This is the biggest challenge for many of us. Finding a job is just like going into business for yourself. There’s always someone you must sell to. Whatever it is you are offering, you must have the ability to convince someone else that they should be willing to spend their money on you.
Once you have figured out what it is you’d like to do, start with reaching out to your network. If you are good with building websites, want to do data entry or have experience in bookkeeping, these are all work from home possibilities. In fact, if you are a registered nurse, you’ll be surprised that you may be able to find case management work from home jobs.
One of the best ways to reach out to your network of contacts for business is through Linkedin. This is also a great, free way to build a website profile for you and your services that you would like to offer. Check out my profile and understand that you can have past co-workers and clients post recommendations about you.
Once your profile is built on Linkedin, take the time to find some of your past business contacts including former co-workers, ex-bosses, etc. Reach out, add them to your network and let them know what you’re up to and what you’re looking for. They may just happen to need your services and if they’ve worked with you in the past, they’ll likely know what a hard worker you are.