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banned9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Hi all, do any of you work from home, if so what do you all do? im looking for some inspiration of what to do, im not really trained in anything but learn fast, little one only five so a long time before he wont be needing me arouns (school hols etc, etc,) and i dont wish him to be in childcare, and ideas or advice would be great gys :thumbsup:

P.s I do not drive so any kind of thing that needs collecting is out

I should have added this needs to be a proper income, not a few quid here and there, it will be mine and my childrens only income
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banned9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
My mums been after this sort of work for years - she's largely housebound. Home work doesn't seem to exist (it might just be the area), tried the job centre, internet, local papers etc and she can't find anything that isn't a scam.
How about childminding (you may need to train for it) - means you can look after your little one at the same time, and get paid for it.
banned#2
elliff
My mums been after this sort of work for years - she's largely housebound. Home work doesn't seem to exist (it might just be the area), tried the job centre, internet, local papers etc and she can't find anything that isn't a scam.
How about childminding (you may need to train for it) - means you can look after your little one at the same time, and get paid for it.

Thank you elliff, my littlest is at school and dont like kids that much so childminding is deffo out, i have scoured everywhere and like you said everything seems a scam one way or another
#3
Why not have a go at starting your own business?

You obviously have a PC, so the internet's your oyster, so to speak
banned#4
jerry
Why not have a go at starting your own business?

You obviously have a PC, so the internet's your oyster, so to speak

Thank you erry, i have thought about it, but im not very techno minded, i have thought about book-keeping but its finding the business after you have trained
#5
Could you make anything to sell?

Do you knit, crochet, sew, embroider, craft, ect?

Do you garden? How about selling seeds or cuttings? You'd get these for free from your garden just now (I do from mine anyway).

You could always start small on eBay, see how it goes and then hopefully open your own site (using ebay for traffic initially).
#6
Is there something you can make or some service you can proide through eBay? Don't need to be 'techno minded', just the ability to be promtp and polite - oh, and provide something people want at the right price. Hmmm...last bit is the most difficult. Any ideas anyone?

EDIT: it seems jerry and I had the same idea at the same time!
#7
Applesink
Is there something you can make or some service you can proide through eBay? Don't need to be 'techno minded', just the ability to be promtp and polite - oh, and provide something people want at the right price. Hmmm...last bit is the most difficult. Any ideas anyone?


Applesink
EDIT: it seems jerry and I had the same idea at the same time!



LOL [COLOR="Red"][SIZE="6"]SNAP! [/SIZE][/COLOR] :giggle:
banned#8
I do sell stuff on ebay if i see any bargains when im out and about, but certainly not enough to provide for me and my children, to start a business i think i would need access to transport to bulk buy, i also need a guarentted income not just pocket money, if things did not sell for a month or two then we would have no income :oops:
#9
Many years ago.When my kids were young. I used to pack cards into celophane bags.
It was a local company. The money wasnt brillent.It paid for school uniforms though and shoes.
No way now would I try these firms that advertise in the papers.
I wish you luck.
If you have a large legal firm in your area. You could try ringing them to see if they need any home typists?.:)
banned#10
thank you susan, yes i have done some not nice homework before (wire things) and now most homework jobs seem to be scams, i have been to the job centre who where no help what-so-ever they said we dont advertise that sort o work but did try and get me into full time work offereing childcare etc, etc, etc, i wish to be at home whenever my kids are and do not wish to put them into childcare :-(
#11
its hard to make money on ebay by buying and selling. i think your best bet would be selling items you have made yourself, like the above have said sewing etc or painting or even ebooks (free to produce). . it won't be big money but you have to start at the bottom. crawl before you walk and all that. . if i can ever find the time i have a few things i'd like to try.
banned#12
waterfordmma
its hard to make money on ebay by buying and selling. i think your best bet would be selling items you have made yourself, like the above have said sewing etc or painting. . it won't be big money but you have to start at the bottom. crawl before you walk and all that. . if i can ever find the time i have a few things i'd like to try.

I am looking for guarenteed income, so i can come off benefits, my littlest is in school now but i still wish to be home when they are, so its either work from home or a school job, and they dont seem to be any for a while round here and they dont have waiting lists
#13
Lollipop person? They're in very short supply all around the country
banned#14
jerry
Lollipop person? They're in very short supply all around the country

jerry not enough hours
#15
sassie
jerry not enough hours


It'd be something, you could always do something else as well
banned#16
jerry
It'd be something, you could always do something else as well

jerry i have edited my first post to show that i need a guarenteed income, i wish to come off benefits now littlest is at school, i need at least 16 hours with all holidays off which is why i am looking to do something from home, as there are no school jobs going local to me and havent been for some time, thanks for all your help though i dont wish to sound like im putting a dampner on every idea mentioned :oops: maybe i should have been more specific in my first post
#17
get a part time job in a catering firm, most of the jobs are for students but these jobs are very flexible, you can basically choose when to work, you can take pretty much as much time off as you need when ever you need it with around a weeks notice so you dont get put on shift. but obviously you dont get paid for time off and it is usually paid by the hour.
#18
What about a classroom assistant? They only work school hours and get all school holidays off.

Not from Home I know but hours would be perfect.

Book keeping is an option but due to several computer programs available there is much less work around, but there is still a demand for book keepers and wages clerks at small companies and these tend to be a little more flexible with working hours.
banned#19
kk_cheung
get a part time job in a catering firm, most of the jobs are for students but these jobs are very flexible, you can basically choose when to work, you can take pretty much as much time off as you need when ever you need it with around a weeks notice so you dont get put on shift. but obviously you dont get paid for time off and it is usually paid by the hour.

When you say catering firm what exactly do you mean, for functions and things like that? The only hours i would be av]ble to work would be between 9-30ish and two -30ish, mon - fri and that would be great except the no income on holidays, which they seem to have a fair few of
banned#20
katrb
What about a classroom assistant? They only work school hours and get all school holidays off.

Not from Home I know but hours would be perfect.

Book keeping is an option but due to several computer programs available there is much less work around, but there is still a demand for book keepers and wages clerks at small companies and these tend to be a little more flexible with working hours.

as already said there has been nothing in my local schools for a long time now, otherwise it would be the perfect job

I did look into the book keeping but came up with what you have already said there isnt much work, but if nothing comes up soon i may go and do a book keeping course anyway
#21
Just had a thought, depending on what benefit you are on you can start your own business without losing your benefit money.
I know with new deal you can start a business and still recieve your money, housing benefit, council tax etc, for three months. You cannot take any money out of the business in those three months. At the end of three months you then evaluate whether it is finacially achievable to come off benefits and live off the business.
If you choose to carry on the business you then repay the three months benefit money (which is why you cannot draw any money from the business in the first three months), if you find the business doesn't make any money then you simply stop trading and carry on on benefits.
I don't know how this works with all benefits, but I know there is something similar if you are on disability.
This may be the best route for you, if you can come up with a business idea you can run from home - as I say the guaranteed income isn't necessarily that important as you are relatively risk free for three months.
#22
Helping someone else in the neighbourhood on a p/t basis? can range from cleaning to shopping/running errands etc. Not everyone's cup of tea but can be satisfying and well remunerated work under the right conditions...

EDIT: Oh sorry, saw earlier post about needing guaranteed income. This usually doesn't offer that I suppose...
#23
Why dont you make those hand made cards. Do you have a WHAT shop near you? They have fab range of craft card making....xmas ones was in there today. People love hand made craft cards, im thinking of doing it as hobby!
If your creative it would be ideal!
#24
most if not all work from home jobs are scams
especially the ones who head their adverts

ENVELOPE STUFFERS WANTED £100 FOR 100 ENVELOPES

i work for a direct mail company (junk mail inc virgin, bt, oxfam, rac, aa, etc.

this and other direct mail companys can enclose between 6000 - 18000 per hour so theres no way stuffing by hand could compete,
just a word of warning, also anyone who offers work from home but you have to pay upfront for anything ie materials, membership dont bother they will take your money and run.
banned#25
elliff
Just had a thought, depending on what benefit you are on you can start your own business without losing your benefit money.
I know with new deal you can start a business and still recieve your money, housing benefit, council tax etc, for three months. You cannot take any money out of the business in those three months. At the end of three months you then evaluate whether it is finacially achievable to come off benefits and live off the business.
If you choose to carry on the business you then repay the three months benefit money (which is why you cannot draw any money from the business in the first three months), if you find the business doesn't make any money then you simply stop trading and carry on on benefits.
I don't know how this works with all benefits, but I know there is something similar if you are on disability.
This may be the best route for you, if you can come up with a business idea you can run from home - as I say the guaranteed income isn't necessarily that important as you are relatively risk free for three months.

Not quite as easy as that but yes it can happen, if you have done all your homework been pn a course, come up with a working plan, numbers, figures etc, you cant just think of anything and have a go, you still have to go through the right channels and show your workings, if i had any idea what i could do i would do it, but unlesss it looks good to them they wont sanction any wild brain idea
banned#26
pcnutta
Why dont you make those hand made cards. Do you have a WHAT shop near you? They have fab range of craft card making....xmas ones was in there today. People love hand made craft cards, im thinking of doing it as hobby!
If your creative it would be ideal!

I am not creative at all, and dont think this would pay me enough to live on, but thanks for your help and advice :thumbsup:

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