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Work from home jobs for moms?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. My wife is going to be taking off some time from her job for a baby, and we're talking about trying to find something she can do at home -- but not telemarketing -- to bring in a few extra hundred dollars a month while I'm going back to school.

    Anyone ever heard of any ideas, or even executed one? It doesn't have to be intellectually stimulating, just mindless and for some sort of pay.
  2. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Run a brothel in your basement. The stimulation might not be intellectual.....
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Damn. One post in, and all of my guns have been fired.
  4. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Answering service.

    You take incoming calls from businesses that want a live person answering their phone calls but don't want to hire their own people.
  5. That exists? Then what? You just forward it along to the right person or something?

    That's interesting.
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    "Oscar! It's your mom!"
  7. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    My maid died.
  8. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    You'll have a script, depending on the business. My mom is an ad manager for a company that does it.

    Their customers include doctors (the answerers are supposed to give the caller the option to either refer them to the on-call doctor as the local hospital or send it to their regular doctor's voice mail), the electric company (there's a computer database they enter outage reports into), and a few others.
  9. Interesting. And it's not a scam? It's legit?
  10. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    There are a number of organizations that sell stuff through house parties (think Tupperware, but updated). My sister has worked for a couple of them and really enjoyed it. The one she's working for now, which sells scrapbooking supplies, also gave her a Web site to sell the products. I don't know the particulars, but she's been fairly happy doing it.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Perfectly legit. It's an answering service. It's like outsourcing your receptionist.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I've done Tupperware, Pampered Chef and am currently selling Avon. Avon's really easy, and you can set up your own Web site.
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