(SAHM Bloggers and Readers–will you please kindly share this new and growing blog with a clock-punching woman who aspires to be at home? THANK YOU!)
I have some good news for you, but before I even share it, let me point out that this is not a monetized blog. No ads, no sponsors, nothing for me to gain by pulling your leg about anything. So here’s the scoop: Flexjobs is the real deal.
As you know by the tagline of this blog, I work full-time but it’s my goal to stay home. I have to generate a certain amount of income, though, so quitting my day job for anything “iffy” is strictly off the table. (My husband would have a stroke.)
And lately…you may think I’m crazy but I’ve been really stressed by my inability to manage all the info coming at me on the topic of jobs and ways to make money. You know what I’m talking about…just go to Pinterest and you get smacked in the face with infinite ways to make a fortune! Or so the titles will make you think, but then you start reading and for one reason or another, you decide most of them are not feasible for you.
But if that pin or post is no good, it’s okay, because there’s another one! and another one! and another one! There’s no end to them, and for me that’s where the stress sets in. Ladies, we can keep clicking those pins until our fingers fall off but we may never hit on that one thing that works for us. Meanwhile we might waste our money and time on a lot of wild goose chases that never pan out. And I don’t know about you, but my spare time is too limited for all that.
In my reading, though, I had seen a number of big work-at-home bloggers state that they highly recommended Flexjobs. I gave it a glance, but as soon as I saw you had to pay something to join, I bailed out. And spent another week stressing over silly pins.
I reconsidered today, and decided to take the plunge. You can sign up for only one month if you wish, and this cost me $9.99. (It was normally $14.95 I think, but when I paused to go looking for a promo code, they automatically offered me a discount anyway.) If you want to avoid having your membership automatically renew, you can set it to expire at the end of the month, so don’t worry that you’ll forget to cancel.
Ladies, this site is full of REAL JOBS, some with well-known companies. I’m not saying they’re giving them out like candy, but we should all be suspicious, anyway, of ads that say, “Start today! Make $2000 a week!” or the like. There are jobs listed on Flexjobs that require degrees or specialized experience. All that I saw required some business skills, but there are various categories you can look into and that may not be true for all of them. I’m still going to have to cull through them and find the ones that I will be a fit for, but I already applied to two of them today.
I also built my profile, including uploading my photo, resume, and work samples (from my freelance writing jobs).
Obviously I can’t claim I got a job from the site as of yet, but I can attest that you’re going to find real employment opportunities there, and I think it’s well worth the cost of a lunch entree for you to join.