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Home Employment Tips and Advice

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.


Home Employment Tips

Every day the Internet is enabling lots of individuals to discover the perfect online employment opportunities and this is enabling many to work from the relaxation of their own home. If you are looking for employment that you are capable of doing at home then you will have many alternatives when you begin to search. There is a wide range of opportunities available so you will be able to choose the ones that match your requirements and credentials. However, when doing your search, keep in mind that the Internet is full of excellent possibilities as well as incorrect guarantees from internet sites providing you a way to create money fast. You have to be cautious that you don't fall for any of these systems and end up squandering your money.

Free Job Listing Sites

There are many internet sites that will guarantee to show you ways to get paid in exchange for becoming a member for a fee. There are many internet sites that can provide you with quality training at a cost. Do not believe in any internet sites that would require you to pay cash upfront to become a member without doing your research first, that way you will decrease your possibilities of losing your money. Always make sure to check out the websites you are expecting to be a part of. A site that has nothing to hide will have all the details you need easily available for you to explore. Some trusted internet sites where you can find online work are, Elance, Odesk and These internet sites function by putting you in contact with potential businesses and you get payment once you have accomplished the job. These type of job sites are becoming more and more popular because job seekers are eager to find employment or a side job to meet expenses.


Stay Away from Scams

There are many excellent genuine internet sites like the ones described above that will not need any sort of money to begin. They will not promote catch phrases such as "get cash quick" or "earn countless money in days". When working at home you will be able to create as much money as you want but you will need equal amounts of effort and perseverance. There is no mysterious key that will allow you to become a huge success quickly, like many internet sites may guarantee.

Be Prepared

Potential businesses will most likely contact you, either through the phone, email or online. You will need to list your experience and expertise. Obtaining the work you want may be very competitive as there will be intense competition with job seekers fighting to get the same employment as you. Therefore, be ready to describe why your experience is the best for the position.


Update Your Resume

Resumes are the most important tool to locating a job. We always recommend keeping your resume updated along with your skills and experience. In the objective always place the type of job you are looking for and let the employer know you are seeking a telecommuting position. Include a summary that gives the employer a brief view of your experience for each job you have done. This allows employers to look at your resume without having to view the whole document and make a quicker decision. For the experience section, leave the most information for the job that best matches the job you are seeking. List all the other jobs as reference for employers. Education is mainly important if you took a course or class for particular subject that can help you perform your job. If you do not have any other education other than high school, you can leave the education off your resume. List all the home office software and equipment you have in your home so the companies know you are prepared to get to work. Always include references so employers can check your credentials to insure you can are able to get work done and that you can be relied upon.

Free online work gives you the independence to enjoy working at home and the ability to set a schedule that you are comfortable with. You will be able to make as much money as you want but be ready to put in the work and time that is required as well.

Our best tip for job seekers who want to work from home or who are currently working from home is to pace their daily tasks around their jobs. When people work from home, they neglect other parts of their lives and things can get out of control so we suggest taking some time out of their day to get the most important things completed. -

Work at Home Resources

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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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Helpful and informative on Home Employment Tips and Advice, definitely a useful hub to many online workers.

    • Kate Mc Bride profile image

      Kate McBride 

      6 years ago from Donegal Ireland

      This is a great hub full of sound advice. I also had a look at the HEA website and it looks like a very good resource indeed. Thank you for sharing this useful information. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I will forward this great hub to people I know looking for a job.. excellent resource out there. You did a great job with this hub

      nice to meet you


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      Joshua Nyamache 

      6 years ago from Kenya

      This is a great hub. Good tips.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Angela, a great tip. I like your point about the sites that promise quick cash in days. That is not realistic, indeed. Working from homr takes a lot of discipline and hard work! Glad to come across this gem of a hub, which I share!

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      Healthy Life 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very useful. With children I need the flexibility so will check out some of those sites you mentioned. Have you tried writing for any of them and were you successful? Thanks so much for the information.

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      6 years ago from Virginia

      Being a stay at home dad, I can greatly use the information that you provided in this hub. Good rule about no money down....I have done some looking into this before....and when the website asks for my credit card ends my search. Great links on some interesting books...voted up and useful.

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      Girish puri 

      6 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      very nice suggestions for employment from home, and it is useful for many, voted up.

    • prasetio30 profile image


      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub. I love your tips. Thanks for share with us. Voted up and take care!

    • CrazedNovelist profile image

      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      Useful article Angela. What kinds of jobs can people take up from their own home?

    • shalini sharan profile image

      shalini sharan 

      6 years ago from Delhi

      this was a really useful hub Angela, i am sure many people are benefitting from it :)

    • Jenna Pope profile image

      Jenna Pope 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      This is a good resource for moms who want to stay home with their kids. Voted up.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I like the idea of first checking the details of a website. We have a lot of scam websites on the internet that promise better online jobs but they just want to con many job seekers. If a website is genuine there would be nothing to hide. Great hub with useful tips, voted up, useful and shared.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Awesome tips regarding employment at home. I already started it since I joined HubPages. Online writing is one of my sources in earning passive income these days.

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      6 years ago

      I would live to work at home! Thanks for some useful info on your hubs!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very useful and helpful information, thank you and voted up

    • Angelme566 profile image


      6 years ago

      A very good suggestions , heard of Elance and Odesk but the third one only now mi hear. I will check on that site. Thanks so much for sharing this thing.. Vote up and shared.

    • vespawoolf profile image


      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      These are great suggestions. I have found work through Odesk before, although that was a while ago. I know my father hires some of his employees through that site. Thank you for the useful reminders!

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      Olde Cashmere 

      6 years ago

      A great and useful article for anyone looking to make money from home in a realistic fashion. Voted up, useful, and awesome :)

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      Stacy Harris 

      6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      Great information. It is hard to find reputable companies when working at home! Thanks for the tips!

    • Ruchira profile image


      6 years ago from United States

      Great information Angela. I love this aspect of WFH. It saves so much!

      voted up indeed :)

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      What a great hub which I am sure many will benefit from. I vote up, save and look forward to so many more.

      Take care and enjoy your day.


    • Angela Kane profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Kane 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thank you and there are a lot of other websites not listed in the article that provide free work at home job opportunities. You just have to know where to look.

    • Angela Kane profile imageAUTHOR

      Angela Kane 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thank you

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      6 years ago

      Awesome article! Those who want to work at home, need to read this! One should never pay to work, even at home. And if it sounds to good to be true, most likely it is. Working from home is still fact it could be more challenging with no boss or time clock....

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Very good, Angela. I didn't know there were websites out there that could put you in touch with home work.

      There's lots of valuable info here that first-time homeworkers really need to know. Especially about not putting any money down first and doing the research first. So many people ignore this step and usually get burnt.

      Voted up, useful and interesting. Socially shared.


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