I get email everyday asking about a list of companies looking for people to work at home usually as typists or data entry specialists. I hate to break it to you, but there is no “list”. At least there is no list that has companies that allows you to sign up to type.
There are lists of companies with telecommuting programs and while this list is a great resource to convince your boss to let you work at home, its not a great resource for finding work. For one thing, just because a company has a telecommuting program, doesn’t mean its hiring. It would be like using your yellow pages to find a job. Sure the companies listed have employees, but they may not be hiring.
The telecommuting job databases are your best bet for a list of work-at-home jobs. However, if you’re expecting to simply sign up for a job, you’ll be disappointed. And if you’re hoping to type or do data entry, you’ll probably be disappointed as well. Telecommuting data bases have current job openings, but these jobs require skills and experience just like any other job. You’ll need to compete against others to get the job.
General job search sites such as Monster.com are also good resources. They are free and have many jobs. However, you have to know how to weed for scams and business opportunities as they are posted on job boards as well.
The key thing to remember is that you won’t sign up for a job and any one who says you can, is selling you something and it ain’t a job.
If you’re looking for legitimate work, check out Work-At-Home Success’s Job Search information page for resources I like to use.
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she’s been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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