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EWomanWeb.com was created out of the desire to help people find legitimate online jobs and provide real work at home job leads.  Don’t worry, guys.  We’re not just for women.

I am Kathleen Lewis and this is what I do.  I devote several hours a day researching and writing about ways to work at home and make money in the process.  It has not been the easiest of journeys, but it has been fun.  I personally hand screen the jobs I write about.  I personally do my best to verify the legitimacy of each lead.  I personally scour the web hunting down a variety of jobs that let you work online, at home, and on your time.

How I got to Where I am

There used to be a time when your job was secure…unless you did something that warranted firing. Today, many people are being laid-off from their job, the main reason being “there isn’t enough work”. The newest catch-phrase in the workplace is “Reduction-In-Force”. I learned the hard way that this means “you’re not really fired, you’re not really laid-off, we just can’t afford to keep you”.

So I was let go.  OK, fine. Now what?  Well, my first thought was (actually it was my second or third thought): Great, I have no income, but you guys get to keep every penny of yours. Enjoy all the extra work you will now have to do!

A few days later my job search began. It didn’t take long to determine there weren’t many jobs that suit me, or I suit – so I decided to try to figure out what I really wanted to do. A hard concept, as I enjoy a lot of things but I am not really an expert in anything.

After a bit of soul-searching and research I decided I did not want to go back to the old routine of working for someone else. I dreaded the idea of going through the interview process, answering questions like “what are your strong points?”. “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”. I also couldn’t bear the thought of waking up at a certain time every day just to go to an office that more than likely was filled with office politics and catty women.  And secretly, I wanted to stay at home.  I have to make money, though.

So, what to do? Start my own home business? Hmmm…why not? Can I do it? What can I do? After several days of working through my anxieties I decided to take the plunge. I sorted out all my reasons for starting a home business and decided on what it is I wanted to do. With my background in accounting and human resources I knew I could be a great resource for other people who are forced into a situation similar to mine. But in all honesty, I didn’t want to go that route.

So I dug deeper into my soul.  For as long as I can remember, I always loved to hear stories of people who took the bull by the horns and started their own business. Whether they decided to pursue a work at home opportunity, a franchise, become a consultant of some sort, or open a shop in town I was always proud to hear their story. I wanted to be part of their story.  I wanted to be able to help others find their success.  I wanted to help create more stories.

After a while of encouraging others to start their own business it hit me:  It can be frightening starting a business.  Why not steer people in the direction of working for a legitimate company, but doing so at home?  After all, that was my secret desire.  I figured there were many others out there who wanted to work at home, too.

So I started this website, which went through a few transformations since its inception in 2007.  But the purpose remained the same:  to provide the legitimate job leads you want, need, and deserve.

I guess it took losing my job to really open my eyes and seize the opportunity handed to me.

 

 

 

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