To some, working from home is a fantasy they just cannot achieve. However, others live this reality every day. Finding a legitimate work at home job can be difficult, especially with all the scams that exist. There are several ways that you can find work at home jobs that are free from scams. This may need some research on your part, and often a throwaway email address for the opportunities that you are unsure about.
Job Search Websites
Job search websites like Career Builder and Indeed are great places to look for work at home jobs. Often, you will find more professional jobs here. You can search for these jobs by searching for your industry, like healthcare and adding in remote or telecommute into the search box. Also, you can simply search for remote or telecommute jobs by typing either term into the search box. Expect to go through a lot of results before you find a job that you feel is worth applying for. Be wary of work from home scams and positions that are not what is described. Unfortunately, the latter is quite common on these job search websites.
Craigslist is a great resource for finding work from home jobs. However, the scams on this free classified site are something to contend with. It is very common to find three to five scam listings for every good lead that you find. When you search here, just be wary of postings that seem too good to be true. Also, use the throwaway email address for jobs that are borderline questionable. Always start your search on Craigslist sites for larger cities, but also check out some of the smaller cities as well. When searching, make use of the search terms below, or make up your own. Also, check the telecommute box in the search bar to help narrow down the results.
Craigslist search terms:
- Work from home
Blogs and Forums
Blogs and forums dedicated to working from home are also great places to search for job leads. Often users will post leads in one of the forums. Blogs dedicated to working from home also tend to have weekly posts with leads for their followers. You could do a web search for work from home blogs and forums, or try out the ones on my list.
- Work from Home Guide- Clark Howard
- Real Ways to Earn Money Online
- Work at Home Mom Revolution
- Rat Race Rebellion
Using these methods above will allow you to find different work from home opportunities. You might find only a few at first that you qualify for, but with time and persistence, it is possible to find your dream job. Once you find jobs to apply to, you then need to make sure your résumé is up to date. Sprucing up on your cover letter skills are a must as well.