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any home-based jobs for sahm?

Postby pink_daisy » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:09 am

hi all,

any home-based jobs for sahm? would like to earn some to cover at least the monthly household expenses. many tx.

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Re: any home-based jobs for sahm?

Postby 2ppaamm » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:00 pm

pink_daisy wrote:hi all,

any home-based jobs for sahm? would like to earn some to cover at least the monthly household expenses. many tx.

Try to start up a website, something like this one, on something you are really good at... e.g. travel, drawing, chess etc.

Think about it?

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Re: any home-based jobs for sahm?

Postby buds » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:16 pm

pink_daisy wrote:hi all,

any home-based jobs for sahm? would like to earn some to cover at least the monthly household expenses. many tx.


An aunt of mine does ironing based on hourly rate.
She says it covers her household expenses just fine.
Then again, it depends on how much is your standard
household expenditure per month.

Others :
1. Tutoring
2. Blogging for bucks
3. Be a nanny (for babies or toddlers)
4. Home based masseuse
5. Provide tingkat service
6. Make personalized wedding cards
7. Start your own online business
8. Haircut service
9. Manicure/Pedicure service
10. Dog sit ie. babysit dogs/pets
11. Design work ie. flyers, websites, shoes (etc)

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Re: any home-based jobs for sahm?

Postby Andaiz » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:02 am

add to buds' list:
12. Freelance writing.
13. Consultancy work in your area of expertise.
14. Provide transport service if you're sending/picking your child to/from school.
15. Bulk order stuff you'd order anyway and provide delivery service (if you have set of wheels).

Take heart pink-daisy, the possibilities are endless. Let us know how it goes!

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Postby flim » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:06 pm

16. Bake and sell cookies, cakes or other finger food (someone I know is doing this to help support her family)

But I remember reading this article on the papers about some home-based food providers who got into some kind of trouble with the authorities last year (or was it the year before that?). Not sure what the reason was, but it has something to do with having to conform with rules about setting up a food business, ie. kitchen and process need to be inspected for hygiene, or something like that.

17. Install a clothes dryer and let neighbours use it for a fee

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Postby schellen » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:11 pm

flim wrote:17. Install a clothes dryer and let neighbours use it for a fee


I wish I could do that but unfortunately, my neighbours prefer to sun their clothes. Some of them don't even spin dry their clothes as I see them hang their still dripping wet clothes along the corridors.

I'll add one more:
18. Make or alter clothes (ala seamstress). This is obviously not for me since I can only do the basic button or seam mending (with not so nice results too).

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Postby Andaiz » Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:03 am

19. Run an "matchmaking" agency for people who need part time maid on an urgent basis. Guess if you know enough people in the neighbourhood etc, you'd be able to match the demand with the supply.

20. Tutor from home during the time kids are away at school.

21. Provide scrap-booking services for FTWM (like moi! :wink: who are too busy to put together family trip photos) if you're artistically inclined.

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Postby gumiho » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:51 am

What if we would like to set up an online business but w/o capital ?

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Postby Andaiz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:09 am

Makes sense but it's very challenging to maintain the on-line business unless it's like a pay-to-blog sort.

Anyone has any ideas?

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Postby sashimi » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:49 pm

The first step to doing this, I feel, is to identify exactly what you are passionate about. This is very very important, because you are working for yourself, so you better enjoy it. And be good at it!

Even if it's just to sell stuff on ebay - it's best if you sell something you are an expert in, that you love and are passionate about. Of course, it ought to be a saleable and profitable line. Niche is good these days.

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