Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Info on Working from Home

My post the other day was just the beginning of what I have learned about finding a work-from-home job that fits you, your lifestyle and your needs. I mentioned one of the many websites that specialize in gathering legitimate work from-home-opportunities, http://www.wahm.com/ . There are a few others I would like to recommend. http://incmoms.com/ is the first. It is a very user friendly website listing jobs by date. This site offers a wider variety of job openings, a user friendly layout, and is easy to navigate. I highly recommend this site. Another is http://www.dirtydiapersyndrome.com/ . This site has a very large assortment of job openings and it is easy to go through the archives if you are looking for something specific.

Another site where you can find legitimate job opportunities is http://www.craigslist.com/ . I do caution that you ask a LOT of questions before giving out too much personal information. But, you can find great openings or you can post your service. Some services that are highly utilized from this site are: babysitting, tutoring, handy work, sewing, cleaning, resume help, if you are a photographer, videographer, make-up artist, hairstylist, or you make stationary. Those are just some of the few talents you can market on Craigslist!

Speaking of marketing your talent, if you are a mom-preneur and you have a talent for making things, look to http://www.etsy.com/ to sell your product. This a mom friendly site that sells handmade products and personalized services. If you are looking for a special gift or a way to bring in some extra income doing what you love, this is the site to look to.

Other thoughts on marketing your product or service is to advertise locally. Your local churches, community centers, community bulletins, grocery stores, pet salons, doctors offices, and restaurant placemats are just a few of the places you can get advertising that is usually free. Offer a discount for referrals or first time buyers. This is always a sure way to get someone to try your service or product over your competitors! Lastly, NEVER underestimate the power of the people! The people in your life can be your biggest advocates and advertisers when starting your own business. Utilize them and honor their help with some freebies and a nice thank you:)

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