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December 17th, 2003, 10:04pm
I've been a SAHM most of life. I loved it but now my baby is 18 years old. Time to grow up and do something with my life, LOL. Anyways I've noticed there are quite a few on here work out of your home. Sounds like something I would like to look into. Any suggestions, such as good companies, classes that might help, etc.? I know there are alot of scams such as stuffing envelopes. My hope is by asking to avoid those type. I even thought about going back to school. Any thoughts about online schools and getting a job after you finish? Thanks for all the advice and suggestion in advance, Kim :)
December 18th, 2003, 11:23am
Are you crafty? Sometimes you can make a lot of money off of a hobby. I made jewelry for years and didn't realize I could actually make a living at it until 2-3 years ago (I work 7 days a week but I'm happy). There are people here in Philly I know who make a bundle shellacking cigar boxes and putting fancy handles on them to make purses, and they sell for $200.!!! There is a man down the block who makes amazing birdhouses and mailboxes that sell from $50. on up!
I have a friend who is considering ditching her long-term computer programming job to be a wedding planner - no matter what the economy is doing people still get married.
This may seem like an odd suggestion, but you know those women who spray perfume in department stores? I used to do that for extra cash - it usually starts at around $15 per hour and you call your own hours (within their parameters), and you get a decent amount of free stuff. It's a hard gig to get though - no-one wants to give up the info. Best bet is to call the corporate office of the product you like to get the number of the person in charge of freelancing in your area. It's not exactly working at home, but definitely a cushy job.
Of course going back to school is wonderful...what field are you considering?
Good Luck! I'm very interested (nosy??) in hearing what you decide to do. :)
December 21st, 2003, 12:52pm
Sorry it took so long to reply, but with the Holidays approaching everything is nuts, LOL I haven't really decided on what I would go to school for. Around here not much choices in selecting a field of study. It's the same thing, just different School. You have you standard Business, Nursing, Accounting, Computers, etc. That's why I was asking about online classes. I would like to study something, that not everyone in the area is studying. Hope that makes sense. My hubby is pushing me to go to school as a Vet assistant, or a Farrier. Personally, Ever Since the Tornado, I have wanted to start a non-profit org. I would like to collect toys, Children clothing, etc. That I could pass them out after a tornado or disaster. Having a 16 daughter who lost everything, made me realize how hard it is on kids when they lose thier stuff. Plus I thought there is so much that has to be done at that time such as clean up etc, that it would help keep them entertained for a while. So I"m still searching, listening to idea's and trying to sort out what I want to do. LOL Thank-You for your suggestions. Trying to come up with something I can do at home to make a little money, to suppose my non-profit idea. I do a little bit of crafts, but nothing you don't see done everyday. LOL I need new fresh idea's and I'm not very creative. Happy Holidays.
December 24th, 2003, 5:59pm
I formerly worked as an Account Exec. an event marketing firm in LA. I hired "brand ambassadors" i.e. promo staff for a variety of events nationwide: grand openings, SuperBowl, World Series, movie premieres, lots of Central Park concerts etc.
Pay range for reps was good -- minimum $15/hr to upwards of $100/hr dependent upon client specs. We're talking about clients like American Express, PowerBar, Verizon, lots of liquor clients, etc.
There are companies nationwide that do event marketing and they're always looking for promo reps -- The more prestigious the client, the higher the pay. Obviously, the top tier clients have a specific "image" that they want recruited (young, beautiful, lean, toned bodies) but that could vary assignment to assignment.
Anyway, if you live near a major city, do a google search for event marketing firns in your area. Guerrilla marketing is quickly becoming a major thrust of brand marketing these days. Will it eclipse sweepstakes, who knows???