I'm new here, obviously, no need to point out the obvious or get into my sad little story...but I will anyway. ; ) I'm a stay at home mom (shock, surprise and all that good stuff) and I want to work at home. My darling other half was laid off due to all the rain/flooding so he won't be going back any time soon. I've wanted a job anyway, I'm independent like that, and being a mom is good and all, but is it so wrong to want my own money? Here's my dilemma. With there being no income and unemployment not kicking in yet, I don't have money to invest in a business (I'm not stupid, I know there's plenty scams). I want to start with a job to earn money, then ease into a business, because I'm the type of girl where I have ideas and dreams and goals. I want eggs, not a rock. I want my dreams to hatch, not something that is, yes sturdy, but holding me down all my life. Another little dilemma, I don't have too much experience outside of family work. My mother is really into work at home stuff, so had me do a lot of research so I'm fairly good at that and I researched wholesale sites and put products in her website. I've made phone calls, I've sold things, I help with odd jobs here for hauling and whatnot (also mostly do phone work and search out the jobs) but I want something for myself. I can do research but I'm mostly a 'get out there and do it(or learn it first if I have to) kinda girl. I'm kind of hoping for something that doesn't require a phone line, as I have a 4 month old who thinks I'm his entertainment system (and I only have a cell phone) but a land line can be put in on the credit card (yay, more debt) if I know for sure I'll make money relatively quick. I know it takes work, and trust me, I've always worked for anything I've gotten in my life. But a lot of times, hard work doesn't always pay off because someone lies to you. I'm a fairly honest person and I like helping out and I'm hoping someday I'll make enough money to return the favor, but it takes one step at a time. My question is...what is the best first step to take? I need something that doesn't require an investment right now, hopefully no phone but can be negotiable, I can invest a good bit of hours as long as I pick them, full time, and decent enough pay. Too much to ask for? I think it's good to at least know what you want, as long as there's a bit of room for negotiations.