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  #1  
February 5th, 2006, 10:49 PM
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What amount of income do you need in order to be able to be a WAHM mom? That is, how much do you need to be able to make so that you don't have to go out into the workplace outside of home?

OR if you don't actually *have* to have a certain amount of income, how much do you hope to make each month as a personal goal?
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February 6th, 2006, 08:34 PM
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I don't have to bring home any money at this time, but I have a personal goal of about $200 that I like to reach ach month! Some months I don't make it, but usually I can!
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February 7th, 2006, 05:30 AM
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With me, it really depends.

Right now, freelancing is bringing in a $500 check every two weeks, although that job will end within the next few months. And tutoring is slow this year-- it's ballpark $180 per week, although that fluctuates a LOT!!
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February 7th, 2006, 09:41 AM
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With me, it really depends.

Right now, freelancing is bringing in a $500 check every two weeks, although that job will end within the next few months. And tutoring is slow this year-- it's ballpark $180 per week, although that fluctuates a LOT!![/b]
WHAT EXACTLY IS FREELANCING AND WHATS INVOLVED IN IT? ARE THERE PLACES THAT REALLY PAY YOU FOR YOUR WORK. I HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO FINDING AN AT HOME JOB AND HAVENT BEEN ALL THAT SUCCESSFUL. I DON'T HAVE REALLY ANY MONEY TO PUT INTO IT.
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February 7th, 2006, 12:48 PM
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The freelancing I do is writing... an offshoot of the 20 years I spent teaching HS math. I write math questions for a software company for them to include on their website. I was amazingly lucky to find this opportunity-- it has made a huge difference in our finances since September. But unfortunately, I'm almost done with the geometry unit and I'm pretty sure it was their last math unit.

But there are lots of opportunities out there for freelance writers, depending on your area of expertise. You can write articles-- try
www.articleauthors.com or
www.constantcontent.com

Or you can google "freelance writer- parenting" or something similar. Or try
www.freelancewriters.com or
www.poewar.com


What I said about tutoring being sporadic is true: today's kid had a toothache and had to go to the dentist instead of keeping his appointment. So I (and my babysitter) are out today's money
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February 8th, 2006, 04:33 AM
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Alice, I think it's so awesome that you've found some wonderful WAH jobs online! You're the best!
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February 10th, 2006, 03:50 AM
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Actually I have you to thank: you're the one who posted the list of freelancing sites last spring or summer. I took a look, just to see, and hit the jackpot!!
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