What I Do and Working at Home in General

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I thought it would be a good idea to explain a little about what I do. Now, before I do that, let me explain that I have held a wide range of various jobs throughout the years. Since I got married at 17 and started a family at 18, with someone who turned out to be a drug addict, I had no choice but to earn all of the income myself. This has made me stronger throughout the years and has allowed me to become self-sufficient and unstoppable!

Some of the jobs I have held in the past include being a cab driver, laundry attendant, cashier, waitress, house and carpet cleaner, customer service agent and a researcher, just to name a few. About four years ago, I began searching for work-at-home jobs. This was not an easy task and it took me many many months to land any kind of work. When I did find work, it was often sporadic or just not for me.

If you are considering working from home, let me give you a crash course that I wish I was given. The only decent work you will find without any "skills" so to speak, is phone work. If you can't have a quiet home environment to work in for hours at a time, then that type of work won't do for you. Transcription work is often plentiful as well, but that does take skill, experience and training. Any other type of work is very competitively sought after and extremely hard to find. The WAHM.com forum is where I finally found many of my work from home jobs and you should definitely give it a look if you are searching for this type of work. The ladies there are very helpful and post leads on any available and legit position they find.

Now, on to what I do. I work as a freelance writer and have been doing so for the last three years. I specialize in creating search engine optimized content that is used by websites and marketers in order to help them rank better with the search engines. Over the years I have gathered a good number of websites and individuals clients that I write for on an ongoing basis. It is an interesting job, although not always thrilling, but it pays well at this point and allows me to save money on child care.

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  1. Hi Kathleen,

    I love this post and the first person I thought of while reading this was my own mom. She has five kids with me being the first at age 16 and had two failed marriages with losers. She had various and multiple jobs while I was growing up and I admire her for doing whatever it takes.

    It appears that you have found something that you are good at while being able to spend time with your kids. When I have my second son in October I do plan on quitting my job so I can spend more time with my boys. I hate wondering what they are doing all day especially since they are not with family. Thanks for the post and sharing your tips.

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  2. I am new to this and I know youu are not into this subject. Please direct me to the mom, or if you now this.
    I have severe allergies every few months. I cannot clean with clorox at all due to upper respirator problems. I have cleaned with vinegar and I am having a problem with that too. I have to wear a pollen mask. Why products are non-toxic that clean a house well, and not give health problems? Please help, couldn't talk for 3 weeks

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