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#1 butterfli

Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:43 PM

Work from home???

I'm trying to figure out a work form home job for me!

18 years ago(when I was 18) I had a massive car crash, resulting in me being in a coma for 9 weeks and then a wheelchair for 4 years. I am doing better now than any doctor ever thought would be possible, even though I am still disabled and I use a Canadian crutch to support me when walking(like Dr. Kerry Weaver on ER all those years ago). Even though I am disabled, I was blessed to be able to have my beautiful daughter! She is now 12, and going to high school this year. She will be going to a private school, and I would love to be able to help my husband to pay for that! I have been working for the past year & a half as a Teacher Aide, my contract is up, and they don't know if they need me again this year!

I would absolutely love to work from home, but I just have no idea what to do!!!

Edited by butterfli, 17 January 2017 - 04:59 PM.


#2 Caribou

Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:47 PM

Bookkeeping, virtual assistant, Social media manager?

Ironing, alterations?

Edited by BlueSheep, 17 January 2017 - 04:48 PM.


#3 Tokra

Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:03 AM

Just remember if you want to do bookkeeping you really need to study and qualify as a registered BAS agent.

What about tutoring online? It could be via skype or chat.

#4 AsperHacker

Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:20 AM

View PostBlueSheep, on 17 January 2017 - 04:47 PM, said:

Bookkeeping, virtual assistant, Social media manager?

Ironing, alterations?

All those things, maybe excepting ironing require quals these days. Bookkeepers  (I think only those who do bas) need to be certified.

Please don't diminish the exceptional experience, qualifications and serious interest VAs have. Good ones are worth their weight in gold.

A social media manager who hasn't been in the industry for 10 years or doesn't have a degree + 3 years experience isn't going to get a job. Part of why we're seen as crap is because people think anyone can do the job. Bringing in business via social media is not the easy go to for someone who wants to work from home.

OP, find something you love. Expect that it will take a long time to pull in enough to satisfy you. Work your butt off as much as you can. And don't fall for "easy" jobs like social media manager... they're not easy.

#5 oliboli

Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:35 AM

Are you interested in natural skin care products?  If so you could become a brand ambassador for this company - all natural ingredients at amazing prices - made in tweed heads.  You could quite easily do this from home. I'll PM you the link just in case I'm not allowed to in the forum :)

#6 butterfli

Posted 21 January 2017 - 02:33 PM

Thanks for all your replies!

#7 Maserati Mum

Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:26 AM

Hi OP,

Just another suggestion, you could register with one of the Australian Government's employment services providers, and they help match you up with a job (it doesn't cost you a thing).

If you want to PM me I can help put you in touch with one (I work in employment services). If you have a disability you get extra help and support, and your employer can get wage subsidies too.

It's not working from home, but they may be able to help you find a job really near your home and/or with the flexibility you need, or that perhaps may lead to doing it from home in the future.

#8 28 Barbary Lane

Posted 13 February 2017 - 11:36 AM

View PostTiger Lilly, on 21 January 2017 - 12:03 AM, said:

What about tutoring online? It could be via skype or chat.
Also if you're a teacher maybe look into online TEFL teaching as well.

#9 butterfli

Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:02 PM

Maserati Mum - I am with a job agency, it's just taking and I kind of need some money! My job will pay for my daughters private school!

#10 melanieb530

Posted 01 June 2017 - 08:26 PM

Start a Family Day Care business from home. Would be a perfect fit for your qualifications and work experience.




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