Getting Started: Work at Home Guide

Getting Started: Work at Home Guide

Are you looking for a job where you come work from home but can’t quite seem to figure out where to begin? Consider this Your Starting Point!Hello there! Welcome to Dream Home Based Work, your resource for opportunities, resources, tips and information on working from home. I’ve spent the last two years researching different companies who offer home based jobs, so I thought it would be best for me to pass on everything I’ve learned.

If you've landed here, that either means two things:

  1. You were looking for help with finding a work at home job
  2. You are ready to learn more!

There is SO MUCH to see here, and if you're completely new, I'm sure it's a little overwhelming. My goal is to make this site functional for beginners to easily find whatever they are are looking for. For the latest posts, be sure to check out my blog's homepage.

Here's a breakdown of what you’ll find on this blog:

Before You Begin

Take your time and do your research before applying for any job you're uncertain about. Here are some important tips for starters who need help identifying 11 popular work at home scams.

I'm Completely New To Working from Home

All beginners start somewhere and I’m here to lend that helping hand. I suggest starting with these topics first:

Find Out Who's Hiring 

Visit the Work at Home Job Board to find job leads that are updated each day. The companies listed here are hiring immediately so if you are looking for an actual job, start here as this will be a great resource.

Work from Home Company Directory

The Work at Home Directory has hundreds of opportunities that offer home-based legitimate work.

Here, the jobs are organized by category for ease of use. Once a job is selected, users will see a list of companies that hire people to work from home in the selected role. Additionally, each listing will have a brief description of the job, pay rate and requirements.

If you’re interested in working from home but are unfamiliar with the opportunities available, start with our Work at Home Directory to get a better idea of your options.

I Need To Make Extra Cash Now…

Visit the Extra Cash Directory to see the opportunities available right now that will allow you to make extra cash online and from home. I personally add a few hundred dollars each month by participating in some of these sites. (See my most recent payment proof here.)

Here are some quick links to my most popular extra cash articles:

I Need A Job, But Don't Live in the US?

If you are looking for jobs outside the US, visit these pages for more resources and opportunities:

How To Stay Connected?

Here is how to make sure that you never miss any work at home updates:

Need Additional Help? 

If you seem to be confused and overwhelmed with the HUGE amount of information shared on this blog, don't hesitate to reach out to me by email –   hello(at)dreamhomebasedwork(dot)com.



  • el ghazouani

    will i be able from Canada Montreal ?

  • Sassy

    Hello, I’m a certified Medical office administrator, but I was looking for a position at home in billing and coding. Do I have to be certified in billing and coding to in order to work from home ?

  • Nicole Hobbs

    I would love to work at home. I am disabled and can’t speek well but I would love to work from home with a non phone job so I can hopefully tell Social Security to kiss my feet . They are cutting my income. So if you can help me I would appreciate it.

    • Hi Nicole! Thanks for reaching out. What type of skills do you have? Then I can recommend the best options…

  • Antonio D Russ

    Hello, my name is Tony and i am disabled and hope to begin working from home, I have a little bit of background in Music composition and video editing and can type around 40+ words a minute. Im willing to do anything that is legit. Its horribly tiring waiting on my disability to be approved, as Im sure they will deny me and make me get a lawyer. But if u can help me I will be forever in youre gratitude.

  • lis

    Hello, I would like to know if its possible to find a job working from home even if I live in the Dominican Republic?

  • Krista

    Good Afternoon im looking for a part time at home job. i do have an On call job as a substitute Teacher so i would be able to work a Online chat agent job that i can make my own hours. i came across Needle …Do it cost anything to aplly for the Chat agents jobs and does the training cost or is that provided?

  • Nancy

    I have 20 years experience as a legal assistant and am interested in legal transcription work. Can you advise where I should purchase the necessary equipment? Thank you!

    • Hi, Nancy! Yes. Amazon has a set with pretty much everything you would need to get started called Express Scribe Pro Transcription Kit.

  • Zoleka Mredlana

    Thanks a million Shay, and I mean it. I just took a leap on the 16th last week and submitted the closed captioning application at Crowdsurf.
    I’ve just received an email congratulating me on passing the test and am so super happy. Do not stop sending these job leads Shay, as they make a difference in other people’s lives. My plan is to start this as a side hustle and eventually full-time as I am physically disabled and be able to work from home in South Africa.

    • Great! I really hope you get the job Zoleka 🙂 Best wishes to you!

  • adedeji

    can i work and earn from Nigeria? please reply asap

  • Roben Acosta Cagula

    Hi Lashay. Can you help me? I need a homebased job, and I want a financial freedom.. Pls help me out.! Thanks and more power, Roben from Philippines..

    • Hi, Roben! Of course:-) How can I assist you?

  • Melia Greene Fassett

    Hi Lashay I am in great need of employment to work from my home. I am in the Southeast of United States

  • Trisha

    Hi Lashay, do you have any leads of starting a cleaning service business? My friend and I thought about a cleaning services to supplement our income.

    • Hi, Trisha! Yes. Have you checked out a company called Laundry Care? If not, here’s more information about them -

  • Matiar Rahaman

    hi,lashay.I am Indian. I want to work at home online which give me sure money.Can you help me? how to do it? be great success.