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How To Find LEGIT Work-From-Home Jobs - Everything You Need To Know

Are you looking for remote work-from-home jobs? I wouldn’t be surprised if you are getting unmotivated by the number of scams and low-paying jobs you see around.

It can be really hard to find an online job, especially if you don’t have any experience. But don’t worry! REAL remote jobs are out there!

The best part - you can get them with skills you already have (or can easily learn)!

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Fortunately, there's a simple three-step process to find the perfect work-from-home job for you. 

But first, let’s touch on a couple of the most common mistakes when it comes to finding a work-from-home job so you can avoid these pitfalls. 

Red Flags To Look Out For

Make 5k in 5 Days… Really?

You know those YouTube videos or Facebook posts, promising you can make 5K in five days?

Well, there's probably a catch….

It might be sending you to a random job board to apply for a one-off opportunity. And you better believe, thousands of others will be seeing the exact same opportunity. 

Or it's referring to passive income, primarily through affiliate marketing. And that requires a ton of followers and a huge audience.

PS: In my experience, passive income is completely a myth. There’s no easy way to make real money, all of those “passive income” ideas take time and work!

Trust Your Gut!

Picture this: you're scrolling through social media and you see a post for a work-from-home job. You get excited and you think - “Oh, I can do that.” 

You read more, and then you get that funny feeling in your gut because something doesn't feel right…. BUT you really want it to be real so you ignore it and tell yourself, “what if this is the thing that means I can work from home?” 

Well, stop!!

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Trust your gut!

So, What Work From Home Jobs Are Actually Legit?

A wise woman once said to me:

Solve people's problems and you won't starve. 

So let's expand on that and apply it to finding a legit work-from-home job. 

3-Step Process To Find Real Remote Work

  1. Identify a problem that needs to be solved. 
  2. Learn the skills to solve the problem - or better yet, identify the skills you already have and use those to solve the problem (you have way more transferable skills than you probably realize, I promise you).
  3. Offer your services to solve that problem. 

That’s not to say it’s an easy, quick process and you’ll walk away with a job today… If you want something that’s sustainable, scalable and that’ll give you long-term freedom to live life as you see fit, it does take work and commitment. 

But we’re here to help! So let's dive into six concrete examples so you can walk away from this with real, tangible work-from-home job ideas that are right for you. 

Top 6 In-Demand Work-From-Home Jobs

Virtual Assistant

Tasks could include:

  • Responding to emails
  • Booking travels
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Organizing calendars

Are you super organized? Do you love planning vacations?

Those are skills you already have that can translate to being a virtual assistant.

Social Media Manager

This could include

  • Social media strategy,
  • Writing captions
  • Content creation 
  • Some graphic design

Perhaps you already spend time on social media and you've noticed trends and strategies. Why not get paid to do all that right? 

Graphic designer

Tasks could include:

  • Branding
  • Logo design
  • Colors 
  • Fonts
  • Web design

Do you love to decorate your home? Maybe you've got an eye for design? This would be perfect for you. 

Web Developer

This is exactly how I get started working from home!

Tasks can be a little techier and include:

  • Coding 
  • Building websites
  • Website maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

But don't let the techiness deter you. It's way easier than you might think!

Do you have an eye for detail? Are you great at troubleshooting and problem-solving? Maybe you're a master Googler. 

Learning to code and build websites could be the perfect work-from-home job for you.

Bookkeeper

Now let's talk data and numbers. Tasks could include:

  • Data entry 
  • Tracking and monitoring financial transactions
  • Taking care of payroll
  • Keeping records for tax purposes

Do spreadsheets make your heart sing? Are you good with numbers? Maybe balancing your checkbook with a glass of wine is your idea of a perfect Friday night? Bookkeeping may be a great option!

Copywriter

You’d be writing clear and compelling copy that converts for:

  • Websites
  • Sales pages
  • Emails
  • Ads
  • Newsletters

Maybe you've been journaling for years, or simply enjoy creative writing from time to time, but you never realized you could actually make money…

But you totally can! Good copywriters can make a ton of money and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.

What’s Next?

These are all work-from-home jobs that pretty much any business needs and with skills that anyone can learn!

All of these skills you can probably learn for free on Google and YouTube. I built an entire business in my thirties, with a skill I knew nothing about!

Join us for a FREE 4-day online event featuring 50+ Online Business Experts who will show you how to start (and grow) your online business!

If this sparks your interest, you should check out our FREE Online Event Geekapallooza. We’ll dive deeper into how to start and grow a profitable online business! 

About the Author:
Some people look at the sky and see stars; others see constellations. Some people look at lines of code and see a website; Julia saw a path to empower women in building their dreams. As a (former) military wife, self-taught web developer, and lover of location independence, Julia has taught over 2,400 women to say “YES” to any WordPress request, but not only that, “YES” to themselves, and “YES” to creating life on their own terms. Empowering women and seeing others succeed is the biggest motivator for Julia. And so, she created a program to teach others the skills that allowed her to take back control of her life and start living on her own terms.
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