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I work part time at our church's pre-school. We are out for the summer...but we are in need of additional income. When I used to work outside of our home, I paid almost 300 per week for childcare, 100 for gas (and that's gone up now due to gas prices) 150 for parking (I worked downtown houston), I had to pay for childcare, even if my kids were ill and couldn't attend school...but if I had to stay home with them, I didn't get paid, because I was contract. Overall, at the end of the day, I was making around 3200 a month before taxes, but only bringing home about 100 to 150 with all of the costs added in. I need to supplement my income and stay home with my kids. My husband makes good money, but with the rising cost of LIFE, we just need the extra money. We are down to the bare basics right now...house, lights, cars fuel...food. Anyway, we need to make an extra 150 to 200 a week. I have tried all kinds of work from home projects, but can't find anything that is a REAL JOB...any suggestions to supplementing that income, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg to get started in? I have a 2 year degree and 7 years with a major oil company in their marketing department for aviation fuels. Any help is appreciated...




i can't offer much help as I'm in the same boat you're in.. did you have any luck yet? keep trying..

Sub: #1 posted on Wed, 06/04/2008 - 17:55

bea2ls bea2ls
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nope. I have been looking but most of the items on the internet listed as "work at home" are just really "scam scam scam". There is a webpage out there called Ripoff Reports. I strongly suggest checking there prior to starting any work at home project. They have stopped me from making some REAL mistakes in trying to start a work from home project. What I don't understand is I know that there are some valid work from home jobs out there, but I don't know how to find them. I am praying that God will direct me to the right thing. If I find something, I'll be glad to share it with you.

Sub: #2 posted on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 07:30

sbillingsley90 sbillingsley90

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thanks, same here.. i had a second job at a department store but i lost it because i had to take off due to a family emergency and i was still on my 90 day probation (it was agreed on hire that any time off in the first 90 days = being let go) I'm so devastated, it wasn't much extra money but it really helped..

Sub: #3 posted on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 11:30

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I too have checked out many work at home scams. Most of them just want you to pay maney for their "secret" information. I am currently doing a recruiting job from home, but it is commission only, and so far I've earned nothing! A key point to keep in mind is that if they want you to pay them money, they are most likely not legitimate.

Sub: #4 posted on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 12:25

alias1958 alias1958

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yea, I would never pay anything in advance.. i just don;t have much free time to go to a traditional second job.. besides working full time, i am a caretaker in my family (one sick, one mentally ill). something i could do at home would really help me out. working the second job helped but the truth is i really was getting burned out. I am still looking for more traditional jobs but would love one at home, if possible.
When I worked in retail, i know we had mystery shoppers who came in and reviewed our store. I also know people who worked at restraunts who had experienced with mystery shoppers pretending to be customers. so i know it's out there.

Sub: #5 posted on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 12:53

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I bought a lifetime membership at a site called homejobstop(dot)com. They list supposedly legitimate work at home jobs. That's where I found the one that I am doing. The company that I am working for is a legitimate company, but, as I said, it is commission only, and so far I've earned nothing. When I joined that site, it was only $18 for a lifetime membership, but I think it's now $24. MOST (but maybe not all) of the jobs that I checked into from that site seemed to be legitimate. However, the companies do get a lot of applicants so most of the ones that I looked into weren't hiring at the time. New jobs are added on a fairly regular basis though. Just something to look into if you're interested. I did find that site to be better than one other site that I also joined for almost twice as much money for a year long membership.

Sub: #6 posted on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 13:01

alias1958 alias1958

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thanks for the tip.. like i said, i am looking into everything i can! i wouldn;t mind paying $18 if it's real.. I just really need something.. I am looking into anything and everything (LoL, everything thats legal, of course!!)

Sub: #7 posted on Mon, 06/16/2008 - 13:11

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I have tried searching for work at home options as well, and like you said normally they are scams. A legit program shouldn't charge you any fees. That goes for GPT programs too. YOu should never have to pay to be a member.

Sub: #8 posted on Wed, 06/18/2008 - 12:53

Amanda Sullivan Amanda Sullivan

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did U guys tried westathome.com yet. no advanced fee and a little extra. I found that job thru the acs center here on Base. Kinda nice cause I am the one making my schedule and I get 7.50 an houre. but that depends on what company you take calls for. there are days they are in desperate need and pay a ourly bonus on top if you sign ub for extra hours. Last month I made extra 380$. It works for me.

Sub: #9 posted on Mon, 06/23/2008 - 20:37

schnuckibearsmum schnuckibearsmum

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Yes, I've done West before. I did only one company, but it was HARD for me. You also can't have any features on your phone, and it didn't pay me to get a seperate phone line like they suggested. All and all, I couldn't find any hours that I could do, when i did get hours--- I got scared and confused about the whole system. I'm usually good about that kind of stuff, but for some reason this one was overwhelming for me. You sound like you are doing good though. Maybe if I would have had a different case it would have been better.

Sub: #10 posted on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 13:12

Amanda Sullivan Amanda Sullivan

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