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Post by freedspirit on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:21 pm

Hi guys
I am wanting to bring in some extra income and I would love to work from home. I have looked into so many work from home schemes and many of them are just scams..I am wondering if anyone on here has come across a real success story from working online.
I know with Amazon you can make your own store and sell their products..which seems the most legit thing I have found without costing an arm and a leg to set up....Any Stories from you guys?
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Post by pjhamel on Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:58 pm

I make and sell hair accessories. I've only been selling them for a month or so, but so far so good. I have no idea how it will work out in the long run, though.

I know a lot of people who do have success selling crafty stuff on sites like etsy, but I am not sure about Amazon. A few months ago, I read on an online forum that if someone has success selling a certain product on Amazon, Amazon itself will start selling the product at a lower price. Not sure how true it is, but you might want to keep that in mind.

Good luck!
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Post by freedspirit on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:19 pm

Thanks pjhamel

Good on you making your own stuff..I wish you all the best with that. I met a guy at the local business and leisure show who is a fishing guy..sells rods, flies etc..Anyhow a couple of ladies said that some of the flies would make great hair accessories and earings..what do you know. He gave it a crack and he is doing really well at it..So funny seeing this burly man making ladies fancy stuff... Love those sorts of stories.
About Amazon, that would seem a silly thing to do...I think at the moment it is only $2 to start doing it, so not alot to lose...I might have a look at etsy also now..so thankyou.
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Post by pjhamel on Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:56 pm

One thing you might consider, if you aren't that crafty of a person, is that people also sell craft supplies on etsy. I know one lady who buys vintage bed sheets at thrift stores, garage sells, etc.. She cuts them into fat quarters and sells them on there. Others buy supplies like feathers or jewelry making products wholesale from Asia and sell them. Some of the bigger stores make about $5,000 a week.

Also, something you might consider doing, a lot of businesses will let their bookkeepers or bill management people work from home. You might want to try looking on craigslist or some other job search website to see if anybody in your area is hiring, then contact them to see if they would hire you but let you work from home.
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Post by Psalmbook on Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:23 am

Only face painting here.... I tried doing one of those party companies where you go to ladies homes & sell stuff... not for me. I was an eBay seller for a while & did the yard sale circuit each week & then sold what I found on eBay. It worked well till gas prices soared. My biggest success has been face & body art.
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Post by 1HappyNut on Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:31 pm

I am finishing up a medical transcription course where I am taking the online course from home and will work from home.
It isn't cheap to get started, but allows flexibility.

I love Etsy though, it is my second favorite place to lose time online (FPF being the top alien ). I have bought lots of different things from there with 100% success. It has such a wide variety of unique things.

Good luck in your search.
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Post by freedspirit on Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:36 pm

Thanks guys ..I am hoping to find something online that I can do to help us acheive the goals we have.. I dont have what it takes to not be at home for my kids when they get home from school... I love you

I love doing crafty stuff too,, so maybe I'll get into that as well...

Let you all know if I find something worth while...

If anyone else had any more sucessful online jobs going on ..please share...
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Post by leapinglizards on Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:05 pm

Alpine Access and Arrise are two of the largest Home Shoring companies in the country and I know people who work for both. Both have VERy strict requirments, VERy lenghty application processes and long training periods, but the people who like it , like it.

Arrise, you are an independant contractor, and do phone support from your home, hours are flexible.

Alpine Access, you are an actual employee with potential for benefits, but they tend to require you to do 8 hour blocks of time.

Both are the same as working in a phone room, customer support, so if that thought makes you wretch, not a good choice.

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Post by lorrinwagner on Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:55 pm

I have an etsy shop I love and it works well. I sell vintage tea stands that I make and assemble. It requires a lot more time then people think and is really a job. I also do photography, face/body art and my etsy shop all from home. Somehow it all balances but it is hard sometimes. Good luck!
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Post by MelodyFPL on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:43 am

Years ago, I made over a grand a week as a telephone "actress".. ahem. I wouldn't recommend it, it really sucks!
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Post by Doe on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:29 pm

thefacepaintlady wrote:Years ago, I made over a grand a week as a telephone "actress".. ahem. I wouldn't recommend it, it really sucks!

Laughed out loud... I really did laugh out loud. BAH!
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Post by Mika's Creations2 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:14 pm

thefacepaintlady wrote:Years ago, I made over a grand a week as a telephone "actress".. ahem. I wouldn't recommend it, it really sucks!
REALLY??? OMG!!! How did you stop the neighbors and people around from hearing your ahem..."acting". Laughing
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Post by Dana Bee Creative on Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:59 pm

I tried selling Avon and it didn't go over well at all...I found I was losing more money than I was making!
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Post by contrachapado on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:29 pm

I tried selling Usborne books at one point. Technically I'm still a consultant. It wasn't for me. I don't like to push people to buy things. Face paint has been the best for me. Some people have great success selling used books, especially text books, but you really have to know what you're looking for or you'll end up with piles of books that will never sell.
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Post by Stacia on Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:55 am

Lots of people around my area sell Scentsy and make pretty good money at it, I've been thinking about doing it too, but my market is REALLY saturated since the freakin' factory is down the street from me. I've done ChaCha, but that's literally nickels and dimes...and it takes some dedication to make a buck, but when you need a gallon of milk or gas it's in your hands. If anyone is interested in ChaCha use me as a referral pretty please Very Happy boisefacepainting@gmail.com is the email address I use for that too.
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Post by freedspirit on Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:14 am

Thanks for your replies guys..It's interesting to see what everyone has tried...
Stacia..What is Scentsy?
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Post by contrachapado on Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:51 am

And what is ChaCha?
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Post by Stacia on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:45 am

Scentsy is a wickless candle, it's a wax warmer that uses a low watt light bulb to melt the super fragranced wax, makes your whole house smell GOOOOOOD. It's so popular here that just about every house I end up painting at, the host is a Scetsy rep and they hand me their card when I hand them mine.
As for ChaCha- it's sort of a human powered search engine, and you can query it by texting...I'm a "Specialist Guide" so when I login to the website I receive questions like "what is the weather like in Ft. Lauderdale today?" or "What Movies are showing at the AMC in Santee, CA tonight" and I quickly use my mad internet skillz and whip up an answer and I get paid anywhere from 2 to 10 cents per answer. Some questions are harder than others. When I wanna cash out my earnings I click "Pay me now" (which costs me $2 to cash out) and my Money is instantly deposited on my special ChaCha visa debit card. I wouldn't say you can make a living at it, but like I said... When you need a gallon of milk or gas and payday is a day or two away...it's in your hands to make a few bucks. I have sat down and made $50 in a day...but that was when my son was itty bitty and took 2 or 3 naps a day. PM me if you're interested Wink.
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Post by Guest on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:53 am

Scentsy irritates me... literally. Allergies... Luckily it isn't that big up here and I hope it doesn't get any bigger.

Epicure is huge though. I have several friends into selling that.

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Post by MelodyFPL on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:36 pm

Mika's Creations wrote:
thefacepaintlady wrote:Years ago, I made over a grand a week as a telephone "actress".. ahem. I wouldn't recommend it, it really sucks!
REALLY??? OMG!!! How did you stop the neighbors and people around from hearing your ahem..."acting". Laughing

Its just a phone call. The neighbors dont hear my normal phone calls and they didnt hear those either. I do not miss that job.
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Post by MelodyFPL on Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:36 pm

contrachapado wrote:And what is ChaCha?
I did Chacha, its not worth it.
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Post by veelux on Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:54 am

I have a small business posted on Kijiji. I provide face painting, balloon twisting and cotton candy locally...I do this on weekends in addition to my full time job...its pretty seasonal but eventually I hope to have a client base and get more gigs during the winter months as well...
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Post by friend_soscho on Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:25 pm

also try looking at Odesk.com

It's where companies list jobs and people apply for them. I interviewed a few people when I was doing virtual assistant work (a friend introduced me to someone who needed some help).

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