There is a misconception out there that work from home jobs are few and far between. There is even a bigger misconception that most work from home jobs are scams. While this may be true some of the time, I’m here to tell you that you can find a real, legitimate work at home job and it’s actually pretty easy!
Below are Six Tips to Find a REAL Work at Home Job. Ready to get started?
DO believe it’s possible. There are so many opportunities out there. And, no, you don’t have to sell things. No, you don’t have to have parties. No, I’m not trying to get you to join my multi-level marketing program. There are actually legitimate, well known companies that have hired employees to work from home! And the amount of companies offering telecommuting options is growing. There are now more companies that offer work at home jobs than ever before because, in a lot of cases, it’s more cost effective. With an employee that works from home there is no need to provide a computer, a building, or a desk for that employee. The good news for those looking for work from home opportunities is that it’s growing in popularity. Believe it!
DON’T ever pay to work! Please, please, pleeeeease never pay to work for someone. The only time I would ever suggest paying for anything is if you are starting a business or franchise and need to purchase materials to start up. Or if you’re looking to do computer work and you don’t have a computer or transcription work and you don’t have the specific program needed, then, of course, buy it. There are companies that work almost as scouts to find work at home jobs and they’re somewhat reputable. But they don’t do anything for you that you couldn’t do for yourself. There are a lot of scams out there offering to lead you to work at home jobs if you just pay a “processing fee.” Don’t do it! Finding a work at home job is free!
DO research a company before applying or committing to employment. If you see a prospective telecommuting job, Google the company offering the job. See what they’re about. Make sure they’re legit. If you can’t find a company name, stay away. It should be easy to identify an employer immediately and you shouldn’t have to click through page after page to find out who exactly is hiring for a specific job. Find out who you’re applying to and what their business practices are like.
DON’T forget to search for work at home jobs using keywords! You may have noticed several times that I’ve used phrases like “work from home,” “work at home,” and “telecommute.” These are the best keywords to use in order to find work at home jobs. You can also add “work from home education” or “work from home customer service,” if you’d like to be more specific.
DO use your search engines. You can use your keywords from tip 4 in regular search engines. Enter those key words in any career finding website. Try Career Builder, Indeed.com, and even Craigslist! You may find a local company that is hiring and offers a telecommuting option. In fact, Craigslist has an option you can click to filter in telecommuting jobs to appear in your job search.
DON’T fall for big money promises. Supposed work at home jobs offering big money used to be rampant on line. Have you ever seen an advertisement that promises $1000 a day for part time hours working from home? Stay away from scams by staying away from ads that promise big bucks for little to no experience. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.
Do Start Your Own Blog. Another great way to work from home is to start a blog! We have some great resources if this is something you might enjoy. Check out our supportive Facebook Group. Also, we have just launched our eBook for sale. It is called How To Start A Mom Blog and is full of every detail you will need to start your own blog!
Finding a work from home job can be easier than you think. It might seem impossible, but if you look in the right places and keep at it, you’ll find that perfect job that can be performed from the comfort of your own home. Are you ready to start looking?
Do not forget to check out our post on ways to make money from home.