While most of the ideas for making money online we’ve covered so far can be done on the side, if you’re looking to completely change your career and start working online there are thousands of companies looking to hire who don’t care where you are.
More and more companies and startups especially are embracing remote work—where you use online collaboration and communication tools to do your work from wherever you want. And you don’t have to be a 20-something hotshot designer or coder to reap the benefits of working remotely. Many remote positions are for customer support positions or other customer-facing positions that don’t require specialized skill sets.
Below are list of some remote working companies.
This remote jobs board is conveniently broken down by category, and clearly shows the timestamp of each posting. This remote jobs website has been building its clout as a reliable source for both employers and job seekers, and some of the bigger companies in the tech sector have taken notice. There are also some great resources for remote job seekers, including a great Q&A board frequented by a supportive community with regular content around how to land your dream job.
With each remote job on Jobspresso being hand-picked and reviewed by a scrutinizing staff, it’s a wonder that this remote jobs website is still free, though a quick search through their job boards reveals how they can do it: companies who post their jobs on Jobspresso can pay to have their listings “featured,” and boosted to the top of the remote jobs boards. While this may throw off the “most recent” accuracy of search results, it seems a small inconvenience when you see the high-quality jobs available.
Remote.ok has some exciting features, including live rankings of the top companies offering remote jobs and actively hiring candidates over the last 12 months, statistics about what kinds of remote jobs are trending most today, and of course tons of well-paid remote jobs listings for designers, developers, writers, marketers, salespeople and more.
VV offers some attractive membership packages, which grant access to some incredibly helpful tools. Take for instance the Job Application History feature, which helps you stay on top of which remote jobs you’ve applied for, when you should follow up, and such. VV offers a money-back guarantee, confidently implying that their subscription service is worth it. But if free is more your speed, Virtual Vocations’ vast remote jobs board is still accessible without having to subscribe.
The Muse’s interface is pretty spiffy. By setting the “Location” filter to “Flexible / Remote”, you’ll find remote jobs doing everything from online ESL teaching gigs, to project management positions and sales roles where you’ll get to put your CRM chops to the test. What makes The Muse particularly unique in the remote jobs world, is that they feature access to one-on-one professional coaching, online courses to help you prepare for challenges like negotiating a offers for your remote jobs, and in-depth profiles on the companies that are advertising remote jobs through their website.
CloudPeeps is an excellent option if you have a great portfolio of work already, and are looking to continue expanding your business with more of a freelance focus. To become a “Peep” is a little more exclusive than signing up with a site like Upwork or Fiverr, but it’s easier to find remote jobs once you do get accepted. Their focus is on social media, marketing, and copywriting primarily, but other types of remote jobs also make their way onto the platform. They’re definitely worth checking out.
Outsourcely is an amazing resource for anyone looking for full-time remote jobs. By creating a profile on this remote jobs platform, you’ll be putting yourself in the direct line of sight of companies looking to foster long-term relationships, not just gig-based projects.
Workew is a fairly standard remote jobs board that is easily filtered and navigated to track down exactly what you’re looking for. You’re able to bookmark specific remote jobs that sound appealing as you browse, and can even sign up for Twitter notifications so you’ll be alerted as soon as a new remote jobs hit the market. Best of all, this site is totally free!
With a delightfully simple design, 100 Telecommute Jobs is like the underdog of the remote jobs board world today. The creator’s mission is to make the perks of landing remote work available to everyone (like actually making real money online from your own home), including those who can’t afford the membership fees of other remote jobs sites. Check out the “Job Categories” grid for a monochromatic map of job options.
By now we’ve seen a few aggregated job boards that are fairly comprehensive. What makes Remotees great is if you know that there is a specific company you’d like to view remote jobs for. Head on over to the companies page and you’ll actually be able to see which companies are posting the most remote jobs, which can be a helpful tool as you research your options.
Sick of typing “remote” into search bars, or getting to the end of a tantalizing job description, only to find that it’s not actually a remote job? Fear not, because Remote4Me is on the case! Though especially designed for members of the tech community (with ample remote jobs for developers and engineers), there’s also a robust listing module for non-tech work (like sales, HR, and SEO). This site is an aggregated collection of remote jobs from about 40 other job boards, which could end up saving you tons of time in your search. Did I mention that it’s free? 💪
For a friendlier sort of fare, there’s Mike Desjardins’ RemotelyAwesomeJobs, which aggregates about twenty job boards to bring together their picks for the best remote jobs postings. All remote jobs are collected into one master list (without advanced filtering at the moment), so you’ll have to click on tags near the top and do a little searching to fit your specific needs, but it may be well worth it, as there are plenty of diamond remote jobs in the rough!
If you’re still coming around to the idea that remote jobs are the right choice for you, then a friendly, gentle nudge by way of a bi-weekly email roundup might be just the ticket. Remote Jobs Club is free, and is run by a benevolent guy named Sanj, who just wants to help people find their dream remote jobs!
By creating a (free) account at Werk, you might feel something like a) relief or b) finally understood. The creators of Werk conducted mega research to back their claims that more flexibility in the workplace makes for happier workers (i.e. remote gigs) and created a platform in which remote job seekers could peruse jobs with (gasp!) pre-negotiated flexibility. I know, kind of revolutionary. That’s why Werk more than earns its place on this list, and they feature some of the best (most flexible) remote jobs in a range of different fields & disciplines.
Up next, we’ve got my picks for the best remote jobs sites that have a particular focus on writing, editing, content creation and the like. Here we go!
Contena makes the top of our list of the best writing and editing-focused remote jobs because they empower writers, editors and content marketers to find jobs that allow them to write from anywhere—a dream come true for those with a knack for copywriting. What I like most about Contena, is that they feature both freelance jobs and full-time remote jobs. Examples of real remote roles currently listed on their homepage (right now) include a $6,000/mo marketing writing gig for a mobile app development company, a college sports writing position, photography-related content writing jobs, and literally thousands more spanning every imaginable industry—where you can land good jobs working with reputable, pre-vetted companies.
Textbroker is an amazing site for writers looking to land remote jobs that’ll let them write on their own time. After submitting a short “signup article,” you’ll be rated on a scale of 2-4 stars (have no fear, you can improve your rating over time if you’re not satisfied). From there, you’ll be eligible to take on jobs that are paid per word. Payments are made weekly through the site via PayPal. The more you write, the more you earn and the closer you’ll move toward planting the seeds for a freelance business for yourself along the way!
Freelance Writing has been around since 1997, and it shows. Whether you’ve started your own blog and your specialty is now brainstorming blog post ideas, writing content, driving traffic to a blog, press releases, or product descriptions, you will find tons of relevant remote jobs here. In addition, FW offers writing contests and resources to help improve your freelance writing, helping you strive to create better content, and scale your efforts to make money blogging.
Writing-focused remote jobs available on ProBlogger will range from full-time copywriting positions, to freelance and contract gigs. The majority of the clients looking for writers through this site are in need of more intermediate/experienced writers, so you should have sample work readily at hand when you apply for one of these remote writing jobs.
Authentic Jobs has some of the biggest companies in the game on their client list, from The New York Times to Apple and Tesla—it’s an incredible resource for all web professionals. As you might expect from a remote jobs board with a focus on developers and creatives, this site is extremely intuitive and easy to use. When searching for remote gigs, all you have to do is hit the toggle switch from “All Jobs” to “Remote.” As my mom would say: Easy as pie.
PowertoFly’s mission is to match talented women with amazing companies that value diversity and inclusion—for great remote jobs. After joining the platform, job seekers will go through a vetting process, and then have access to be matched for a 2-4 week “paid trial” test period to make sure the fit is right for both you and the employer. PTF is one of the most innovate and exciting online spaces for women seeking to expand their network, find opportunities for solid remote gigs, and lean into a digital nomad lifestyle in the tech and digital sectors.
The premise at Hundred5 is that top talent aren’t scouring the remote jobs sites all day, but that they’re scrolling through social media. At the Hundred5HQ job board located on Facebook, you’ll find new remote gigs posted straight to this group’s timeline (which will pop up in your news feed). If you’re interested in a position, you’ll be able to complete a short quiz to apply, rather than submit a résumé.
Stack Overflow packs an amazing one-two punch for web developers seeking remote jobs. First, it’s a huge database of information: its Q&A message board is a treasure trove of information for web development. Secondly, SO features a remote jobs board full of tech opportunities, especially for web developers. Just type “remote” into the search bar and find thousands of remote roles available in seconds.
If you’re a Ruby developer, you need not look any further than this remote jobs board! RubyNow collects remote listings from hundreds of site and hosts them all on this simple and straightforward platform where you can browse through options to find what suits you best.
LJ is dedicated to placing top tech talent at remote jobs working for some of the leading European companies in the game. Their site boasts a highly personal experience, helping each and every job seeker land remote roles that they love. Though most of the remote placements available are Euro-based (Porto, anyone?) mostly for time-zone alignment purposes, there is a section of the site dedicated solely to fully remote placements.
Simply type “remote” into the location search bar over at GitHub and boom: from front-end to full-stack to Ruby, developers can find plenty of remote jobs with exciting companies. If you use Twitter, be sure to follow GH, where they post new remote jobs daily!
Becoming a “Professional Freelancer” on gun.io puts you in the running for some of the most competitive and sought-after software development remote jobs available today, plus they have a great reputation for taking care of their community (ex: gun.io pledges to back up their freelancers 100% during conflict). Be sure that your online profiles (LinkedIn, GitHub, etc) and work portfolios are up to date before applying through their website, because you’ll be linking them all to complete your online application for these remote gigs!
Dice is a fairly standard remote jobs board, but with a specific focus on the technology industry. One great perk about this site: if you’re the type of developer who prefers to telecommute, but likes to know that the company is located nearby, Dice offers a filtering system which allows you to narrow your search for remote roles at companies within 5, 10, 20, or 30 miles from your location.
Dribbble is most commonly known as a community for graphic designers, web designers, illustrators, and creative to showcase and share their work. The user-friendly platform allows clients to easily search through portfolios to find their next hire for both full-time remote gigs and freelance projects. A lesser known component of Dribbble, exists at the top bar of the homepage: select the “Remote” option from the “Jobs” dropdown menu, and you’ll find tons of full-time and freelance remote jobs that can be done from home!
Like the Upworks and Fiverrs of the world, 99designs is an online community in which designers can showcase their work, connect with potential clients, and compete for primarily freelance style gigs (but the occasional remote jobs come from these projects). Design categories range from web page design, to business cards, to total branding overhaul, making this site a great hub for a wide array of designers! Clients can choose from a number of fixed-price packages, taking a great deal of guesswork out of the billing process. Speaking of billing— the convenience that 99designs facilitates doesn’t come without a cost. Keep an eye out for the variety of payout options, and what fees may apply!
NODESK is a fantastic resource for anyone looking to learn more about getting into the digital nomad/remote work game. Not just a remote jobs board, this site features a vast collection of articles and tips written for, by, and about taking on this exciting new lifestyle (hint: you may even find some great deals on travel gear)! The remote jobs board section of the site is no-frills and straightforward, and broken down by categories, including Finance, Marketing, and Operations. Check out the many inspiring links and get excited about the endless possibilities of life with remote work!
MB boasts some of media’s top players as clients (NBC, PBS, and HBO to name a few), and have a crisp, easily-navigable remote jobs board to boot. Here you’ll find remote opportunities in all media categories from marketing to publishing and television. Just type “remote” into the keyword search bar and watch the remote gigs pour in!
Indeed is one of the most robust remote jobs platforms out there right now, packing a healthy dose of marketing-focused gigs up for grabs. This site pulls data from seemingly everywhere on the internet, and culls it all into one searchable database jam-packed with killer remote roles. You’ll find that a huge variety of industries flock to Indeed to post their jobs, so their long list of remote possibilities will always be diverse!