Do you work from home? What do you do?

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ebbieg Mon 05-May-14 20:09:00

I need to find work I can do from home while my two year old has his daytime sleep and in the evening. I would really appreciate any ideas and advice about what you do and how you got there smile thanks!

EssexMummy123 Tue 06-May-14 22:04:37

There's been a few threads about this already - try doing a search.

some people have ebay businesses, some do transcription, some people do party plan type things e.g phoenix cards, some do copy writing, any of those appeal?

WilsonFrickett Wed 07-May-14 14:37:43

What skills do you have? start with that...

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MiconiumHappens Tue 24-Jun-14 21:30:50

Looks a little sock puppety this thread.

smartfuture Thu 26-Jun-14 23:12:52

I do some work from home to generate an extra income. I'd be happy to share the details with you, just pm me.

DoingItForMyself Thu 26-Jun-14 23:31:53

I sell a very specific product to homes and schools in my area (would out me to say what!). I have a website and most people place orders on there, a few phone or email me instead, but it is mainly automated with little customer contact so a nan be done at any point through the day, and then I do deliveries once a week while the DCs are at school.

I also childmind after school and in school holidays.

Previous jobs have included another internet based company selling supplies for a particular hobby.

It doesn't pay amazingly well, but the flexibility makes up for that and as a single parent I get some help with tax credits and maintenance.

DoingItForMyself Thu 26-Jun-14 23:32:58

Hmm just noticed all the deletions! Am I wasting my time here?

Naomiismynumber1 Fri 11-Jul-14 08:03:08

Hi,
I've recently started a new business online from home as I also have child care problems.
Get in touch if your interested.
I've seen a lot of people succeed with this model. smile

gilbertysullivan Fri 11-Jul-14 13:23:35

oh not another blinking advert Naomi- it will be deleted soon.smile

Naomiismynumber1 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:50:27

smile I hope not, that's the whole point of the thread lol. Have you had any luck with working from home?

pinkfrocks Sat 12-Jul-14 10:44:30

Yes I've worked from home for 16 years. It's not a 'business' in that I sell or make things- I am a writer/author.

Leaspintop Tue 15-Jul-14 07:58:26

It can be really difficult finding flexible work-I work as a social media content creator so it's all at home anyway (sometimes at home a little too much if I'm honest), but I know a friend who does AMAZINGLY well selling Mary Kay products. She wrote a blog post that you might find helpful ericawallaceuk.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/how-to-dodge-the-plight-of-working-mothers-if-you-are-a-working-mother/

duchesse Tue 15-Jul-14 08:09:22

I'm a translator but honestly I could never do this with a two year old at home, nor wrap it around naps in fact my job nearly went down the pan once I no longer had au pairs and had DD3 hanging around constantly. Just getting back on track now and she's nearly 5!

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Izzyg89 Sat 19-Jul-14 22:22:21

I've been a Phoenix Trader for 3 years (I sell cards and stationery). I started when my little boy was 2, and I very much fitted in my Phoenix work around him. I sell via brochures, parties, at toddler groups and events, on my website and Facebook page. I really enjoy Phoenix, and I've met some great people, regained my confidence and earn my own income.

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