How To Find Legitimate Work from Home Jobs: Beginners Guide

Lashay Hudson - Dream Home Based WorkHello there! Welcome to Dream Home Based Work, your resource for opportunities, resources, tips and information on working from home.

I’ve spent the last five years researching different companies who offer legitimate work from home jobs jobs, so I thought it would be best for me to pass on everything I’ve learned.

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.

If you've landed here, that means you've asked yourself one of these questions:

  • How do I start?
  • Can you help me find a legitimate work from home job?
  • Do I need prior work experience?
  • How do I know if a company is legit or a scam?
  • Are there any jobs available for people outside the US?

Or if you have any additional questions regarding work from home, then this is the place for you!

Getting Started

At Dream Home Based Work, you will find a:

See Who's Hiring Now

These companies are actively hiring now so if you are looking for an actual job, start here as this will be a great resource. Go here to see who's hiring now!

Search for A Job 

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.  Go here to see full directory.

Get In-Depth Video Tutorials

These informational videos will help you find and learn about current job leads, blogging, and step-by-step tutorials.

Go here to view our latest YouTube videos.

Find Easy Ways To Earn

Here is a list of 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.

Go here to view the extra cash opportunities.

I'm Completely New To Working from Home

All beginners start somewhere and I’m here to lend that helping hand.Here's a breakdown of what you’ll find on this blog:


  • How To Get Started
  • The Types of Work from Home Jobs
  • How to Avoid Online Scams
  • How To Begin Your Job Search
  • Where To Find Jobs Online
  • Tips for Landing A Home-Based Job

FlexJobs is my favorite job board for legitimate work at home job leads. You will find the best remote jobs, part-time jobs, freelance jobs, and other flexible jobs in over 50 career categories, all hand-screened for legitimacy–and with no ads! Use my discount code “DREAM” to save up to 67% off your membership.


Can I really work from home? If so, how do I start?

Yes. It depends on your interest and skill set, but there are companies that do hire people to work from home.You can simply start by browsing our huge work at home directory.

Which companies are hiring NOW?

Go here to visit our job board. It includes a list of the latest remote positions in customer service, writing, teaching, non-phone jobs and others you can apply to online.

I have no work experience or degree, which jobs are best for me?

All beginners start somewhere and I’m here to lend that helping hand.Here's a breakdown of what you’ll find on this blog:

I hate talking on the phone with customers, are there any non-phone jobs available?

Not a phone person? Visit this page for 200 work from home options. There jobs range from customer service through email or even online chat representation to social media moderating.

Are there any opportunities available for those outside the US?

If you are looking for international work at home jobs, visit this page for a list of the best 100 places to find worldwide jobs.

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.



How To Find Legitimate Work from Home Jobs: Beginners Guide



  1. Rockzy

    Hi lashay, you have been doing great job so far i would be grateful if you could also be of assistance to me.


    Hello Lashay,
    I love watching your videos you always give Awesome Great information and you provide a lot of great lists to choose from. But I wanted to know that I have a Certificate in Healthcare Documentation studying medical billing and coding, and transcription and editing, I have no job experiences, just classes studying. I also received a Associate degree in Science and Health Information System only class study No job experience. Would you provide me a list on areas to start seeking at home job no phone calls or maybe some phone. I am a NEW BEGINNER, NEED WORK SOON, PLEASE HELP DIRECT IN CORRECT AREA. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE SHARON FLUKER.

  3. Mrinali

    Hi ,
    I am Meena from India. I would like to work part time or full time ie work from home basis job. Do let me know if you have any?

  4. Latissia Knight

    Hello LaShay
    I would like to thank you so much for your post on Pinterest. I received a job offer from Working Solutions on Friday. I will start my training on next Tuesday. I really appreciate all your help.

  5. Alfred

    Hi, i am from india, tamil nadu is there any work that i can share with you so i will also grow with you

  6. Jonah Kristine Dacuro

    Hi I’m looking for a job at home…from the Philippines. I really need to stay away from the office work and start working at home so I can be with my girls most of the day. Thanks.

  7. Mary Nunez

    Hello Shay, I am in need of making extra money and a home job would be helpful. I have been scammed by some home jobs so would you please recommend me some legit home jobs that does not require being on the phone.



  9. Lisa Zapotocky-Velez

    Hi Im’ from New Jersey. Does anybody know of some legit, free home jobs???? Thank you in advance. God bless you guys n gals.

    1. Lashay H.

      Hi, Lisa! Yes. Are you looking for anything specific?

  10. angela lopez

    Hi am I able to work from home using my iPad? If so what jobs do you recommend?

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

    1. Lashay H.

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

  13. 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

  14. 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..

  15. 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.

    1. Lashay H.

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

  16. 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!

    1. Lashay H.

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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?

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

    1. Lashay H.

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

  21. 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 ?

    1. Hi! Yes, ma’am. That’s a major requirement. In addition, most companies expect you to have at least 2-3 years working in the coding or billing field.

      1. Kenshin Batosai Hemura

        Hi, by the way my name is BRYAN from the PHILIPPINES. I would like to ask how to apply or how to have a job at home?

        1. Hi Bryan! What type of work were you looking for? Then I can recommend some companies for you to check out…

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