Table of contents for Working From Home
This will be a three part series. If you are interested in learning more about how you can for work from home, positions, companies and resources I hope you will come back for all three parts. See below for the breakdown of when the posts will appear and what will be included.
I have been wrestling with this post for a few weeks now. I knew I wanted to do a post that would provide resources to others who may be in a situation such as I was at one time but wanted to make sure that the information was presented in a way that would not scare anyone away with the title alone. I am not benefiting from providing any of the information or resources I will be writing about. My only “agenda” is to hopefully help out someone else who may be interested in work from home, positions and companies by sharing the knowledge I gained along the way.
I want to step back for a minute and tell you a little about my journey. Eight years ago Joe and I were newly married with a blended family of eight. We were excited about our new future together and the possibilities seemed endless. While at work one day Joe was helping a patient where a Bariatric Bed was just installed. It had been installed improperly and when the patient attempted to pull themselves up on it the chain broke. The patient was not hurt however my husband instantly had spots in his eyes and a headache. He was seen by doctors and they said he should be fine. Well he wasn’t fine and it progressed into him having complex partial seizures and then drop seizures. Joe was no longer able to work. Being approved for disability was a long road and well let’s just say workmans comp was an even longer road.
I knew I had to find work but how could I work when I couldn’t leave him alone? It wasn’t fair to expect the kids to deal with something so scary. You never knew when he would wander away or just drop in an unconscious like state wherever he was no matter what he was doing. This led me to my search for a way to become the sole source of income for my family while still being available to care for my husband and children.
I knew I did not want to do telemarketing, sales, home parties or MLM. Not that there’s anything wrong with these types of work just that I’m not suited for them. When I first began my search I really had little hope that I would find anything. What a shock when I realized there’s a large variety of companies who not only allow people to work from home but their main workforce is working at home!
This wraps up the why I began working from home. Please come back next week for the second part in this series. If you have any questions or things you would like me to address in the next few posts please email me or leave me a comment. I’m happy to answer any questions I can.