If you’ve ever been unemployed for an extended period of time, the wait to find another job can be excruciatingly slow. There are so many jobs, and so many positions, that are simply not available to you. When it’s posted and you apply, weeks later you get a kind note that says, in a friendly way, “Sorry, it’s been filled. Loser…”
Ah, but when you find the right job there’s no better feeling in the world. So, how do you go about finding that perfect job? Many sites have blogs and videos about what it takes to get a job, and what to look for when searching for at home jobs online. The first thing to think about is what you’re qualified to do. There is an old saying that goes something like, “Cows can’t lay eggs.” Use this as your mantra when looking for work anywhere, but especially when trying to find work at home jobs.
If you’re a writer, look for jobs in writing (naturally), editing, and proofreading. These positions, many of which are work from home positions, allow you the flexibility of keeping your own hours (many writers work at night, so this is an ideal situation), doing only the work you can, and doing a job in your field. There really isn’t a more humbling or humiliating situation than to be an accomplished writer who has to work as a temp or in a field where they can’t utilize what they know or love to do. Therefore, because cows have trouble laying eggs, find work in these three areas that are specific to your chosen field.
People who are good with numbers and math can find a lot of work at home positions doing data entry and accounting. Data entry positions require number crunching and knowing when the data given isn’t correct. Therefore, if you’re gifted with the ability, and have the training in, numbers and data, this is an ideal position.
As stated above, working from home gives you the benefit of working your own hours, leaving you with time to do other things, like run errands, take care of your family, housework, or anything else you need to do. When you set your own schedule, jobs in writing and data entry, as long as you can complete the assignment on time, can be very rewarding.
One job that tends to be the highest paying, and most desired, is a typist. Medical transcribers, court typists, and data entry specialists can make anywhere between $10 and $20 an hour! For anyone who hasn’t worked in a while, that’s big money. Even if you have been working that’s a lot of cash in terms of work at home jobs. The requirements are strict, but if you get the job you’ll want to do everything in your power to keep it.
There are many possibilities when looking for employment you can do from a home office. But you need to be aware that these are not simple jobs. They take dedication to the work, many hours, and attention to detail. So, if you can see yourself doing the work, give it a try!