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215 comments:

  1. Do most WAHMs set up an office in a spare room or just work from a spot in the family room or other "hub of activity"?

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  2. How many hours must I work from home to deduct a room in my house as an office?

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  3. What is the most popular job that WAHM do?

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  5. Any suggestions about the type of job that I do to start working from home?

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  7. I'm an email subscriber.
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  8. I'd love to know the best strategy to communicate your work schedule to your family. You can't just give them your planner. Does a separate calendar on the wall let them know when you NEED to work (eg conference call)? Daily reminders?

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  10. I added your rss feed to my reader (google reader). I did it manually, if that matters. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. How do you set up boundaries with the kids that works? (when mommy is working)
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  12. My wife wants to try to start working from home to prepare for when we have kids, where do you start looking/How do you approach new jobs to work from home?

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  13. How do you find a WAHM job that isn't a total scam?
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  16. I have what I consider to be a very stressful job. I work part time as a critical care nurse in a very busy medical-surgical ICU. I also work full-time weekends as the House Manager (basically overseeing the entire hospital) of a 96-bed community hospital. My husband is an EMT for a busy ambulance service. Needless to say, we are always running on empty and/or stressed out.
    On top of this, we have two WONDERFUL kids. It is so hard to find time for them when we are not just drained and with frayed nerves. Any suggestions for how to de-compress from a stressful work situation without sacrificing precious family time?
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  18. what is the best type of job from home to do with small children?

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  19. How does one go about finding a good work at home job?

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  20. What are some instances of being able to claim an office in your house?

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  21. I have tweeted.

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  22. what strategies do you suggest for not overworking out of the house?

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  23. What are some ways to stay organized?

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  24. My question is how do you find a legitimate work at home job?

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  25. I'm wondering about taxes-what can you write off. Do you need a spare room set up? how do you keep track of the hours and supplies that you would need?

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  26. For moms out there searching through work-from-home positions...what are some easy tell-tale signs of a scam? I think its hard to find legit work from home jobs and moms need to be empowered on making safe choices.

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  27. What are good ways to create a viable web presence?

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  28. i am an email subscriber


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  30. How do you mentally make the transition from home to work when you are in the same space?

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  31. Do you work at night, during naps or while your child is playing if you have a non school age child?

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  32. Here is there some kind of chart to show which wah jobs are successful and which are not?

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  33. Should a WAHM mother consider day care for an active 5 year old?

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  34. What is the best way to approach your employer about working from home a few days a week? I would like to show benefit such as increased productivity or something like that..any studies on it?

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  35. How does a WAHM balance working at home and housework.

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  36. I work very hard to support my family and my family values suffer some times. In this material world, should my wife work also or would that further deteriorate it.

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  38. Do any of the "home working" jobs really make as much as working for a company (including medical benefits) ?

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  40. How long does it take to get a business started at home?


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  41. How can you find time to work at home when your family won't give you any time off? avonbaby87@gmail.com

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  42. I'd love to find how yu balance the time between work and home life being in the same place.

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  43. How do I make more time for my husband and kidlets in the morning before everyone leaves at the same time?
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  44. What can I do the night before to make things in the morning less hectic?

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  45. Do you think working at home is good for parents?

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  46. What is the best job to do from home that will bring in some real money?

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  52. What is the easiest way to deal with the tax issues when running a home business?

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  53. Are there really jobs out there for moms who want to work from home?
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  56. What's the best way to find funding for a business you're starting from home?

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  58. I would like to know if working from home pays comparably to going to the office?
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  61. I have children and it is always noisy in our home, how do I explain the noise to customers if I am doing customer service?

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  63. I added you to my RSS feed reader on Google.

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  64. Is it possible to efficiently Work from Home without your own home-office space??
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  68. My job completely lends itself to working from home, however, right now I'm only allowed one day a week. When I'm in the office, no one even knows I'm there, there's no interaction between me and other office staff. How do I approach my boss and request more work from home days? I'm willing to do it on a temporary basis, just to show her that it can work. If it doesn't work, then I'm willing to go back to work, but would love to at least try it for 3 months just to see.

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  69. I often have a problem of my husband interrupting me while I'm working at home, and I'd like to know a nice way of telling him that I can't chat and I need to get things done. He seems to take it personally.

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  70. How do you balance work/free time when you work from home? I can never find a good balance, I am always doing one more than the other...even when I try to set hours.

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  71. I am soon to be an empty nester, what would be a good work at home job for me? Thanks!

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  73. Can candle or soap making from home really be profitable?
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  74. What is the most profitable work-at-home job?
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  75. What's a good work-at-home job when you live in a small town?

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  76. Are there really any honest companies out there that want work at home moms/dads?
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  77. I want to start selling my crafts on Etsy. My question is how-to price my crafts not to low-not to high, I am not sure about what to charge for shipping & handling, & I don't really understand Pay-pal. Where can I get answers to these questions before I get started selling?

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  81. How can I afford health insurance as a WAHM??

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  82. How do you weed the scam WAH opportunities from the legitimate ones?
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  84. I tweeted as maualei but don't know how to link it back.
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  85. Is there a manual or anything where I can literally follow a day by day check list while making a website/blog that is profitable?

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  88. Where do you find work from opportunities? Most places hiring that I find seem to be looking for people to come in to an office.

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  89. How do I keep my toddlers from driving me absolutely freaking insane? ;)

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  90. How do you go about doing taxes if you, say, make your income from selling on Ebay or Amazon? I'm totally clueless when it comes to filing taxes, so is it hard, or would you have to hire someone to do it for you?

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  94. What types of items can you use as tax deductions if you work from home?

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  95. If you're interested in working from home what is the best website or resource to find a stay at home job?
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  99. How do you keep your computer running at top speed to do a home business on the computer? Any free anti-virus or spyware programs you would recommend? Thanks!

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  100. I have a marketing degree from an accredited university. What is a good WAHM job for someone like me?

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  101. I subscribe to emails.

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  102. I tweeted.
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  104. Do you really get to spend more time with your family if you work from home or do you spend more time on your work?

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  105. Am I able to write off my wfh office if I work for a company?

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  106. It seems that all of the WAH jobs that I find online turn out to be scams.
    Are there any sites that offer legitimate WAH positions ?

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  109. I want to know how you can find time to be a work at home mom when your children are also at home with you?

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  111. What are the pros and cons of employee vs contractor status?

    What do you do about insurance?

    Thanks so much!

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  115. Anyone have a recommendation on a new chair for this WAHM's home office?

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  116. How can I find a WAHM position that takes advantage of my professional degree?

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  117. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MadProfNancy/status/31371948378296320


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  118. I'm finishing grad school this semester but also starting to think about having kids. How can I incorporate starting a family with a brand new professional career?

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  119. What kind of grants can I find to help me start a business from home? I am halfway through grad school for library science, in my late 30s and have 3 children. The student loans just aren't cutting it so I am trying to find a way to augment our income.
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  121. Can I claim entering sweepstakes as a job on my taxes?

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  123. As a WAHM, do you work "normal" business hours or get the work in late at night?

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  125. What are the highest paying jobs for wahm?

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  126. What are some effective strategies to establish boundaries between work and home for a WAHM?

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  127. How do I find an actual job as a WAHM?

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  128. Working at home means paperwork piling up everywhere. Which work-related records should be kept, and how long must they be maintained?

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  129. I tweeted.

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  130. How do you keep work at work and home at home. I find it hard to stop what I am doing and get back into the family time groove if I am working at home.

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  132. How do you make the best decisions on where to spend advertising money when its so hard to gauge the responses from it. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  133. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/31771744670846976 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  134. What are some easyto find legitimate jobs that moms can do from home.??? acrook1@yahoo.com

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  135. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/acrook1/statuses/31796306951274496

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  136. How do you make the most of your time between work and kids?

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  137. How do you find a job that makes enough income to help support your family when your spouse is laid off?

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  138. where is the best place to set up a home office. den,bedroom,basement, etc....
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  139. Are there any companies that need secretarial work that a stay at home parent can do?

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  140. What is the best way to find legitimate work at home opportunities?

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  141. I'm an email subscriber.

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  142. How do you work from home without feeling guilty for not spending all your time with your child? honeypie411 at yahoo dot com

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  143. what is the best job to have ?
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  144. Where do you start looking for a work-at-home job?

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  145. I am an awesome typer, and I would really love a job in that area. How can I find a legitimate work-at-home typing (maybe data-entry) job?

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  147. What is the best way to get health insurance if I work at home and my husband's job does not offer it? Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  148. tweeted- https://twitter.com/amied027/status/31943269961170944 ard1977@gmail dot com

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  149. I would love to entertain a part time work at home job to supplement my income. Any suggestions?
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  150. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/pauline15/status/31953681855291392
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  151. I would like to publish an ebook and I don't know how that is done.

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  152. What kind of job would you suggest for a disabled person to work from home that shouldn't be looking at the monitor for long lengths of time?
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  153. I'm signed up by rss feed.
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  154. What's the biggest thing that work at home mom's forget to claim on their taxes?

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  155. One question I'd love to get an answer to regarding working from home would be tips for the best way to be able to structure a consistent 8-hour workday around the unpredictable schedules the rest of the family maintain. Thanks!

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  159. I'm disabled and would love to work from home. But there are a lot of scams out there. My husband is also disabled and we're both fighting w/ SSI and SSD to get benefits. I'm typing this from bed. How can I get started working from home w/ a reputable company for when i'm feeling a tad better that i can get online for a few hours and make it actually worth my while.

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  160. What percentage of a room in my house must be used for my business in order to claim the room on my income taxes?

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  161. Are there really any jobs for people who don't have a degree or many computer skills?

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  162. How do you get set up to pay your self employment taxes?
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  163. Is it easier or harder to work at home while juggling a family? and is working at home better for me?

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  164. What is the best way to find legitimate work at home jobs?

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  165. Do I have to have any special insurance if I have clients meet at my home?
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  166. How to get involved with mystery shopping without getting involved in a scam?

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  167. What is the best way to get sponsors?

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  168. Where are the best places to search out legitimate work at home positions and what type of work pays the best?

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  171. Is a separate room necessary in order to work from home?

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  172. Where can I find a job as a WAHM?


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  173. does it really pay?
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  174. Where is the best place to look for jobs that are legit and is thier standard equipment that you have to have to get started i.e. a seperate phone line, newer computer, printer etc. wilcarvic
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  176. How can I manage working from home with a 3 year old that doesn't nap anymore? :/

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  180. Organization tips? Kellyeandjosh@aol.com

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  181. I want to know the best way to try to schedule your time that still allows for discrepancies.

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  184. What constitutes an "office" in the home for tax purposes
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