January 4, 2011 | Lindsey Clair, Moms in School | 3 Comments More and more moms are finding that their dreams of becoming a stay-at-home-momÂ are now becomingÂ very far fetched.Â I mean, how can staying home with your children pay the bills andÂ put food on the table right?Â Guess what?Â There is work at home options available to you so that you can make goals to still be at home with your children if this is what you desire. Now, I am not talking about those “get paid to” programs or “start your own business” kits. ( Be aware that when looking for jobs there are scams.Â A good rule of thumb to remember when beginning your job search is if they want you to pay them before you work, then it is most definitely a scam.Â Even if the website appears to be legit, just stay away). The kind of jobs I am referring to is based on your experiences and background to land you jobs with companies needing someone willing to work from home.Â It is possible though I am not going to lie; it is not an easy search in the beginning.Â To start a work from home search is completely a whole other world.Â It takes perseverance and dedication.Â So if you are currently out in the work world setting, don’t quit your day job just yet.Â You may need to start small to build your portfolio and resume.Â Let’s take a look at some examples of industries that may allow you to work from home. Telecommuting Industries Writing– There are many companies looking for experts in specific fields to write articles for them.Â i.e., if you are a nurse, there are hospitals etc., looking for individuals that are degreed and certified in this background.Â Pay is usually based on experience. Editing– If you are an editor or a copy-editor, you can also find jobs with companies willing to hire from home.Â Might I suggest searching from freelancing sites like online writing jobs. Teaching– If you possess an education degree, you can find virtual teaching jobs or even tutoring jobs.Â Places like eSylvan Learning, Kaplan Virtual Education, Connections Academy, etc., offer teaching positions to those who canÂ provide the proper qualifications. Paralegal– Many law firms and attorneys usually are in need of paralegals or paralegal assistants.Â Many firms allow you to do this from home.Â Sometimes attorney’s are in need of paralegal writers.Â You can sometimes find these jobs on sites like work at home mom. Medical Transcriptionist-Â If you are a trained and certified medical transcriptionist, there are more and more opportunities to complete these tasks in the comfort of your home while getting paid like you would in a traditional work setting. Here are someÂ examples of actualÂ opportunities that are out there to give you an idea of what is available.Â Keep in mind these can be done from home but it is best to read the descriptions thoroughly before applying. Social Media Expert Associate Director, Healthcare Conference Director Field Nurse Case Manager Research Analyst Appraisal Manager Software Sales Exec. Bookkeeper Hopefully by nowÂ you seeÂ a glimmer of hope to be able to work from home.Â You just have to know where to look to find these job postings.Â There is a site called Work at Home Moms (wahm), that understands what it’s like to be caught up in a scam so they dig and research companies looking to hire from home. Are you a work from home mom? Do you have any other tips or advice you can share with moms wanting to work from their home so they can be home with their children?Â If you are currently not working from home but are considering this path does this information give you hope?Â We would love to hear from you.