Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Working at Home and Jobs for Teenagers

In the spirit of thriftiness, today's post is partially recycled from the past and contains some up to date information. 

I received an email from Rodney Bowen, who used to work for a blogger outreach program. He was gracious enough to include me in his review program. Working with Rodney was smooth, I reviewed great products and he was clear in his expectations. He has since then moved on to another adventure and shared with me his new web site. Now I don't know if he has made millions from working at home, but he has compiled some great information on his blog. Here's a little blip that I stole from his web site. I know he'll forgive me for stealing.

"Navigating the Web to find information you’re interested in can be overwhelming," comments Rodney Bowen, community manager. He continues, "Working to help my family and friends to find legitimate ways to work from your home, I created to post my findings with hopes that others may also discover a way to work from home that matches their interests, skills, and passion."

Now for my post from the past

Making money from home ads are everywhere. Who can you believe? How can you earn money while staying home with the kiddos? Here's a list of ways Terri G. has actually made money. I can honestly say I am not doing any of them now, but they have worked for me in the past.

  1. I have raised chickens and sold eggs.
  2. I went door to door in  my neighborhood selling Avon, pushing my baby in a stroller.
  3. I have decorated and sold wedding cakes, and lost my mind.
  4. I have hosted home parties and sold Discovery Toys.
  5. I have run a licensed daycare out of my home.
  6. I have answered telephones for a landscaper, very short-lived.
  7. I have set up appointments for Electrolux vacuums, another shot-lived job.
  8. I have sold Usborne books the year I first began homeschooling.
  9. I have filled out surveys in exchange for Border's bucks. You must be thinking, "she will do anything to support her book habit". Almost.
  10. I have sold clothes to a consignment store, my aunt would supply the clothes, I would wash and press them.
  11. I have sold things on eBay.
  12. I have sold books on Amazon,, and used homeschool curriculum sites.
  13. I have held a few yard sales.
  14. I have sold cookies in a jar.
My teenagers have done the following things to earn money:

  1. One is currently working as a busboy and a dishwasher, see paycheck above!
  2. Sell handmade sports pillows.
  3. Assist a quadriplegic man at scrabble and bridge tournaments
  4. Sell newspapers.
  5. Work as an electrical apprentice.
  6. Mow lawns.
  7. Sold donuts.
There is an interesting article from Bob at Christian Personal Finance on making extra money at home. I have tried a few of his ideas, in fact, I think I have been involved in about 7 of them. Stop by this website, it has oodles of great articles to encourage a thrifty lifestyle. On Fridays, they have a special feature, free stuff Fridays.

If this is something that interests you, stop by Rodney's site and find your new calling.

How about you? Do you have creative ways to earn money? I'd love to hear about it. 

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