Have you ever seen an ad that looked like this? “WORK FROM HOME! $50,000/month! No start-up fees!”
Although the promises are tempting, proceed carefully. There are a lot of scams in the newspaper and on the internet – especially on job boards.
To find a legitimate work-at-home opportunity, start by subscribing to a flexible job search database.
Essentially, these companies locate credible work-from-home, part-time, and flexible job opportunities FOR YOU. From there, you can select those that are in your area of expertise and apply.
Here are four different options with good reputations and strong testimonials from users.
FlexJobs: FlexJobs is a site “where you’ll find the best telecommuting and online jobs, from freelance to fulltime, all hand-screened and legitimate. Guaranteed.” The site has over 2,000 active, current telecommuting jobs in over 50 professional categories. Subscriptions are $14.95/month or $49.95/year.
HireMyMom.com: HireMyMom.com exists “To provide businesses with top talent for temporary and permanent projects while enabling mom professionals to capitalize on the freedom and flexibility to do top-rated work from home.” At any given time, there are typically 200+ opportunities available. Most of the positions pay between $10-30/hour, but there are also positions that are contract and/or commission-based. Some of the positions are permanent; others are temporary. A quarterly membership is $29.95; an annual membership is $99.95.
Mom Corps: Mom Corps works to match professionals with flexible job opportunities suited to candidates’ qualifications and scheduling needs. Candidates fill out a detailed profile, specifying their professional experience and needs for flexibility. Once registered, candidates can search and apply directly to active jobs. In turn, employers search the database for candidates matching their qualifications and notify the select candidates they wish to have apply. Membership is FREE! To register (upload your resume, search, and apply for active jobs) – it costs you nothing. Not a mom? The business insists that they will “place any type of candidate and deliver the best talent for our clients, regardless of gender or personal background.”
10 til 2: 10 til 2 is a part-time placement service that specializes in placing college-educated professionals into long-term, part-time positions. Fill out a profile and upload your resume so interested companies can contact you. While you wait, you can search posted jobs and express interest in ones that might be a good match for your skills. The service is free for job-seekers.
Best wishes on your quest to work from home!