Complete Guide toNetworking for Work From Home Jobs

Progressive Pediatric Therapy Services - Remote 

Sort and organize paperwork after entering data to ensure it is not lost. Microsoft Excel: 1 year (Preferred). Verify data by comparing it to source documents.

$1,400 - $1,500 a week
San Diego Jewish Academy - Remote 4.4

Customer service: 1 year (Preferred). Their role might involve organizing files, scheduling meetings and managing calendars, writing and proofreading, emailing,…

$25 - $40 an hour
Commonwealth Medical - Providence, RI 

Customer service: 1 year (Preferred). No previous experience needed, just have the ability to build rapport with guests. High school diploma or equivalent.

$36 - $40 an hour
CBS Trailers - United States 

This is a part time, work from home job.? Advertise on Craigslist, up to 6 ads per week. Excellent organization and planning skills.

$28,800 - $36,000 a year
MV Realty - Remote 4.2

+ Benefits after 90 days + 13 days of PTO. No license is required for this role. Appointment Setters make 450+ outbound dials a day using our phone dialing…

$16 - $18 an hour
RET Americas - Washington, DC 

Duties may include meeting and greeting potential and existing clients, answering and directing phone calls, and providing general administrative support to…

$18 - $32 an hour
ACE glass construction corporation - Remote 

communication: Email and Phone Job Type: Part-time Pay: $18.00 per hour Benefits: * 401(k) * Flexible schedule * Health insurance * Paid time off Schedule: …

$18 an hour
Commonwealth Medical - Portsmouth, NH 

Customer service: 1 year (Preferred). Someone willing to learn on the job. We are currently looking for a detail-oriented person with the ability to coordinate…

$35 - $40 an hour
Dover - Remote 3.5

Support for personal and professional development outside of work. Unlimited PTO plus mandatory 2 week vacation. Competitive salary and meaningful equity.

$80,000 - $110,000 a year
Ultimate Sports Network - Remote 

A working knowledge of basic grammar and communication skills needed. High school or equivalent (Preferred).

$10 - $50 an hour

Complete Guide toNetworking for Work From Home Jobs

You've probably wondered how networking for telecommuting jobs works. This guide to networking for work from home jobs will help you solve that mystery and make your dreams a reality.

How to Network

Research shows that up to half of all job positions are filled through networking. A great place to get started with networking is with your first-degree network, which includes classmates, co-workers, friends and family.

Classmates

Classmates can be great connections if you're just leaving school or you still attend. The main advantage is that you should have a good idea which of your classmates are highly motivated. Anyone who does well in class and stands out is a valuable connection. Your similar educational experiences create a shared background, helping you to forge a stronger relationship.

Conversely, your classmates supply one of your strongest sources of competition given that they're likely from the same generation and have the same education. It's recommended to maintain positive relationships with anyone who may become competition in the future.

Colleagues

Colleagues can also be a fine choice for networking. Among the many advantages that networking with your colleagues affords you, one of the best is that they're having the same experiences with telework that you are. An effective way to find fellow workers is through forums or message boards your employer supplies for discussion.

Friends

You've already forged relationships with your friends, removing much of the groundwork you'd have to set in a strictly business relationship. Going into business with friends can be risky, so it might be wiser to use them for connections than as actual partners. Let them know you’re looking for a Work From Home opportunity, and ask them to keep their eye out for any that might be a good match for your skills.

Family

These are friends taken to their extreme - family is often the most willing to help when it comes to networking. This is one of the networking styles that requires the least actual effort on your part; you just tell your family you're looking for opportunities and sit back. However, just as the benefits become bigger, so do the drawbacks. A business fallout with a family member can cause negative ramifications for years to come.

Find Online Opportunities

Finding online opportunities is as simple as joining the social media networks that are leading the pack when it comes to professional connections: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

LinkedIn

Looking for opportunities on LinkedIn can be a daunting task. After all, there are thousands of freelancers and professionals dreaming about working from home. You can increase your chance of finding these opportunities by connecting with other individuals in the same industry.

Consider drafting a standard message to send to new connections, informing them of your specialties and letting them know you're looking for a position. Even if they aren't hiring themselves, they might think of you when a friend mentions an open position.

Facebook

The key to looking for opportunities on Facebook is Facebook groups. Like the classified sections for many cities that serve as a marketplace for items and services, industries often form groups that share information on new jobs and advancement opportunities. Strengthening the connections that you form on Facebook is a matter of constant upkeep. You'll want to like the posts and statuses of other members of your Work From Home community, creating lasting relationships.

Twitter

Twitter is the domain of influencers, and that's exactly who you should look at for help finding a Work From Home job. High ranking members of the community with large numbers of followers can get their tweets to tens of thousands of people.

Like other online networking areas, networking on Twitter is a matter of maintaining your relationship over a course of weeks and months. Sharing posts and creating original content of your own is an effective way to stand out.

Look for local opportunities

Depending on where you live, you may have some local Work From Home opportunities. Your city and state chambers of commerce are designed specifically for this purpose. Since they advocate for growth in the business community, they can tell you who's likely to be hiring or looking for help.

Local unions and smaller organizations can be invaluable as well. If you have a group in your area made up of people who work from home, joining it will get you up-to-date information on your industry's local development. If your area hosts conferences in industries that you're interested in, make sure to attend them for their networking opportunities.

Networking tips

Once you know where to network, it's time to make a good impression. As with any situation that requires you to meet and impress new people, you'll want to dress nicely for networking. Business attire is always a plus. Some networking consultants suggest adding detail to your outfit that could serve as a conversation starter, such as a lapel pin or brooch.

Make sure to bring business cards to give out, or, if it fits with your area of expertise, bring brochures that highlight your portfolio to leave with new contacts when you're networking. Your card or brochure will remind them that you're there to help long after the networking event is over.

Common mistakes

A common mistake is not following up after networking. Always follow up within a week of an event, while you’re still fresh in your new contact’s minds. Getting discouraged early in the process is another mistake. You never know when someone in your network will find a Work From Home opportunity that will be exactly right for you.