How do YOU Work From Home?


It’s a question we get a lot here at SpouseBuzz: “I want to work from home but I can’t tell the difference between legitimate jobs and work-from-home scams. How do you find good work from home jobs?”

I wrote recently in this post about how much I love working from home. While not necessarily always the most ideal for my journalism career, it works. I love that I am able to be available and flexible for my family, keep my little guys out of day care and keep a job while doing the simple things stay-at-home moms relish like story time at the library and mid-morning coffee dates.

I know I am living my personal version of The Dream. And I deeply, sincerely want you to find your Dream, too. But what we hear from you, especially those of you who have zero desire to get into freelance writing or journalism, is that you have no idea where to start when it comes to the stay-at-home job hunt.

The bigger problem is figuring out just what kinds of careers permit telecommuting. Sure, you can work as a contract medical transcriptionist, but that’s probably not something you’d like make a career out of. And we know what depressing careers for military spouses can be done from home. But what about traditional ones?

And with companies like Yahoo! and now Best Buy requiring their workers to be in the office or leave the company, many of you may be wondering if the work-from-home window is starting to close.

One of the reasons I love SpouseBuzz is for its wealth of crowd wisdom. While some of you may be looking for that perfect stay-at-home career, others of you already have it. I’m not the only one living The Dream! So, please! Tell us —  what kinds of careers do YOU do from home?

About the Author

Amy Bushatz
Amy is the editor in chief of’s spouse and family blog A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.
  • Hello Amy,
    I was wondering if you had any advice about freelance writing or journalism? I am interested in both. :) Thanks!

    • Lisa

      I would love to hear about this as well. Thank you

  • Kristen Lancaster

    I currently have a full time faculty position at a community college. Currently my job has very flexible hours as only have to be in my office for office hours (5 hrs/wk), Classes (2.5-7.5 hrs/wk depending on the term) and Meetings (2ish hrs/wk). The rest of the time I can work from home. If/when we move I will be able to continue teaching online courses. I might only be able to be an adjunct professor, but it will still be good dependable income and a job I can do from anywhere.

  • Jessica

    Also, I forgot to mention that I volunteer for the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN). Please reach out to them, they know of many virtual positions as well!

  • Rob Van wie

    Please contact me if your serious about working on your own schedule from your home or current business.
    716 888 0811
    Senior consultant
    Rob Van Wie

    • Meredith

      What types of positions do you recruit for?


  • Rob van wie

    Contact me ASAP
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    Senior consultant
    Rob van wie

  • AJS

    I telework from home 4 days a week for a Federal agency that has HR centralized in NM and will be PCSing in July to NY, away from any military bases. I am able to work from home for a year, but no longer than that. I had hopes of extending it and using this experience when we PCS to Washington DC in three years, but my agency said they will no longer allow full time teleworkers since OPM does not recognize teleworking. All jobs have to be within 49 miles of an office and I will be 85 miles away. I really think OPM needs to get on the ball because it is making good jobs harder to keep for military spouses.

  • linda g.

    Hi Amy, my name is Linda G. I am self employed, I do in home care. I’ve been in the business for 6 yrs. I love and enjoy what I do.. I was wondering if you by any chance you would know how I would go about getting V.A accounts? I have dropped off my business cards but no response.