It can be infuriating, the tantalizing promise of a good home-based job that the Internet seems to hold, and the reality of how tough it can be to actually find something that lives up to that promise. Search on Google, and you get a bunch of results that may or may not be miragesin reality. There are websites that seem to start out with wonderful promises on what they can help you achieve, and in the end they are just gas bags that keep talking and trying to get you to part with money in the end. It takes quite a lot of looking to actually narrow any search for a home-based job down to a couple of real websites that can actually offer you serious work for serious pay. Finding them can be as simple or as difficult as weeding out the scams.
As unappealing as the task might seem weeding these out, one does need to start somewhere. The online jobs boards do have plenty of fresh opportunities all the time. Your first task in dealing with these would be telling the unappealing, poorly paid ones apart. Once you manage to work enough of the reasonable ones and build yourself a reputation online as a reliable freelancer, finding regular work can become a whole lot easier. Your first stop online finding a home-based job, is Craigslist, of course. This supremely popular international website for classified ads is a place people gather to deal in every kind of product and service known to man - anything from selling babysitting services and music lessons to selling freelance writing talent. For people with a talent in writing, there are other great websites that can help them out - BrightHub, DemandStudios and ProBlogger have great opportunities for talent of the right kind.
A home-based job is professional work, even if it's done out of the home. Most people starting out on a job hunt are kind of surprised to find that they still need a professional-looking resume to be taken seriously. A well put-together resume from professional sites like VisualCV, the right qualifications to prove to a potential employer that they may trust you, and a winning body of work, are likely to win any fresh freelancer a great deal. Of course the jobs you accept at first may not be all that well-paying. It does take time to establish yourself as a freelancer. But once you do, some of the better jobs boards like the ones at Elance can make working from home truly rewarding.