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How to Find Work at Home Jobs

Updated on October 1, 2014
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Angela Kane is the Senior Customer Support Representative of HEA. HEA provides free access to legitimate work from home jobs and resources.


Finding Work at Home Jobs

Everywhere you look, work at home jobs are there. The problem lies on finding the ones that are suited to your interests, knowledge, or skills. One of the most common mistakes that people make when searching for online opportunities is that they get hold and try every opportunity that comes their way. This really is a very bad way to find the appropriate work at home jobs for you. You have to work smarter and refrain from doing trial-and-error procedures. This way you save a lot of time and increase your chances of finding the perfect job opportunity. To help you get started, some very practical but effective tips on how to find the work at home jobs most suited for you are provided below.


Determine the Best Job for You

Before you begin searching for opportunities, determine first what you want or need. Do you want a full time work at home job or are you planning to do it part time? This is very important because home-based jobs require varying amounts of time from you. Some require just a few hours a day and some need you to work in a timeline similar to a typical 9 to 5 job. So if you want to keep your day job while working a home job, then a part time home-based job is the right choice for you. Getting the job you are looking for could be very difficult depending on the demand for the job. If you are unable to find the job you want, I would suggest lowering your expectations a little and getting another job until the one you want becomes available. Try to match your skills and experience as best as possible to your preferred job. You may not have to settle for less if you select the right type of job.


Identify the Jobs that Match your Experience

Identify the kind of work at home jobs most suited for the knowledge, skills, or experience that you have. For instance, if you are very good in writing, then working as an online freelance writer, editor, or blogger would be great choices for you. You've heard it all before – the importance of working on a job that is related to something you are really passionate about. This is worth repeating over and over again because it's true. Working a job you are passionate about ensures longevity not to mention the fact that it won't feel like it's work at all.

Don't Do Too Much

Don't be greedy and try to work several work at home jobs all at the same time. This will only stall your progress and actually prevent you from achieving success. It's still best to focus your attention on a single opportunity and direct all your resources to it. This way you maximize your chances of success. So many people commit the grave error of juggling several opportunities simultaneously. Most of these people fail because their time and resources are invested in too many places that the opportunities never really take off.

Learn More About the Job

Before you invest your time and money to work at home jobs and opportunities, make sure you know all the details and information about them. Learn everything you can about an opportunity before you hand over your hard-earned cash. Read the customer reviews written by people who actually tried the opportunity. Don't just read a single review. As much as possible read as many as you can. Make sure that the reviews you are reading aren't sponsored reviews. One of the most important tips to finding a work-at-home job is to learn more about the jobs you are applying for and making sure the job is what you are looking for and want to work for the company. The best method of getting this information is speaking with other workers at the company. Always do a job on a trial basis before deciding to become a permanent employer.

Finding the most suited work at home jobs for you will be a lot easier and simpler if you follow the tips mentioned above. Remember to be patient and not to give up. You may become frustrated and disillusioned but do not give up.

The best method to find a work at home job is to search job boards that cater specifically to telecommuter or virtual assistants. If you search regular job boards, you will receive a lot of scams and business opportunities. Most work at home job boards separate the scams from the legitimate jobs and leave only the best jobs which will make your job search a lot easier.

Written by S. Marie Surles (Owner of

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Work-at-Home Company Listing: A sourcebook of over 1,000 companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistants. (HEA Work-at-Home Series)
Work-at-Home Company Listing: A sourcebook of over 1,000 companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistants. (HEA Work-at-Home Series) is a work-at-home job listing service. Our website offers job seekers access to thousands of available work-at-home job opportunities. Over the years we compiled a listing of thousands of legitimate telecommuting companies that hire telecommuters and virtual assistant. The companies listed in this EBook have hired people to work from home. A majority of the companies are accepting resumes for current and future job openings.


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      4 years ago

      May peace be on you and thank you for sharing!

      Working from home is THE ideal, but one should be careful because there are many scams on the internet.

      Read more about my website here: I teach individuals how to build an online business working from home.

    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Great suggestions, and many people really need your hub, useful hub.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      There are so many opportunities to work at home these days and that is an option I seek. Your information as sparked my interest and encouraged my dream to work at thome. Thank you for the tips and suggestions.

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      6 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub, and great comments. Im going to bookmark it and come back when I am a little more motivated.

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      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Important information, especially #4 considering the numerous scams there are out there in this area. I have a simple rule; if I have to pay someone else to get the job, it's not a job. Jobs are what people do that people who hire you pay YOU. :) Seems like a no-brainer, yet so many people get this one wrong.

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      Mrs Campbell 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Great advice. And know that if you reading these hubs, making comments, and writing hubs of your own, you are already on the path to working from home.

      Writing, blogging, posting, whatever - it's all a path of major cash flow if you work it at the right angles. Hubpages, Suite101,, all are sites that compensate writers.

      And, don't forget ebooks. allows writers to post their works for a nominal fee. You can upload your ebooks, sell them for whatever, .99 and watch the sells come flying in. Granted you wont get rich doing this once or twice - or heck maybe you will. But it takes work. A great blogger and writer that I follow is Felicia Williams at NOJOBFORMOM.Com. She's all over the internet and she frequently evaluates these paid writing sites, and her followers do as well.

      There is money to be made both from home and online, you just have to go out and get it, stick to it, and make it work for you.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Good advice from you. People who want to work from home should spend more time investigating the company they are interested in working for. Goodnight.

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      Pamela Cornes 

      7 years ago from Memphis, TN

      Great information...I'll definitely use this as I'm trying to work at home.

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      Deidre Shelden 

      7 years ago from Texas, USA

      This is very wise advice. I hope some will be warned by this post. :)

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      7 years ago

      Very well written hub with helpful information. Nice work! Look forward to your future writings.

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      7 years ago from Tychy

      So useful hub! Vote up!


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