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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This morning, I have the honor of being interviewed on the WBCL Radio Network based in Indiana. Welcome to any listeners who have found my blog as a result of that interview.

I'll be talking about working from home, based on my experiences working at home for the past 8 years for Proverbs 31 Ministries, and starting three home-based businesses with my husband.

One way to make money at home is by telecommuting. That simply means you are employed by a company, but you office at home. This is what I do for Proverbs 31. If you currently work in an office, and want to be home full or part time, the best recommendation is to put together a proposal for your current employer showing how you could work at home, and how it will save the company money. Please don't tell how it will benefit you. That's a given. Your job is to show in very practical ways, how it will benefit your company.

If you would like to work for another company, or get a job from scratch, there are legitimate telecommuting jobs available. Most of these you will find on the Internet, because they will involve some computer work.

A few red flags about telecommuting.
1. Never pay to apply for a job. You might have some expenses once hired, like equipment, but a legitimate company won't charge you to apply.
2. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Period.

In telecommuting, you will need a fantastic resume. This is very important because you most likely won't have the opportunity for a face-to-face interview. You will probably have a phone interview, but you'll be presenting yourself on paper for the most part.

There are some honest websites where you pay to receive job listings. Here are two:

Here are some places you can find free listings of telecommuting jobs:
http://cwahm.com/wordpress/ (Christian Work at Home Moms)

Direct sales companies like Mary Kay are great ways to start making money from home by running your own business. If you want to find a direct sales opportunity that's a good fit for you, here's a great directory:

The Direct Selling Association website can also give you some good suggestions:
Look at their member directory.

Finally, you can find telecommuting jobs on a normal job search website like http://www.monster.com/ or http://phoenix.craigslist.org/

Finding work at home is possible. May God bless you and direct your path if you believe this is for you.

If you are interested in buying my book, I sell it on my own website: http://www.roselanecottage.com/book1.html or you can always buy it at http://www.proverbs31.org/ or any book website.

In His Love,


Winnie said...

I did find you today as a result of WBCL! I have had an interest in developing alternate sources of income, but I have had difficultly knowing where to turn and who to trust. Thank you for offering this information.

Deb said...

Hi Glynnis,
I have been reading your blog for a few months but I was pleasantly surprised to hear you on WBCL this morning. It was nice to hear your voice and I really appreciated all that you had to say on starting a home business. Thanks for all of the great information.


Joyful said...

Hi Glynnis,
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your devotional today.

"Christmas is a time for celebration. It is also a time to remember God's sacrifice. For it is in understanding the cost, that we fully appreciate the gift."

Asking God to give me a deeper understanding of the cost so that I can more fully appreciate His gift.

Merry Christmas,
Love & prayers,

Shari Braendel said...

Merry Christmas Glynnis, loved your devo this morning, I can just picture your daughter's bright smile as you calmed her fears. Have a blessed day, love, Shari