The possibility to work from home represents an ideal solution for those who want to make more money, have more free time to spend with the kids, and more freedom to enjoy life, or for those who are fed up with traveling miles and miles from home to their workplace and back every day.
Of course, that ideal is rarely realized, so most people find themselves going through the motions feeling stuck in that “Groundhog Day” called Corporate America. Yet constantly wondering where and how they could possibly find a home based job or business of their own, that will ultimately free them from the daily grind so that they can finally live the life of their dreams. Does this little description sound like you? If so, you are not alone, millions of people are looking for alternative ways of making a living from home. This article will provide you with some direction.
Let the world know you wanna work from Home
Human resources specialists say that home based jobs are advertised mostly on specialized job sites, but also on different forums, social networks or in the media. Of course, not all the offers to work from home are genuine, but, usually, those that are do not require that you invest any money, they come from companies that can be verified and determine that you go through a certain recruitment process.
As you will probably see for yourself, in the beginning, the earnings are not that great, but decent enough to cover your basic living expenses in the beginning. In order to obtain a home based job, or at least find some opportunities, specialists recommend that you follow the same steps as if you were looking for a regular job:
- Let everyone around you know what you want, because they could see an offer you missed or know someone that knows someone in the work from home industry. Tell your neighbors, friends, relatives and work colleagues.
- Post your intentions online, on your social network profiles, your messenger status or on the various forums you are a member of. You never know who might have a connection.
- Attend job fairs.
- Look for offers online. There are numerous job websites you can check for specific work from home job opportunities.
- Join work from home forums. There are several out there that can provide excellent information about how to get started. A good one to check out is http://www.work-at-home-forum.com.
To make sure the opportunities you find are for real, it’s a good idea to search for information on the company advertising for the job online. You can start by visiting the official website of that company or various forums, whatever suits your interests, but don’t give up until you find something, no matter if it is good or bad. You cannot be the first person interested in that offer, and someone out there will tell you sooner or later if it is worth following or not.
Among the offers to work from home, you will probably find proposals to join MLM networks that have become quite popular and have managed to bring success to a large number of people from all social categories, some more successful than others. A network marketing or direct sales opportunity is for those who are looking for true financial freedom and are willing to put in the necessary work to build their own company instead of working for someone else. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, there are some really good companies out there, just make sure to do your research.
Also, don’t forget about online and affiliate marketing which can also create passive residual income. For more information, check out Warriorforum.com. You’ll find tons of help and information on internet and affiliate marketing and how to get started.
For those non risk takers, there are also companies looking for call center agents (tech support or voice mail), willing to let you work from home on the condition that you be available within a certain time schedule and that you have a phone land line as well as reliable and fast internet connection.
There are also copywriting and editing jobs available in various fields, offered mostly by magazines and information websites, but also by various content service providers, and you may want to consider tutoring and accounting as well. Freelance writers are in high demand for those with and entrepreneurial spirit. A great source for copywriting jobs is Elance.com and Odesk.com.
As you may have realized, in order to work from home, you usually need excellent communication and interpersonal skills, but what you don’t already have can certainly be learned with patience and dedication.