Sunday, November 1, 2015

Makin' It And Savin' It Sunday

So has anyone ever worked from home? I had my own telemarketing business for years. Who knew? It was B2B and I sort of loved it. It was just hard to keep everyone quiet at times. I prefer writing books.
 So would you work from home? Have you ever worked from home? Are you looking for a job that you can work at home? The Penny Hoarder has an article on 6 Legitimate Work from Home companies. 
Working,
Sonya Ann

6 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

I worked from home. But, I worked for myself, a cottage industry. Since I am a self-starter, it worked well to answer to no one.

Cheapchick said...

We both work from home full-time with our sales training company. It keeps overhead low which is great but the bad part is you usually end up working on something company-related every single day unless you go away. Even then due to the internet we still sometimes have to respond to clients on vacation. We do have a lot of freedom with our schedule though which I love.

Elephant's Child said...

While I was still in the paid workforce I worked a couple of days a week from home. Which was pretty good.

Elephant's Child said...

It was my heating and cooling money that got used though. And that hurt some days...

Treaders said...

I was working at the World Bank in Washington when I had my first child. My ex was adamant that he wanted to leave D.C. and go back to Pittsburgh so much against my wishes we moved there. Now I don't suppose you know Birmingham, England, but frankly (and with all due respect to all the "Pburgers" out there) I didn't leave Birmingham at age 21 to end up in Pittsburgh. One big industrial dump for another, so to speak. So I had given up (yet another good job to follow him) to end up somewhere I didn't want to be. And then after temping for a while I realized I REALLY didn't want to be there so I managed to find work from home. At first, typing up court transcripts. Unfortunately it was for workman's comp so dead boring. And then I found work proof-reading work that had already been translated from English to French (by a machine would you believe) and the lady assured me that I really wasn't likely to find many errors. BS, is all I can say. Machines can't translate. So it was pretty easy work but ALWAYS urgent. Well, I couldn't work during the day with a young baby to look after so I ended up working at night and until about 2 a.m. sometimes to try to keep up. I never found time to eat and was sooooo skinny. Eventually I was offered a job back in Switzerland and jumped at it but when my mom saw me when we flew through England on our way back to Switzerland she nearly fainted at the sight of me - sooo skinny. So I guess I know what the solution is to my flab - work from home with a toddler. That being said, I sometimes work from home when I am preparing big reports for publishing, and while that is great when we have tons of snow and the traffic is awful I find that I actually don't really like it. As someone else already said, you never "log out", whereas when you are "in work" there is always a cut off time. Anna

Jill said...

Yes in direct sales....Mary Kay, Avon and Thirty-One. :-) Always wanted to run my own child care center though.... Now working on monetizing my blog more, you have probably noticed more reviews, but I won't lose sight of why I truly blog and my family values ;-) Have to admit reviewing underwear was strange this evening, but I followed it with a Halloween post, lol. Have a great night!

Blessings,
Jill