Get Started Working At Home

Get Started Working At Home

Most people jump into working at home without understanding what its all about. Or they look for the wrong types of work in the wrong places. As a result they run the risk of getting scammed. Don’t let that be you!!! You can avoid the duds and find success working at home by following the steps below.

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Work At Home Job BlueprintYou’ll get the Jobs Online report and other free reports to help you get started. Plus you’ll get other great tips and resources to help you finally succeed at working at home!

1) Learn about working at home.

Work-At-Home Success is filled with great information and resources all on working at home. Read about telecommuting and home business. Learn how to spot scams. Here are some of the most popular articles on the site:

Work-At-Home Success posts new tips, resources, and ideas regularly, so check back often to for new content. If you’re looking for something specific, use categories, tags or the search box to find what you need.

2) Make a list of your talents, experiences, hobbies, and passions.

If you read some of the Work-At-Home Success profiles, you’ll see that everyone who successfully works at home taps into something they already know, do, or love.

Searching “work at home” at Google is just as likely to get you involved in a scam or a work-at-home op that you don’t like. Just like you’d start with your skills and experience in a traditional job search, you want to do the same when working at home, whether in a job or home business. However, you can also include your passions, hobbies and interests, as many have turned those into home-based income as well.

3) Match your talents and interest to money making ideas.

Is there a job related to your skills? Is there a need for your talents on a freelance basis? Can you turn that hobby into a home business? For example, if you have retail or customer service experience, you can work at home in virtual sales (i.e. Home Shopping Network) or customer service.

Here are some resources you can check to help you match your skills, experience, and interests to legitimate work-at-home job options.

Here is information on some popular work-at-home options:

Get more ideas….Work-At-Home Success has a free work-at-home job board, or check out the many articles on home business and success stories of people who made working at home a reality.

4) Find out how you can afford to work at home.

Run the numbers to learn how much traditional jobs cost and how much you may be able to save by working at home. Running numbers is boring, but very important to knowing what you need to earn to become a Work-At-Home

5) Be patient and tenacious.

As nice as it would be to find a high-paying work-at-home job or quickly profitable online income, the truth is, these things can take time. How much time? It’s true that there are people who find a job within a few weeks or build a solid home-based income within a few months, but the average person takes six months to two years to work at home. If you want to fast track your work-at-home success, you need to:

  1. Do the work. You won’t find a job or build a business in snippets of free time. Work-at-home success comes to those who do the right work daily.
  2. Don’t give in to the frustration and disappointment that often comes with looking for a job or building a business.
  3. Focus on the tasks that lead to generating income. Too many people waste time on busy work, and then wonder why they’re not getting anywhere.
  4. Make a commitment to work your work-at-home plan for at least a year.

Here are more articles to check out to speed up your work-at-home goal:

Still Stuck? Tips to Using WAHS…

Finding Information

There is a ton of information here and it can be hard to find it no matter how hard I try to organize it. Here are some tips to finding what you need and keeping up-to-date on working at home:

  1. Choose your general topic area from the menu bar. At the top of the page you’ll find a menu with “Start Here” (this page) and other general topic areas. These pages and resources can help you get started.
  2. Select a topic form the category list. In the sidebar you’ll find “Categories” with a drop down menu where you can select a topic covered at WAHS such as “telecommuting” or “blogging.”
  3. Use the search box. Are you looking for a specific topic not found on the menu or categories. Use the search box underneath the categories box in the sidebar to find what you’re looking for.
  4. Check out WAHS’s videos here or at YouTube for tips on searching for jobs and more.

Staying Informed

New jobs, information, resources and success stories go up every week. To make sure you don’t miss out:

  • Follow WAHS on social media, in particular Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. While WAHS is active on most networks, these resources receive the most updates. Social media link options are to the right in the sidebar.
  • Subscribe to the WAHS News. Not only are you kept up to date on new stuff, but subscribers get exclusive jobs and content delivered directly to your email. Sign up in the sidebar or subscription box above.

Do You Still Have Questions?

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  1. Angel Perez
    May 10, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    I’m realy interested in work at home doing something I love
    Technology, gadgets any kind of its,
    I can help people with thier gadget issue or I may be trainned for you for any projecpt.


    • LTruex
      May 13, 2013 @ 10:48 am

      Hi Angel, Helping people set up and use their gadgets sounds like a great home business, especially if you’re helping businesses with things like computer and network set up. Another option is to get a job doing technical support. Many places are hiring this type of work including Apple and Kelly Services. Good luck with this idea!


      May 4, 2020 @ 7:07 am

      Hi good day! My name is Josephine Sanson, 54 years old, from the Philippines. I worked 27 years in a corporate world. however I want change a change of my career…and decided to work at home. Please help me how to start…I am a computer proficient in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint presentations. Can able to do data entry, administrative function, handle customer complaints, establish procedures on QMS etc…

      I would like to work at home full time or part time, applying from other countries like US and Canada, but I think there some companies who do not accept application coming our country Philippines. I hope you can help me with this. I am willing to provide my RESUME as soon as needed.
      Thank you. God bless you & your family.


      • LTruex
        July 25, 2020 @ 9:03 pm

        Hi Josephine, There are jobs that can be done anywhere and some are limited to a single country. I know many in the US and other places hire people from the Philippines particularly to do virtual assistant type work. Here is a blog post on companies that have VAs in the Philippines, and perhaps some of them are hiring. I hope that helps!


  2. Billy Streeter III
    May 13, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    Lesile…..I have a full time job….get off at 2:30 summer, 3:00 winter,online from about 4 till 11 pm…..would something to do online…..a H.B.B. Can you help me…..?



    • LTruex
      May 14, 2013 @ 10:31 am

      Hi Billy, I’m not able to simply say “go do this”. What to do from is something you need to find out for yourself. It’s based on your skills, interests, passions and experiences. The website has lots of great information and resources to help you. Working online can include so much…blogging, affiliate marketing, freelancing, eBay, etc. So start with you and what you’d like to be doing. Then from there, research how to get it done. Good luck.


  3. Anne
    July 15, 2013 @ 12:48 am

    Hi Leslie:
    I have been purchasing Melaleuca products for over two years now, and I absolutely stand by their products.

    I joined a “team” and have not had any success with this team. As of right now, I am interested in going further with Melaleuca, however, I am not getting the help to get started from the team I joined over two years ago.

    Can I branch out on my own? If I can branch out on my own, where in the world do I start? Melaleuca does have a training program, and it worked for people twenty years ago, but cold calling really doesn’t work any more these days. Many are on a no call list. and talking to people I know, well, they are not thrilled in the monthly point system that needs to be maintained in order to buy their products at a discounted price.

    I am confused, and I just do not know where to start. Do you have any suggestions that may help or know of a good mentor that can help me get started? I absolutely love this company and their products.

    Thank you:)



    • LTruex
      July 15, 2013 @ 8:22 am

      Hi Anne, A team that offers training and support is valuable, but not necessary if you have the desire to succeed. My suggestion is to check your report for your upline information and work your way up the line. Focus on the 7 steps Melaleuca suggests which include building your list and introducing the company to people. While Melaleuca may still suggest traditional ways to build your list, you can use other methods such as online marketing, as long as you abide by the company’s rules. You can get an approved website (check with Melaleuca for details) and promote it through a variety of methods. There are many good online marketing books you can read or articles online that can help you. I also offer a 4-week course on building a direct sales business through Work-At-Home Success University. While the initial lessons are about choosing a company, there is a good deal of information on marketing and introducing your product/business plan. Good luck!


  4. Francis
    October 16, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    i hv followed ur newsletter for abt 3yrs and am interested in taking part in this work at home business but first can African(Ghana) take part. and so what are the procedures . can i get work at home business for free.thanks


    • LTruex
      October 16, 2014 @ 10:21 am

      Hi Francis, Thank you for being a long-time subscriber! Unfortunately, I’m not familiar with the home business laws in all countries, including Ghana. I’d suggest you check with your local area business government office for information. The usual basics are that you need to find a great idea that you love and that there is a market who’ll buy, create a business plan, set up your business (licenses and permits in accordance to where you live), set up a marketing plan and launch your business. Good luck.


  5. Bianca Nealy
    November 27, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    Hi, Leslie
    I have been looking for a work at home job for about 6mos-1yr I have also been offered serveral opportunities but they want you to pay for background check and other things so i am very skeptical about these kind of jobs.. I need help, tips or something into landing a job offer. I am hooked up with several other at home sites like this one but , i still get nothing. Christmas is coming up and i have a family i need to take care of. PLEASE HELP!!!!


    • LTruex
      December 1, 2014 @ 8:42 am

      Hi Bianca, You’re right to be skeptical when asked for money, although many employers are now passing on the cost of a background check to applicants, so that is one thing you can pay for. However, you don’t want to pay for other things such as getting set up on payroll or prove you’re “serious”. The fact that you’ve received offers is a good sign and shows you’re doing something right. Unfortunately, getting a job can take time, so keep doing what you’re doing. Good luck. – Leslie


  6. Coyta T. Dunn
    December 4, 2015 @ 1:00 pm

    Yes, I need help getting started. I’m somewhat of a newbie at this.


    • LTruex
      December 8, 2015 @ 8:45 am

      There’s a ton of information at WAHS, but working at home starts with you. Learn what’s involved and then figure out the skills and interests you have, and match it to a viable work-at-home option. Good luck.


  7. Judeson
    March 24, 2016 @ 12:14 pm

    Hi Leslie,
    am really interested in this WAHS, am a man that have passion for achievements, please ma i have two girls who depend on me for education and welfare, i lost my job due to retrenchment which took place earlier this year, its been very difficult for me. I really need your help. How do i start, where do i start from? am not really conversant with the whole thing, rather am willing to give it time, am also willing to learn from you. I will be overjoyed if you can be my mentor.

    Thanks in anticipation


    • LTruex
      March 28, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

      Hello Judeson, Working from home isn’t that different from working outside the home. It still involves finding a skill or experience you have and someone to hire you either in a job or freelance. So the first step is to determine what skills you have to offer. Then you need to create a resume and find employers who need the skills you offer. Another option is to start your own business. There is a great deal of information on Work-At-Home Success and I’d encourage you to read it. The information is there, you just need to read it, make a plan, and then follow through. Good luck.


  8. emily sol
    January 3, 2017 @ 2:43 pm

    Hello my name is Emily, I am really interested into working from home. I do not know where to start. I love to be on the computer, love doing hair and creating things any help?


    • LTruex
      January 4, 2017 @ 9:26 am

      Hi Emily, You’ve come to the right place. Work-At-Home Success has a ton of information to help you find the right option for you. I recommend starting on the WAHS Start Here page as it will walk you through an overview of the work-at-home info you should know before you start. From there, it’s a matter of matching the skills and experience you have to a job or work-at-home idea. There are many computer jobs depending on the skills you have (transcritpion, captioning, writing, coding etc). If you enjoy doing hair, you could make YouTube videos and/or a blog using ad networks to earn income. If you like making things, you can sell them on Etsy. The options are endless. The key is to not look for fast, easy, rich, and instead look for legitimate opportunities. Good luck.


  9. Sapna Paul Sinha
    June 6, 2017 @ 11:16 pm

    Hi Leslie,

    Thanks for the information. I am based in India. Looking for legit data entry home based jobs. Please help. Thanks, Sapna


  10. Angel
    October 4, 2017 @ 8:22 am

    Is there any work at home jobs that are free of charge. I’ve been looking just about anything. I’m a stay at home mommy. I have 4 boys. I learn fast. All I need is to be told what to do and I can get the job done.


    • LTruex
      October 4, 2017 @ 8:50 am

      Yes. All work-at-home jobs (employment) are free. If all you’re finding are opportunities that require a payment, you’re not looking for the right kinds of work. This can happen if you’re wish is to simply sign up and type or do menial work. The reality is that work-at-home jobs are like other jobs; you’ll need a skill or experience that an employer wants. There are many resources here at WAHS to give you the information you need to know, as well as places you can find legitimate work. Here is a recent post with 167 entry level work-at-home jobs, plus you should read the articles on scams. Here’s one on deciphering legitimate jobs from scams. I send jobs twice a week in my newsletter and post them on the WAHS job board. I hope that helps. Thank you for visiting WAHS.


  11. Md.Obaidullah
    June 8, 2019 @ 12:51 am

    Hi L.trux
    I want on line job or any work such as typing job,data entry works .please help me how i start easily.give me step by step ideas.


    • LTruex
      June 11, 2019 @ 3:06 pm

      Hi, There are many articles and resources on WAHS that tell out about online typing and data entry jobs. Everything you need to know about work-at-home jobs, where to find them and how to apply is here on the site. Thank you.


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