Finding Work from Home Jobs

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For a growing number of Australians, the idea of working from home is more attractive now than ever before. These days there are many legitimate opportunities that allow you to work from home, giving you the flexibility to choose the hours you work, the amount you do and to earn as much as you want.

The key to getting started working from home is finding the right opportunity, and that is where we can help. Here you will find information about finding your own work from home job, as well as some steps to get you started right now.

Work from Home Jobs

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Looking for work at home jobs can be daunting at first. The vast majority of jobs that you will see on traditional job sites like Seek, do not make it easy to find working from home opportunities and the ones that are there are often vague and seem like a possible scam. It is easy to see the lack of advertised legitimate opportunities on these sites as an indication that there are not many working from home jobs available but this is not the case at all. There are plenty of home based jobs if you know where to look.

The other thing to remember is that many working from home opportunities are for self employment. They do not involve the traditional employer/employee relationship you are probably used to. Often you need to consider self employed jobs or starting your own home based business and these are not the type of opportunities that you are likely to find on traditional sites or in newspapers. You need to seek them out for yourself and, often, you need to be ready to take a chance.

The best way to find these working from home jobs is to check out this site – check out the opportunities we list here – or to make your own opportunities. Read the ideas in our articles such as our guide to working from home. Pick one of the job or business ideas listed here, follow the steps to get started and take the plunge. If you are looking for work at home jobs, you need to think outside the square.

Online Jobs

Although there are plenty of stay at home jobs that do not involve working online, many of the best work from home opportunities are online. An online job often offers the best flexibility of hours, location and variety. There are a staggering amount of online jobs from home. You just need to know where to look.

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Something that is important when looking for stay at home jobs online is to change your mindset. It is easy to get caught up in traditional job roles, models and job seeking. For example, instead of thinking teacher, doctor, nurse, think blogger, designer, survey taker. The other thing to do is to immerse yourself in the online job world. Read and subscribe to this site, talk to people you know either on or offline that work online and get a grasp of the opportunities that exist.

Many people who have not sought out online jobs from home do not realise how viable an option this is. There can often be a lot of negativity from family and friends when announcing your new career path – Ignore them. Here is some inspiration from an American woman who has worked quite a few online jobs with great success by taking some paths you may not have thought about.

Online jobs are often perfect for people who are looking for part time work from home jobs, such as stay at home mums. Self employment through doing short freelancing contracts can be perfect or starting a blog can be a great creative outlet as well as an income source. Fiverr is a great place to get started – signing up is free and easy.

However, there are also online jobs at home that are for an employer with a traditional employment contract. It is not essential to work for yourself to find a good opportunity. We will also help you find these jobs working from home.

Legitimate Home Based Jobs in Australia

One of the biggest worries that many people have when looking for work from home online jobs in Australia is that they will be caught out by a scam, and this worry is legitimate. The internet is the perfect platform for scammers to use legitimate tactics to scam unsuspecting job seekers.

Most of us have seen pop up videos and advertisements that talk about earning thousands of dollars with little effort but never actually go into detail about what the job or business entails. These advertisements scream scam, but not all jobs from home are like this. Thankfully there are plenty of legitimate work at home jobs in Australia. Here is a checklist of ways to quickly detect a scam online.

How to detect Scams Online

  1. If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
  2. Be skeptical of opportunities that are asking for money upfront, especially if they are asking for money before even giving you the details of the “opportunity”.
  3. The more a scheme claims it is legitimate and not a scam, the more likely it is.
  4. Do your own research. Google the company name, check out other sources.
  5. Ask for references of other people who have used their service or product and contact them.
  6. Check out SCAMwatch, an Australian Government website about how to recognise and find scams. It is also worth checking out which is the USA equivalent for international opportunities.
  7. Trust your gut. If something doesn’t feel right, then there is a good chance that it isn’t.

Here are some great tips from the Federal Trade Commission in the USA. It is also relevant for Australians.

Although it is wise to be aware of scams, finding legitimate work from home opportunities is not hard. All you need to do is follow the tips on this site. Avoid getting sucked into get rich quick schemes you see in advertisements and you will be fine. Also remember that there will always be some work involved – but this is what makes working from home worth it.

How to find Jobs Now

  1. Check out our state job pages for New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia to see if there are any jobs to do from home which appeal to you.
  2. Check out traditional job sites such as Seek, adzuna, etc. Apply for anything that is appropriate.
  3. Read all our online job ideas. Choose the one that appeals most and do the steps under how to get started now.
  4. Check out our list of the best freelancing sites to find freelancing jobs online.

Get Started Earning Online Now

While you’re sorting out an online career, why don’t you take some time to see just how easy it is to get started earning money online? Below are two of my favorite ways.

One of the best ways to get started earning online is by completing paid surveys.

Sites like Toluna will pay you up to a couple of dollars per survey you complete. Most surveys take under 20-30 minutes and you can have the money transferred directly into your PayPal account once you’ve reached the threshold. Click here to get started.

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Pureprofile is another option that pays well for short surveys and will transfer the money directly into your bank account. You can also redeem cash in other ways too, like by purchasing movie tickets. Click here to get started.

Another great site is Octopus Group, who claim to be one of the highest paying online survey sites in Australia. Surveys vary in length but their per hour rate is one of the best I’ve seen – you can earn up to $16 an hour. Click here to get started.

It’s worth noting that surveys often have a limit to how many people can complete them, so to get the best offers, you need to get in early.

If you want to read about more paid survey sites, click here.

Win Free Stuff

Everyone likes a freebie, and there are loads of ways to win free stuff online just by signing up to a site.

This is done through regular sweepstakes and contests, and you can win some pretty great prizes – there are often high tech gadgets on offer as well as gift cards worth a few hundred dollars.

Get started now by signing up to a few sites. I recommend Supermarket Voucher Sweepstakes to get you started.

You can read about more opportunities to win free stuff online here.

It is that simple. What’s stopping you from getting started right now?

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Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages - January 6, 2020

I look forward to seeing what comes up for QLD.

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Kaye - January 24, 2020

I am a mum of 5 kids and would love to work from home. My husband is currently sick and won’t be going back to work anytime soon so working from home would be ideal. I have gone on-line so many times looking for work from home jobs or businesses but i have very limited money to buy into something and i have basic computer skills but am willing to learn. I hope someone can help, here in Australia, so i can provide more for my family.

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Sionoo Marketplace - February 16, 2020

Thank you so much this post. An online job often offers the best flexibility of hours, location and variety. You just need to know where to look.

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Anshu - February 22, 2020

Hi there,

My name is Anshu and i live in Fiji I would love to start earning a income from home .I have basic accounting and computer skills , life here is hard when it comes to job hunt ,i worked in few companies but the pay rate is no ok for me i want to try this online jobs if it possible i usually on computer full time .would like to try new opportunity challenging job . appreciated if i get a chance to do
so .

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moira - June 1, 2020

Hi there,
I’m really looking for a job that works from home. I am a stay at home mum of 4 and enjoy staying at home with them.

Thank you

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Lisa - June 16, 2020

Hi there,

My name is Lisa 34 a mum of 4. I would love to start earning a income however it’s impossible for me as I have kids actives etc and no one else to hep out. I would love to work from home and have been roped into many scams and wasted a lot of money. I have basic Admin skills if you could direct me in the right path would be much appreciated.


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Veronica - June 16, 2020

Hey I just wanted to leave a comment to say well done. This is a very useful website and it has inspired me to pursue a few new avenues.
I fell sick a few years back and it looks like I wont be getting better, working from home is my only option.
You’ve given me a new sense of hope and I just wanted to thank you.
I will be looking at starting a blog and I am excited to try a few of your suggestions.
Thanks again,

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    Sharon Gourlay - August 9, 2020

    Thanks Veronica :) I hope things are going well for you.

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Sandy - August 18, 2020

What a nice video. Thank you for sharing it.

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