School Webmasters hires only the “cream of the crop” independent contractors and employees who work from their home offices in states across the nation. Read why so many people—graphics designers, copywriters, content and graphics customer support representatives, and project managers—love working for School Webmasters.
What our Contractors Have to Say
Working from home. How do I love thee? Oh, let me count the ways:
So…maybe I am wearing makeup and a professional outfit. But maybe I’m not.
The caller ID says it’s the school. “Oh, my dear, you forgot your lunch?” Or, “He’s running a fever? No problem, I’ll be there in 5 minutes.”
“Mom! I don’t have any clean underwear.” “No worries, child. You can go commando today, but when you get home there will be clean laundry.”
I could go on and on. But it boils down to being there for my family because I work for a company that believes in “family first,” from the top level of management on down. The principals created this company with the intention of fostering a work culture supportive and conducive to a workforce that needs the flexibility. Every day I work with other contractors who, when I most need it, will step in and take over a task I can’t complete due to an unforeseen time constraint, who patiently answer my questions with “no problem!” and “how can I help?” I might not work next to my co-workers; in fact, I may be thousands of miles from them, but I know a friendly face and a smile when I see one. I am lucky to call myself a part of the School Webmasters team.
I am the sales person here at School Webmasters. My job is not all that unique, in that I go to work on the weekdays, and I travel to some school administrators conferences about 10 times a year. I am unbelievably grateful that, true to our company mission statement, family can be first for me too. My sweet wife can stay home with the little guys, and I have the flexibility to do what is most important. In some ways we are pretty laid back, but in other ways, the expectations are so unbelievably high, that it is a wonder that we have gathered such a talented group of experts.
I don’t do the interviewing, but I imagine that it goes something like this. ‘Ok, I see that you were making $35.00 an hour working in your fancy downtown office building, surrounded by other professionals who constantly praised you for your exemplary work…Ok, and now you want to work for $12.00 an hour surrounded by your needy children who will do anything to keep you from working on your computer. Sounds great! Sign here.’
I think that many more service companies will soon be looking to do things like we are. It works; it saves money for schools and for moms across the country. Thanks to my mom for coming up with such a great idea 14 years ago. Now I just need to sell another 500 schools so I can earn my keep.
“Mom, can you help me put this dress on my dolly?”
“Mom, do you want to go on a space adventure with me?”
“Mom, I really need a hug.”
“Mom, I’m so glad I found my forever family.”
Nothing is more satisfying than getting to tell my recently adopted daughter, “Sure dear, I’d love to.” She brings so much joy into my life, and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to work for a company that gives me opportunity to not only grow in my professional development but also to soak up these precious moments.
When you work for School Webmasters, you get to choose your level of participation. I started out as a graphic representative working two hours a day. I felt accomplishment as I looked in the back end of a site to figure out how to move a title 10px to the right.
When I was ready for more, I asked if there were any special projects I could help with and started learning some of the more advanced inner workings of our platform. Now I get to serve with two amazing teams as we strive to delight our clients on a daily basis and put some of my design skills to work.
I love that I am continually learning new things three years later, at my pace, for a company that appreciates me and utilizes my strengths. Basically, I feel like I have it all—career, learning, and family—all tied up in a big pretty bow.”
I had always had a job that required me to have a certain wardrobe and drive to and from an office, which required me to have a car that I had to fill up with gas on a regular basis. I had to be at my place of work at a certain time, on certain days, and was required to take breaks and lunch at certain times.
When I started working for School Webmasters, it was life changing, and the freedom was amazing. I was now able to stay at home and spend time with my family. I could take lunch when I needed and was allowed to take breaks when I wanted. My wardrobe became one that I chose to wear, and my hours were when I wanted to work. I found that if I stayed focused on my tasks and was organized, my level of flexibility and freedom was a wonderful thing. I have enjoyed this job more than any other job, and I can honestly say that I love what I do. I am so grateful to School Webmasters for creating a business model that allows me, as a mom, to be able to work and not have the guilt associated with leaving my kids in daycare. Thank you, School Webmasters.
I absolutely LOVE working for School Webmasters. Not only do I get the chance to stay home with my adorable little girls, but I get to work for a company that lets me be my best self. In the seven years that I have worked here, I’ve had the chance to work in almost every area of the company, learning all that I can and developing my talents. I feel like my ideas are always valued, and I am truly part of a team of caring individuals. I love getting up in the morning and ‘going’ to work, never feeling stressed out by my job, and loving every minute of it. School Webmasters is an amazing company and a wonderful organization to work for!
When my college-age son told me he wanted to spend some time with me and could we go to a movie, I told him ‘Absolutely! And this is one reason I love my job.’ When my teenage daughter wanted her friends to come for waffles with chocolate chips and whipped cream before school, I said, ‘Yes, invite everybody over. That sounds like fun!’ When my neighbor called needing a ride to get his radiation treatment, I told him, ‘Absolutely! Just tell me what time you need it.’ When the car broke down, and I needed extra cash to get it fixed, I said, ‘No problem. I’m so glad I have a good job.’
Working from home requires some juggling of responsibilities and priorities, but having the opportunity to put on the clown costume every day and do the juggling act is far more fun and satisfying than any 8:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. job I could ever have. I love the variety and the flexibility—the fact that if I want to, I can do it at 6:00 the morning, at 2:00 in the afternoon, at 8:00 at night, or after midnight. I love that I can work in my bare feet while sitting next to my daughter doing her homework or while the house is quiet and the kids are at school. I love that I don’t have to fill up the gas tank very often or buy a professional wardrobe, eating away my earnings. And I love that I have found something I’m good at.
Working for School Webmasters is the legit work-from-home job that I have loved for over ten years, and I’m looking forward to many more. It’s the best!