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Monday, January 10, 2011

And so it begins............

Tomorrow morning I will send my little man off to school and I will begin work. I will work most the day while he is in school. This is a new job for me, but at least it's still working from home.

When I first became a mom I was determined to raise my own child, I wanted to always be here for him no matter what. The problem was that in this day and age it's near impossible to live on a single income. I started looking into ways to work from home, envelope stuffing (I had previously worked in a mail processing plant) was my first dream but unfortunately I realized all too soon that pretty much all those are scams. I looked into a few home business ideas, but those required money that I didn't have so I couldn't do those either. I tried telemarketing, but that didn't go over well since I'm not the type to hard sell people or enjoy harassing people at home. Cold calling is not my thing. Finally I found this phone job, an at home call center agent! It was great, I was making money and I was happy...until they went employee and decided that they didn't want to employ people in my state. I quickly found another at home call center job and I became happy once again. The calls were easy and I was making a fair wage. Unfortunately the economy and "As Seen On TV" stores has brought my line of work to a snails pace. I have gone from making $15 an hour to making $10 an hour on a good night, most nights around $7 or $8 an hour. I have found that nights are better than days for this particular work.

Because the call center work is not being as profitable as it used to be, I have had to once again look for something to help me make money. I am working on taking a course online to become a Medical Administrative Assistant, but in the meantime I need to make some I started looking at blogs for working from home jobs. I found this one that looked interesting and I put in an application but nothing came of it until suddenly a few weeks ago I received an e-mail that my application was reviewed and that they would like to call me for an interview. I was definitely interested, so I arranged the interview. I spoke with the gentleman and it sounded perfect for me. 20 hours a week minimum and no more than 6 days per week. I would be a mystery shopper over the phone! I call up car dealerships and get some price quotes and then report those prices back to them. It sounded great so I was thrilled to be accepted. I did my training last week and did 1 hour of work which seemed pretty easy to say the least. I made almost $10 in the 45 minutes I was working, so it's not a ton of money, but at 20 hours a week it's a world of change for our lives here in my home! I look forward to making more than that and seeing our lives change!

1 comment:

SMJ said...

Sooo, hows it going with the new gig?? I am looking forward to hearing about it!