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If you’re like most people, you are often confused about where to start and how to become a better job applicant among the thousands of Work At Home Job applicants that companies receive every day.

Fast Fact: For every one work at home job that is posted on a major website, at least 300 resumes are received within the first 24 hours!

You also may not have any money to invest in online courses or programs to sharpen your skills at the moment, and may just need some beginner options to get you started. This is common but don’t worry, I’m here to help! I’m bringing you some valuable resources that will help you improve your skills in 4 employment areas that frequently hire people like you to work from home. Those areas include Writing, Transcription, Proofreading and Customer Service, and I will add more websites as I find them. These websites offer free information and feedback to help you become better in these areas so you can really stand out among the crowd and move one step closer to landing that great Work at Home opportunity!

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Writing.com is a great resource to post content and acquire feedback from other writers on what you can do to improve your content. You can write on any subject, as there are thousands of experienced writers there to help you at all levels. This is great if you want to start a career in any form of writing, ranging from freelance writing and editing, to authoring your very own book. Writing.com is also a community you can use to get your writing noticed by others, which may even lead to landing a permanent job in article writing, ghost writing, or other forms of creative writing. It is not a job board, but you never know who may end up reading your material!


Transcribeanywhere can help you get familiar with general and legal transcription, which are both opportunities that you could do from home. The site offers a free 7-lesson mini course that could serve as your stepping stone into the area of Transcription and help you determine if this is a viable option as a career for you. It also gives you information how much you could make, and how to get started.


Alison.com offers free workplace skills and training to those who would like a dynamic and innovative way of learning. There are many different types of courses you can take on the site, but the area I would specifically recommend you focus on is Customer Service. Because there are so many different work at Home jobs that you can get that revolve around customer service, this would be a great area to sharpen your skills in. There are several free customer service courses to choose from and you can add the completion of these courses to your resume, which could make you stand out more as the right applicant for the job.


Grammarly is essentially an online proofreading tool that helps you proof any type of written content to ensure it is ready for publication. The free products include the online text editor and the browser extension for Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. These tools help to correct critical grammar and spelling errors. This would prove very useful when writing or revising your resume, sending article samples to potential employers, or even if you’re a blogger and want to ensure your content is mistake free before sending it out. For basic written material, the free options are just fine; however, if you are writing professionally, you may want to take a closer look at the premium version for some additional advanced features.

Are there other Work at Home skills you want to improve and you’re looking for free resources to help you do it? Let me know in the comments below and I will go on the hunt for you and update this post once I’ve tracked them down!

Keep Growing and Learning Enthusiasts!


10 thoughts on “Free Resources To Sharpen Your Skills”

  1. That was a crazy wild statistic about how quickly resumes are received for work at home postings! This post was so informative and helpful. Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks Bradley, they are definitely good resources to help people get started in whichever area they are ready to focus on!

    1. Please do! I’ll also be adding a Paid Resources post for those ready to take their skills to the next level into the intermediate and advanced stages.

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