1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Does anyone work from home & make a living?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Long story short--our county (where I work) is doing more cuts. They already cut my hours back to 36 per week (I work four, 9 hour days). There is more talk about additional cuts coming after the first of the year. I have a college degree (in equine science) but we live in a very small community and I'm scared that I might be next. My boss has told me no way (since all of my salary is state-funded) but now the state budget is getting cut even more and we're losing some of that funding...

    My husband said that if I lost my job, I'll have to sell my car (not a huge deal but I do like it and it's close to being paid off), my horses (NO WAY) and all of my chickens! [​IMG]

    I always get spam about working from home but that's all it looks like--spam...does anyone make money working from home? My hatching eggs do okay but I just make enough right now for the chickens/geese/ducks to pay for themselves, but my "real" job pays for the groceries, my car, student loans, cell phone, etc.
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    No one makes money with "work from home" stuff floating around on the internet. But it can be done. There are a few reputable company's that let you work from home but there not a lot.

    There are lots of people making products an selling them on the internet. Ive known of a few people that are even making 15 to 20 thousand dollars a year just posting youtube videos. Its just a matter of having something interesting no one else has.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You need to check places like Monster and CareerBuilder with the key word "telecomute".
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks guys!
     
  5. dieselgrl48

    dieselgrl48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Virginia
    I wish you luck.I have been laid off for over 2 year's.DH invested in a couple of those make money from home online scheme's.The biggest seller's out there right now are Make Money From Real Estate!.What!!!!!!! Yea if your rich to start with now would be a Gold Mine For investor's.Ourselve's We are looking at foreclosure so yea I can buy another property???Heck We can't even find a suitable rental for us daughter and grandson!College grad's etc. have a better chance of Free Lancing depend's on your degree I guess and the market for it.It's tough out there and it isn't looking much better that I see.I wish you luck and hope something work's out for you.I have been selling my bird's for a month or so now and .....[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] .Keeping the hope though maybe something good will happen for All of Us in this situation. ...[​IMG]
     
  6. LALASD4

    LALASD4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    412
    1
    101
    Sep 4, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    I know how you feel. I got laid off after 15 years for the same company doing inventory control and still have not been able to find a full time job.

    I guess you can be a real estate agent or insurance agent and work out of your home, but your income would not be stable.
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    35,112
    121
    458
    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Why'd YOU gotta get rid of stuff??
    Hubbys in the dog house with me now... [​IMG]

    What about medical billing/coding? medical transcriber? You could always work for a 1-900 company... [​IMG] ([​IMG]..)
     
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2010
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] Medical billing and such requires training and that training can be expensive. The ones I can think of right off the top of my head is daycare and pet sitting. But you said it is a small community, so maybe daycare would be better. OR:

    Handywoman
    Housecleaner
    Gardner
    Escort - get yer head outta the gutter - old people need help and quite often are willing to pay someone to drive them around and run errands.
    Dog walker
    Sign holder for new businesses

    I'll update as I think.
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Escort? Wouldn't that be a Chauffeur.
     
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Not really, because they need help shopping, getting in and out being escorted to the doctors waiting room etc. Chauffers just drive. Escorts take people and help them get their errands done. My daughter is one for an elderly woman and she gets paid $100 a day for it. The old woman even pays her to sit and watch movies with her and make her meals. More of a caregiver I guess.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by