When you're searching for work from home job opportunities, it pays to browse many different job boards! I have found some real gems this way although I admit it can become tedious digging through tons of results.
However, I personally use many different sites for sourcing leads when I'm searching for things to add to my work at home job leads board.
Four Things to Keep In Mind Before You Start Searching For Home-Based Jobs
Different Boards = Different Results
Not all job search sites are going to give you the same results, which is why it's good to bookmark several different ones.
Sometimes Scams Are Posted On Job Boards
Not everything listed on these job search sites is legitimate. The usual rules apply — do your research and watch out for work from home job opportunities that seem suspicious or too good to be true.
If a scam is posted on a reputable job board, it does not mean the job board is not a good one to search. Scams can slip through the cracks almost anywhere.
Use Good Keywords
Using good keywords will help you narrow things down. When searching work at home, type in things like “telecommute,” “remote,” or “work at home.”
You can also narrow your results down further by typing in “freelance writing/writer,” “mystery shopping,” etc. based on the exact type of job you need, or even filter things by location.
Be Careful About Posting Your Resume Publicly
On the sites that let you post your resume online, be careful and only publish the bare minimum.
I've never actually done this with my resume so I'm not sure how it really works, but I would think it's not a good idea to have your address, phone, or other very personal information floating around for just anyone to access.
Where To Look For Work From Home Job Opportunities
Indeed is like the Google of job search sites. Their data comes from several different sources and they have great options for sorting and searching jobs.
As of now, Indeed is my favorite place to look for job leads. You should be sure to take advantage of their easy filtering options as well. It makes it super simple to narrow your results down to just the work at home jobs.
You can also read employee reviews for different companies on Indeed. This makes it very easy to decide if the job you're interested in is worth your time.
If you are in a country outside the US and you need to find a remote job, check out these instructions for finding worldwide work at home in Indeed.
Go here to check out Indeed.
FlexJobs is a”pay to access” site, but I've always thought it's worth the $14.95 monthly fee, especially considering you can usually sign up for less than this. There is almost always a deal going on for membership.
I signed up a few years ago. I was very impressed with not only the quality of leads (updated five days a week), but also the organization of the site and the fact everything really is scam-free.
Also, FlexJobs focuses on work at home and flexible jobs, so you're not browsing through as many things that aren't a fit.
If you only want to try it for one month, you can set things up in your account settings so your membership does not auto-renew once your first month runs out. Be sure to use promo code AFFILPROMO for 30 percent off.
Go here to check out FlexJobs.
Ad Hunt'rwas formerly known as “All of Craigs”. It's basically a search tool to help you search all the Craigslist results across multiple cities.
This simplifies things because you don't have to go to each specific city and type in your keywords. This one has been a lifesaver for me because you can often find great work at home job postings on Craigslist.
If you do decide to use Ad Hunt'r to search for work at home across Craigslist, be sure to check out these tips for avoiding Craigslist scams.
Go here to check out Ad Hunt'r.
Looking specifically for work at home tech jobs? Dice is a job board geared specifically toward tech jobs. Many of these are remote.
To find specifically remote jobs on Dice, you can type “work at home” in the search box OR take advantage of their filtering options which allow you to sort just work at home tech jobs.
Go here to check out Dice.
This is another very popular jobs board you may have heard of. I do search here occasionally and find good remote leads.
Zip Recruiter also has job seeker reviews for different companies to help you decide whether or not a company is worth applying with. This is something that I'm so glad many job boards are beginning to introduce!
Go here to check out Zip Recruiter.
Glassdoor is a fantastic site for search jobs, including work from home jobs, but my favorite feature with them are the worker reviews! You can browse through the reviews on different companies and find out those little details you need in order to determine if applying would be worth it.
Additionally, Glassdoor allows employees for different companies to anonymously post their salary information as well as a rundown of how the interview/application process goes. This is so helpful!
If you don't have a Glassdoor account, I'd highly recommend it if you're serious about finding a work at home job (or any type of job).
Go here to check out Glassdoor.
Blogs Sharing Work at Home Job Leads
In addition to those job search boards, I also recommend finding leads on some popular, reputable work at home blogs. Here are some of my favorites (as well as my own).
Real Ways to Earn Job Board
We add leads here 4-5 days per week and are extremely careful about what is added.
We try very hard to make sure I include leads that are open to, and will appeal to, many people.
I'd also recommend reading my e-book which teaches you exactly how to find work at home jobs on your own on the web AND gives you links to 150 companies that hire.
Work at Home Mom Revolution
Lisa at Work at Home Mom Revolution has a huge work at home job board plus highlighted leads on the main blog almost each day of the week.
The Work at Home Woman
Holly at The Work at Home Woman blog has a “Now Hiring” board with new leads added many days per week. Legit, reputable companies are featured.
Work From Home Happiness
Ashlee at Work From Home Happiness has a work at home jobs board that she updates weekly with new opportunities. Be sure to keep scrolling after you've seen the leads because below that, there is some very valuable information on finding even more remote jobs for yourself!
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Anna Thurman is a work at home blogger and mom of two. She has been researching and reviewing remote jobs for over 13 years. Her findings are published weekly here at Real Ways to Earn.