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Old 08-19-04, 02:36 PM
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home business ideas?

we just had our third child a few months ago so things are changing in our household. my wife is the accounts payable at a country club and has been the office mgr at one where we moved from. we would like to start a home business for her to be able to stay home with the kids. we dont want to do the day care thing so i work days and she works nights. any ideas on a home business that fits her qualifications? she was also a bridal consultant for about 5 years. we dont even know where to begin. any thoughts are welcomed.
 
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Old 08-19-04, 03:04 PM
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Congratulations on the growing family. The best option that I can think of is doing the A/P job at home. Why don't the two of you spend a couple of days building a strong case for her to present to her boss. Think of all the plusses and minuses. When I was running a large purchasing department our A/P clerk spent 90% of her time working alone, occassionally phoning a buyer or vendor with a question. It wouldn't have bothered me if she had worked at home. Maybe your wife could drive in every morning to drop off and pick up work. Might need a dedicated computer at home to process the invoices.

Everything I've ever sees for work at home turns out to be a BIG SCAM.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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Old 08-19-04, 05:23 PM
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If she has an English degree or experience, she can get work as a copywriter, editor, or tecnical writer. A foreign language is a plus. I set up an acquaintance doing this work.
 
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Old 09-20-04, 06:36 PM
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Home business

Medical records transcription and billing for local doctors is another option. Many still farm out transcription and filing of Medicare, Medicaid, and other insurance agencies.
 
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Old 12-18-04, 05:43 PM
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Home Based Buisness

Congrats on the growing family! My wife and I are expecting our second child ourselves. Anyway, a couple of months back we were looking for a home based oportunity also and a fellow employee where my wife works introduced us to, what we feel is a great home based buisness opportunity. Basically, the buisness is a private franchise. What we do is make money by doing our regular monthly shopping online. Each item that we buy is awarded a point value and depending on the total amount of points accumulated per month depends on the compensation or pay that we receive every month. Anyway without going too much more into it, if you think you would like more info, just give me a shout!

Cheers

Again Congrats to you and the Mrs.!


Shawn & Christina
 
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Old 12-18-04, 09:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Cifa
Congrats on the growing family! My wife and I are expecting our second child ourselves. Anyway, a couple of months back we were looking for a home based oportunity also and a fellow employee where my wife works introduced us to, what we feel is a great home based buisness opportunity. Basically, the buisness is a private franchise. What we do is make money by doing our regular monthly shopping online. Each item that we buy is awarded a point value and depending on the total amount of points accumulated per month depends on the compensation or pay that we receive every month. Anyway without going too much more into it, if you think you would like more info, just give me a shout!

I think the moderators out to check this as an ad. Lets go over the issues. You obtain a franchise, which generally indicates paying a fee in exchange for certain rights. In this case you do your shopping, which generally indicates your spending money. The company gives you credit based on how much you spend.

This is akin to a perpetual motion machine. It can't work as an income generator because they can't pay you more money than you spend.

There are several websites that pay a rebate if you shop through them. They are able to do this because the merchants pay them a fee for you shopping through them. To get you to buy through them, they rebate you a portion. But, and let this be perfectly clear, you can not make money doing this, because you always spend more than you get rebated.

These 'systems' are as old as the hills and all have one thing in common - the only people who make money are the ones who 'sell' the systems.
 
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Old 12-19-04, 07:58 AM
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Thanks Rusty for your post.

First, I am not advertising or pushing anything onto anyone. I am relativily new to the home based buisness world and when I came across Kerry's opening post, he seemed to be in a similar situation that my wife and I were in a couple of months ago. I thought it would be a good gesture to put forth the home based buisness concept that we were introduced to.

Now with regards to your comments:

Rusty : "You obtain a franchise, which generally indicates paying fees in exchange for certain rights."

You are correct, there is an annual fee to become a member of the website that you order from. The website has many brand name partner stores with 1000's of products, it also keeps track of your accumulated points and issues your "Pay check" every month. Now, if you have ever shopped at Sam's Club, Price Club/Costco they also have membership fees for you to shop at thier stores but I have never heard of them paying you for it.

The whole purpose of my response to Kerry's post was just to tell him and his wife about, again what we think, is a great home buisness concept. Not to engage in an online debate.


Cheers!

Shawn
 
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Old 12-19-04, 09:52 AM
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Rusty,

We are quite carefull about covert advertising and there is a possibility of advantage on Cifa's part.
However, the recomendation does answer the original post and there were no links provided.

Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
 
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Old 12-19-04, 10:25 AM
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Anyone participating in one of these business opportunities should evaluate it carefully.


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The poster has been cautioned about the perils online and this debate need go no further.
 

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Old 12-12-05, 06:45 AM
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franchise is a proven-to-work system, so it's of lower risks
 
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Old 12-30-05, 12:18 AM
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I make around $1400.00/month and I've been working from home for the past 2 years. Unfortunately, I need to make around $3k to be able to quit my day job, so I am always asking around to see what people do to make money at home. Here are my tips:

I belong to 3 very reputable affiliate programs (all free) and I get monthly checks. You don't have to have a website and I've never paid one cent. I just made $154.00 these past few days from one of my highest payers. Its a weight loss product that sells like crazy because it makes you 70% full. $154.00 isn't tons of money, but it helps to pay the bills.

Surveys I've made only a few bucks from and don't really know of any good ones to recommend. I keep hoping one comes along that really pays.

I also sell some things on auctions sites. I buy this very popular beauty product for $24.00 and retail it for $49.00. Not sure if I can give the name out here, so I won't. But, It has almost taken away my forehead wrinkles, age spots and blackheads within a few months of use, so I asked the company if I could buy for wholesale and retail it. I also sell it to all of my friends who love it too because it makes your skin feel like silk...literally.

I also sell a tooth whitener that Halle Berry uses. I buy it for $37.00 and it retails for $75.00

I also autosurf. One thing with autosurfing is that you have to get in while it's hot. I make hundreds/month just from one autosurfing site.

I hope this helps to give you some ideas. I don't mind helping others because that's how I found out about my home income/jobs, was on forums.
 
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Old 12-30-05, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by McRalphe
franchise is a proven-to-work system, so it's of lower risks
How do you franchise from home?
 
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Originally Posted by sleeklady
How do you franchise from home?

I have a home business Idea I've been doing it for about a month now and I've making good money.

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Old 06-02-07, 08:21 AM
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we're still looking for ideas! keep'em comming.
 
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Old 07-21-07, 06:49 AM
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Personal Assistant/Bridal Assistant

Virtual Assistants (VA) generally performs more administrative tasks, but many use "VA" or in more broad terms. You could brainstorm on the name some, (i.e. Bridal Assistant) Get a website with a wedding theme and create articles about weddings, honeymoons, be an affiliate for travel, or anything to do with a wedding. Dresses? Rings? Just make sure your site has good content. Maybe a blog about wedding stories, a registered gift list? Personal shopping, ordering, arrangements? Get with local businesses like bakeries, flower shops, have an announcement page for engagements, you'd want to get them when they first get engaged. Maybe the country club has some advertising, go to forums like this and answer questions for the bride-to-be.
But the big question is what do YOU like to do, what's your passion?
Good Luck!
 
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Old 07-21-07, 05:49 PM
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Twelvepole had the best idea, there are many many medical transcription jobs that are all work from home.

I will say this: Any 'home based' business that has customers coming to your home for any reason is no longer a home based business, it's retail. Your home owners insurance does NOT cover retail business's operated from your home and they can cancel your policy for it, it will then be difficult to obtain a new policy because you will be 'flagged' as to the reason your policy was revoked.
 
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Old 08-26-07, 12:35 PM
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Homebased business

I started my own home based business in 1985 with a 50 dollar investment, my home sewing machine and my dining room table making window coverings. The idea was the same as your wife, make an income while staying at home with the kids. My business has grown to include 12 employees, about 8k square feet of work space and a showroom. The kids are grown now, and needless to say, the business did not stay homebased. When I started there was no training, no resources, or help. A person entering this field figured it out, or they didn't. I figured it out..and I now write for the workroom industry in a national trade magazine.

There is an acute shortage in some areas of the country for people to make custom window coverings. In the next 5-10 years that shortage will be extreme. This is an excellent field to enter for a person with craftmanship skills. There is information out there now that is available for newcomers, unlike in years past.

Best wishes in finding what you are looking for.

blindladie
 
 

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