Do you want to find a work at home job but aren’t quite sure where to start your search?
Maybe you want to quit your full time job to have more time at home with your kids? Maybe you are a stay at home mom who wants to earn some extra money to help with the family budget?
Whatever you are looking for, there is a work at home job out there for you and we can help you find it.
After working at home for over 12 years and helping many moms take the steps they need to find a work at home job, I am convinced that there is a work at home job out there for everyone who wants to work from home.
I went back to work for 6 months after my oldest son was born and cried every morning on my way into work. I LOVED my job. I’d just received a promotion just before my son was born and was working at my dream job.
. . . but I hated leaving my son every day.
I knew I had to contribute to our family finances somehow but I desperately wanted to do that from home so I didn’t miss out on being there with my son.
I got creative and over the years I’ve worked as a home daycare provider, customer service agent, blogger, virtual assistant, and consultant.
Working from home has allowed me to:
- Earn more money than I did working at my full time job
- Spend more time with my kids
- Be available to run for school pickup/drop off, school events, and emergencies
- Eliminate travel time and have more time available to do what I want to do
- Save money on eating out and work expenses such as a full work wardrobe
I love working from home and it has been a game changer for me.
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The question we get most often though, is where do you find a work at home job? There are so many scams out there that it can be hard to find something that will actually help you pay the bills.
Are you ready to find the perfect work at home job for you?
Search home-based job listings.
You can often find home-based jobs on places like Indeed. I’ve had better luck searching listings that cater to work at home jobs. Use the terms “telecommute”, “home-based”, and “virtual” in your search.
My favorite place to find jobs that will let you telecommute is Flexjobs. It is a paid service but they give you access to an unbelievable number of legitimate work at home jobs. The membership more than pays for itself. Sign up for Flexjobs here.
Create your own job. Sometimes you need to get a little creative. I make a great income blogging (find out how you can start a blog here). I know moms who do really well selling on Etsy, writing ebooks, offering services from their home, work as a lawyer, and many other things.
When I was a new mom looking for a way to quit my job and stay home with my baby, I discovered several moms in my neighborhood looking for childcare. I ended up opening a home daycare that did very well for me.
Facebook groups. Join Facebook groups in your industry and network. There are groups for everything from virtual assistant groups to graphic design. People often list work at home jobs but if they don’t, ask! It never hurts to ask. We have a Facebook group that focuses just on Work at Home Moms that we’d love to have you join.
Ask around. You may be surprised at some of the jobs that are available. When I was first starting out on my work at home journey, I began by asking if anyone knew of anyone hiring someone for a home-based job. I found a local insurance agency that was looking for someone to follow-up on leads that came into their office. It wasn’t a fit for me long-term but I was surprised at just how many jobs were out there that really could be done from home. Small business owners are especially open to home-based workers because it can be a more affordable option for them than bringing a full time person in-house.
Negotiate. Not all home-based jobs are advertised with a work at home option. Some employers may not have considered having a home-based worker but if you sell yourself well it may be something they are willing to try. Search for jobs that you believe you could reasonably do at home and apply. As you go through the interview process, put out feelers to see if they would be open to allowing the job to be home-based.
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