how to find a job

How to find a job?

This is the struggle everyone who wants to earn money from home faces. 

Let’s admit it.

Remote jobs or work-at-home jobs are hard to find, especially with all those work-at-home scams out there.

Today, I will share some smart ways to search for real online jobs.

Before we get on with these great ways, you need to remember a few things.

Firstly, because work-at-home jobs are in high demand, the positions are not open for long.

Secondly, it is always good to do thorough research about the job, even if you have found the job on a very reliable website. I do my best to search for legitimate opportunities, but I would suggest you double-check.

Thirdly, always keep a bunch of sites bookmarked to check if there are any roles available.

Finally, be ready to allow some time to find the right work-at-home job. They are not easy to find, but eventually you will find the right one, if you persist.

If you want an easy checklist on how to search for a work-at-home job, I have a simple, step-by-step checklist. This can guide you to find your first work-from-home job easily.

Some real tips on how to find a job:

#1. Do a Good Old Google Search

I don’t mean that you should believe every website that is showing up for work-at-home jobs, but doing a Google search gives you an outline of some perfect places you can start searching for jobs.

Try to search in the first page results of your search (mostly authentic and credible websites are displayed on the first page). Another tip is to change your search terms and use terms like “freelance,” “telecommuting,” and “remote.” Modifying your search terms can give you more specific and better results.

#2. Search Forums

I find many legitimate jobs on some excellent work-at-home forums. Forums are a great way to explore fresh job leads (they can be unresearched or unverified). It works as a crowdsourced platform; people find jobs and post them there.

There are many forums that are exclusively for work-from-home jobs, like WAHM, workersonboard, etc. The one thing you need to remember with these forums is that you should always do your research about the job posted.

#3. Set Up a Google Alert

Personally speaking, I have found many new online jobs through Google Alerts. So how does that work? You go to Google Alerts and set up an alert for terms like “work-from-home jobs” or “online jobs” or any term that closely relates to the type of job you are searching for.

Once that’s done, you will start getting the latest news and articles about your alerts right into your inbox. I find this very convenient because I get all the targeted results to my email, so I can go through them without trying to filter them again.

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#4. Use Twitter

Did you know that you can search for authentic work-at-home jobs on Twitter? You definitely can! There are a couple of things you should be doing to find the right kind of jobs.

Firstly, follow the work-at-home companies that you know of. Usually, these companies post fresh jobs on Twitter (this platform has a lot of fresh content compared with other social media). Secondly, do your searches using the right hashtags, like #workfromhome, #freelance, #hustle, etc. In this way, you get the right kind of search results showing the jobs you want.

#5. Sign Up for Newsletters

This is another great tip: whenever you find a good blog/website or a job board, just sign up for their newsletter. The chances are that they send out job leads in their newsletters. I send out a weekly newsletter to my readers with exclusive jobs and other work-from-home opportunities.

That way you get targeted jobs in your inbox, and you don’t need to have a look through a million websites. A few quick tips I want to share are sign up for a good number of websites, do good research about the job leads you find, get and have a separate email address for this purpose, as you don’t want to fill up your inbox.

#6. Read WAH Blogs

Though the web is full of work-at-home scams, there are some great blogs that have very useful information about work-from-home opportunities. These blogs regularly post articles about work-at-home jobs, side hustles, home businesses, etc.

If you are looking for some very legitimate and useful info on making money from home, then you need to get this list of blogs. I am listing some of my favorite work-from-home blogs below. Make sure to visit them regularly for fresh jobs and other online options.

#7. Check Work-at-Home Job Boards

There are many legitimate job boards that have various freelance, work-at-home, crowdsource, and remote job options. These job boards have positions listed according to your expertise, skills, and location.

Some of the job boards like Virtual Vocations, We Work Remotely, Working Nomads, etc. are free to join. You can also find many remote jobs on paid jobs boards like FlexJobs and Contena.  

If you are looking for scam-free work-at-home jobs, then there is no better place than FlexJobs. This is the most authentic job board that lists remote jobs from all over the world. The jobs are thoroughly researched and totally legit. Get your FlexJobs subscription today! You can get the subscription up to 30% off with the promo code AFFILPROMO.

If you want fresh work-at-home job leads every week, sign up for our FREE newsletter, which delivers new online jobs and side hustle ideas right into your inbox.

#8. Create a Profile on Freelancing Sites

Freelance projects are great to get started with when you want to work from home. Freelancing is a perfect way to test the waters before you jump into full-time work-from-home positions. You can get an idea about the kind of work schedule you will have and the working method.

There are many authentic freelance websites like Upwork, Freelancer, Toptal, Guru, etc. You will need to register, take some tests to show your proficiency, and bid on projects. It might take some time to get started on freelancing websites, but it can be a great starting place.

#9. Use Craigslist

This is another option for searching for good work-at-home jobs, especially when you are searching for your particular location. But keep in mind that Craigslist is quite famous for scams as much as legitimate jobs. The way I see it, there are scams everywhere; you just have to verify the jobs and be careful with the process.

The process to apply is quite simple. You will have to filter by your location and type in the jobs you are looking for, and you get the relevant results. Once again I want to remind you: be watchful of the scams and verify the job listings.

#10. Start a Home Business

While you are considering work-at-home jobs, you can also try some very profitable home businesses like virtual assisting, bookkeeping, flipping, home staging, etc. These are not your traditional work-at-home jobs, but the biggest factor that propels many people to start home businesses is the income potential.

If you start with the right training and guidance, you have a good chance of making a great income from home with these online businesses.

Many people find it quite overwhelming to search for real work-at-home jobs, but if you use the right ways and watch out for the scams, you can land a good online job within a short period of time.

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

Hi, I am Sireesha and thank you for stopping by to know me. I am a work-at-home mom, side hustler and a firm believer in making 'working from home' a success for everyone. I have worked in a remote job for over 11 years and tried many side gigs. I have been featured on many popular websites like Forbes, Business Insider, American Express, QuickBooks, The Muse, Moneyish, Virtual Vocations, Spark Hire, Bustle, Fairygodboss, Side Hustle School, Payoneer, Jobbatical, Skillcrush.Read more...

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