I’m sure you won’t be surprised when I tell you that the best place to find work from home jobs is to search online for them. The internet is where most companies do their recruiting these days and you can find thousands of advertisements for home based job openings on hundreds of websites. They still use newspapers, magazines, and other traditional media as well but when it comes to looking for a work at home job, you are much better off using the internet for your search.
If you know what you want to do, try to find websites that deal with hiring for that particular area. Popular work from home jobs include telemarketing, market research and customer support. You can do any of those if you have a computer, internet, and phone.
You can also try searching large job recruitment websites. Some examples of these sites are hotjobs.com (operated by Yahoo), careerbuilder.com, indeed.com, craigslist.org, and many others. At these sites you can search for work from home jobs in any field and you do not even need to know what you want to do. You can just look at all the possibilities. You can also just search on Google and other search engines to find countless possibilities.
Think about the words that employers might use in their job title when they write their ad for a home based worker, and search for those words. Here are some examples: teleworking, home based, home job, telecommuting, homeworker, work from home, etc… Use all the variations that you can think of to maximize your chances of finding what you are looking for.
Remember that in many cases it does not matter much where the job is based because you will be doing it from home. So when you search, keep the geographical area as wide as possible. If it limits you to one state, search all the states individually. Although there are some instances where even though a company is hiring for a home based job you still need to live in their area, so be aware of that.
When you find something, take some time to prepare your application. It is true that there are many work at home job opportunities out there but there are also many people looking for them, so you need to stand out from the crowd when you apply.
The way to do this is to think about the employer and what problems they have that you could solve better than other people. For example, one of the major difficulties the employer of home workers has is that the people they hire are often unreliable. They lose interest in the work or have other priorities that come first in their lives, such as their kids or other jobs. So after a while the work is often not being done well, or even not being done at all.
This means that the issue of reliability is something that you should always address when you apply for a work at home job. What makes you sure that you are going to be able to do the work? Can you guarantee to give a certain number of hours per day to the job? Have you done anything else before where you had to put in time every day? Do your kids go to school or day care? If so, tell them. This will give you an edge over other applicants when you are applying for a work at home job.
It might take you a little time to find suitable home job opportunities and even more time to actually get hired for one, but it will happen eventually if you are persistent in your search. Just keep at it until you succeed at finding one and getting hired. Working from home has a lot of rewards to it so don’t give up if it is something you truly want to do.