How to Find REAL Work From Home Jobs

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Countdown to Freedom

Today I am going to show you how to search for and find REAL work from home jobs. Jobs with a regular schedule, good pay, and benefits. The perfect job for YOUR situation.

I have worked from home as a nurse for 11 years, I am passionate about staying home with my children, and I want to help you do the same.

There are SO many work from jobs available! I could spend all day, every day just posting them. You are not stuck choosing between customer service and data entry, I promise.

There are some jobs that are perfect  “work from home mom jobs”, but for the most part, job hunting is very specific to each person.

Moms are just like everyone else. We have different talents, interests, and education levels.

Among the friends in my inner circle we have:

an engineer

an artist

a teacher

a speech pathologist

a horticulturist

career moms who do not have a degree, but have lots of different talents

There is no reason all these moms should have to work in the same job just because they want to stay at home with their children. And they certainly shouldn’t have to work for rotten pay!

First, please know that job hunting will take some work on your part. I cannot possibly list every telecommute position on this site, and even larger sites like Flex jobs can’t find everything. What I CAN do is show you how to sit down and find the job that is perfect for you.

So follow my guide to making money TODAY and then start job hunting like it is your full-time job.

Step one: Brainstorm for job titles

Think about your specific qualifications. What is your job experience? Do you have a degree? Do a Google search for those things and see what pops up.

You can also search Indeed for job titles. For example, I have no clue what someone with a degree in horticulture does, so I typed “horticulture” in the search box. As it turns out, a horticulturist can be a:


Landscape designer

Algae farmer


Plant grower


Fruit grower

Turf specialist


I am seeing a lot of business opportunities in horticulture!

What you are looking for here is job titles.

Find all the terms used to describe your career field. You will need those for your search.

My list might look like:

Registered nurse


Case manager

Quality assurance nurse


QA nurse

Advice nurse

Triage nurse

Appeals nurse

Nurse auditor

Step two: Use the right search engine

I prefer Indeed. Indeed has the most relevant search results, and I have never found a scam on Indeed. Although, I will try to later, so that I can show you what one looks like.

Step three: Go broad on your search area

You are looking for work from home, so no need to put your city or even your state in the search box for location. Anywhere in the United States (or even internationally for others) will work for many jobs.

If you need to narrow it down later, you can.

Step four: Use the correct search terms

You always want to try the terms “remote” and “telecommute” when job hunting.

Now add that to the job title you are seeking. Here is my search for work from home nursing jobs.

First, we will try “remote nurse”.



Next, I will try “telecommute nurse”.


Other search terms that you can use are:


Virtual office

Freelance (though not all of these will be from home, and none will offer benefits)



Work from home (often associated with scams, so be careful)


Try different combinations, rinse and repeat.

This is the part where you will want to grab a cup of coffee and have a seat.

So, I might try:

remote nurse

remote case manager

telehealth nurse

telephonic nurse

telecommute nurse

home-based nurse

virtual nurse

There are a million different combinations for every career field. Start broad and then narrow it in once you know what you are looking for.

Finding a REAL work from home job takes time, but it will be so worth it!

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2 thoughts on “How to Find REAL Work From Home Jobs

  1. I’m planning to start to work from home but the problem is I still don’t have any idea what I want to work for. A friend of mine suggested I try applying for a virtual assistant job, but I’m still unsure about it. Hopefully soon I’d be able to identify what would really work for me. Anyways, great points you have there. Cheers! 🙂

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