Today is 11-11-11 and in response I have complied a list of ELEVEN of the best places to find work at home job openings. I list work at home job leads on another site, WAHjobleads.com, and in doing so, I have put together a list of sites I check regularly. Many people believe work at home jobs are rare but start following any of these sites and you will see the job boards are filled each and every day with home based jobs for telecommuters!
This list is the order I generally check when filling up my own Job Lead board, I find the most value starting at number 1 and don’t always make to number 11 before I feel I have seen enough for the day.
There are many helpful people at Work Place Like Home who post leads they find while doing their own research. Also, businesses will occasionally announce their need for people on the board and they even sometimes hang out to answer any questions people have! Workplacelikehome.com is a closed forum that requires you to register in order to view or post a message. It is free and although some find it burdensome to register, the process helps keep the site from being spammed as much as other similar open forums.
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This is a section of the WAHM.com site that posts daily job leads! I like how steady they are about posting leads and I have found some of the best home based job openings there! Just keep in mind that many of the postings are for telecommute jobs that some times require you to visit the office or are only partially telecommute. So, just keep an eye on whether the job is at home all the time or not and you will be fine.
This is one of the first places I began looking, years back. The site as a whole is great for Work at Home job seekers but the Daily Leads are the most valuable! Some things to keep in mind, many times the jobs listed are for specific areas, so keep an eye beside each listing. Usually there will be a city or state listed in parenthesis if it restricts its hiring to certain areas. Also, the top listings, the ones that are indented and listed under Featured Jobs from Screened Advertisers are paying to be listed. But I have never noticed Rat Race selling out to any kind of scammy or low quality home based job lead just to make money for listing. The site is a genuine service, they have costs to maintain and they spend a lot of time giving free leads, so I hope they make enough from their paid listings to keep it going and keep it free to us!
This site posts daily, featuring a home based job lead. The owner of the site, Lisa, is a good friend I met online thanks to us both working in this field. She is good at providing a range of different types of job leads. Although you will often see that many of the listings have specific job skills or experience, it also lists general work at home jobs that many people qualify for. I suggest signing up for her newsletter to get her daily featured home based job post sent to your email box!
The job listings here are really geared more toward freelance writers, especially blog-style writers. However, I realize that a big chunk of people working from home have turned to writing. The market is flooded with sites and people who need articles of all types written! Even if you are not an experienced writer, you may have a specialty or an area of interest that someone needs written about! If you have passion for something, your writing will show it.
Very similar to ProBlogger except that they don’t only list telecommuting jobs. You will have to sift through each and look toward the top for the location they list. Look for words like “Anywhere, Remote, Telecommute” to stay home and work for any of the writing jobs posted at BloggingPro.com.
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Another place that lists daily job leads. She usually has a good variety of work and she is consistent at posting daily. Many times I find unique listings on this site, ones that everyone else has not listed. So I try to visit this site regularly to find any diamonds!
or any other mainstream job boards- It can be difficult to find home based job leads on these boards because it is flooded with so many jobs and many spammy type of jobs that really are not of interest to anyone looking for a genuine home based job. But with the right keyword search and a good eye you can find some great job leads- especially if you are fine with phone work and customer service based jobs. (Keyword suggestions: telecommute, remote, work at home, home based)
I have mixed feelings about this site but there is enough value to it to list here. GenuineJobs keeps their home based job boards up to date and active. However, it will require a good eye to sift through the jobs listed to find the good ones. I see a lot of scam type jobs posted but I have also found many solid job leads. If you do not have a trained eye to spot a scam right away, it may be a good idea to avoid this site or you will need to do a good job at researching to be sure to avoid losing money, your personal information or a lot of time.
Similar to Workplacelikehome.com this is another forum where people are generous enough to share job leads and companies they know of that are hiring. I do not visit this one regularly just because it is messy, it is an open forum and so people like to post links to things that are not quality leads. But it is a good place and I have found a lot of value with it in not just finding out about job openings but also in learning more about the jobs themselves.
This is another site where I know the owner on a personal level. I know she spends a lot of time and puts a lot of heart into her site. She lists job leads weekly, which is why I had to put it down to number 11. I don’t visit it as regularly as the daily posted sites. Also, she mostly lists Craigslist listings. But my fear of Craigslist is really not warranted as there is spam and scam on every board- Craigslist does have a tremendous amount of quality job listings and if you have a good eye, like Traci from All Stay at Home has, you can find good home based job openings! I have never noticed a bad listing on her site, I think she does a fantastic job of only posting quality telecommuting leads.
These are where I visit to find jobs I would post on my site, WAHjobleads.com. I try to be particular and I usually try to avoid posting anything that has really specific requirements or only hire in very select areas. I also try to only list jobs that are 100% telecommute. If you are looking for a specific job type, such as Medical Transcription for example, then look for forums that are based on that line of work and you will likely find valuable resources, people listing jobs or you will find out where others are finding work within your category.
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