sharon davisFirst of all, I’m a mom. I have two beautiful daughters, 20 and 14.

I work out of my home on the gorgeous Mendocino coast in Northern California. In fact, several of the pictures on the top of this blog are ones that I took when my brother-in-law gave me a plane ride. So, that’s where I live.

I started back in 1999 shortly after moving here from Southern California. Before that, I worked in retail as a District Manager and Regional Trainer.

I enjoy playing guitar, music!!, reading, cooking, world travel and of course blogging.

41 Responses to “About”

  1. sheila H says:

    Hello there,

    I just want to say that I love your new site and the new look !!
    The information in your articles are AWESOME, and please keep them coming !!

    Thank you !
    Sheila H

  2. Robin H says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I have been on your email list for sometime now. I love the new look of your site. I too enjoy all of the information that you give to all of us. Please keep up the great work.

    Robin H. RN BSN

  3. Irene P says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I just found your site and I love it. I am disabled in a small country town in OH. I have two girls ages 3 and 4. I would really like to work from hope since my disabily does not cover our living expenses or allow me to work outside the home. I have a business, clerical, customer service and medical billing background. Do you have any specific suggestions for me?

  4. Heather says:

    You have such informative articles! Keep writing!

  5. faye habif says:

    The site is nice…but where are the jobs.

  6. sharon says:

    Here’s where you’ll find the work at home job listings.

  7. Hi Sharon, I am also a teleworking mother of 2 girls, age 13 and 19. I enjoy reading your posts and the most recent one on teleworking while coping with a disease hit a nerve with me. I am a 2 time survivor of breast cancer who also went through chemotherapy. Hopefully I will not experience a three-peat but if I did, I know I would be able to continue my work from home.

    I did want to tell you about Wi-Ex, a company that makes the zBoost, a cell phone signal booster. My zBoost cell phone signal booster has allowed me to work from home by increasing my in home, cell phone signal bars from an average of one bar to an average of 4 bars.

    No more dropped or missed calls. The zBoost would be very helpful to most of your readers who have cell phone signal issues, especially those who are already teleworking or thinking about saving money by dropping their land line. Let me know if you would like more information about the zBoost line of products. We could also send you a zBoost to review and keep for your personal use.

    warm regards,
    Roni Pridemore
    AquaPR – Account Executive

  8. sharon says:


    Thank you for sharing your story. Hopefully your experience with cancer is at it’s end. I know it’s not the same, but when I was pregnant with my youngest I was put on bed rest for the last several months. Luckily, my employer allowed me to telecommute and modified my job duties so that I could still be on full pay (and have something to do). If not for that, we would have been really strapped. It goes to show how useful telecommuting options can be.

    Best of luck to you Roni.

  9. Hi Sharon, This is a very impressive site, alot of information here back with very strong content, I am very happy to have found your site.

    Keep up the great work

    Thank you very much

    Peter Costabile

  10. sharon says:

    Thank you Peter! I appreciate the kind words :)

  11. James Rogers says:

    Hi. I see things like this all the time and I DON’T believe in work at home jobs. I have been searching for 3 years and have yet to find anything.. I am in the U.S. Army Active Duty at Ft. Hood, Tx (KILLEEN). I could use some extra money but have yet to find it online..

  12. sharon says:

    James, well you can be sure that there are work at home jobs. I’ve been working at home for 11 years. What kind of work are you looking for? If you’ll be more specific about your job skills/experience and what you’re looking for I’ll try to point you in the right direction.

  13. rosierific says:

    I am wanting to find out if you have any information on I did apply for a position that was listed on here, but after applying, and being accepted for a position, I was asked to submit a contract to them (which included a W-9). I still have not heard anything about starting training, and have not been contacted back even after sending them emails. I cannot find a phone number for a customer service of any kind. Can you help me with any more informaton about this? Thanks!

  14. sharon says:

    Rosie, I haven’t had any luck finding a phone number for this company (which may be a bad sign). They don’t have contact information at their website and even a WHOIS lookup didn’t yield their contact info. I did find this thread at that might be helpful.

  15. Ratna Baichwal says:

    Hi Sharon listening to your new show from my home in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Love your new site and your new show very informative. I would like to know if you are going to talk about jobs available to Canadians specifically. Work at home jobs that is.

    Great new radio show keep up the good work.


  16. C.J. L. says:

    Hi Sharon: I am on your mailing list, but I need to know what is your radio station dial? I need serious help with working from home. At times, I get frustrated. I want something that is scam free and that I can just walk right into and have the full” support such as a customer service number with and the company to actually call me back when needed. I love to type, so this would be wonderful for me. Could you please advise me as to what company that you think may fit these qualifications? Please.

    Reply soon.


  17. Yusuf says:

    Great site Sharon. Keep up the good work.

  18. sharon says:

    Thanks Yusuf! It’s great to see you here :)

  19. Faith Benghiat says:

    Sharon, love your radio show and have listened to most of them. I’m the one you wrote to about my doing transcription at home. I now have a 2nd client I’m working with and though I love the job and work, I am looking into getting something different.

    Like yourself I worked outside for many year and started working at home when I was married so I could raise my two kids who are now 27 and 25.

    Could you interview someone who runs a pet sitting/pet walking business as that is one of the businesses I’m interested in starting. Also interested in perhaps writing people’s life stories, videotaping them and putting it into a book but I’m also concerned about making a lot more than I am now. After all if my hands are not busy typing I’m not making any money, right?

    I have two chihuahuas, looking into getting a 3rd sometime in the future, moving to Austin from Miami Beach, so being around dogs would be great. I worked for Petsmart in their grooming dept as a bather but wanted to go to a close grooming school which they would have paid for but the manager was Spanish and only seemed to send Spanish people to it. I am not a minimum wage woman, now 51. I went to business school for legal secretarial and did that many years.

    I may continue with transcription, do the marketing for pet sitting/pet walking but waiting to go to Austin first. Then I could do both at the same time as my business grows. I have to and want to make a minimum of $40,000 a year, and that is attainable, but not sure with the economy right now if it’s a good time to contemplate this.

    I also am interested in continuing my business, but expand in becoming a VA, just not sure how to begin that. I also am temporarily living in a studio apt with my adult son and 2 dogs, and need to move to a two bedroom so I have my own office. My son will be moving out on his own and has had to do that for many years. I just allowed him too much freedom and not enough responsibility and have gotten so sick of it that I am leaving him behind. After all he’s 27 and with me paying all the bills and him not working I have to have him learn what responsibility is all about.

    Anyway, write back when you get a chance. You have a great radio voice and a strong woman who I admire greatly!

  20. sharon says:

    Hi Faith! Nice to hear from you :) Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great comment. Many times when people are looking for help and direction they fail to give me any details on their goals or their background. It sounds like you have lots of great ideas and are motivated to make some positive changes in your life. Good for you!

    I will look into getting someone who runs a pet sitting business…I’ve been thinking about featuring a couple of different businesses like that on the show. Couple thoughts on that….it sounds like dogs/pets are something that you really enjoy…would it be fair to say that it’s a passion of yours? That’s an important factor when considering a business. It really needs to be something that you love. The other thought is that I agree with you that you should wait until you make your move to Austin. Moving can be very stressful and trying to run a newly launched business at the same time would be nearly impossible. You’d need to start over when you settled in Austin at any rate as it’s a local business.

    As far as the transcription, you started off by saying that you think you might want to do something different…are you getting tired of this type of work? It sounds like it’s paying the bills currently and that’s important considering your plan to move. I’m assuming that you don’t have to be in Florida to continue working with your current clients. When you say that $40,000 a year is attainable, do you mean through your transcription business alone or are you projecting income from the pet sitting business as part of that?

    Tell me more about your thoughts on a VA business…what do you envision that as? Would you specialize in a particular industry? If you’re thinking transcription, how would that differ from being a transcriptionist? I’ve had Stacy Brice, who formalized the VA profession on the show. She talked a lot about this on the March 6th show.

    Finally, your plans are pretty ambitious. If you were to follow through with all of your plans, you would be running three different businesses. Now, I do know people who successfully run more than one business…in fact this week’s guest is Tamara Hancock, who runs three businesses while raising five (yes five) young children. But she’s crazy. Tamara, if you’re reading this I’m just kidding…kinda. Anyway, my point is that it can be a challenge just running one business (and making a success of it)…three and you could be spreading yourself very thin.

    Thanks again Faith, for your kind words. I really do appreciate that!

  21. g osbon says:

    dear sharon
    is this site for women only? like ao many others now ive suffered chronic unemployment and under employment. ito would like to work from home.

  22. sharon says:

    Absolutely not! The site is for anyone who wants to work from home.

  23. Angelina M. says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I’m Angelina.I have been searching for anything to do,well,I wasn’t really serious about anything on mind,but now I saw your Blog and well I don’t know how to begin here!I have the ability to create stories and create events.
    Tell me what to do here? I would like to work at home…would love to work at home!!

  24. Michael M says:

    Hi, Sharon. You are just awesome and I love your website with work at home job listings as well. Can you send me your email address in case I want to email you prviate for the future regarding questions? this would be highly appreciated.

  25. sharon says:

    Hi Michael,

    Well, thank you! You can always reach me through the contact form here or on the main site.

  26. Doug says:

    Your website could not possibly be any less user-friendly. Why did you change it from the way you used to organize information? I just want to see a list of jobs: by job title, by category – not by having to go through every single date of your posting. Please make the job listings more searchable.

  27. sharon says:

    Hi Doug, I changed it because the former system was based on charging employers to post job listings. I felt that it would be more beneficial to find listings myself and post them to the site. More listings = a better chance to find a telecommute job.

    I do realize that the old system was easier to navigate by having categories (also because there were so few listings). In the future, I may divide them into categories here but keep in mind that I am a one-woman show here ;) Thanks for your patience!

  28. Aubrey says:

    Hi Sharon-

    I just wanted to say thank you for your job postings. After checking through them periodically, I applied for and got a great position as a contractor doing proofreading work. I am thrilled to add this client to my business and would not have found them without your link to their ad.

    Thanks again!


  29. sharon says:

    That’s fantastic Aubrey! Congratulations. Thank you for letting me know, that’s the best…hearing that one of my readers landed a job!

    Keep me posted on how it works out for you.


  30. Sarah says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I am unsure where to post this so I thought I would just send you a little note here. I wanted to let you know about a new ground floor opportunity that I have become apart of. It is incredible! I have
    been in direct sales/network marketing for 7 years and feel so blessed to have found this.

    Thank you,


  31. sharon says:

    Hi Sarah,

    Congratulations on your business. I did edit your post here, as comments should really be meaningful feedback on the articles or other comments that are posted here. Use the url field to link to your website. You can also use the CommentLuv button to automatically insert your last blog post….this is a great way to get cross-promotion.


  32. Anonymous says:

    hello, my name is luminous and currently residing in johannesburg south africa and i’ve been trying to join up and start working from this site and company for almost a year now bt there seems to be nothing working for or from anywhere in africa. Could u perhaps consider starting some openings from here. I’ll be very happy to assist or start if there are any existing openings in this regard. Thank you

  33. cirery says:

    Hi Sharon, i am glad to have found your website though i am still not successful to find a job which i really need most. Many jobs i’ve came across require me to pay a registration fee and i tend to think its a scam. I still believe this is a great site and needed your assistance on finding legitimate jobs. Thank you.

  34. Hi Sharon,

    I would love to do a guest blog post on affiliate marketing, if you are agreeable. I”m sorry to ask here, but I couldn’t find your contact information.

    Thanks for your consideration:-)
    Laurie Neumann recently blog

  35. Angela says:

    I found your site to be very informative and easy to navigate. Thank you for all the time that you have put into it.
    Is it possible to advertise on your site? Please let me know.

  36. Fatima says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I just want to compliment your site, its very helpful and informative to those wishing to work from home. I have been going through so much and applied to several legit customer service sites like Lionbridge, Cloud10, and never have made it anywhere yet am desperate to work from home. I didn’t see contact info to email you, but would like for you to tell me what do you personally do from home? Do you contract people to work from home? My problem is that I am unemployed without a job since high school living with my mom and have no other family and, am looking to secure myself before I hit the street with no income. Can you help me or provide assistance on what I can best do to get started with a company? Thanks!

  37. sharon says:

    Hi Fatima,

    Thank you. What I do is run this website (maintaining this blog, writing, searching for job listings to post here….all that is involved in running a website), I also host a weekly online radio show, Your Way To Work At Home. That airs on Wednesdays from 12:30-1pm EST.

    I wasn’t sure what you were looking for, a job or a home business so I’ll give you some information on both. Without knowing anything about your background, skills or experience it’s impossible to make any specific recommendations to you.

    Most of the work at home jobs I see fall into one of these categories:
    Programming/Graphic Design
    Customer Service

    What many of these jobs have in common is that they are for very highly specialized skills (like transcription and translation) and require schooling or certification. If you have experience in one of these areas, that’s great– you’re ahead of the game. If not, you might consider taking some courses at a local college or online to get yourself the experience that’s required to be competitive in this job market.

    At my site you’ll find work at home job listings, companies that hire homebased customer service agents, companies that hire for data entry work and transcription jobs.

    If you think you may want to start a home business but aren’t sure what you want to do, you might find this blog post I wrote a while back helpful. It gives you some exercises you can do to brainstorm. And also this one: A Practical Guide to Starting a Home Business.

    I hope this is helpful. Best of luck to you.

  38. Trish Kirby says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I love your site!! Very user friendly! I need to read more of your posts but was wondering if you could help. I’ve been looking for legitimate work from home to supplement my income while I am finishing my degree online and I can still be with my family. I’ve received numerous responses but they never seem to work out. I’ve recently found a site that says it will pay $25/per email here’s the link Could you advise me on what you’ve experienced?

    Trish Kirby

  39. Carrie Taaca says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I hope this note finds you well. I’ll make brief as I know you’re busy. Spare me 1 minute. : )

    Are you familiar with Jon Gordon? He’s the Wall Street Journal and Intentional Bestseller of multiple books including The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, Soup, and The Seed. He speaks to top companies, has a newsletter list of over 60,000, etc. (Just sharing to paint the picture so you know who he is, if you don’t already.)

    I wanted to see if you would be interested in interviewing Jon, sharing a guest post of his or reviewing any of his books (see topics and book list below). His advice on developing positive individuals, leaders, organizations and teams is spot on and something I think you and your followers would benefit from.

    Let me know if you are interested. Note: We’re featuring links back to articles, interviews, etc. in Jon’s newsletter as well.


    Carrie Taaca
    Outreach Coordinator for Higher Level Group

    Selected Books by Jon Gordon:

    The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work and Team with Positive Energy
    The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work
    Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture
    The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

    Guest Post Article Topic Examples:

    *Posts would be customized to fit your blog audience as well.
    5 Ways to be Happier at Work
    The Greatest Customer Service Strategy
    Working for a Bigger Purpose
    The Power of Positive Interactions
    11 Benefits of Being Positive
    The Curse of Experience/Think Like a Rookie
    How to Create a Culture of Greatness
    5 Ways to Think Like a Champion
    The No Complaining Rule
    Turning a Negative into a Positive
    Zoom Focus – How to Get Things Done

  40. sharon says:

    Hi Carrie,

    I would be very interested in having Jon on my show. I’ll be sending you an email shortly.

    Thank you,

  41. Eric Hansen says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Great Site, well done….The old saying ” if you want a job done, delegate a busy person to do it!”

    I have struggled to find the right online Biz, for more than 3 years, and like so many of your readers, been Scammed,Hyped and Lied to….how do you avoid it? I was asked to read this “little beauty”….(as we say in Australia), so I thought I would share it with you and your readers, and maybe save them a lot of money and confusion.

    Stop being scammed …again!

    Cheers & Blessings,

    Eric (Australia)

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