My favorite thing about blogging is connecting with people. From time to time, I get emails or Facebook messages from someone sharing their struggles and looking for work, I just want to do all I can to help because it reminds me of my struggles when I started working from home.
Let me tell you what drives me to always be willing to help.
I’ve always talked about how it all started but I have never talked about what happened afterward – what really inspired me to start blogging.
You see, when we were a two-income family, things were great. I was living in my dream house, driving my dream car (A BMW 328i) and taking the girls shopping to the mall every weekend. The hubs had his toys and the kids got what they wanted – as long as they did well in school and stayed out of trouble. And I easily dropped about $200 a week in groceries. Yes, money was no object.
Anyway, I tried to hang on to that life for as long as I could but we couldn’t afford those luxuries on one income. Six months later, the hubs gets hurt at work and he’s out on workman’s comp – which isn’t much. Our emergency stash was gone, we were dipping into our savings and if we didn’t make any changes soon, we were going to go broke.
So…we moved back to our old house that we had been renting out. We traded in the BMW for a Nissan. Instead of shopping at the mall I was shopping at Target or Walmart with coupons in tow. And the kids no longer got what they wanted – they were getting what they needed. The struggle was real!
I got so desperate for a work-from-home job that I took the first one that was offered to me and guess what….it was a scam. I felt like a dumb a** for falling for it and even worse that I let my family down.
I didn’t let it stop me though. I kept on searching until I landed a job as a customer service rep for Cloud 10 now known as Transcom. I was still searching for work-from-home jobs and sharing them with friends and family. That’s when I fell in love with the idea of helping people find remote work and I launched my first blog Work-from-Home Concepts. A year later Not Now Mom’s Busy was born.
The Motherload of Online Jobs Lists
Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, from time to time I receive messages from folks asking how they can make money from home and where they can find legitimate online jobs.
I’ve had the pleasure of helping them so I thought now would be a good time to provide you, dear reader, with the motherload of online jobs lists and the resources I personally use for my research plus some helpful tips to make sure you get the right results in your own search for a work-from-home job.
Let’s start with customer service jobs.
Customer Service Jobs
MicahTek – Oklahoma residents only
O’currance Teleservices – Utah residents only
Service 800 – FL, MN, TX, WI only.
SYKES Home Powered by Alpine Access – U.S. or Canada
Teleperformance – Worldwide
Typing Jobs and Other Paid Online Gigs
Job Search Resources
I used to check job listings from several different sites but that slowly turned into a time consuming task. So now when I search work-from-home jobs my go-to job search site is Jobs2Careers. They pull job listings from popular job search sites like Career Builder, Monster and ZipRecruiter.
I stay away from jobs posted on Craigslist for a couple of reasons – one, because it could be a scam and two, it’s kind of risky. You never know what could happen if you’re called for a face to face interview and I urge the folks to really do their homework before answering an ad on Craigslist.
This one is important – do not pay for job leads. Don’t get me wrong. I’m sure the jobs on those sites that charge are legitimate and I get that they have to make money so they charge for doing the research.
But if you can’t afford it and you can find them for free, why not do it yourself. All it takes is dedicated time to do the homework and using the right keywords like: work-from-home, work-at-home, remote jobs, telecommute, online jobs, make money from home.
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