Homeschooling mom of four teaches her kids full-time and earns money as a general transcriptionist!

Lisa Eldridge is a homeschooling mom of four who has been teaching her children from home for the past eleven years. Eldridge got her WAH start as a medical transcriptionist, a regular job where she had to show up for set hours everyday even though she got to work from the comfort of her own home.

Life got busy for her and her family when all four kids started homeschooling, so she set out to find a different WAH job with more flexibility.

Through Craigslist of all places she met a woman who gave her a break even though she lacked the exact skill set she needed. Eldridge received on-the-job training to transition from medical to general transcriptionist — and she has now been working as a general transcriptionist for the past seven years.

Hear the full story here.

Read the transcript of The Work-at-Home Heroes podcast Episode 20 here.

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6 Comments

  • Melissa
    Hi, my name is Melissa. I would like detail information o how to earn money working from home.
  • Great interview - thanks. Nice to hear I'm not the only spiral notebook brain-dumper... I do take those items and plug them in to my analog calendar - it's very effective! Then 'check-marking' them as they are completed give me some satisfaction. You're doing a great job w/the podcast Caitlin!
  • Caitlin Pyle
    Hey, Melissa! Thanks for stopping by! Make sure you're a subscriber because I provide lots of work-at-home info. I also encourage you to join our group Work-at-Home Heroes where we live and breathe all things work at home.
  • Caitlin Pyle
    Hey, Dawn! I'm so glad you're enjoying the podcasts. There's just something about those spiral notebooks, right? Thanks for stopping by! :)
  • Jene
    Hi Caitlin, This was a great interview. I too am a homeschool mom but a newbie.. This year will be my second year being a homeschool mom. I would love to get some more insight on how she manages her homeschool. So, that I can work at home too. I thank you for your podcast, it's a great way to help people to find work at home and for them to invest in themselves in new skills. Have a wonderful day.
  • Caitlin Pyle
    Hey, Jene! Thanks for stopping by! So glad you enjoyed her story and found it helpful. :)

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