February 29, 2008

Score Essays From Home

So this is not blogging, not telemarketing, or anything phone related! Nice change here.

This listing is for online scoring of scoring essays on-line for college entrance exam essays, K-9 writing, reading and math responses. You would be working for Pearson, a company that helps administrators, teachers, parents and students use assessment and research to promote learning and academic achievement.

Scorers can make $13/hr or more based on a combination of performance indicators, including quality and rate.

Applcants should have:

A Bachelor's Degree or higher,

U. S. citizenship, resident alien status or authorized to work in the U.S.

U.S. residency

Ability to score student responses from home or office locations with the necessary computer, Internet provider, and telephone connection. For security reasons, readers may not use shared office computers or work from institutional computer labs.

Windows-based personal computer: Vista, XP, 2000, 98

Some teaching experience may be required for some programs.

This work from home opportunity was listed toay at The Rat Race Rebellion

and to read the complete listing and apply directly online, click here,
and good luck!

February 28, 2008

Yummy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe For Kids

Hmmmm..this recipe comes from the kid-friendly recipe book, There's a Chef in my Soup, by Emeril Lagasse. Next time you need a work break, try baking your cares away and bake up a batch of these cookies. Your kids will reward you with great big chocolatey kisses!


Big Chocolate-Chip Cookies

If you’re a chocolate nut like me, these cookies are the way to go! They’re chock-full of three different chocolate chips: semisweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate! Oh yeah, baby-I bet you can’t eat just one!

Yield: About twenty-seven 4-inch cookies


21⁄4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

3⁄4 cup granulated sugar

3⁄4 cup light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg, cracked into a small cup or saucer

1⁄2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1⁄2 cup milk chocolate chips

1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup chopped, toasted walnut pieces (optional, see page 233 if using)


Measuring cups and spoons, medium mixing bowl, electric mixer, rubber spatula, large spoon or plastic spatula, tablespoon, 3 nonstick baking sheets, plastic turner, wire racks


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.

3. Place the butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and cream the ingredients on high speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

4. Add the vanilla and egg and mix on medium speed.

5. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed just until batter is stiff-don’t overdo it!

6. Turn off the mixer and, using a large spoon or plastic spatula, fold in the chocolate chips and the walnuts, if desired (see page 24).

7. Using a tablespoon, scoop about 2 spoonfuls of the dough into a ball and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough, keeping the scoops about 2 inches apart. Using your fingers or the back of the spoon, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten. You should get about

9 cookies on each sheet.

8. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. (Depending on the size of your oven, you may need to do this in batches.)

9. Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the cookies from the oven and transfer with a plastic turner to wire racks to cool. Repeat with the remaining sheets, if necessary.

It’s important that you try to make the cookies about the same size, so that they’re all finished baking at the same time!

Be careful handling the hot baking sheets!

I suggest a big glass of cold milk to wash these delicious cookies down with! My kids gobble these up whenever I get in the baking mood and make them!

Work From Home Oportunity In "Green" Blogging

Feeling "Green" these days? Then you might want to check out this work from home possibility. An eco-conscious company, based in Vancouver and Los Angeles, is looking for talented writers to blog for a new high-profile, environmentally-focused website.

They are looking for bloggers with exceptional writing and thinking skills, with deep knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

* Green Business and Sustainability Practices
* Clean Technology & Innovation
* Campus Environmentalism
* Green Activism and Policy
* Eco-Living
* Green Trends, Media, Pop Culture

The website is called Kyotoplanet. If you are interested, you need to email your resume, any credits you might have for articles you've written, and links to your writing samples. They ask that you do not include attachments. Email to : kyotoplanetcom@gmail.com

Work From Home As An Online Writing Tutor

A Washington, D.C.-based education organization, SMARTHINKING.com provides real-time, online tutoring and learning support to high schools and colleges.

Candidates can work from any location with computer and Internet access. Candidates must be available to work between 6 to 20 hours per week. To qualify, individuals must have substantial teaching/tutoring experience in composition, and an enthusiasm for online education. The ideal candidate will have training and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: MA or Ph.D. coursework or degree in rhetoric, composition, literature, and/or English education; specialty coursework, degree, or teaching/tutoring experience in English as a Second Language (ESL); and/or teaching experience in developmental and first-year English composition courses.

Here is a list of other tutoring positions that is posted on their website:

* Language Arts Tutors: Bilingual in Haitian Creole and English
* Language Arts Tutors: Bilingual in Spanish and English
* Math Tutors: Bilingual in Haitian Creole and English
* Science Tutors: Bilingual in Haitian Creole and English
* Social Studies Tutors: Bilingual in Haitian Creole and English
* Social Studies Tutors: Bilingual in Spanish and English
* Social Studies Tutors

* Accounting Tutor
* Economics Tutor
* Finance Tutor
* Medical Assisting Tutor
* Neuroscience Tutor
* Nursing Medical Surgery Tutor
* Pharmacology Tutor
* Online Writing Lab Tutor
* Spanish Tutor

Visit the website, and learn more about this company, and the tutoring positions and qualifications

February 27, 2008

Fun Game For A Mom's Night Out Party

So, this has nothing to do really with working at home, but it's sounds like such a fun idea that I thought I'd pass it on.

Gather some of your great mom friends together for a mom's night out at your home.

Have each mom bring a snack, entree, drink, dessert...whatever you decide.

Now, also instruct each mom to bring 5 items (in good condition) from their home/closets. Ideas could be clothing, books, cd's, dvd's, games, candles, knick knacks, etc. You get the picture.

At the party, everyone puts their treasured (wink) items on a table.

Now, decide on how each mom will take her turn. Roll dice and get a certain number is always an easy way to go about taking turns.

When a mom gets the right roll of the dice, it's her turn to pick any item she wants from the table. If she prefers, she can "take away" an item another mom may have already selected. That mom would then select another item from the table.

When all the items are chosen, you can continue the game by having "trading time". Basically a mom that feels she wants to trade away her item that she ended up with, can roll the dice. Again, if she gets the magic number, she may trade her item for another item. Set up time lmits, or use a kitchen timer for this part of the game. You can also limit the number of times an item is traded to three. If sme particular item is a favorite and gets traded a couple of times, the third person to end up with it keeps it.

It's really just a version of a common game played a lot at Christmas time, but I thought the idea of moms getting together, having fun, and cleaning out a little unused clutter from their closets sounded like fun. Plus, you just never know what an expected treasure you might come home with!

Baby To Bee Is Hiring......Work From Home

This is an Independent Contractor position.

Babytobee.com is a leading marketing company to new and expecting parents. Thousands register each day to receive free samples, coupons and newsletters. They need people to verify the registration information and share 15 or more varying special offers we have for them.

$10+ per hour. Weekly pay.

Baby to Bee is looking for applicants that have the following:

· Previous sales, outbound telemarketing or customer service experience a plus

· Self motivated and goal-oriented

· Energetic, flexible and positive attitude

· Communicate effectively with our customers, other agents and staff

· Ability to build relationships quickly, and troubleshoot issues

· Team player who possesses the ability to work in a constantly changing and evolving business

· Basic PC skills, Internet Explorer, Windows based computer, USB headset and high speed internet connection. DSL or Cable. (Satellite and wireless do not work with our software).

Visit the Baby-To-Bee Site, and apply online if interested. Good Luck!

Editor's Note 7/6/2010: Baby To Bee may not currently be hiring. Please bookmark their site and check back frequently if interested in working with them.

Don't Forget To Go To The Dentist!

This is actually a pretty funny article I read this morning. Made my teeth hurt for some reason (!) after reading it, and made me think twice about skipping my next dental appointment.

Apparently there is a neighborhood in the UK that has residents needing to take outHomeowner Loans on their homes in order to cover their dental bills. It's strange but true. Residents of the community of Derry who are need of dental treatment are having to go to private dentists due to a lack of NHS ( National Health Services)services), leading them to seek loans to pay for their treatment, according to the Derry Journal.

Apparently in Derry, people that haven't been to the dentist in a very long time, are finding out the price they will have to pay for missing those dental appointments....they now willhave to go to a private dentist, and pay out of their pocket for dental work done.

According to the local newspaper report, people of Derry are in distress about this and they have found themselves having to take out home loans to pay for their dental treatments.

Now, the article doesn't say how long it's been, in general, that the people have not been to the dentist, nor if there is a time requirement between dental visits, but it sure seems like there is some sort of restriction. Something along the lines of 'use it (dental coverage) or lose it'.

And, the article only refers to the one town of Derry facing this problem Hmmm....I wonder if the Derry folk all share the same fear of the dentist as me?

February 26, 2008

Work At Home As A Customer Care Representative

This is an opportunity for working at home for a company by the name of NEW.
Founded in 1983, the company has grown over the years to
employ nearly 3,000 people and protect the purchases of more than 150
million consumers annually. Basically the company services
extended service plans, buyer protection services and product support

As a customer Care Rep, you would answer customer questions and resolve issues relating to claims, warranties, and servicing products. Care Representatives have to be able to demonstrates superior customer relations and meet quality standards.
This was justed posted today at The Rat Race Rebellion, If you want to learn more about the position, just click here, and good luck!

Garage Sale Tips For Buyers

I know a lot of stay at home mommies are great at perusing garage sales and finding great buys that they can then turn around and resell for a profit on Ebay and other sites. So I thought I'd pull together some tips from garage sale savvy moms and post them here for those of us not quite as skilled at garage sale techniques.

Have dollar bills readily available. Sellers will be more likely to take a dollar for a $2 or $3 dollar item if they don't have to make change!

Although the more common advice is to always get to a garage sale early, you might want to try going later sometimes as well. This is because sellers will be tired and more willing to make deals on the stuff they do have left.

Gather everything you want to buy and ask the seller how much for the lot. Sometimes it is better to let the seller give you a price for everything you are holding before you offer a price, because the seller might actually give you a lower price than you were about to offer. If not, then negotiate to get the price you want.

Map out your garage sale route before you head out. Buy the paper a day or two before the sales, and know where you want to start with first, and then map it out from there.

Try to go it alone. This means no kids, if possible. You'll move quicker, and will be able to focus on the purchases you really want to make

Many toy manufactures will send you replacement pieces for their toys. So if you come across a popular toy that is missing a piece or two, and you can get a great price for it, you may want to buy it and then call the manufacturer for the missing piece(s). Often they will send them to you free. So you will have a great toy at a great price to resell on Ebay or a second-hand store.

And if you are looking for baby/children items, such as playpens, strollers, car seats, etc. always check out cpsc.gov to find items that have been recalled. Make a list before you head out as often times garage sales will have items that have been recalled.

February 25, 2008

My Blogging Award!

Tammy ,from Mom Knows Everything, gave me a blogging award! Thanks Tammy, I think you are awesome too!


If you are interested in working from home as a telemarketer, there are a few questions you should ask yourself

Are you:
Self motivated and goal-oriented?

Energetic, flexible and have a positive attitude?

Able to Communicate effectively with customers, other agents and staff?

Do you have the ability to build relationships quickly, and troubleshoot issues?

Telemarketing will usually involve at least one of the following, depending on what type of company/business you are working with:

Appointment Setting and Customer Service

· Lead Generation/Qualification

· Phone Sales

· Seminar Registration

· List Cleaning/Database Update

· Surveys

· Market Research

· Direct Mail Follow-up

· Trade Show Follow-up

· Fundraising

· Announcing a Sale, Grand Opening, Or Special Event

· Recruiting

· Prospecting

· Product/Service Selling

You need to make sure you have a completely quiet area to make your phone calls from, with absolutely no interruptions from kids, barking dogs, doorbells, etc. You will also most likely need a computer with high speed Internet access.

Some of the benefits of course would be no commuting, working from home (although not all telecommuting opportunities are working from home--some will involve working from a call center, so research carefully), and the potential to set your own hours, or at least have some flexibility with arranging work hours

But if you think you can meet the requirements needed to be a successful telemarketer, there are usually plenty of opportunities to be found. I have listed a few companies on the left side column of my blog that you may want to check out. And if you live in the UK, here is a Telemarketing link for you to check out.

Health Guides Wanted At About.com...Write From Home

About.com is looking for health writers as they are expanding their health channel. All About.com Guides are considered freelancers who work online and set their own schedules, giving them the flexibility to log on from anywhere in the world whenever they have the time. With no timesheets to fill out and no timecards to punch, working for About.com gives you the flexibility to write when you want, even if you have a full-time day job.

The compensation is based on page views - the more traffic you get, the more money you get. But all Guides, no matter what, make a minimum of $725 a month.

If this sounds like something you want to learn more about..visit about.com...there are many topics that about.com covers, and you might find another subject that interests you more. Not all topics listed will need writers, but check it out and see what is available.

For the full Craigslist posting re: the Health Guides, click here!

Good luck!

February 24, 2008

Fun Site For WAHM's (and WAHM Dads Too!)

Here's a fun site to go visit and take a break from working! You'll find games, jokes, and other fun stuff that will make you laugh It's called Wahm's Life. I especially liked the Beatles Trivia Quiz! Fun stuff..check it out --- every mom needs a break once in a while!

February 22, 2008

Work From Home Opportunity ---- Be A Tea Blogger!

Love tea? Check this opportunity out asap if you do. Tippyleaf.com needs someone to write a blog. Someone with an informal, personal style that makes the blog fun to read and communicates a real love for tea (so you need to love tea – otherwise it shows). The job pays US$400 per month, for which you would need to produce about 8 posts each month, each of 250-500 words (the word count is not paramount).

Sound good? Does to me!

Check out the full listing at Problogger

Is This a Good Time To Invest In Stocks?

I sure don't know, but I think there will be as many people saying yes as people saying no. The most common advice I hear is that investing needs to be done with the understanding that it should be for the long term. My husband and I have wanted to get into some type of investing, and I am just now trying to understand all the different options and risks. Ugh. Somehow doing research on this subject makes me feel like I am back in school and have to do some horrible monotonous and confusing report. Yikes.
But I do know that if nothing else, we need to take our time and research and ask questions. Yep--do our homework, in other words (see-it is like being back in school!).

I have found many sites that pretty much give standard specifics on companies and such, but it is pretty overwhelming and confusing to me. One site, is a little different in that you do get the basic numbers and stats on a certain company you are interested in, but it also invites members of the site to contribute data and information. Data that is member-contributed does need to be footnoted with a reliable source, which I think is a good thing. I had been doing research on Nike and I found an easy to read and understand article that gave some interesting facts about Nike that I didn't know before (i.e., did you know Nike and Payless Shoes have partnered up...you can buy some Nike products at Payless? I didn't know that...interesting.) I also didn't know that Nike was so big in China as they are.

Anyway, I do not know how my husband and mine ideas for getting into the stock market will turn out. I will keep reading and asking for advice, and hopefully we will make the right decision. Any advice from any investors out there will be appreciated..anyone??

February 21, 2008

The Real Estate Business....

Is something that can be a combination of work at home and working out of the home. Most of your paperwork, prospecting, escrow follow-up, appointment setting etc. could be done from your own home office. But you would need to plan for office meetings, showing clients homes,attending Broker's Open Houses, holding your own open houses for your on listings, etc. So it would definetly be a mix of working at home and working out of the home.
The challenging aspect of real estate, in my opinion, is the ability to present good sales techniques. In what seems like eons ago, I worked as a real estate agent. While I enjoyed many aspects of my career at the time, such as setting my own hours, working at home whenever I could, and basically running my own business, there were also aspects I never felt comfortable with---mainly the selling side of the business. I just never got the knack of being "in the zone'so to speak with encouraging potential sellers to list their homes, nor with potential buyers to purchase a particular home. I would observe other agents handle that side of the business with such ease that it seemed like it was the most natural thing in the world. Ugh. Not for me, though.
I think back often to my real estate days...I did make pretty good money, and I did enjoy the best of both worlds...time at home with my kids, and time with grown-ups and real outfits ( not sweatpants and bathrobes covered with babymilk, baby drool, and leftover applesauce stains!. I sometimes wonder if I gave up on that career too quickly. If I had been able to find the support I needed to become comfortable with the selling side of the business, maybe I would have continued on with it.
With everything pretty much available online these days, I can find Sales Training resources for developing positive sales techniques. I think 'practicing' techniques, learning new techniques, support and applicable learning experiences would have given me more confidence. And the extra added benefit of getting such training and support online while at home would have been nice. I wish I had maybe found resources back in those real estate days. ah well.
But would I go back to real estate today? Probably not. It's kind of like, 'been there, done that'. But would I recommend Real Estate as a career for moms ( or Dads) that really want to work from home? Sure, as long as you are comfortable with 'selling'...yourself first, as an agent your prospective client should hire, and secondly the home your prospective client should buy or sell. Also, I would advise someone considering this career to keep in mind that it will not be a 100% 'work-at-home' job....maybe 70%. Lastly, it is important to check out all the licensing requirements for your state, if you are considering starting a career as a real estate agent.

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February 20, 2008

Home Business Idea---Pet Photographer

There is no denying that people love their pets. And I doubt this will change anytime soon. People spend a lot of money on their best furry-footed friends, from daycare to clothing to pampering! So if you are thinking of starting some type of home business, maybe a pet photograpeher will interest you.

The best way to find out if this career is a good fit for you, is by taking photos of animals every chance that you get. Many photographers use their love for their own animals and turn their pets into full-time models. This is a great way to begin to practice your techniques with subjects that you are already familiar with.

Part of the secret to pet photography is having a certain connection and trust with the animal that will give the final product a natural and honest appearance. The best photo of animals are the ones that will show the animals in a state of carefree spontaneity, in which the animal is comfortable in showing their true personality and candor. Even the type of equipment and training is often times less important than the simple love of the subject you are shooting. The animal can sense when they are liked and will become more at ease with that person.

Photographing pets with their owners would probably appeal to most animal lovers too. Most owners won't struggle to take a photograph with their pet all by themselves. You can be the one who makes it easy on them. Not only can you charge for the service and your time, but you can offer the photograph in it's digital form or as a print that you can mail to them later - either created by your own photo printer or by a photo servicing center.

Pet photographers, for the most part, will probably get the best results from using surroundings that are comfortable to the animal, which means traveling to the clients most of the time. Which is a bonus for someone starting out because it alleviates the immediate need for a studio.

Later on, a mall shop or rented studio would come in handy if you are interested in commercial work and/or a portrait styled photography in a controlled environment. Plus you could potentially bring in a lot of customers by having your studio in a mall.

But to just get started and get your first customers, here is an idea you could try:

You simply create “Free Portrait Certificates” that you print off on your computer.

Think about it. Who wouldn’t like a free professional portrait of their lovable precious pet? And what pet owner could possibly resist purchasing some of the adorable extra poses you will be taking and showing them?

This is one of the most effective and low cost ways you could ever use to start and market your own full time or part time home based pet photography business.

Leaving your coupons at veterinarian offices, dog parks, pet stores, etc... would be an easy and free way to potentially get customers. Hopefully the pet owners will be so in love with the free photo, they will buy more copies, and /or refer other customers to you!

If you love animals and are good with a camera, give this some thought. It could be a business you can satrt small with, but keep growing year after year.

Starting A Home Based-Business---- A Success Story

Babyworks is a family owned Oregon company, started by a mom 18 years ago. Paula DeVore, a mother of three, began Babyworks, her mail-order firm, with no experience and only a single product--a diaper cover. Today she grosses $400,000 a year selling environmentally - sound kids' goods by mail order from her Portland, Oregon, home. Babyworks offers a wide selection of tried-and-true products for natural baby care, and specializes in cloth diapering.
Check out Babyworks website, and maybe find some inspiration on this gloomy February day!

February 19, 2008

Reservation Agent----- Work From Home Opportunity

Oops...kind of checking in late tonight because I had to watch American Idol!!

Ok--here is a new opportunity that was listed today. Not bad...$8/hr. and you get to work from home. It's working for Marriott Global Reservations Center as a reservation agent. Training is for 3 weeks, and then you work flexible 7-8 hr. shifts including weekends and holidays.

Here is the listing!

And You May Want to Check Out: Earn Money Reviewing Baby and Kids Products (Posted 1/18/12)

February 18, 2008

Work From Home As A Real Estate Agent's Assistant

Anytime you call a small business - a real estate agency, a graphic-design firm or a the person answering the phone may be a "virtual assistant," acting as receptionist, appointment secretary and e-mail manager from his or her own home.
Virtual assistants do everything that executive assistants usually do in an office, only they do it from home. Basically, as an assistant to a real estate agent,you would provide services such as

Marketing Services
Listing Coordination
Transaction Management
Administrative Support
Website Maintenance

You should be a well-organized person, and be knowledgable about real estate in general. Working from home as an assistant would most likely require a computer and Internet service as well. There arereal estate software programs that are available that would make working from home as a real estate assistant much easier for busy moms (or dads!)
You can easily organize contacts, listings, buyers, finances, appointments, and tasks, create flyers, letters, and perform mailmerges---- all things an assistant to a busy real estate agent probably would need to do on a daily basis.

Aside from the initial investment for a good software program ( try to check out one like, agentorganizer.com..which also lets you try their program free for 15 days), your start up costs would be minimal, assuming you already have the computer/Internet at home. Advertise by leaving flyers at Real Estate Offices, and by visiting Open Houses where you can meet agents and give them a brochure about your new business!

February 17, 2008

Breakfast In Bed

I have a friend who is thinking of starting a home delivery service for breakfast only. I think it sounds like a great idea...the thought of lying snug and warm in my bed while waiting for my breakfast order to be delivered sounds pretty tempting and decadent. Hmmmm. Anyway, my friend is trying to come up with advertising ideas, brochures, etc... And the image she really wants as the main focus is a really great looking bed, probably with a tray on it.
So, we surfed the web a bit checking out different styles of beds to find just the right image. The choices have been narrowed down to a sleigh, a big comfy queen bed, and an even comfier looking king bed. The site we were on made it hard it choose because they had so many great choices!
Anyway, my friend, the beginning entrepeneur, ended up falling in love with a Cherry Wood Entertainment Center while browsing around , and if her new business takes off, she plans to reward herself with it! She even printed out a picture of it to use as her motivation, lol! I think we ended up spending too much time on our virtual "window" shopping though, and not enough time working on her business plan. Oops--that's what happens I guess when you stumble upon a cool site that you just keep clicking away on!
Tomorrow we'll be surfing around again in pursuit of other things needed for my friend's breakfast delivery business. I suppose we will have to try and stay focused...focus..focus...focus, lol.

February 16, 2008

Oprah, Suze Orman, and A Woman's Financial Savings Plan

Suze Orman was on Oprah last week, and I thought it was a phenomenal show. Suze was brought in to help a woman who basically lost everything when her husband commited suicide.

The story was very moving, and the mom was as vulnerable and human as any woman could be. But what really got me was Suze's advice and help that she gave this woman. I think very valuable words of wisdom were handed out that day, that all women should take to heart.

Instead of relying on a man for financial stability, Suze says every woman should be able to take care of herself. So Suze created a "save yourself" plan, which she outlines in her book "Women & Money."

Even if a woman doesn't have a job, Suze says she can scrape together some money to fall back on. "There's not one of you who has an excuse of not having money. You have $10 here, $20 there," Suze says.

Suze says a woman can create her "save yourself" plan by working on it for just 24 hours a month. "It could be three hours here, five hours here, and you do everything that I say for five consecutive months," Suze says. "I promise you in five months, you will have your 'save yourself' plan in order so what happened to Sylvia, where she had to call on her family and friends, you won't have to do that because you'll be a woman who does own the power to control her destiny."

That sounds like a plan worth checking out. I plan on getting the book this weekend and reading it. I am excited by Suze's promise that by following her guidelines, in 5 months you will have a plan to protect yourself financially.

February 14, 2008

Data Entry Work At Home Opportunity

This sounds pretty good. Pay is $7.50/hr, net take-home. Not a great amount, but dependable money you can earn while staying home with your kids!

TeachAbout.org has Data Entry Clerks positions open--here is their listing:

"Teach About is looking for computer-savvy Data Entry Clerks to help us populate our website, TeachAbout.org.

The position is for data entry. Full time or part time. Hourly rate will be $7.50. This is not gross. It is net Pay. Net Home take. We pay the taxes.

This job is a telecommuting position – work at home on your own computer.

• Downloading news stories from Mochila, the Media Marketplace, to Microsoft Word.
• Uploading the selected stories onto the webpage.

• Training will be provided.

. Qualifications:

• At least High School Diploma.
• Savvy computer skills – must have basic understanding of Excel, Word, IE 7 and Internet.
• Must have your own computer and Internet connection.
• Able to follow instructions.
• Organizational skills and detail-oriented.

Respond to TeachAbout@gmail.com. References are required"

Here is the link to the site...good luck!!

February 13, 2008

Working From Home Opportunity Doing PT Marketing/Writing

This is an opportunity for experienced writers to write articles for monthly newsletter for a Jewelry company.

"Our company specializes in culturally inspired wedding rings and fine jewelry- knowledge or interest in gemstones, fine jewelry a plus. Possible expansion of duties include: maintenance of website copy, press releases, feature articles etc. Looking for college student, grad student, or stay at home mom. We will train initially, but looking for someone who can think for themselves, has a relative mastery of language, and enjoys what they do. Training will be on site but potentially all work can be done remotely/at home. This is a good job opportunity for long range growth. Must work with integrity and stand by your word. . Articles will range from 200 words to 400-500 words."

Here is the link if you'd like to check out this opportunity further!

Work At Home On Your Computer Reviewing Other Websites......Interesting Opportunity

This sounds a little different but easy enough. Not something you'll make a full time income with, for sure, but you can make some extra bill-paying money and still be at home with your little ones. What I like about this opportunity is that you do not have to have a quiet area in which to work...something you will NEVER find in my house, lol!

Basically, you will be reviewing websites from your own computer, using software:

" Website owners ask for users to test their site. Whenever your demographic profile matches their target audience, you're given the opportunity to test their website.
# You use software to record a video of what's happening on your screen - mouse movements, clicks, and keystrokes - and your spoken comments while you use the website you're testing. (Videos are typically 15 minutes long.) You'll need a PC running Windows and a fast Internet connection. Watch a sample video.
# You answer four questions about your experience.
# You'll earn $10 (paid with PayPal)."

Sounds interesting to me. I'm going to check it out some more myself! Here is the link to the complete listing/application.

Alpine Access Hiring Payment Solution Specialists

Alpine Access is looking to hire Payment Solution Specialists with an estimated start date of mid March through early April 2008.

"Work from the comfort of your home

Agents working this program will be responsible for delivering superior customer service in all customer interactions which include the handling of inbound and outbound customer service calls for wireless phone customers. The ideal candidate has the ability to build a professional and friendly rapport with callers and be comfortable asking for payment and negotiating payment solutions.

Part Time or Full Time

Agent Pay Rate - $9/hour"

Here is the link to the full listing, job requirements, and information about Alpine.

Good Luck!

Work From Home As A Part Time Expert Reader

This opportunity is for residents of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin who like to read. This is a part time job that involves screening online condolence messages in accordance with established guidelines. Positions start at $10/hour.

Legacy.com hosts online obituaries for newspapers. Each obituary includes an online Guest Book where friends and family can submit messages to express their condolences or share memories. The primary task of this position is to read these messages before they are posted online to ensure that inappropriate or offensive material does not appear in our Guest Books.

The ideal candidate has strong reading and decision-making skills, is self-motivated, fluent with email and the Internet, and has a 4-year degree or equivalent.

To view the Guest Books, visit the web site

Available Shifts:
(20 hours/week; 5 four-hour shifts):

* *5 a.m. - 9 a.m.*: Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
* 7 a.m.- 11 a.m.: Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
* 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.: Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday - Saturday
* 2 p.m.- 6 p.m.: Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday � Saturday
* 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Sunday - Thursday or Tuesday � Saturday

*Pay for the "early bird" shift starts at $11/hour.



Must be a resident of Illinois, Indiana or Wisconsin

Telecommuting requirements
(You must meet all telecommuting requirements to apply):

* Must be able to travel to Evanston, Ill., at own expense for an in-person interview.
* Must have a PC running Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP and high-speed Internet access (cable, DSL) in the home. Our remote access software is not compatible with Macintosh or Microsoft Vista machines at this time.
* Must not have any conflicting responsibilities during shifts such as being the primary caregiver for a young child or elderly person.

In your cover letter, indicate your shift preference and explain why you want to work part-time. (Through experience, we have found that this position is too demanding in terms of the nature of the work and the time it takes for many people to hold in addition to a full-time job.)

Work From Home As An Online Writing Teacher

Here is a new opportunity for a great work at home job starting in August/September 2008! It is from a website called WriteGuide.com which provides online, individualized writing instruction to homeschool students. Here is what WriteGuide is looking for:

"Our teachers must 1) hold a bachelors and masters degree in a field related to English and/or writing, 2) be a published writer, and 3) have taught a subject related to writing or English for several years. Part-time writing consultants make approximately $15,000 per year, and work from home, Monday through Friday.

Interested candidates should review our website at http://www.writeguide.com, and should submit a formal cover letter and resume in MS Word format to office@writeguide.com. The ideal candidate will have experience working with homeschool families."

Sound interesting? Check out the website Writeguide, and good luck!!

February 9, 2008

Work at Home Blogging About Parenting and Family Life

Parenting Squad is looking for bloggers to write posts and articles about family and kids. It's really a great site just to go browse around and maybe find some helpful tips or advice, or even a chuckle or two!
But if you would like to find out more about writing for this site and earning money with them, then here's the page for applying.
Good Luck!!

February 4, 2008

Work At Home Blogging For Youth Sports Network

This is a posting that was on jobs.problogger.net

Youth Sports Blogs is looking for a blogger to write about youth sports and related topics on a new blog network for youth sports families - www.TipsForSportsParents.com.

The ideal blogger will be able to dedicate at least 2 hrs per day to editing and writing tips and have strong knowledge and interest in youth sports.

This is a part-time paid position with the opportunity for tremendous growth when you do a fantastic job!
How to apply

If you are interested and qualified, email us a short bio and example of your writing style or the URLs of any blogs for which you currently write. Contact Email: tk at youthsportsblogs.com

Posted on: 02/02

Good Luck!

Content Idea For Work at Home Blogs/Websites

If you have a blog, or blogs, and want to add some fun content, you could try putting polls or surveys on your site. An interesting poll, maybe about a really popular news item at the moment, say "Britney Spears", could be fun and maybe bring some extra traffic your way.

So, as you can tell, I decided to try putting a poll on this blog, lol! It was soooo easy and fast, and actually kind of fun! I used the website, E-poll, and it took about 2 minutes tops to have my account set up and a poll ready to go! They also offer a large selection of patterns and colors for free polls. You can coose which sort of polls you want--- a yes or no poll and a multiple-choice poll. Now, granted, this poll has nothing to do about working from home, but I thought it might be interesting anyway.

I am already thinking of different polls and surveys to do----if you have any suggsetions for me, I'd love to hear them!

Don't forget to vote!

February 1, 2008

Web Hosting.......The Basics

I obviously have this blog hosted on Blogger, but this year I am thinking of starting some new blogs/websites on some other topics (hopefully interesting and fun ones!), and so I have entered the world of "web hosting". Ack---it is somewhat confusing to me because I have been so spoiled by the ease of setting up my first blog (my baby) on blogger, and it's been great!
But there advantages to having your own domain, such as full control of your website, and so I decided that I need to explore my options and learn more about web hosting.

But like I said, it's been a bit confusing. So today I was really happy to have come across this website, web hosting choice because it has so much information about web hosting. A really neat thing is their free guide that helps you choose the best web host for your personal or business site based on criteria that you plug in. So I was able to plug in how much I wanted to pay each month for hosting, and I got a listing of about 30 services instantly with an easy chart to compare all their fees and such. Pretty cool.

I also like their "Quick Start" page...easy to understand step by step guide to starting your own site. Gotta love stuff like this if you are anything like me when it comes to tech stuff! Ugh.

Anyway, if you have ideas for a website and/or blog you want to start this year, as part of your work at home plans, this site is worth checking out for more information on how to get started!

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