Work at home jobs are readily available, if you know where to look for them. Just a few years ago it seemed legitimate work at home jobs were few and far between. Now, thanks to our ever-connected world we live in, many jobs can be performed remotely.
Customer service, sales, administrative assisting, writing, design, and tech support are just a small sample of jobs that can be done from any location (with an internet connection of course!).
So, where can you find a consistent and reliable stream of work at home jobs? Fortunately, there are sites and job boards out there that offer frequently updated lists of legitimate work at home jobs. If you know where to look, you can always be in the know when it comes to who is hiring for work at home positions.
When online job searching became a thing, websites like Careerbuilder and Monster were the authority. And while they are still good sources for today’s job seeker, other job boards are known for offering home-based and remote-friendly jobs.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a professional writer, it’s still worth checking out the opportunities at ProBlogger. A lot of the jobs advertised are seeking someone who is an expert in a particular industry–food, fitness, health, beauty–so even if you’re not a writer by trade, your experience may still get you the job!
Indeed isn’t just a job board — it’s a job search engine. It crawls websites every day looking for job listings and puts them all together in one spot. Indeed is one of my favorite spots to look for remote and work from home jobs because you can search listings for specific keywords. To see what I mean, try typing “work at home” or “remote” in the box below.
When searching for jobs on any of the Craigslist markets, you can choose to filter jobs that have a telecommute option. You just have to check the “telecommute” box on the job search page in order to return a list of all jobs marked as telecommute-friendly.
But remember, when looking for work at home jobs (especially on Craigslist) you must always keep a lookout for scams. Some red flags that may indicate a scam include:
- Having to pay for “startup fees”
- Asking for banking information or other financial numbers
- Being redirected to an external application that asks for your information for “payment purposes”
If an advertisement just doesn’t “seem right,” you’re better off not submitting your information to it.
I’ve found that Craigslist advertisements that have nothing to hide will indicate the name of the company and/or provide a link to their website and social media profiles. This gives you the opportunity to check them out before applying. If the only way to apply is through the Craigslist email relay, you should be very careful with what information you share!
It’s a good idea to check your local Craigslist job board since some work at home positions are only available to residents of certain geographic locations. After that, head over to the largest markets like Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and Atlanta for work at home jobs.
If you really want to find work at home jobs, freelance marketplaces are great sources. There are literally thousands of jobs posted on these sites every month, all of which allow you to work from home. My personal favorite? Upwork.
Upwork is now the largest freelance marketplace after joining forces with first oDesk and, more recently, Elance. No matter your skills or experience, you can find plenty of opportunity to earn a living from home on Upwork.
Some of the most popular job categories include writing, graphic design, virtual assistant, and developer. But really, if you can think it up, you can freelance it.
The best way to get going is to jump right in and sign up. After that, make sure you fill out your profile completely before applying to gigs. It’s free to apply to jobs but Upwork does take a 10% cut of your earnings. If you’d like to get started, check out this complete guide to Upwork success.
It’s true — your favorite social media platforms just also happen to be great sources of work from home jobs! In fact, I come across quite a few legitimate job leads each and every day just from logging into my social media accounts and seeing what others are sharing.
If you spend a lot of time on Facebook, you need to read 22+ Work at Home Facebook Pages to Follow. This is the best list I’ve come across of Facebook Pages you should “like” in order to have your feed filled with plenty of work from home jobs!
You might be surprised to learn that your favorite microblogging site is also a great source of work at home jobs. In fact, recruiters found such great success in promoting job openings in 140 characters that a popular hashtag, #TweetMyJobs was formed.
Some other popular hashtags you should be on the lookout for include: #workfromhome #workathome #wahm. To make the most of your #workfromhome Twitter job search, check out 20 Work at Home Twitter Accounts to Follow. ead and create an account.
I’m amazed by just how many legitimate work from home jobs can be found on Pinterest. Although you might associate Pinterest with DIY, crafts, and recipes it also happens to be an easy (and pretty) way to find tons of work from home jobs. Of all the social media sites, I’d say I’m most active on Pinterest because of the variety of jobs and work from home inspiration to be found here.
Give me a follow to get in on all the remote, home-based and extra money ideas directly in your Pinterest feed. Be sure to check out The Best Work-at-Home Boards to Follow for even more pintastic job leads!
Work from Blogs
Don’t forget, I also scour the Web to find work at home jobs and post them on the job board. You can also sign up for a weekly dose of added happiness via the bonus job leads that go out in the newsletter. I also include many work at home jobs on the Work From Home Happiness Facebook Page–don’t forget to give it a “Like” while you’re there!
I’m not the only blogger sharing work from home jobs — here’s 7 must-read work from home blogs that will offer more remote and virtual home-based opportunities than you know what to do with!