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by Freebies4Mom on February 2, 2009 1:38 pm

One of my readers asked me for help finding online job opportunities. Well, I know a little bit about being self-employed as a blogger with one year of experience under my belt, so I can talk about that online opportunity – but what about other opportunities? I started looking at what my fellow frugal bloggers were writing about, and I’ll send you to them for more resources. I hope this gives you a place to start in your search for online or work at home job opportunities.

Blogging
I’ve shared what I’ve learned about making money blogging in my Money 4 Mom series. First I want to tell you that very few bloggers call it their job because it’s extremely hard to monetize a blog. I really believe that bloggers should write about what they are passionate about, and if monetizing their blog fits into their topics then they should explore the possibilities. I did not create Freebies 4 Mom with the intention of making any money, but with the purpose of sharing my finds and helping others. I am lucky to call Freebies 4 Mom my job now, but the success I’ve had with it is the product of hard work and a lot of networking. Please visit BlogCoach for additional resources in how to monetize your blog.

Other Online Job Opportunities
MomAdvice has a great list of articles related to Work. I especially encourage you to read her “Spotting Work at Home Scams“. And if you are just getting started on thinking about working from home read “How Do I Work From Home?” for lots of ideas.

Money Saving Mom posts a lot of Income-Earning Ideas, many of which are online job opportunities, so I encourage you to use her as a resource!

Metropolitan Mama
left a great comment with these resources, I wanted to add the links so they are easy for my readers to get to and explore.
Work It Mom!
Mom Corps
Needlestack Jobs
Jobs & Moms Career Consulting

Deal Seeking Mom speaks from experience in her How to Survive a Job Loss or Layoff post. She’s got great advice based on what her family is doing right now to survive her husband’s recent layoff. And she shares a great opportunity with you about Working from Home in General Transcription. Please take a moment to thank her for sharing this valuable information with us!

Carly has some recommended reading for you: 10 Companies Hiring for Work From Home and she shares how she is doing online tutoring for extra income. She’s a fan of the forums at WAHM.com because you can get some great information by reading about other people’s experiences.

There are lots of job opportunities available online, but you have to know your strengths to find the right one for you. You’ve got to also have some entrepreneurial spirit in you and be ready to try something new.

Best wishes to all of my readers in their job pursuits. Please leave a comment if you are currently working from home or working online to tell us what you do and how you got started. Bloggers, if you’ve written anything about this topic please leave a comment with a link so I can add great new resources to this post!

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Telecommuting Mom October 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm

I just recently ran across your blog because I post a few freebies on mine as well and LOVE your posts on Affiliate Freebies, I did not know any of that. Thanks so much. Also wanted to let you know I have tons of info on my blog on legitimate work from home jobs for any of your readers that are interested. Thanks!Alainahttp://telecommutingmommies.blogspot.com

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One Busy Mama February 23, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I have recently joined the Mom Team: a powerful team of moms promoting wellness, greener living and helping others. It has been a wonderful experience for me and I love how Mom-friendly the business is. I am a Mom of 5 kids ages 7,5,3,2 & 1. We needed extra income, and couldn't afford the childcare. I love that I can stay at home with my kids and help our family financially, all via my phone and computer. It is wonderful how powerful and effective this team of networking moms is. Check out my website for more details at http://www.busymomsbiz.com or email me busymomsbiz.com

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Stephanie February 2, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Just popping in again to say thanks for mentioning my comment! This is an excellent post that is sure to be helpful to moms who are eager to explore work-at-home/flexible job opportunities.Keep up the great work here at Freebies 4 Mom (as you always do!). 🙂

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Kathryn February 2, 2009 at 8:44 pm

if your creative, using POD companies like Cafepress and Zazzle are great to earn some extra cash with. Beware though that making consistent sales requires hard work and a lot of it to boot.

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Halahblue February 2, 2009 at 7:53 pm

WAHM.com message boards are absolutely the best place to start learning about working from home in almost any capacity. I started there when I began working as a General Transcriptionist from home three years ago, now I frequent the WAHMs who Write board as I am predominantly working from home as a writer and editor.

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Anonymous February 2, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Heather, this is really great! Thank you so much for compiling this, and you know that I will be checking into these! I sure do need to get a job……I am getting really ditzy and stir crazy!Barb in Jacksonville FL

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Carly February 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm

I just blogged about this briefly today as there was an article at Yahoo about 10 companies that have WAH options. This is the link to my blog post: http://tinyurl.com/bgzsde. I tutor online for Brainfuse and score tests from home for Educational Testing Service (www.ets.org). Another resource I like is Work From Home (www.wahm.com). I especially like their forums as you can research others’ experiences with certain positions and companies.

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Jessica @ Pudget: Losing Weight On A Budget February 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Thanks for the great advice!

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Stephanie February 2, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Thanks, Heather. This is a topic of interest to most moms (including me!) and I will definitely check out the links that you provided.A few other great resources to keep in mind include:* Work It, Mom : http://www.workitmom.com/* Mom Corps : http://www.momcorps.com/* Needlestack Jobs : http://www.needlestackjobs.com/* Jobs and Moms Career Center : http://www.jobsandmoms.com/

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