I thought it would be a good idea to explain a little about what I do. Now, before I do that, let me explain that I have held a wide range of various jobs throughout the years. Since I got married at 17 and started a family at 18, with someone who turned out to be a drug addict, I had no choice but to earn all of the income myself. This has made me stronger throughout the years and has allowed me to become self-sufficient and unstoppable!
Some of the jobs I have held in the past include being a cab driver, laundry attendant, cashier, waitress, house and carpet cleaner, customer service agent and a researcher, just to name a few. About four years ago, I began searching for work-at-home jobs. This was not an easy task and it took me many many months to land any kind of work. When I did find work, it was often sporadic or just not for me.
If you are considering working from home, let me give you a crash course that I wish I was given. The only decent work you will find without any “skills” so to speak, is phone work. If you can’t have a quiet home environment to work in for hours at a time, then that type of work won’t do for you. Transcription work is often plentiful as well, but that does take skill, experience and training. Any other type of work is very competitively sought after and extremely hard to find. The WAHM.com forum is where I finally found many of my work from home jobs and you should definitely give it a look if you are searching for this type of work. The ladies there are very helpful and post leads on any available and legit position they find.
Now, on to what I do. I work as a freelance writer and have been doing so for the last three years. I specialize in creating search engine optimized content that is used by websites and marketers in order to help them rank better with the search engines. Over the years I have gathered a good number of websites and individuals clients that I write for on an ongoing basis. It is an interesting job, although not always thrilling, but it pays well at this point and allows me to save money on child care.