I want to welcome you to my work at home tips blog. I started this blog to provide tips and advice to people who are considering working from home, or already work from home. I also plan to share other people’s work at home stories in this blog. I wanted to start, however, but sharing my own work at home story. I started working from home in 2003. Back then, I had been working part-time at a clothing store. My hours were very sporadic, however, and the money I was making barely covered what I spent on gas to get back and forth to work. I knew I had to find a job where I could make more money. I found my first work at home job with West Telemarketing (now called West at Home). I took inbound calls from people who were ordering different things. I worked on lines such as Home Shopping Network, Pizza Hut, and another company called Direct Response, which I took calls from people who were calling in response to different infomercials. I loved working for West Telemarketing because I could work my own hours, work as many hours as I want, and there were no taxes taken out of my check – I was an independent contractor. My job with West Telemarketing ended after about 8 months, however. Luckily, I had another work at home job lined up. This one was with Onsite Sourcing, which was a company that provided data entry work. I was an employee with Onsite, however the work was very sporadic. I worked for them on and off for about 3 years, until they went bankrupt and the company that bought them decided not to use people who worked from home anymore.