Monday, August 4, 2014


In today's economy I knew I needed to find a way to earn extra income. The ads are spread all over the internet and TV. Banners claiming you can earn $15-$75 per hour working from home. After weeks of researching I was able to find some possibilities that work, and several to avoid. When I recently lost my employment making money from home became a necessity.

Not all work at home opportunities are scams. Locating the right fit is a challenge that will take effort. The reasons for home employment are growing. It doesn't matter if you need to spend more time with your children, save traveling expenses or just want to be your own boss. There are many places on the internet that will give you the right direction to find what is best for your needs.

First step is to make a plan. What is it you like to do? What keeps you motivated to work every day? If you need suggestions these two websites have ideas and guidance that will not cost you. My focus is here because these are a "one stop" shop of information.

Work at Home Mom has a website at Positions are updated daily and filtered by location. Careers promoted on this site are not only available to moms. They are available to any qualified applicant. Job search and stay at home articles are also featured. Always be sure to check out any opportunity before you apply for a stay at home job.

Another useful website to visit is Work at Home Careers found at From survey taking, to writing, to administrative assistant; it is your option to be as creative as possible. The promotional articles contributed on Work at Home Careers offer great insight into the job search. You will also have the ability to upload our resume giving employers an opportunity to seek out your qualifications.

Once you have done some research and accepted an opportunity hit the task head on. The sooner you grasp the routine the quicker you will begin to obtain an income. You may choose something in the line of customer service which requires specific hours dedicated to addressing customer concerns. You will work on your own with a boss who will set a quota of output. It can be a relaxed atmosphere in an environment you are comfortable with. However, a higher degree of concentration and discipline will be required. Some employers will pay only by the amount of issues you address so you must be able to focus on the requirements and remain undistracted.

In the world of internet and computers there are an enormous number of professions available to do from home. Regardless of your computer usage occasions are available to earn from home. Accounting, Medical Billing and Virtual Assistants are more in demand to keep up with the growing small business industry. Some beginning opportunities will offer free train programs that outline basic computer skills. There is a demand for employees who have recent experience with on-line bookkeeping programs. Completing and transmitting accounting tasks electronically has become a more economical way for employers to maintain employees.

Be cautious who you deal with when looking for work at home. The most important tool is research. Never respond to an offer that requires you to pay an upfront cost to either job search or become employed. If something sounds too good to be true it's probably not. Working at home can be relaxing, casual, less stress and less expense. However, you must be committed to succeed. You must be positive that you are ready and willing to meet the requirements of working at home. If you are truly enthusiastic and stay on goal you can be surprised and rewarded.


Unemployment in today's world is scary. Jobs are getting harder to come by. Remaining proactive can be difficult when merely getting in the door is a challenge. More often than you'd think it truly is a case of who you know. Being unemployed is not who you are. It is merely a temporary deterrent. So let everyone know you are job hunting. Word of mouth can be the open door you need. You may come across that one person who has the job you are waiting for.

At one time jobs openings were advertised in the newspaper, or a simple sign was placed on the front door of a business. Applications were filled out in person and you got to meet face to face with a person who may be doing the hiring. Today jobs are posted on the internet, and jobs are applied for on the internet. Information is rarely given in job descriptions that would give you an opportunity to speak to anyone about the position you are going to apply for. You will find yourself blindly applying to jobs just hoping someone will call. Occasionally you may see a phone number, an address, or even a company name in the job listing. Use these tools, along with the internet to get an advantage. Do web searches using the company name and you will probably find a phone number. You can do a web search using the phone number which will more than likely lead you to the company name. You can Google the address and make an in person visit. Use any available information you have to get as much insight as possible about the job you are applying for.

Even though the internet can be frustrating, the internet can also be your most productive tool when searching for a job. There are many web sights available with job openings posted. One of the most useful is costs very little for the employer to post on and new jobs are posted throughout the day. It costs nothing for the job seeker to apply to open positions. As with other posting sites on you must be cautious. Read the scam warnings, and never apply to anyone who is asking for personal information over the internet such as social security number or birth date. is a tremendous wealth of information. not only has job listings, it also provides useful information for staying motivated. Listings on are updated several times throughout the day. The site is free to job seekers, however for a price you can upgrade your service and expand your resume distribution. You will find yourself frequently being redirected to a company website when applying for a position. The company website will require you to register and complete the application process along with sending a resume. This is very beneficial considering you are now able to follow up with the company you applied to. was one of the first career websites created, and continues to be one of the most visited. It ranks as the largest job search engine on the internet today. It costs the job seeker nothing to post a resume on, and listings are updated throughout the day. and are very similar in offerings. Click on "view simular jobs" to get a broader search of job listings.

Job openings once advertised in the local newspaper are now posted on the internet. partnered with many metropolitan newspapers to list job openings on Yahoo. These jobs are only updated once a day, and mirror what is listed in the local newspaper. Jobs listed on are generally more informational than those listed on You will be more likely to find the necessary follow-up information needed to inquire about your resume after you send it.

Apply with placement agencies. Don't be hesitant to apply with as many as possible. Placement agencies may require testing before presenting your application to employers. Once you have made an appointment with a placement agency plan on spending some time at there offices. When you have registered with the employment agency keep in contact. Be sure to get a business card with a phone number, and hopefully an e-mail address. Call often to keep them updated on your status and let them know you are still available. Check the agency's website frequently and follow up on any jobs you know you are qualified for.

Many placement agencies also offer temporary services. Ask if you can apply to be a temporary until something permanent is available. Check for other temporary agencies in your area. Many temporary positions become permanent if the employer is confident with your abilities. It's a great way to get in the door and show your skills.

Staying proactive and motivated is not always easy. If the resources available are used there are many opportunities open. Maintain your social networking. The support will help keep your stress level managable. Searching for a job can often be as much work as a job itself. Stay positive and that next job will be around the corner. Who knows, it may even be better than the last one