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5 Ways to Find Legit Work from Home Jobs

Remote jobs are an enticing prospect: you can work from the comfort of your own home, reducing traffic, co-worker chatter, and other office distractions. Switching from a traditional job to a remote role can be difficult, especially if you’ve never worked from home. Finding legitimate work from home jobs can also be difficult as there are so many fake job scams out there.

They’re incredibly easy to fall in love with, too. Scam artists use devilish tricks to let your guard down and get you excited for jobs that don’t even exist. Tap or click here for 10 signs a job posting is fake.

Fortunately, there are a few red flags when searching for remote jobs. We’ll detail them all in this handy guide. You’ll learn how to avoid work from home scams and know if a job is legit.

1. The sky’s the limit, so don’t let locations limit you

Maybe you’re still in the traditional job search headspace. You automatically search for jobs near you. Good news: when working remotely, location doesn’t matter.

For example, Komando HQ is based in Phoenix, Arizona. One of our teleworkers lives in South Africa. He keeps track of different time zones to deliver his work on time, so the team’s workflow is as smooth as butter despite the distance.

Let this be a lesson to you: even when in doubt, apply for a remote job that appeals to you. You might think you are too far gone for your application to be considered. But if you have the skills, you deserve a chance, so don’t hold back.

2. Enter with a good frame of mind

In other words, have high hopes but reasonable expectations. Expect scams and arm yourself with a robust cybersecurity system. Tap or click here to access seven essential privacy tools to stay protected online.

Here are some safety precautions: Protect your devices in case you fall for a fake job. Avoid posts that sound too good to be true, because they’re probably fake. Also, don’t give out personal information until you’ve verified that the work is genuine.

Also, remember that remote work is no less serious than office work. Even if you’re not commuting, you still need to be on your best behavior. Put as much effort into your resume and cover letter as if you were applying for a traditional job. Look for well-known companies to hire remote workers.

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3. Research Companies to Find Legit Work From Home Jobs

It’s always a good idea to research the company you’re applying for. Head over to GlassDoor and browse the reviews. Other candidates will share their experiences.

You can find out whether the job you are applying for exists or not. People will reveal what it’s like to work for them, the hiring process, and more. You may even get a sense of what it’s like to work for the company.

Also visit the company’s website. If there isn’t, consider it a blazing red flag. Scammers always create fake remote jobs to get your private information and even scam you with your hard earned money.

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4. Head to platforms dedicated to remote work

If you search for jobs on LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter and other recruitment sites, you will be flooded with jobs. You will see positions for hybrid, remote and office jobs. Of course, you can still use filters in these conventional yards, but a few unwanted jobs might slip through the cracks.

Save time by accessing websites that focus specifically on remote work. Bookmark these pages: nomadic workers, FlexJobs, Remote.co, Remote work center and OK remote. These are all reliable websites where you can find work from home jobs.

However, not all of these websites are free, so keep your eyes peeled. Some charge a small payment for the privilege of viewing job postings.

5. Take advantage of public databases

California State University may be located on the West Coast, but it is dedicated to helping Americans nationwide. That’s why Cal State East Bay has created a public database that helps you find remote jobs in every state. Tap or click here to search.

Just be prepared: it can be difficult to navigate. It uses an austere Google Sheets format. You can find company names, job titles, categories and more. According to CNN, he has over 3,000 active job postings.

Another handy resource is We work remotely, which helps more than 2.5 million visitors each month. You can filter by full-time and contract jobs. Even better, this site has plenty of resources, such as remote job description templates, trends, and work categories.

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