(written by J. B., Germany, Clickworker since November 2010)
During my most recent maternal leave, I realized I didn´t want to go back to my old job. The position was unfulfilling and I had a bad conscience about neglecting my motherly duties. I also knew the promotional chances at my old job – despite additional training – were slim to none. And - to make things even worse - the salary was pathetic. Needless to say, all this caused me to be pretty unhappy with my work situation. So, I decided to go on maternal leave.
But my duties at home were not intellectually stimulating enough. I looked into my options for working from home. At first, I thought it would make sense to start a daycare center. But my place wasn´t right for it. I also didn´t want to be tied down with time restrictions. This time around, I didn´t want to settle for second best, but instead look for something that was designed for my needs.
I searched online as much as I could for ways to utilize my skills at a job I could perform from home. All other leads quickly took a backseat when I found Clickworker´s website. Pleased to find a market where texts were in demand, I began to write. It was something I had always liked to do. As a child I wrote long letters and had many pen-pals. Early in my career, many relied on my writing abilities, though it was never enough for me.
Clickworker gave me the opportunity I had been look for. I´ve found a job I enjoy and can do on my own schedule from home. Clickworker makes it possible for someone to contribute to the household, exercise their skills and explore their interests at the same time. In the beginning the earnings might not be big, but if you´re eager you´ll quickly improve and qualify for more tasks and move up. My children are excited. And my husband, who was at first quite skeptical, now says that with my tenacity, I´ve made more out of this than he ever expected: a serious job from home, with no time restraints, so that the family can remain first priority.