Due to all the nightmares of childcare costs and scheduling, my husband is now a stay at home dad allowing to work slightly above 40 hours a week at my full-time job. I'm also going to graduate school online part-time, so I took it upon myself to find some work from home job opportunities. A job application I put into a company while I was still studying my undergraduate degree, actually contacted me a few weeks ago offering my a job as a academic test scorer for an education company. The first offer was for a seasonal job conflicting with my current work schedule. So I regretfully declined the offer. A few days later, I received another job offer for a work from home opportunity as a academic scorer. The training courses paid some money when you completed me, and I had the opportunity to work up to 40 hours a week during the 8 week scoring period. Realistically, I'll be working closer to 25-30 hours because scoring will be done in the evening , and on the weekends except for Sunday. I needed to take at least one day off right. I start training for this position on Saturday. I'm pretty excited about it because of having originally studied to become a secondary English teacher.
The second crazy thing I did in attempt to building up some extra money was sign up to become a Avon Independent Sales Representative. I'll explain more in a future blog post about the company and different products and opportunities they offer. The first thing people have said is that I'll spend more money than I'll make. This is probably very true, but in life we have to spend money to make money regardless. I might as well spend money promoting items that I truly believe in. I'm not a huge make-up and cosmetic person to begin with. But I love some of their fragrances, jewelry bath and body shower gels, lotions, deodorants. I also was surprised at how large they've grown into selling items for men, home, and children.
In addition to promoting things I believe in, I'd like to address the various ads that you've been seeing popping up on my website. My Personal Favorites was created to promote things that are near and dear to me. But in addition, I want to highlight vendors that are affiliate with my personal interests as well. Since you all know me as a graduate student, Grammerly has become a life-saver for me when I needed some additional editing and proof-reading that even Microsoft word can't give me. They offer a free trial, or if you see yourself using it more long-term like for your child who's away at school for 4 years... you can sign up for cheaper subscriptions. I encourage the subscription because some functions are locked during the free trial. So rest assured, I don't want to clutter my website with nonsense, but I am promoting companies that make sense for me and possibly for you.