People who want to find a job that allows them to work from home should focus on positions that do not necessarily require an in-person presence, including telephone or computer-based jobs such as telemarketing or blogging, as reported by Next Avenue. Starting one's own business is also an option since business owners can typically decide where and when they work; businesses such as medical billing and collections or copy editing do not typically require the performance of in-person services.
Those who do not want to start their own businesses can instead focus on networking and reaching out to local businesses to ask if they need help with tasks that can be performed at home. Most of the time, these types of tasks consist of administrative duties that office workers do not have the time to handle themselves.
Individuals who want to work from home should be careful to avoid falling for one of the numerous remote working scams that circulate on the Internet. These companies claim to offer high-paying positions for very little work. Instead, those who want to work remotely should focus on established companies that have a reputation for offering flexible or remote jobs. These companies include Xerox, Dell, American Express and IBM, according to Forbes.