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Wiggi Tue 22-Feb-05 10:09:56

Hi all,

After a little information if possible. I have a full time job as an adminitrator with good hours but the wages are not enough as I am a single mum and making ends meet is starting to get harder each month with the cost of childcare.

I have looked on the web but I'm not 100% and hoped that someone out there is doing something that they can recomend to me.

I would really appreciate any help anyone can offer me.

Thank you

reindeer Mon 28-Feb-05 20:11:27

Hi wiggi just bumping this up for you.

Also have you tried the tax credit helpline? You might get help towards your childcare.

Hope someone comes on soon to offer advise!

mumofelise Mon 28-Feb-05 21:57:59

i'm interested too. bump

Fran1 Mon 28-Feb-05 22:30:14

Sorry i'm no help, but i too want to know how i can earn extra money. I work parttime and don't want to give up that job for a fulltime one as we are ttc and would lose maternity rights. But so desperately would like to be able to bring in a bit more money to get the debts down.

And as you say, i have searched the web, and things never seem quite trustworthy, there is always a lot of money to pay out before you find out what the job is !

reindeer Tue 01-Mar-05 07:56:23

I think a lot of women are in our situation of wanting to work part-time around the kids and school holidays but there's hardly anything available on those terms....

Hope someone comes on with all of the answers!

bobbybob Tue 01-Mar-05 08:10:08

Not a permanent solution, but sell everything you don't need on Ebay. You would be amazed what some people buy, half used shampoo - everything!

littlerach Tue 01-Mar-05 08:31:29

body shop at home?
virgin vie?
betterware catalogues?
usborne books?
pampered chef?
candle parties?

As you can see, I have looked at this too!!!!

katierocket Tue 01-Mar-05 08:33:43

you need ghosty and jimjams. look at their 'start your own business' thread

clamby Tue 22-Mar-05 10:10:57

I have a need for a part-time receptionist/administrator with typing skills to work from 11am to 2pm Mon Weds and Fri. I was planning to advertise it here after Easter. We are a small recruitment consultancy based in Paddington, London. I am offering £7.50 per hour dependent on experience.

dyzzidi Tue 22-Mar-05 10:26:18

I know this is not exactly what you want but I have made over £450 selling my old books, dvd's and CD's on Amazon.

They take care of all the money side of things all you have to do is post goods to the address given to you and twice a month they deposit your money.

Good for clearing out clutter.

desperatehousewife Tue 22-Mar-05 12:25:02

I was in a similar position, with an 18 month old child, and discovered a solution that is working for me.

I have become an Authorised Distributor for a company called the Utility Warehouse Discount Club, and work when I like, fitting it around picking my son up from nursery and housework!

It’s not a get rich quick scheme by any means, but lots of people are using income from it to pay for specific things, like a holiday, car, help with bills etc.

It’s ever so easy – the company provides low cost telephone calls, domestic line rental, good mobile deals, low cost but fast broadband and the UK’s cheapest domestic gas and electricity.

All you do is recommend friends and colleagues to the services and you get rewarded.

First you get paid a cash bonus for each service someone signs up to – then the good bit – each month you also get paid a percentage of that customer’s spend. So…one sign up and you get paid each month for that one piece of effort!

They are a very successful company listed on the stock exchange - they manage to keep customer prices low due to the fact that they don't spend millions on advertising every year - they rely on word of mouth.

If you are interested in becoming a distributor, the company runs two day training sessions across the UK and there is a one off joining fee of £199 (refunded within 3 months if you find it’s not for you!)

I paid my £199 this gave me a two half day course locally and lots of local support if i needed it, and a box of marketing literature. Plus and easy to follow 'how to' manual.

CAT me and I can help you get started and answer any questions that you may have.

Incidentally, this is one business where women, and that includes full time mums, have achieved significant targets!

I've got my whole family signed up to the cheap phones - and it means that we all talk to each other for free now which is fab.

My monthly phone bill is on average £12 per month. My gas and elec bills have also gone down by quite a lot - £40 gas and £25 elec on average per month.

So even if being a distributor isn't for you, why not become one of my customers and get cheaper phone/gas/elec - there are no tie in periods - if you prefer British Gas and BT, then you are free to go back to them!

desperatehousewife Tue 22-Mar-05 12:54:08


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