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Jill posted this 19 October 2018

Hi mamas, I am just starting to transition into working at home. I finally landed a job as a web evaluator and freelancing. Any mamas know any more worthy WFM jobs I should be looking at? I starting freelancing as well. Any tips on that?  

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Grecia posted this 19 October 2018

Hello, I freelance tab upwork and also do some work for my previous employer as a virtual assistant. I would also consider posting yourself online to land a few customers 

Jill posted this 19 October 2018

Hi Grecia, I just got on upwork. How are you handling multiple projects? How many bids do you put out a month?


Hello, I freelance tab upwork and also do some work for my previous employer as a virtual assistant. I would also consider posting yourself online to land a few customers 

Kate posted this 19 October 2018

Virtual assistants are a hot commodity right now. Most of what I've read says that you should figure out what your niche will be (ex. proofreading, social media upkeep, etc). The articles also said you shouldn't charge less than $15/hour for basic assistance such as responding to emails, returning calls or making cold calls. The best part is that it's a work from home gig and you set your own hours. Hope this helps!

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Ally posted this 19 October 2018

Great tips! Are there any other websites besides Upwork you guys would suggest?

Karen posted this 19 October 2018

I was working for appen but hours were always wonky technical issues. I think its a good supplemental job  

Karen posted this 20 October 2018

I've heard about a site called Flex Jobs that's supposed to be really good, and they have a vetting process. It is a paid membership site though, but it's not too much so I was gonna check it out.

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Karen posted this 20 October 2018

I've heard about a site called Flex Jobs that's supposed to be really good, and they have a vetting process. It is a paid membership site though, but it's not too much so I was gonna check it out.

Paige posted this 20 October 2018

Yeah, I'd love to know more about your experience with them. How many hours would  you work?

I was working for appen but hours were always wonky technical issues. I think its a good supplemental job  

Tiana posted this 21 October 2018

I’ve been a virtual assistant for quite some time and I love it! Its definitely difficult to build your way up but it’s worth it!

Alice posted this 21 October 2018

I worked for appen I was contracted 20 hours. And like previous post said hours were no consistent. Technical issues made work unavailable a lot of times. But if you don't mind the inconsistent hours you can make any where from 400+ a month which isn't bad.

Yeah, I'd love to know more about your experience with them. How many hours would  you work?

I was working for appen but hours were always wonky technical issues. I think its a good supplemental job  

Ashely posted this 21 October 2018

I am a freelancer as well, I absolutely love it! It’s such a great way to make money from home, on your own time! 

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Ky posted this 21 October 2018

Upwork is my main source of income, I absolutely love it! It takes some time to master and get use to but it’s definitely worth it! 

Jen posted this 21 October 2018

I just started with upwork- I've had a few jobs, but I would love to find something that is more consistent.  Any Tips on putting in good, effective proposals?

Haven posted this 21 October 2018

Tiana,  you said it takes awhile to build up and start as a VA- how did you do it?

Jeanetta posted this 21 October 2018

Do you ladies have any advice on getting started with upwork?

Lauren posted this 21 October 2018

How do you build up as a VA?

Liz posted this 26 October 2018

Any ladies have tips on managing different projects? I just submitted a bunch of proposals and tried to accept all the offers I thought were legit, manageable. What I am having a hard time doing is managing different projects and making sure I have enough time for all

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Penelope posted this 29 October 2018

Upwork is great, but, also seek a non-profit in your field. Many times they're seeking PT employees to do freelance and/or grassroots efforts locally. 

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Danielle posted this 29 October 2018

I've been looking for another medium to get virtual assistant jobs so I'll definitely take a look at aspen . Thanks!

I worked for appen I was contracted 20 hours. And like previous post said hours were no consistent. Technical issues made work unavailable a lot of times. But if you don't mind the inconsistent hours you can make any where from 400+ a month which isn't bad.

Yeah, I'd love to know more about your experience with them. How many hours would  you work?

I was working for appen but hours were always wonky technical issues. I think its a good supplemental job  

Renee posted this 01 November 2018

Flexjobs is a great resource for finding part time and full time jobs that are legit. You do have to pay, but I feel like it's worth it to sort out all the junk. Freelancing is always great as well. I moonlight with a beta reading/proofreading for some extra money here and there. 

Michelle posted this 01 November 2018

Try searching Craigslist in the "gigs" column. I've found a few odd WFH jobs there. Mainly admin stuff for my spare time. I'm going to be relying heavily on freelancing when the baby comes. 

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Jenna posted this 01 November 2018

I've tried upwork and have only landed one job.  Need help on submitting proposals as well.  Goal is to work at home after the baby is born.

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Patricia posted this 02 November 2018

Wayfair, Flexjobs, Uhaul, Convergys,  Writer's Access, and Arise Virtual Solutions. 

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Miranda posted this 02 November 2018

Hey Patricia! I worked for Convergys back in 2011. I will look into the others. Thanks!

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Maria posted this 02 November 2018

I am hoping to work from home part-time with my current employer. I am so fortunate they are going to try this out with me. I really have no idea what to expect once the baby arrives.

Mollie posted this 02 November 2018

Becoming a VA is highly popular right now.  You have to watch out for scams on sites like upwork but they also have great leads.  Reach out to your friends and family and let them know you are doing VA work and they might have leads for you for landing VA jobs.  Lots of flexibility with this type of work and great for stay at home moms! 

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Lisa posted this 02 November 2018

Freelance writing is great if you're a decent writer. Don't be afraid to search around on Reddit too. I see a lot of WFH stuff on there. Just use your head and keep an eye out for scams everywhere. 

Liliana posted this 02 November 2018

Definitely check out freelance sites like Freelancer and Upwork but be careful. Only go for payment verified and clients with a history if you're looking at fixed rate. You can also patrol Reddit like someone said above. You can also "cold email" potential customers locally. 

Paige posted this 02 November 2018

You could try emailing businesses in your area if you had a specific talent like sales support skills, writing, editing, etc. It never hurts to offer your services. 

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Torin posted this 06 November 2018

I work part time from home for a local photographer.  I schedule appointments for her clients and book locations for photo shoots.  I also work on her social media platform and work on customer service emails.  I do most in the evenings but a few hours everyday are needed during normal business hours.  Check with your family and friends and see if anyone needs help and is willing to pay for something  like this. 

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Stephanie posted this 07 November 2018

Freelance photography, drone work for realtors, and desk claims adjuster. Maybe look into catastrophe claims adjusting as well. Pay $25-$50/hr.

Meg posted this 23 November 2018

I do work part time but I feel pulled in so many directions it stresses me out. Some work requires me to go into the office and some I can do at home. I'd much rather do jobs for UpWork but have not had much success there. 

Topanga posted this 14 December 2018

I work for pizza hut through contract world. And you can also try arise and concentrix!

Jensen posted this 15 December 2018

My suggestion is to not accept more than 5 jobs at once. Then order the jobs from most important to not so important. For me the higher income jobs get priority and I am always clear that I need a deadline or if it is open ended I make it a goal of finishing the job within a month. It is always better to collect a flat rate for a job. Once I am ready to start a project I make a to do list of everything that is a priority for the day and leave notes to myself on my progress. I also put in deadlines as reminders on my phone so nothing slips through the cracks. I hope some of this helps. 

Any ladies have tips on managing different projects? I just submitted a bunch of proposals and tried to accept all the offers I thought were legit, manageable. What I am having a hard time doing is managing different projects and making sure I have enough time for all

Michele posted this 12 January 2019

You can search on Indeed - they have virtual full and part time positions. Flexjobs, VirtualVocations, Amazon, Uhaul and many other big name companies have virtual positions.

Dona posted this 13 January 2019

TaskRabbit is a good one to consider and I've heard about Hourly Nerd, but never tried them.

Faith posted this 14 January 2019

Seconding everyone's suggestions for UpWork, it's great!

Joanne posted this 23 September 2019

I loved reading everyone's tips.  I was happy someone posted about this, can't wait to see what other suggestions people list. 

Gloria posted this 23 September 2019

I am doing transcription. Which if you can type then you are good to go. The faster you type the easier it is for you get more work but it is a great way to earn extra money and make your own hours. 

Sage posted this 24 September 2019

Are you into photography at all? Its a business you can start easily and you can make your own schedule.

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