How To Find A Work At Home Job

Finding a work at home job might sound like an impossible task but knowing where to look will put you on the right path. I have been working from home for the past seven years and I have never had any issues when it comes to finding work from home. I have compiled some wonderful resources for you and I hope they help you on your work at home journey.

  1. Work Place Like Home - This should be your first stop if you are looking for a work at home job. Work Place Like Home aka WPLH is a very large community that has forums for just about every work at home job out there. There are also several wonderful forum members that post daily job leads. I highly suggest you sign up for a free account at WPLH.
  2. Work At Home Mom  - Work At Home Mom aka WAHM is another wonderful resource if you are looking to get into the work at home arena. There are several job leads posted every day and a lot of freelance opportunities are posted by people looking to hire. I do not find WAHM to be as organized as WPLH, but it is still a wonderful resource.
  3. Rat Race Rebellion - This is a wonderful resources if you do not want to sign up for another message board. Rat Race Rebellion posts several jobs leads every day. You can also sign up for their daily newsletter, everyday you will be notified of any work at home job opportunities.
  4. WAH Adventures – WAH Adventures is a wonderful blog ran by a group of ladies you have plenty of experience in the work at home industry. At WAH Adventures you will find job leads, tips on working from home and much more.
  5. Real Ways To Earn Money Online – This is another blog that provides wonderful job leads, information on working from home, will update you on the latest work at home scams and much more. I have found several fun ways to earn money through this blog.

I hope this list of resources helps you find your first work at home job or maybe even another work at home job. If you have any resources you would like to add please feel free to post the link in the comments.

ACD Direct

ACD Direct

 

ACD Direct is an excellent company to work for if you need something extremely flexible. At ACD Direct you would be answering phone calls for several different clients. The work is fun, easy and non-stressful!

If you get hired on with ACD Direct you will be required to pass a criminal background check, at your expense. You will also be required to go through some basic training which typically last a total of 6 hours.

You will also be required to work a minimum of 5 to 10 shifts a month.

You will schedule your shift in 1/2 hour increments and there are shifts available 24/7 365 days a year.

There are lots of options to move up within the company.

You are paid by the minute and typically there is no pay guarantee.

ACD Direct pays twice a month through direct deposit.

There is a very strict no background noise policy in place. If you do not have a quiet area in your home, I strongly suggest not applying.

The biggest complain from most agents is the call volume can be very slow at times. It would be hard to make a full-time income with ACD but if you are just looking for a little extra money, I would recommend ACD.

You can submit an application here.

 

Working Solutions

I have worked in several virtual call centers and in my opinion Working Solutions is by far the best. The staff at Working Solutions is very professional and they make you feel like you’re a valued agent and not just another number. Most of the projects are customer service based but there are a few that involve sales. If you are interested in applying make sure you have a Microsoft Windows computer, land line phone without any features on it or the ability to turn the features off and high-speed internet.   As with any work at home company there are some pro’s and con’s to working here.

Pros:

  • You set your own schedule on most projects you have to be willing to commit to at least 15 hours per week.
  • They have several different clients you can tried to get hired with.
  • The project managers are extremely nice (I am on my third project and have yet to come across a bad manager)
  • You are an independent contractor (This might be a con for some but it’s a pro for me)
  • Pay is every two weeks.
  • You are paid based on talk time (minutes on the phone with a customer) but they offer a guaranteed rate incase you don’t have any talk minutes during that shift.
  • Training is great and paid!

Cons:

  • The waiting list can be very long, in fact I’ve heard some people have waited up to four years to get in. I waited three months to get in and I know a lot of other people who have been accepted fairly quickly.
  • Once you are in it can take a while to be put on a project. The average wait time for a project is two weeks to 3 months. This time frame really does vary depending on the companies needs and your qualifications.
  • The tech support team is excellent but I find that sometimes it takes them a while to get back to me. This isn’t a major issue but I have worked with other virtual call centers that had 24/7 live tech support.

If you would like to apply complete the application here.

 

Considering a WAH Job?

Maybe you have been considering working from home. Are you tired of the traditional 8 to 5? Before you give up your day job there are some things to consider. Getting a WAH job is very different than working in a traditional office setting.

1. Does your spouse make enough to cover the expenses while you are finding work at home employement? Finding a wah job can sometimes take months if not longer.

2. Do you have enough in savings to cover expenses?

3. Do you have the right equipment to work from home? Most companies will require you to have a dedicated phone line, a personal computer, printer and a USB headset.

4. If you plan on doing phone work, do you have someone to take care of your children?

These are all things you should think about before starting your work at home career. You should also factor in the time it takes to obtain employment from home. Some companies have a waiting list of one year or more. You should also think about the type of work you want to do. Some of the most popular work at home jobs are:

1. Freelance Work (Writing, Editing and Web Design)

2. Customer Service

3. Sales

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5. Lead Generation

Throughout the next few weeks, I will be posting more information on all of these areas of employment.

Do you work from home? What is the best tip you can offer to people just starting out?