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).
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.
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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