Introductions forum: Introduce Yourself

 
Page 1 of 6 • 1 2 3 4 5 6

Views: 118, Replies: 103 » Jump to the end
Imagejar617
Feb 1, 2010 9:29 PM CST
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
Freelance Writer and Avid Gardener
Hi, My name is Julie and I work from home in Ohio. I started this cubit to let others know how to work from home also, instead of being scammed by so many rip off companies.
So introduce yourself. Let us know if you work from home or want to work from home. Tell us what you are interested in and where you are from in this great world of ours.
Hope the information we share helps everyone in need.

Thanks for reading,
Julie
Imagejadajoy
Feb 2, 2010 12:28 AM CST
Hi, I am Joyce and think this is a great topic! Definitely interested. I have worked from home before but not without a backup job. Can you give up your day job and still pay the bills?

Joyce
Imagejar617
Feb 2, 2010 12:42 AM CST
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
Freelance Writer and Avid Gardener
I had to give up my day job. My daughter had some problems that kept me home. So I started working for West Telemarketing and then started writing....that was four years ago and I have not looked back! I love being home and working when I want...You do have to be disciplined though. You only get paid for the work you do. I can write 3 articles a day and make more than I would outside the home.
Imagezuzu
Feb 2, 2010 12:58 AM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
I've been working at home since 1974 as a translator for the government. I had been teaching comparative literature at San Francisco State, but Governor Reagan (remember him?) cut the state education budget, my class hours were cut, and I had to take on a little translating job on the side to make ends meet. The translating soon became so lucrative that I was losing money going out the door to teach, so I quit my day job forever.

For the first 10 years everything was done through the U.S. mail and there were some horrible experiences with translations arriving late or not arriving at all, but everything was computerized in 1984 and I could stop depending on the post office. It's been paradise ever since. I work on my own schedule (at night, of course, so that I can garden in the daytime) and I can eat, drink coffee, and smoke as much as I want while I'm working.
Imagejar617
Feb 2, 2010 1:11 AM CST
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
Freelance Writer and Avid Gardener
If you care to share how someone would get into that line of work, it would be appreciated. I love meeting fellow WAH people.....nice to meet you.
Imagezuzu
Feb 2, 2010 1:54 AM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
Thanks, Julie. It's nice to meet you too.

You have to know a language that's important to national defense or national commerce. The demand for some languages comes and goes, but mine's Russian, so it never goes out of style, so to speak.
ImageDutchlady1
Feb 2, 2010 4:59 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Interesting. Do you have to be a professionally trained translator or can anyone do it?
Imagezuzu
Feb 2, 2010 5:46 AM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
You have to be fluent in both languages -- English and the other language. I mean absolutely fluent. There are no editors and you have to produce what was once called "camera-ready copy," without any errors in spelling, grammar, or punctuation.

Professional training and education in general are great advantages, of course, because the job typically requires translations in an extremely broad range of subjects -- combat maneuvers, nuclear engineering, nanotechnology, building codes, diplomatic documents, etc. All of these fields have highly specific sets of terminology that you have to be able to use correctly.

I did some translations of textbooks for a college long ago, and they were much easier to do than translations for government agencies. You don't have the sense that you could inadvertently cause an international incident. (I'm joking, of course. That only happens to interpreters, not translators.)
Imageskellogg
Feb 2, 2010 6:44 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Wyoming
Hi Julie, and all!
Glad you started this, as it will be interesting seeing all the work from home jobs and people. I also work from home. I am involved in the telecom industry, but the company that I am involved with does require a small initial investment. But it is so great being able to work from home. I love being able to help family whenever they need it, and still be able to bring some money in. It definately takes a disciplined type of person to make it work. It will be great meeting everyone and seeing what they all do! Thanks, Julie!
Love your pets! They are family too!
Imagejar617
Feb 2, 2010 8:33 AM CST
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
Freelance Writer and Avid Gardener
Hi Ssandy, Welcome aboard!!
Imagejadajoy
Feb 2, 2010 11:16 AM CST
Julie
Do you write technical articles for West Telemarketing? Do you need special training?
Imagejar617
Feb 2, 2010 12:11 PM CST
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
Freelance Writer and Avid Gardener
No...I was doing telemarketing for West...I write for a company called Demand Studios. They own many different websites, so the articles vary from kids stuff and gardening to remodeling and auto repair.

http://www.demandstudios.com

check them out.....there are lots of technical articles on there but I do not write those. My articles mostly wind up on Gardenguides.com

julie
ImageCandyce
Feb 2, 2010 12:15 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Hi Julie.

Thanks for beginning this Cubit.

I do daycare at home, but with just one child to take care of, the pay is kind of mediocre at best. It would be very nice to have 'something extra' to do to help pay the bills.

I'm looking forward to visiting this Cubit often.
Homemakers' Haven Come Join the "A" Team!
ImageRidesredmule
Feb 2, 2010 4:29 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I am retired, but I do make wire jewelry. Used to sell it at work but since, I retired. I have sort of dropped out of business. Now I make Bracelets for my Friends and family. Once in a while, some one will want me to make them one. I love to make it.
Thanks, jar for starting this cubit.
Charleen
Imagezuzu
Feb 2, 2010 4:33 PM CST
Name: Zuzu
Northern California
zone 9
That sounds fascinating, Charleen. Have you posted photos of your jewelry anywhere on this site?
Imagejar617
Feb 2, 2010 6:26 PM CST
Name: julie
Dellroy Ohio Zone 6a
Freelance Writer and Avid Gardener
I have one of those beautiful bracelets and I can tell you the craftsmanship is perfect. Many times people say "Oh I make jewelry" and it turns out to be something which looks like a kid put together. Charleen's are high quality and durable. I love it! You should try to market them somewhere.
ImageSeray
Feb 2, 2010 10:27 PM CST
Name: Sherri
Coastal GA
I have one as well. Can't brag on her enough. My bracelet feels so balanced and comfortable I don't want to take it off. Stones are varied and soothing to the touch yet the whole bracelet seems to sparkle with life. She's talented alright.
Imagewaterbird
Feb 3, 2010 8:20 AM CST
Name: Carolyn Lamb
Indiana zone 6b
Laugh and the World laughs with you
Hi All
I am Carolyn. I retired from the work force this past June and sure would like legitimate info on some of the work at home stuff . I need to supplement our income in some way and am not able to get out in the work force to even find a part timer job.
Yes I will have to vouch for RRMs work too. It is something to look at. I have one of her beautiful bracelets
ImageBrinda
Feb 3, 2010 5:47 PM CST
Name: Brinda
Yukon, OK

Hi all, I am Brinda and I also work from home. I feel extremely fortunate to have this wonderful job. I am considered data entry and work for a risk management company that collects state, federal and county tax liens and releases and sells that information to the credit bureaus. I love being able to work when I want and how much I want. It really works for me and I love it most in the summer so I have plenty of time for gardening any time of the day!

Thanks for starting this forum.
Join the fun, become a Coleus Addict! ColeusChatters

OklahomaGardening
Imagearejay59
Feb 3, 2010 7:37 PM CST
Name: Arejay aka Robin Brann
Maine
4th Annual Iris Sale going on now!
Hi eveyone, Robin here just want to peek in and see what everyone else is up to. I do lots of things at home making money hasn't until maybe now been one of them. I am working on a red wiggler farm, I dabble in poetry which I will make a cubit for momentarily, I garden , garden when I can weather permitting here in Maine and I have been working this winter at opening an online store for Maine Maine Products . I guess I have found a place to start.
Thank You Dave for the starting place.I cant wait to see your jewelry Jar.
Robin

Page 1 of 6 • 1 2 3 4 5 6

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« Working From Home cubit homepage
« Introductions forum

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Working From Home

Work from home and avoid getting caught in all the scams. Here is real information about real companies that offer legitimate work for people who want to work from home.

» Home
» Forums

Cubit owner: jar617

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly John 10:10