Legit work from home jobs can be hard to find. There are a ton of scams built around this market and it can be very frustrating. However, if you know where to look, you can find a lot of work from home opportunities that are real and legit!
I’ll be honest with you: I’ve always worked from home. I’ve been kinda spoiled that way. I started as a journalist, then a web content writer, and now I’m a full-time content creator running Low Income Relief and a handful of other websites and channels. In the last decade, I’ve spent a lot of time hiring people online, so I have a lot of experience both working online and looking for workers online.
As a result, I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out the safest ways for both businesses and workers to find each other online.
Let’s go over the 7 best places to look for legit work from home jobs.
The Penny Hoarder Work from Home Job Portal
The Penny Hoarder is a great personal finance site and one of their best services is their legit work from home jobs portal. Their editorial staff personally hand-picks and screens each of the opportunities and they have some really strict guidelines about what they do and don’t allow there.
You can search their job listings without creating an account and you don’t have to pay to see them. A lot of the jobs are entry-level, which makes this a great opportunity for just about everyone.
You can search by keyword, location or job title. Each listing will explain who the company is, what is required, what the job involves, any benefits you’ll receive and the pay. They keep it transparent so you know that you’re not getting scammed.
New listings are added here every day, so bookmark their website so you can easily check it daily!
As a small business owner, Upwork is the first place I go when I need to hire new writers, video editors, assistants, social media marketers, or other people for the Low Income Relief team. We’ve found the most talented members of our team on Upwork, including Marie, Lydia, Cat and Jessika.
Upwork connects freelancers and businesses who need to hire them. All the work is done remotely and online, which means you can legitimately work from home. You can set your own hourly rate, describe the tasks you’re willing to do, and apply for opportunities that match your interests and skill set.
Available jobs on Upwork include:
- Administrative and Customer Support
- Creative work
- Development and IT
- Finance and Accounting
- Sales and Marketing
- Writing and Translation
- and more
You can get started right away at Upwork.com.
Like The Penny Hoarder Portal, FlexJobs is a vetted job board that only posts trustworthy, legit work from home jobs. Their listings cover 50 career fields and span everything from entry-level to executive positions.
According to their website, “our expert team works tirelessly to find and screen the best remote and flexible jobs.” In another spot on the site, it says, “ you won’t find job scams, too-good-to-be-true business opportunities, ads, commission-only jobs, or junk jobs on FlexJobs.”
Unfortunately, that service comes with a price. You can choose to pay for a weekly, monthly, quarterly or annual subscription to FlexJobs. The prices are $9.95 for a week, $25 for a month, $40 for three months or $60 for an entire year.
People Per Hour
This service has been helping people find legitimate work-from-home jobs since 2007. They’ve served over one million clients and paid over $114 million dollars to freelancers.
The PeoplePerHour moderation team reviews every application, so they are selective about which freelancers they will admit to their platform. It takes some time and it’s not terribly convenient, but it also shows that PeoplePerHour is committed to offering legit work from home jobs since they moderate the applicants and available projects so carefully.
Once you’ve completed onboarding, you’ll gain access to their available projects and have opportunities to work with thousands of international clients.
This business is based in the UK so a lot of the spelling is in UK English and payments are not listed in US Dollars. However, you can still work through peopleperhour.com if you are not based in the UK.
Verblio is a writing site that pays authors every Monday via PayPal. As a content writer, I was always looking for legit work from home jobs that paid consistently. Verblio is highly recommended by many sources I trust.
You will need to pass a grammar test and plagiarism training module in order to write for clients. You’ll be expected to provide 100% original content with no plagiarism. All authors must be at least 18 years old, US Citizens and have a valid Social Security Number. An understanding of SEO is also expected.
Fiverr is a unique platform because it allows freelancers to set their own prices for small tasks. Instead of working continuously for one client, you’ll offer a service that people will purchase when they want it. As a result, it can be a lot less reliable than other work-from-home opportunities.
However, there are a lot of different things you can get paid for on Fiverr. In addition to the usual online gigs like writing, logo design and whatnot, you can also get paid for making prank calls, silly videos, signing songs, or even playing video games with people.
Check Company Websites
You can look for work-from-home opportunities with specific companies. For example, Amazon often hires work-from-home customer support personnel and you can find those opportunities at amazon.jobs.