Work at home and other money-making opportunities for Busy
Among the many scams, there are some realistic ways for even the busiest mothers to work at home and make
more money. Some of these work at home opportunities have real potential; the Internet has made many of these
realistic for all of us (and if I can take advantage of them, anyone can; I'm a techno-peasant).
A New Twist On An Old Standby
First, there's a new twist on the old stand-by; EVERY household has unwanted items that could be
sold to generate a little extra cash, quickly. Baby furniture, toys, old electronics, furniture, and so on all
offer an opportunity to make more money while you work from home. I'll walk you through the practical aspects of
selling these by classified ads or by a garage sale; but today there's a beautiful new option available that means
no-one phoning or coming round to your house. Do you know just how easy it is to sell something over eBay? I'm
going to walk you through it.
The Biggest Opportunity I've Ever Encountered
Later on I talk about some other realistic opportunities to work at home, but I can't resist
telling you about this one first; it's working for me, and we've turned a lot of people on to it (friends and
Did you know that most "ordinary" people can make serious money - I'm talking about $1000 a month
or more, with the potential to go much beyond this - part time, through Internet Marketing, without having any
products, or even customers; without having to deal with merchant accounts and credit cards and all that; and
without knowing anything about web sites and other technical stuff?
No, neither did I, until my husband dug the details out. He persuaded me to try it and since then
his brother, his niece, his partner's wife and daughter, and several friends have seen what I'm doing and started
doing the same thing. What drew our attention was that a 14-year old girl used the technique to make over $1000 a
month, part time of course, and still is today (she's 16 now).
For more information on this great opportunity, go to work at home and make money.
In fact, there is a whole world out there with unlimited potential to make money while staying at
home and using your computer. This site on Internet Marketing has so much information packed into it, giving lots of options, suggesting
products, free whenever possible, that whether you have any knowledge on this or not, it's worth a visit.
An Even Easier Variation?
This work at home opportunity is deceptively easy; it took me a while to take advantage of what
sounds like a dream come true, but once you get into it, it's fascinating. It still comes under the heading of
Internet marketing, but this one doesn't even need you to have a web site! And again, it's something that anyone
(in my opinion) can do. We'll teach it to our two kids (23 and 20) ... hey, anything that helps them to borrow less
from us is a "good thing" in my opinion!
The Good and the Bad of On-Line Surveys
One of the easiest ways of generating some pocket money is to complete on-line surveys. There are
literally hundreds of businesses willing to pay you for your views... but there are some catches.
1. It is time consuming (you can easily spend 20-30 minutes on a survey), but you do work at
2. What you get paid varies from $5 to $35, to just coupons for the company's product, to just an
entry in a competition, and while a lot of organizations claim that you can earn big dollars, in our experience you
can expect pocket money in the $20 - $100 per month range.
3. Our 20 year old daughter invested many, many hours, for zero pay back. However, a more "savvy"
friend pretended to be a 30 year old with two kids and did much better.
4. You do have to spend a few bucks to "register". I'll point you to a couple of the best
organizations, in our experience, but one thing: do NOT use your regular email address. I talk about this more in
the "Protection" section of this site, but the key thing here is to open a temporary email account with Yahoo or
Hotmail, so that if the spammers get hold of your address, you can "contain" the nuisance.