a work at home job.

Yes, it is possible to work at home. Is it a slam dunk? Not by a long shot. But by having the proper information, you can go into it with your eyes wide open and a leg up on the competition.

Watch for our Work from Home Series, coming soon on Survive Parenthood Magazine.

 

Shelly Wutke

I'm a freelance writer and copywriter who started this site to help me through the trials and tribulations of raising 4 kids. Along the way I've become the Editor of Home & Lifestyle for Best Buy Canada's blog, wrote for The Vancouver Province, and am currently working on my first travel book that's all about my love of a good old fashioned West Coast road trip. See you on the I5!

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