By Holly Reisem Hanna
There are many paths to the work at home lifestyle — from joining a direct sales company, to telecommuting for a large corporation or even starting your own business. And while I can offer advice on polishing your resume, how to prepare for a job interview, or tips for finding the right products to sell from home — the biggest challenge for most women is finding legitimate work at home jobs postings.
To help you with the most difficult part of your job search, here are some reputable resources and places to find legitimate work at home jobs.
The Work at Home Woman:
Let’s start with the obvious, here on The Work at Home Woman we have tons of pages with work at home job leads. The only problem was that they were all scattered around because they were posted as they were found — so here they are all listed in one convenient place.
- WAH Job Page
- The Work at Home Woman’s Daily Job Postings
- 10 Easy Ways to Make Money from Home
- Need Extra Cash? Try These 8 Work at Home Money Makers
- 9 Fun and Unusual Ways to Make Money from Home
- 25 Creative Ways to Save and Make Money Online
- 3 Unusual Ways to Make Some Money from Home
- 6 Tops Ways to Make Money from Home Quickly
- 16 Ways to Make Money from Home with Paid Surveys
- 12 Ways to Make Money with Your Smartphone
- 14 Short Task Sites for Making Money from Home
- 7 Odd Ways to Make Money from Home
- 10 Work at Home Jobs That Don't Require Being on the Phone
- 11 Sites That Will Pay You to Test Out Websites
- Huge List of Work at Home Jobs That Offer Benefits
- How to Figure Out What Work at Home Job is Right for You
- Where to Find Christian Work-at-Home Jobs
- Huge List of Work-at-Home Jobs Listed by Location
- 75+ Paid Writing Gigs
- Earn Extra Money
While you can start looking on some of the major job board sites like Career Builder or Monster for telecommuting positions, but niche related sites are a much easier way to go.
Here are the sites that I trust and recommend for finding work at home positions.
This is my favorite job board to find flexible work options (freelance, part-time work, telecommuting, flex positions and contract work). Yes, it costs a small fee to join, but it’s well worth it. All the jobs are hand screened for legitimacy, so you never have to worry about scams. This alone saves you tons of time, but what I really like about FlexJobs is their search functions allow you to customize your job search by certain factors, like employee vs independent contractor, part-time vs full-time, again saving you time. If you're dissatisfied with the service you can request a full refund; it’s also worth noting that they are a member of the Better Business Bureau.
This job board caters to freelancers, so if you write, blog, do web design or Internet research, are a programmer, app developer or a marketer — make sure to check out Upwork. Simply register for a free account, search thousands of freelance projects, and submit a proposal. Once you submit your proposal, Upwork will add a small service charge of 8.75% to the quote, which the client is responsible for.
Founded by well-known work at home advocate, Lesley Spencer Pyle, Hire My Mom is a professional job board for moms. Membership is just .33 cents a day or $29.95 per quarter. Job seekers must have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in their area of expertise, as well as a high level of honesty, professionalism, and integrity. Because Hire My Mom ensures the quality of each of applicant, they can attract top-notch employers who allow telecommuting arrangements. Make sure to check out all of their testimonials from moms who have easily found work at home jobs from Hire My Mom.
This is one of my favorite free sites to use when searching for work at home jobs and here's why. Indeed is an aggregated job board, which means their platforms pulls job listings from all the other major job board sites. This means you save tons of time because you don't have to search each job site individually. While the jobs are not screened, Indeed does requires that all listings contain a company name, location, job title and complete job description. Job seekers are also able to view the entire job description, and there's never a fee to apply.
Is a professional staffing company, that matches experienced professionals looking for flexible careers to top companies looking for professional talent. Simply register, search flexible job postings and apply – yes, it’s that easy!
Launched by Staffcentrix in 1999, Rat Race Rebellion is a highly respected company that specializes in home-based careers. Each day they offer new work at home leads where you can search for new opportunities or by category. Just be careful when using the site, they also have Google ads which look very similar to the leads, sometimes Google ads can lead to shady opportunities.
Work at Home Blogs:
While there are LOTS of work at home blogs on the web, there are only a handful that I really trust for work at home leads. The sites listed below are fellow publishers who I know personally and have worked with in some capacity.
A blog published by WAHM, Anna Thurman. Filled with job leads, a work at home job directory, and ways to make extra pocket cash. Much like Work at Home Adventures, Anna extensively reviews opportunities, so you get the low down on what opportunities are really worth pursuing.
Published by WAHM, Lisa Mills, each and every day Lisa posts a new job lead so that you can find the telecommuting job of your dreams.
The brainchild of WAHM, Leslie Truex, each week Leslie sends out a newsletter that contains new work at home job updates. She also shares new telecommuting positions via her blog.
Some other work at home blogs that I recommend, but that don't necessarily have job leads are listed below.
- 1099 Mom
- Single Moms Income
- Solo Smarts
- The Work at Home Wife
- Work From Home Happiness
- Working Naked
What sites do you recommend for finding legit work at home job leads?
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