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working from home

Hi ladies! I recently PCS'd and have been having a really hard time finding a job. We could really use the money, so I'm trying to find out if there are any ways to work from home that you've tried or know of. Thanks in advance!
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Re: working from home

  • I wish I knew of one too!  If I find anything I'll let you know!
  • The only ones I know of are like Mary Kay, Party Lite, Scentcy (sp?), Avon, Pampered Chief, things like that. I know you have to pay a start up fee usually. And after that you just get paid from what you sell. Im not sure if that is what you are looking for but I hope it helps!
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  • I'm a freelance writer. I don't work a ton (I probably could if I wanted to, but right now I'm not really looking for work, just spending time with DS) but I've written a few magazine articles and some reports for the local newspaper here. I've also been doing some editing. 
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  • For one year, I have been an eBay seller from home and have an online store. It takes 3-4 months to learn everything and be comfortable, but I studied the message boards to learn everything. It was a lifesaver as I had hypermesis for six months and couldn't leave the house. I ended up selling off inventory, using online shipping and U.S.P.S. carrier pick-up. Even ordered packing supplies on the Internet.

    The one thing I would say though, is you must save 25% of all profit. Through Paypal, the IRS will send you a tax form and it's considered self-employment. Even if you don't make much, you can still be in that bracket.

    You can practice by using the 50 free auctions a month and selling low dollar items you already own and then branch out. Also, charge for shipping! If not, you can end up LOSING a ton of money.

  • It takes awhile to get into it, but I sell used men's clothing. The message boards helped me.

    First month I worked like crazy and sold 31 items. Last month I sold 157 items. in sales but profit is a lot less after all the fees, taxes and shipping/printing/packaging materials.

    One of my friends sells books on Amazon and does pretty well. He is a little overwhelmed with it though. 31 was a lot of sales for me. He sells 50 books a day. Yikes. And he has a 50 hour week job, so it's part-time for him.

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