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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Q&A: Work at Home Jobs

Question: I am a teacher at an Islamic school and mother of two who wants to work at home. I have excellent verbal and communications skills. What suggestions do you have for me?

~ A Sister in Islam

Answer: Without knowing more about your situation, it is hard to offer advice. The focus of this blog is on freelance writing, and many writers are able to make a living practicing their craft and selling their services to interested publications and companies. If this is the route you wish to take, then there are many resources out there to help you get started.

It is, however, unrealistic to expect a great deal of income in the beginning stages of a writing career. It takes time and patience to build and maintain client relationships. This is why I say it is hard to offer advice. If you are in immediate need of income to replace your teacher's salary, then you may wish to start with something more stable. Since you are a teacher, I immediately thought of tutoring, which is a service many people are willing to pay for. You can also search the many telecommute opportunities on Craigslist and similar sites. Also see the jobs section on this blog for opportunities of special interest to Muslims.

Working at home is desireable for many reasons, especially for Muslim women. So, if you are a reader who works at home, please take the time to share ideas below.

Amel S. Abdullah

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