Archive for ‘work at home mom’

November 12, 2011

4 Tips to Prevent Work-at-Home Scam Jobs

Work-at-home jobs are popular nowadays because of several benefits like working at your own time at home, have the chance to spend time with family and a lot of saving opportunities. However, working online has also its downsides like dealing with scams and frauds. These can be avoided provided that you take some precautions.

Be knowledgeable and cautious

Do extensive research online because by doing so; you can come across several forums and blogs that tackle about fraudulent and legit sites online. Don’t trust immediately and always provide second thoughts on all information you encounter.

Don’t trust spam emails offering work-at-home jobs

Never rely on unwanted emails claiming work-at-home job offers in your inbox.  Legitimate work-at-home jobs don’t necessarily spam random people but instead posting ads in some sites, like Craigslist & Elance, along with skills requirements, work descriptions etc. They even conduct several trainings to make sure you fit for the job they are looking for.

Don’t go for websites claiming too much

Stay away from websites that “sound too good to be true” like claiming you can make $200 in few hours just by filling out surveys or by clicking ads. The internet has thousands of different ads so be vigilant on discerning what is true and not.

Don’t pay for any upfront cost

If you come across an advertisement claiming you can start making money at home when you pay a membership fee or buy training supplies, it’s definitely not true. It is a strategy to lure or hype people, so stay away from deceitful claims like this.

Work-at-home jobs are preferred by parents because they can work at home while caring for their family simultaneously. However, you must take some precautions to avoid from falling into scam jobs online.

November 5, 2011

Choosing Career as a WAHM

Choosing a career without any passion at all seems a heavy luggage. That’s why before I decide to become a Work at Home Mom (WAHM), It took me awhile to finally make my decision.

When I started home based freelancing three years ago, the Odesk platform was my first training ground for a challenging work as a WAHM. Since working online is relatively popular today, I decided to make this article to provide some advises for those who want to career venture at Odesk and become a Work at Home Mom.

If you’re an internet savvy who wishes to have additional financial assistance, Odesk will provide you several kinds of jobs such as:

  • web designing if you have knowledge in IT
  • virtual assistant if you’re into clerical works
  • data entry if you’re good in administrative support
  • technical writing if you have the passion in writing
  • Telemarketing if you’re good in advertising/ marketing etc.

The photo below shows all job categories being offered in Odesk. So whatever your profession is, you can always find your niche freelance job.

You should think on what kind of career path you want to follow and then start working from there. Assess yourself first — What are your talents? What are your skills? Are you good in clerical works, in advertising or something similar to these? This will help you easily map out your career goals while having a clearer picture of what you want to pursue.

In addition, once you started working in Odesk continue on learning new things to provide a room for improving your talents and skills. Constant learning will help you find a greater avenue where you can excel the most.

Though it may take you a long way towards success, but doing something you love the most is the most fulfilling thing to do. A career in Odesk isn’t easy but with patience and perseverance, this platform might be your ticket in achieving a bigger career opportunity someday.

August 26, 2011

Why Working From Home Is Both Awesome And Horrible

Yes, I agree with this comic made by the Oatmeal. It’s a bit exaggerated but it is true. You may go crazy if you don’t go out and interact with other people. It is important to have a normal balance of your life in all aspects. I enjoy my simple life but of course I also miss my outside life. But I have to say, I love my online career right now. I won’t go back to working in an office for any amount of money. Working at home is just a matter of SELF-DISCIPLINE. So far, I haven’t found this to be a problem at all.

August 24, 2011

10 Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Job

I came across this very interesting article entitled “10 Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Job”.

Glad that I am presently employed and enjoying the benefits of working from home. I know there are many unemployed out there.  And having really hard time searching for work. I just hope that soon, they will find their niche online.

I really love working from home. I do not have to wake up early, get dressed and deal with traffic everyday!


10 Reasons Why You Should Never Get A Job



August 14, 2011

How Can Working From Home Benefits You

mom working from home

Are you tired of outside job? Are you spending less time to your family just to pay the bills? Don’t be hassle; relax for there is a better way.  And that is working from home. Working from home can really make you great opportunity to earn money while at home. Many people are now discovering the advantage of working from home. With the help of modern technology anyone can earn money even at home. If you haven’t made any decision of working from home, the following insight should encourage you to become one of the workers at home.

  • Low expenditure – Additional Income

When working from home, you keep a lot of expense. For instance the transportation expense, the snacks plus there is no requirement for you to be in uniform.

  • Adjustable agenda

People working at home tend to be the boss, employee or the human resources of their own. Therefore working at home immediately has an adjustable schedule and you can also do your job whenever you feel to do it.

  • Stay in for your family

Isn’t it fascinating to watch your kids preparing for school and when they have arrive from school? The most significant advantage of working from home is having the opportunity to spend more time with your family. Actually this is the primary reason for getting job at home.

  • Stress Free

Everyone is aware of the dangerous impact of stress and it is undeniable that one of the contributing factors is the workplace or the office environment. Working at home will be a good environment for those people who don’t want stressful surroundings.

As you have notice those above reasons are just some of the many reasons why a lot of people prefer working from home than being away from their home. Regardless of your reasons, may those above suggestions encourage you to start your work at home.