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.