The best way to get a work at home job is to search on the internet. That is where most companies do their advertising these days. Of course they still use newspapers and magazines too, but when it comes to looking for people to work from home, they want to target a wide area.
If you know what you want to do, try to find websites that deal with that particular area. Popular ways to work from home include telephone sales, market research and customer support. You can do all of those on the phone although you may also need to use email.
You can also try searching large job recruitment websites. One example of such a site is www.hotjobs.com which is operated by Yahoo. Here you can search for jobs in any field and you do not even need to know what you want to do. You can just look at all the possibilities.
Remember that it does not matter much where the job is based. The point is to find something that you can do from home. So when you search, keep the geographical area as wide as possible. If it limits you to one state, search all the states individually.
Think about the words that employers might use in their job title when they write their ad for a home based worker, and search for those words. Here are some examples: teleworking, home based, telecommuting, homeworker, etc. Use all the variations that you can think of, e.g. home-based as well as home based.
When you find something, take some time to prepare your application. It is true that there are many work at home job opportunities but there are also many people looking for them, so you need to stand out from the crowd when you make your application.
The way to do this is to think about the employer and what problems they have that you could solve better than other people. For example, one of the major difficulties the employer of home workers has, is that the people they hire are often unreliable. They lose interest in the work or have other priorities that come first in their lives (often, their kids). So after a while, the work is often not being done well, or even not being done at all.
This means that the issue of reliability is something that you should always address when you apply for a work at home job. What makes you sure that you are going to be able to do the work? Can you guarantee to give a certain number of hours per day to the job? Have you done anything else before, where you had to put in time every day? Do your kids go to school or day care? If so, say so. This will give you an edge over other applicants when you are applying for a work at home job.
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