10 Ways to Search Job Sites for Work From Home Jobs

More and more of us are feeling the need to work from home these days, whether it’s because of a busy home or family life, a need for a more flexible schedule, or a plain old resistance to going into the office! Whatever your reasons are, working from home can be a wonderful alternative to the daily grind. However, finding work from home jobs can be a little tricky sometimes. When I search online for “work from home” jobs, the results I find are often spam or scams. Instead, I find it works much better to search for specific types of jobs. Here are some job searches you can try to find legitimate work from home jobs and a little information about the results of each one. Virtual Jobs Searching “virtual jobs” is a great idea because it will bring up jobs that require you to be available virtually (i.e. from home) instead of in person. This can include all kinds of things, ranging from virtual assistant work (taking care of administrative duties online, from sending emails to tracking finances, etc.) to running errands or doing virtual chores. Telecommuting Jobs This term is basically interchangeable with virtual jobs, except that it may require you to be available for more video calls and conferences. It implies that there is a remote office to which you are “telecommuting,” so the hours might be more concrete than a virtual job. Thus, this search is more for women who are seeking full-time or steady work from home employment. Freelancing Jobs Freelancing just means working as an independent contractor so these jobs could be anything from freelance movie production to freelance writing. I like to peruse these listings because you can undertake many different kinds of freelance jobs, so my work has the possibility of fitting my mood for the week. Remote Jobs This search will bring up all jobs that don’t require you to work from a specific place. However, it’s likely to pull up a lot of unpaid work or internships, as well as commission jobs, so make sure you understand the terms of the job before you contact anyone. Blogging Jobs Blogging jobs are great because they can almost always be done from home and can be fun! Larger blogging sites tend to employ paid bloggers to keep their sites updated regularly. You can often write on different topics that you’re qualified for and get creative with your work. The following jobs are more specific than searching simply for “work from home” jobs, but they will often offer work from home opportunities. Read the fine print of these job descriptions to understand exactly what they require. Outside Sales Associate Jobs These job postings are usually looking for someone willing to work off-site, whether it’s online or at a different location, to help companies and businesses with product sales. If you like interacting with people and are a good saleswoman, jobs like this can be fun and lucrative! Editing Jobs Often, publications, organizations or authors need outside editors to help them fine-tune writing for a website, article, books, etc. Outside editors can work from home and generally make their own schedules as long as they are willing to make deadlines. Of course, you’ll need to have stellar grammar skills to make this kind of work from home opportunity work for you. Design Jobs Design jobs are usually jobs for graphic designers, who sometimes have the ability to work as freelancers. Work from home design jobs may include doing things like designing ads, banners, websites or other promotional tools. If you have the right software to design from home, try your hand (or mouse) at freelance designing. Resume Writing Jobs This search will pull up either companies who outsource resume writers or individuals who need help with their resume. As a resume writer, all you have to do assess the skills of a particular individual and create a resume based off of those skills. You’ll likely even learn how to develop a better resume for yourself. Online Teaching Jobs Online courses are becoming more and more popular and the need for online teachers is growing! Qualified teachers can teach anything from test prep courses to guitar lessons to university level academics. This kind of work from home job often requires use of a webcam, so make sure you have a good one before applying. I hope this post helps you find the kind of work from home job you’ve been dreaming of! Good luck with your job search! About the Author Katie Elizabeth has been a freelance blogger, remote content coordinator and part-time writer of the Federal Resume Services for several years. Job searching is one of the most difficult parts of being a work at home woman, but finding the right work from home job is so rewarding! Follow Katie on Twitter @katiegelizabeth to get updates on her latest posts!By Katie Elizabeth

More and more of us are feeling the need to work from home these days, whether it’s because of a busy home or family life, a need for a more flexible schedule, or a plain old resistance to going into the office! Whatever your reasons are, working from home can be a wonderful alternative to the daily grind.

However, finding work from home jobs can be a little tricky sometimes. When I search online for “work from home” jobs, the results I find are often spam or scams. Instead, I find it works much better to search for specific types of jobs.

Here are some job searches you can try to find legitimate work from home jobs and a little information about the results of each one.

Virtual Jobs:

Searching “virtual jobs” is a great idea because it will bring up jobs that require you to be available virtually (i.e. from home) instead of in person. This can include all kinds of things, ranging from virtual assistant work (taking care of administrative duties online, from sending emails to tracking finances, etc.) to running errands or doing virtual chores.

Telecommuting Jobs:

This term is basically interchangeable with virtual jobs, except that it may require you to be available for more video calls and conferences. It implies that there is a remote office to which you are “telecommuting,” so the hours might be more concrete than a virtual job. Thus, this search is more for women who are seeking full-time or steady work from home employment.

Freelancing Jobs:

Freelancing just means working as an independent contractor so these jobs could be anything from freelance movie production to freelance writing. I like to peruse these listings because you can undertake many different kinds of freelance jobs, so my work has the possibility of fitting my mood for the week.

Remote Jobs:

This search will bring up all jobs that don’t require you to work from a specific place. However, it’s likely to pull up a lot of unpaid work or internships, as well as commission jobs, so make sure you understand the terms of the job before you contact anyone.

Blogging Jobs:

Blogging jobs are great because they can almost always be done from home and can be fun! Larger blogging sites tend to employ paid bloggers to keep their sites updated regularly. You can often write on different topics that you’re qualified for and get creative with your work.

The following jobs are more specific than searching simply for “work from home” jobs, but they will often offer work from home opportunities. Read the fine print of these job descriptions to understand exactly what they require.

Outside Sales Associate Jobs:

These job postings are usually looking for someone willing to work off-site, whether it’s online or at a different location, to help companies and businesses with product sales. If you like interacting with people and are a good saleswoman, jobs like this can be fun and lucrative!

Editing Jobs:

Often, publications, organizations or authors need outside editors to help them fine-tune writing for a website, article, books, etc. Outside editors can work from home and generally make their own schedules as long as they are willing to make deadlines. Of course, you’ll need to have stellar grammar skills to make this kind of work from home opportunity work for you.

Design Jobs:

Design jobs are usually jobs for graphic designers, who sometimes have the ability to work as freelancers. Work from home design jobs may include doing things like designing ads, banners, websites or other promotional tools. If you have the right software to design from home, try your hand (or mouse) at freelance designing.

Resume Writing Jobs:

This search will pull up either companies who outsource resume writers or individuals who need help with their resume. As a resume writer, all you have to do assess the skills of a particular individual and create a resume based off of those skills. You’ll likely even learn how to develop a better resume for yourself.

Online Teaching Jobs:

Online courses are becoming more and more popular and the need for online teachers is growing! Qualified teachers can teach anything from test prep courses to guitar lessons to university level academics. This kind of work from home job often requires use of a webcam, so make sure you have a good one before applying.

I hope this post helps you find the kind of work from home job you’ve been dreaming of! Good luck with your job search!

Katie Elizabeth has been a freelance blogger, remote content coordinator and part-time writer of the Federal Resume Services for several years. Job searching is one of the most difficult parts of being a work at home woman, but finding the right work from home job is so rewarding! Follow Katie on Twitter @katiegelizabeth to get updates on her latest posts!

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