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,