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    Anyone have a home business that isn't quilt/sewing related.
    I'm looking to get an income, but I can't really work away from home at this point

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    i'm interested too. can't leave my hubby very well. so far i'm trying for an afternoon job if i must leave the house.

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    I'll be watching too. Seems there are so many scams out there, I can't tell which ones are legit. Would love to find something to make extra Money from home.

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    Anyone have anything good out there?

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    do you have some items around the house that you can sell on ebay? Do you go yard saling to pick up new ones?

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    I've no ideas just a warning to be careful, there are a lot of work-at-home scams out there!

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammydar
    Anyone have a home business that isn't quilt/sewing related.
    I'm looking to get an income, but I can't really work away from home at this point
    I work from home, but it's a carpet cleaning & dyeing company that my husband & I have...I answer the phone and do office work & he goes out to do the work. But, I do know a few women that work from home. One answers the phone for 1 800 Flowers taking orders. One calls people to ask for clothing & holdhold stuff to be donated to AMvets or Vietnam Vets. I know a couple women that have at home day care or baby-sit one or two kids. (The baby-sitters have been taken before with people that owe them money & didn't pay up. Maybe being paid a week in advance would be an idea.) One lady I know had an extra job selling Avon & it really kept her busy. And if you have the experience in medical billing my friend does the billing for 3 doctors from her home.

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    I do alterations, & sewing. There are GOOD work from home jobs... it's just a matter of finding them... I've done a few over the years. NO reputable company will make u PAY to work for them... no up front fees for envelopes, etc. I do a little mystery shopping here and there... ( when I plan to make a trip into the city anyway) I also do Photography here and there and just picked up a fill in position at the radio station. I"m always on the hunt for little ways to make money...
    good luck on ur search

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    Im looking for something online if I can.
    What is the flower order thing, that sounds interesting.

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    Not sure how it work, but I know someone that was working for Victoria Secrets catalog and now is doing this out of her home. It's my friend's DIL. I'll try to find out more about it. It's actually called 1800Flowers. Maybe you can google it. But, somehow she answers the phone & takes orders.

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    thanks for all the ideas, now to find something that works for me

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    My son has a one person business - he services businesses to take care of all their computer problems, including installations, installing software, selling hardware, etc - any way he has reached the point he could use a person to answer the phone, do some simple debugging, etc. He would prefer the person to come to his office but could probably arrange for someone to do this at their home. No customers involved. Most smaller cities have businesses like this that are at the point they could use someone who could work for them but they haven't grown to the size they need to rent office space in a building. You need to locate the business and talk to the business owner. They probably can't offer benefits, but then you could work at home, no work wardrobe, no travel expenses, etc. Maybe a win/win for some of you.

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    Are you looking only for business opportunities or are you okay with home-based jobs as well? The difference between the two is that a job is something you do for others and get paid for it, while a business is what you do for yourself. Another difference is that you donít pay money to get a job (at least the legitimate ones), while a business needs a set-up cost. But for most specialized work-at-home jobs, you will need some kind of vocational training to begin with. You can look at Career Step's website for vocational training courses if you are looking out for a job - http://www.careerstep.com

    Now that you know the difference between the two, you can decide what will work better for you Ė a home-based business or a work-from-home job!

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