One simple way of searching for online employment is to use the search tool on Upwork.com. Upwork is an online platform where companies can employ freelancers for online work. The Upwork platform was the result of the merger in May 2015 between Elance and oDesk, who were the two top competing online employment platforms, notes Tech Crunch.
Among the employment opportunities available via Upwork include jobs for graphic designers, Web developers, writers, virtual assistants, mobile developers and customer service agents. To use the search tool on the Upwork website to look for online employment, job seekers have to sign up for a free account and create a profile.
The following shows how to search for online employment using the search tool on Upwork:
- Search for jobs
Type Upwork.com into the browser and press enter. Click on the "Become a Freelancer" button on the upper-right corner on the home page and proceed with registration. Create a public profile. After registering, log in to Upwork.
On the main dashboard, select "Find Jobs" on the search field on the top of the page. Type a keyword for a particular job and then press Enter. Use the filters on the results page to narrow down the results according to price, experience, job duration, client history or a combination of any of the filters.
Other ways to search for telecommuting job opportunities is to read articles that offer tips for finding companies that offer online work opportunities, visiting job search websites, such as Indeed.com, and perusing local classified ad websites like Craigslist.org.