View Full Version : I need a job

06-07-2012, 11:27 PM
I keep making the mistake of looking at all the great things in the store and decided I need a job. I know this is a long shot but has anyone had luck with any work at home thing? I know 98% of them are scams but I'm just hoping there is one good one out there. :36_1_24:

06-07-2012, 11:30 PM
Have you tried any of the direct sales companies? If you REALLY apply yourself, you can do quite well (speaking from experience). For example, PartyLite, Mary Kay, Avon, Tupperware, etc. etc.

06-07-2012, 11:33 PM
I have a friend who makes quite a bit selling Pampered Chef. She's made enough to win trips to Disney World and a Caribbean Cruise!

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06-07-2012, 11:35 PM
I forgot Pampered Chef! That's one of my favorites! I used to sell PartyLite myself, I loved it!

06-08-2012, 12:12 AM
Thank you both for the great ideas. I didn't even think of those. I have 2 problems though. I don't drive and I can't really afford any start up fees.

06-08-2012, 12:29 AM
Well, when I started I had a "Starter" party and all of my credit earned went towards a kit, which I then got for free. The driving bit, not sure how you'd get around that one though.

Tree City
06-08-2012, 04:16 AM
I know there are some companies that do their customer service work via at-home employees. So you could do that. All you need is a computer and a head set. ;) I wish I could think of a company that does it but of course I can't right now.

06-08-2012, 04:20 AM
I worked for Starwood from home doing hotel reservations, but you have to be in the same area with a call center. But some other call centers may do at home stuff too.

06-08-2012, 11:13 AM
You could check out http://www.flexjobs.com

06-08-2012, 02:10 PM
Thanks everyone. Some more great ideas. Going to spend the day job hunting. :)

06-08-2012, 02:27 PM
FYI, if you're looking to make some cash for scrapping stuff, I HIGHLY recommend getting into online surveys/group studies. It sounds like a scam to some people, but my mother and I have both made some good chunks of change. I did one online group study where they sent me a Flip cam and I answered a bunch of questions about video game consoles every day for a week; I made $150 (PayPal deposit) for that and got to keep the camera. Also, my mom did a bunch of online surveys along with me and between the both of us, we earned enough to buy me a 3G/Wi-Fi Kindle (the one that was $189) AND the $50 lighted leather case--didn't cost us a penny! That was last summer. This summer, I want a Kindle Fire. We have been saving again and I'm about $40 off a completely free Fire. SERIOUSLY.

They're no substitute for a job, but it's a supereasy way to make some blow money for scrapping/online shopping. Different places pay different ways, but most either do PayPal, Amazon credit or virtual Visas. You won't qualify for every survey, but I seriously, seriously suggest everyone who has access to a computer sign up and make some extra cash! :)

There are lots of these companies out there, but here are my tried and trusted favorites:

Opinion Outpost: http://opinionoutpost.com/

TruePanel (my referral link): http://www.truepanel.com/registration.php?rid=474917642&rc=NDk%3D

20/20 Research: https://www.2020panel.com/

06-08-2012, 02:41 PM
Free stuff also: BzzAgent.
If you have a self-hosted blog: payU2blog.
Pinecone Research pays $3 a survey, 30-days after.

06-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Oh thanks Sarah, I forgot about Pinecone! I knew there was another one, lol. I do Pinecone weekly; love seeing $3 here and there drop into my PayPal and buy me new kits!


06-08-2012, 02:50 PM
No prob. I get free stuff from them too. Tried a new PopTarts, pasta sauce, and hopefully, lunch containers.

06-08-2012, 05:01 PM
I have signed up for a couple of these, but can't figure out how to sign up for Pinecone Research.

06-08-2012, 05:07 PM
You need an invite from someone.
If I get a notification of an opening, I can send you one :D

06-08-2012, 06:14 PM

06-08-2012, 06:27 PM
I found that, but there is no way to "sign up" but that makes sense if it is by invitation only.

Thinking about my dream vacation for the video for True Panel. Where would I go, what would I do and who would I take with me??


06-08-2012, 06:30 PM
Really? It doesn't show the fields to register and say "i consent and would like to register" at the bottom??

Hmm, I'll also be on the lookout for open registration again; they did it a while back.

I love True Panel; seriously, $150 for talking about my Wii ROCKED. :D

06-08-2012, 06:56 PM
I just started a work at home job doing work for my local Easter Seals Chapter which I found in my local newspaper. I have also done some things at mturk, you can google them. Mturk is a pay per task job and they do have surveys paying anywhere from .50 - $5.00 depending on the length of the survey. Here are a couple of legit work at home job boards that you can look at: www.wahm.com (http://www.wahm.com) and www.ratracerebellion.com (http://www.ratracerebellion.com) good luck with your search. If you live near a large metro area like I do then make sure you look through the employment ads of the paper for your area. I see one or two ads a week in my local paper for legit work at home jobs for companies in my area. The jobs that I have seen listed are mostly for customer service, making calls for a charity such as the one I'm doing work for, and I have also seen some adds for making political calls. I hope this helps you in some way.

06-09-2012, 12:41 AM
the only one i know of that i had looked in to but they didnt have anything in my area, was West At Home. but if you are looking at getting scrapping stuff join some CTs that's how i started out :)

Tree City
06-09-2012, 01:23 AM
Christina's right! I do Opinion Outpost and Pinecone Research. Pinecone pays $3 per survey for which you qualify. OO pays a different amount BUT you have to do the pre-qualifying questions and then the survey... and if they don't like your answers (for instance, you enter your age and they already have a response from someone that age) then they'll kick you off the survey. I spent 20 minutes answering questions for a survey and they kicked me off when I answered what state I lived in. WTF?! So I didn't get any money. Grr. And that's happened more than once, so I only do those surveys when I have a big chunk of time. Which is never. LOL!

06-09-2012, 03:38 AM
I've signed up for the survey sites mentioned. Nice to know that there are a few legit ones out there.

06-09-2012, 03:39 AM
the only one i know of that i had looked in to but they didnt have anything in my area, was West At Home. but if you are looking at getting scrapping stuff join some CTs that's how i started out :)
I have a looooong way to go before I can do that. :)

06-09-2012, 04:49 AM
I'm a medical transcriptionist and I work at home. However, you have to get trained and certified, so not for everyone. But, if you like the medical field, it could work for you :)

06-09-2012, 04:51 AM
I at one time also was going to start with West at Home, this was before I found my transcription job. I trained and everything, but I just couldn't do it - basically you had to call and bug people, lol. At least that is what they were going to put me on.

06-10-2012, 05:14 AM
If you are looking for extra spending cash (and not a full-time job to pay the bills), definitely do the surveys people listed. Also, someone mentioned mturk ~ I've made quite a bit from them in short periods of time. https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome ~ If you can transcribe, you can make even more! I also love love LOVE Swagbucks for searching. http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/djbartch ~ I just made Swagbucks my default search engine (I use chrome, so when ever I type search terms into my address bar it searches using swagbucks). You randomly win bucks and you can save up to buy gift cards (Paypal included!). I earn about $5 worth a month. Just by searching for things I'd be searching for anyways! The search is not quite as good as Google, but it for most things it works fine. If I'm doing some big time searching, than I'll switch over to Google. (There are other ways to earn swagbucks as well -- surveys, games, polls, etc)

04-12-2013, 04:59 PM
I know this is superduper old, but does anyone want to try to sign up with Pinecone Research?

I got an email from them this morning calling for referrals because they are recruiting!

They don't recruit often and Pinecone is my favorite online survey company.

If anyone wants to sign up, PM me your email address and I'll forward you the email. :)

04-13-2013, 11:53 PM
Wow! So much great information! Thank you all so much.
I've never really thought about working at home, but really need to do something to earn a little extra to shop!
Thanks again!