Despite what you might think, finding work-at-home jobs isn’t that difficult. The problem is that most people search for the wrong jobs in the wrong places. Work-at-home jobs are similar to traditional jobs. What they aren’t is envelopes stuffing, assembling work, email processing and all the other scams you find online.
Work-At-Home Success posts many free jobs, but its only a small smidgen of the actual number of home-based jobs that are available. So while you can check WAHS for jobs, don’t be afraid to search for jobs on your own.
Here are some tips for searching and applying to work-at-home jobs:
1) Be sure you’ve read the Scam Alert page and know how to weed out scams and schemes.
2) Inventory your skills, experiences, talents, and passions. Similar to a traditional job search, you need to look for jobs that fit the skills you have to offer an employer.
3) Be prepared to tailor your resume to fit each job you apply to.
4) Follow the steps and resources below to find jobs.
Directions for Searching for Jobs
- Click on the job search links below.
- Be sure to register so you can get the full list of search results.
- Read the directions for each specific site.
- Use keyword “work at home” (with quotes) or “telecommute” to conduct your search on general job search sites. Leave the other fields (location and industry) to “all” to get all possible work-at-home job announcements.
- Read through the many job opportunities listed to find those that interest you. Please make yourself familiar with how to weed out scams and biz ops as the free sites are full of them.
- Apply following the employer’s directions.
Job Search Sites
The best sites for work-at-home jobs are the telecommuting databases, which are not free. However, I have tested the ones listed below and can assure you they offer good resources of jobs. If you are really serious about finding a legitimate work-at-home job, I believe these are the best resources for you. However, if you aren’t sure or are just starting your search, use one of the free general job search sites (follow the directions above) listed below.
Telecommuting Job Databases (fee required to access these services)
FlexJobs– Has tons of work-at-home and flexible job options plus a personalized login system that will identify jobs that fit your criteria, ability to have multiple resume profiles, job search tips and checklists, and much more! For the number of jobs and added service, its a must use for the serious work-at-home job hunter.
HomeJobStop has over 100 jobs in clerical, and more in customer service, writing, transcription, miscellaneous plus 100′s of others. Very affordable.
Free job search sites (you need to search by keyword to find work-at-home jobs on these sites).
Indeed Telecommuting Jobs
Beyond.com- Check out this video on how to find work-at-home jobs on Beyond.com.
Yahoo! Hot Jobs
That’s it! Be sure to check back here regularly to see what new job search sites have been added. Also, search all the sites on a regular basis. New jobs are added daily so search often.
What about low income people?
People on SSI or SSDI.
I’m not sure about your question. There are options for people who are low income or on SSI. If you want to continue to receive your benefits though you need to abide by the policies set forth for receiving them which can limit how much you can make from home.
I am looking for work…real work. Can someone help me? Do you have any leads…real leads?
Hi Pamela, There is lots of great opportunities. I post jobs here weekdays and a list of them in my newsletter on Fridays. But you have to understand you’re not just going to sign up for a job. Work-at-home jobs are like traditional jobs: they have the same titles, require the sames types of skills and experience, and need a quality resume to impress the employer. So you need to start with your skills and experiences and look for jobs that need what you have to offer. You can also check out Jobs Online Toolkit (http://www.jobsonlinetoolkit.com) which offers over 300 companies that are frequently hiring for things like customer service, transcription, virtual assistance, etc.
Thank you for the update on searching for legitimate jobs online. I check them out daily and so far, I have not found any that I might be interested in. I am continuing to look though. Again, thank you so much for the update. I will keep an eye out for future jobs online.
P.S. Your sites has always been very informative.
Busco trabajo como disenadora de moda o trabajos de costuras en casa pero sitios reales y que paguen bien.
I don’t see much work for fashion design except for writers or bloggers. You can check writing sites such as writersweekly.com or Problogger.com for these jobs. The only sewing jobs I’ve seen are in Canada. If there is a Craigslist city near you, you might want to try a search there. But be careful as assembly jobs are usually scams. Remember to never pay money to get hired.
Yes, free job sites are free for job searchers to use. If you have other sites to share, I’d love to see them. I have detailed lists in my free Job Online Report and in the Jobs Online Toolkit. But that doesn’t mean I know them all!! Thanks!
Its nice to see real people sharing ways to make money online. Honestlys its blogs like these that have helped me reach were I am today. Thanks for sharing this with us
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment Denns. I appreciate it!
It is very informative blog and thanks for sharing it.
Thank you Tony.
This is a good way to start up your online career. There are now lots of sites that offer such, but legit sites are quite important to secure your income and your job offer.
Thank you for the comment RJ. There are many great sites for finding work-at-home jobs, but one must be careful because there too many duds as well. Thanks again.
Thanks for the listing those resources for avoiding scams. Are there particular kinds of work-at-home jobs you’ve found are likely to be scams?
Hi Grant, Most “Processing” jobs such as email processing, rebate processing, etc will scams. So will “typing” and most “data entry”. Assembly work and envelope stuffing are two common scams. Avoid any job that asks you to use your personal bank account to help it do business. Thanks for posting.
It is more helpful to who want to find jobs, Thank you for this post.
Thank you for your post Jeami. I’m glad you found it helpful.
Thanks for keeping up the fight against the “Scamsters” of this world. Being in the Carpet Cleaning business, we also experience a lot of dodgy operators.
Thank you for your efforts to make this world a better place.
Thank you for posting. Scammers, unfortunately, are everywhere. They aren’t unique to working at home. Thanks again.
do you no of any sights to work from that are eligit.
Hi Brenda, If you mean do I know any sites where you can sign up for work, the answer is no. Companies with work-at-home jobs require the same process as traditional jobs. You need to start with your skills and experience and look for job openings that need them. If you mean do I know companies that legitimate jobs or resources with legitimate jobs, the answer is yes. I post work-at-home jobs every weekday and in my newsletter. Plus I include resources for finding jobs. http://www.workathomesuccess.com/category/work-at-home-jobs/
The thing with work at home jobs there are a lot of scammers out there. Rule number one never pay for information for work at home or pay for a package to work at home.
You’re right Craig, there are a lot of scammers. And one should never pay money to get hired to a work-at-home job. A home business might require an investment, just like starting a traditional business would. But one should always do their research before investing any money. The old adage that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I’ve met many people who work at home and none of them are involved in the easy money methods scammers promote because they don’t work. Thanks for posting.
I have been listening to your podcasts this year, as I would like to start my work from home business but there is a lot of information and I do not know where to start.
I live in Canada and I work as a Administrative Assistant/ Bookkeeper.
I would like your suggestions regards this matter.
Also, I would like to congratulate you for your web site. It is a huge resource for people like me.
Hi Ana – It is overwhelming to weed through all the work-at-home information. My recommendation is to learn about working at home, which are by reading material on this site and listening to the podcast. There are some great books out there as well. The next step is to inventory your skills, interests, passions etc to find a work-at-home idea you want to pursue. You could start a VA business that included bookkeeping. Or you can find VA/Bookkeeping job (I think a business would pay more). Or maybe you don’t like that kind of work, in which you can tap into a different skill you have. The next step is putting things in place whether it’s making a business plan or writing a resume. Then it’s implementation time where you find clients or an employer. Good luck.
Thanks a lot for your guidance!
You’re welcome Ana!
Can someone help me! I can’t seem to find a work from home job that doesn’t ask for a fee. I really need someone to HELP ME get started. Can someone HELP ME.
I am Romanian, living in Romania and having no work permit for US and/or Canada. Is there any possibility to find work from home given all these?
Hi Cristina, You might try checking the list of 19 companies that hire world wide. You can also check out the information on Romanian Telework. I hopw that helps!