to Find Work at Home Job Listings on CraigsList
by Christine Durst
When we were planning
the Rat Race Rebellion site content, we made the decision to NOT post CraigsList job listings to our work at home job leads page. Our reasons
- If you've
spent as much time as we have reading lists of "work at home job leads"
at the hundreds of work at home job sites on the Internet, you've
probably discovered that over 85% of those sites are
re-posting leads from CraigsList.
We don't want to give you something you can get in hundreds of other
- It is really very simple for you
to search CraigsList on your own! We'd rather put our energy into
finding you the kinds of job leads that may be a bit harder to dig up!
That said, we're not surprised that so many other sites use CraigsList
as their primary source of work at home job leads. With "local classifieds
and forums for 450 cities worldwide," there are lots of possibilities
if you know how to find them.
Note: Job leads at CraigsList and other
"mega" posting sites are not generally screened for legitimacy, so
expect to find plenty of scams! If you are not sure how to begin
sorting the scams out, start by reading our article
on spotting scams.
Before you begin
searching for jobs on CraigsList,
spend a little time on the site getting the lay of the land. One of the
first things you'll see, is that the content is separated
geographically so you'll need to select a region to get started. (The
list of cities, states, provinces, and countries is on the right side
of the page.)
Once you've selected your geographical area, move over to the left
column and, from the drop-down menu, select "jobs" and click on the
button to the right of that menu.
You should now find yourself at a listing of jobs that have been posted
for the geographical area you selected.
To drill down and see only the "telecommuting" posts, move to the
rectangular options bar at the top of the page, and check the box
immediately to the left of the word "telecommute." Now, click the
Now, you will have a list of only the job leads on which the poster has
indicated, "telecommuting is OK." Try clicking on one of the ads and
scrolling down to the bottom of the page. There, in the lower left
corner is a list of particulars about the job and, among them, you
should see "telecommuting is
Remember to check a number of geographical areas since, as
telecommuting positions, many will not have geographical restrictions.
Google to Search CraigsListGoogle spiders the
posts made to CraigsList. This means that you are able to use Google search to
speed up the process of finding all of the job leads
that have been marked as “OK for telecommuting.”
For example, to find all of the “OK for
telecommuting” job ads that have been posted
to CraigsList in 2007, simply go to Google and enter "telecommuting is OK"
site:craigslist.org 2007 in the search field.
Be sure to enter this phrase exactly, including the quotation marks.
To target similar
jobs, but for a specific day, change the link to include the date. For
example, the query "telecommuting
is OK" site:craigslist.org 2007-02-16 will seek out only
those telecommuting job leads posted on February 16, 2007.
Note: You can replace the phrase
"telecommuting is OK" with any search word or phrase you choose in
order to perform a more targeted search.
Crazedlist to Search CraigsList
Crazedlist.org, with the motto
"search craigslist like a madman", can be another effective means of
finding telecommuting job posts at CraigsList.
Simply start at the Crazedlist home page and check
off all of the geographical areas you'd like to search. Or, from the
drop-down menu (located just above "Alaska"), select "ALL".
Now, in the "search for" field, enter "telecommuting" (no quotes).
From the drop-down
menu (marked "select category"), choose "jobs". This should open a few
more search options in the form of check boxes to the right of the
fields you've been working in.
Check the box
immediately to the left of the word "telecommute", and click on the
Voila! You are searching "like a madman" and you should get hundreds of
job postings (sorted geographically) to start researching.
There, now YOU can search CraigsList for yourself, and WE can keep
digging up leads from other "hiding places" on the Web! (Be sure to
visit our Fresh Work at Home Job Leads page.)
|Rat Race Factoids
From Home Scams
is a 42-to-1 scam ratio among "work from home" ads on the Internet, and
that is not counting the ones that arrive as spam in your inbox. [Read
our press release on this statistic.]
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