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Get Your Work At Home Questions Answered!

1 November 2010 32 Comments

The job search process can be very lengthy and stressful, especially if you’re just starting off and you don’t have much experience dealing with employers and recruiters. It becomes even harder when you start looking for a job you can do from your home office, no matter if it’s part time or a full time gig. There are thousands of people in the same position as you, so be prepared to wait a while before you land your first telecommuting job. Well, unless you’re very lucky. The key to this is having some patience, knowing the pitfalls (scams) and being persistent.

Due to the many questions we receive daily at our help desk we’ve decided to have a question and answer session at the start of every month, which will allow you the job seekers to ask us any career relating questions that you may have. It’s ok to have questions, especially since the work from home industry is clouded in many scams and it’s so easy to fall prey to them.

If you have any questions about working from home or securing a work at home job, don’t hesitate in posting your question in the comment section below. We’ll try our very best to get you an answer in a timely manner and if we can’t I’m sure our readers would be very happy to jump in and assist wherever they can. There are NO STUPID QUESTIONS… so don’t be shy.

Get your work at home questions for the month of November answered below!

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  1. Let’s take a closer look at some of your work at home questions.


  • Beth Price said:

    I need serious help finding a job where I can work from home. I have no previous work experience and am having a very hard time finding anything! I just need to make 500-600 USD a month. Any suggestions?

  • Erica said:

    Try Arise. You get trained. you have to pay for training, but it is all legit. It has an A+ on BBB and I am going through the training process now. 1 down side is that you have to get incorporated (be your own business entity) but you can work under another business like seeingangelstwobytwo.com. They will take you through the steps. It is worth a shot.
    Good luck. P.S. if you need some more info send me an email raynespellz@yahoo.com. I am Erica, just write arise in subject box so I just don't delete you.

  • J.S. said:

    For a small fee, you can subscribe to flexjobs.com and they screen their postings… I saw an advertisement link on Genuine Jobs’ site for them at one time. Also there are some free sites too… like rat race rebellion. You have to find a job to fit your needs, so apply to jobs that suit you. I hope this helps! God bless.

  • Pam said:

    I quit working in Jan. 2005 due to health problems. Really need to get a job working from home. Was an office administrator and did marketing for my last employer for 17 years and he would give a reference. I still have marketable skills. You were referred to me as being a legitimate place to get home based employment. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

  • madats said:

    Hi Team
    I am from India and would like to know work from home is applicable for indians for this website.
    Please let me know if there are Indian companies advertising in this site.
    Also, I am interested in work from home from india for foregin companies as well. Please advice if foregin companies prefer indians to work on there assignments.

  • volen vlachkov said:

    I need serious help finding a job where I can work from home. I have no previous work experience and am having a very hard time finding anything! I just need to make 500-600 USD a month. Any suggestions?

  • Robin said:

    I am from Singapore but all the Work At Home jobs are based on the U.S. Any works that can be done from SG?

  • Purity said:

    Hi Beth, trust you are well. Although I'm in the same boat as you I would advise you not to rush and commit to all those offers. Read well their terms and conditions first, some are not as straight forward as they advertise. Good luck and do not give up.

  • William said:

    I also need help finding a work from home job. I am internet savvy and computer literate. I have been searching for a long long time and I never stop believing I can find one. I know a work from home job if its a scam or not so please don't try to fool me.

  • Sessie Leitao said:

    I am so fed up searching a job, looks like no employer is hiring. I am looking for a part time job or a freelance in accounts, administration, data entry or something related to these fields.

  • Georgina Heley said:

    I need to work from home i am now a single mum and have always worked, i work in the office sector but am willing to try almost anything. Does anyone have any genuine work at home where i dont have to pay upfront? Please help any ideas are gteatfully received.

  • Patrica said:

    I'm in the same boat, I'm practically desperate to find any work from home job! I can['t really call what I'm doing now a job, because I'm just helping an old high school teacher with grading papers, typing, writing, going on varies websites to help with IEP's sometimes. But it's not under an application, just something on the side, I just need something to do, because I wanna desperately help my family out with bills and all.


    I have experience in typing, data entry, marketing and sales but work as a public servant in a very busy place but the salary paid is not worth supporting a family of two let alone one of five.

    Need help

  • Tim said:

    I worked for fourteen years as a teacher and I have a Masters degree in professional development. How do I find a job that comes close to replacing the $70,000 salary I was making? No one seems to care that I have an advanced degree, and the only jobs I have been able to procure in the past year are all entry level and not very challenging. At two jobs I spent months copy and pasting material and working on spreadsheets. I know I can contribute more than just copy and pasting, or is this the value that society has now put upon those with advanced degrees?

  • Tracey Kramer said:

    I am a retired medical transcriptionist looking for something different. I am looking for part-time work from home. I would be good at light data entry, proofreading, placing ads, clerical, etc. I don't like all of those scammy ads where you have to pay money for a job. A person should not have to pay money to work.

  • Oluwatobi said:

    I need someone to help me in securing a work at home job which is reliable and pays well.
    I do not mind to work with you if yours require additional hand.
    I do not mind to receive average pay.
    Till I hear from youe end.


  • Oluwatobi said:

    I need someone to help me in securing a work at home job which is reliable and pays well.

  • Pamela said:

    if you are looking to stay in the education field, try and online college like WGU. They hire online instructors and mentors. Not sure how much they pay though, but it might be challenging at least.

  • Walter said:

    I also have advanced degrees with a Master Degree in Educational Psychology. I also finished training in Medical Transcription but everyone wants experience but not willing to give a person a chance. I'm retired and would like to help contributing to the family. Not much money is required, just a chance to feel useful. Any suggestions would be helpful. thanks and have a great day!

  • Larry Tulfo said:

    Hello! My name is Larry Tulfo and I am thinking about working from home. Most of my experience has been in the office field but due to some issues in life, I am now workinhg in the construction field. My question is that like I said earlier, now I have some background issues. Most of the jobs that are legit from work at home requires a background check. Will this make my job search a lot more complicatec? Please email me bacvk when you can at ltulfo@yahoo.com Have a great day! LT

  • gbautista02 said:

    I am looking for a work at home job that is reliable & that I'm able to work flexible hours during the evenings. I am taking a Medical Transcription course and I'm almost done with this but everyone needs 3-5 years experience. I am unable to do phone calls so a call center is out of the question. I have excelled data entry skills, I'm an International Poet through Noble House in New York so I have writing experience. I have an extensive background in the medical field as an office assistant & have experience in transcribing meeting minutes, interviews & physician outcomes when it comes to case reviews. I find that I'm a very good editor because I'm always finding typographical errors in books & other writings, I just don't have the piece of paper behind me. I also have a blog up & going to get more writing experience out there for me. I just want someone to give a gal a break when it comes to not having experience! Just because I don't have experience doesn't mean that I can't prove to you that I can do the job correctly! Any help in finding something that I can do as I'm able, that has a reasonable pay rate would be great!!! Thanks!

  • Doreen said:

    Am also badly looking for a part time home job which requires free membership. I have a degree in accounting & finance and computer knowledge but no experience in home jobs. Pliz help thankx

  • peggy garman said:

    I have been unemployed for the past 19 months. My husband has passed away this year and I no longer have his income to pay bills with. I have been looking for a data entry job from home that is legit. I do not know how to get started. Applied for rebate processor, never heard from them. Of course I got my money back. I need help getting started on a data entry job from home. I am getting very desperate.

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  • jumbieg said:

    Please see: http://www.genuinejobs.com/telecommuting/can-glob… I posted a response to this common question we receive.

  • Gopinath said:

    I need someone to help me in getting a job at home (Dazta Entry) Typing convert job which is reliable and paying well. Having good experienced in typing and speed in (English)

    Please email me back when you can at gopinathc_pillai@yahoo.co.in. I am waiting any comments from your end.

    Please help me
    Thanks a lot.

  • lawrence said:

    I am a public servant with good typing and writing skills who badly needs a part time job. I’m experienced in copy writing, transcribing and writing articles. All i need is a chance to prove myself in any related jobs. I also have a loan so what i’m taking home is not worth buying even a grain of salt. Please help. Thanks

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  • Bruce said:

    I am desperate to find an online postion that delivers all that it promises.
    My wife and i have a low budget so it is frustrating to have people asking for money all the time in order for us to join their opportunties which they say will surely make you $1000.
    What should i do are their any real jobs out there that make money?

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  • mos said:

    can people from Tanzania work with genuinejobs.com work from home?

  • admin (author) said:

    Hi Mos! Yes, all jobs posted at GenuineJobs.com can be done from home (unless specified by the employer that it’s only partial telecommute).

    In order to apply, go to http://www.genuinejobs.com/search_jobs.php and click on the job title you want to apply for. Afterwhich, on the specific job page, you’ll see detailed info and employer’s contact address / application link.

    You may also want to subscribe to our mailing list to get regular job updates on your inbox. To subscribe, please proceed to http://www.genuinejobs.com/search_jobs.php and fill up the form on the right side of the page or through the pop-up that shows on the same page.

    Good luck with your job hunt :)

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