This question, in all its many forms, has continued to be one that I am asked most often. As more and more “Working at Home” sites appear online, it’s apparent to me that there are many who would, at the very least, mislead those who are desperate to locate jobs that will allow them to work from home.
Still, most people still want to believe that they can earn a lot of income from home, typing, word processing or other paperwork from home.
Why wouldn’t they believe this? Thousands of websites claim that they have hundreds of such positions available (of course, for a fee), which are spread across the Internet.
I can understand this – because I was once in that very same position. I wanted to believe that there was any number of employers out there just waiting to hire me. After all, technology has advanced to such a point that we can have all the equipment we need to do the same job from home that we were once doing in the office, right?
There’s a reason, however, why these types of jobs are not generally available to those who are seeking them. A reason I never really stopped to consider.
Once I did, however, it became clear to me why most employers aren’t interested in having their clerical help located outside the confines of their offices.
So the question remains
Who DOES manage to locate and obtain those elusive work from home positions? And how?
The answer is simple – those who are ready to do their homework without relying on others to simply put hundreds of jobs in their laps simply join their affiliate site, and most of the information provided is usually free (if you know The words) Where to look).
The truth of the matter is that the great majority of work at home jobs are “hidden jobs,” not advertised to the general public, and almost always require much more than basic clerical skills from their applicants.
Therefore, if you are looking to work from home as an employee of another person, your first step is to determine what type of position is most appropriate.
Then be prepared to spend a significant amount of time and energy updating your skills, preparing your resume, locating the companies and employers who may have opportunities for which you are qualified, and presenting yourself professionally as a candidate for employment.
Sounds like a lot of work? You bet it is. But you must be prepared to do what is necessary if you are really motivated to locate and maintain a working position in the home.
Otherwise, you’re a prime candidate to fall victim to those who would have you believe that work at home jobs are abundant and available to anyone, even those with limited skill sets.
Educate yourself – only then will you be successful in locating the work at the home position you seek.