Where Do Digital Nomads Look for Work?

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Crowded bus, train or metro rides, being stuck in traffic or looking for a parking spot can be really hectic. Did you ever think the WORLD could be your office? You could skip the commute, bring your laptop and charger, and work remotely from anywhere, wherever you are.

Remote work is booming, whether you’re working from home, a coworking space, your favourite coffee shop, or somewhere else entirely. Based on a detailed analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics conducted by Global Workplace Analytics, there has been a 115% increase between 2005 and 2015 in the number of people telecommuting in the U.S. Up from 1.8 million in 2005, nine million U.S. employees, or 2.9% of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time.

Working remotely is already a reality for so many people. There are now a lot more companies hiring remote workers (usually with tech skills) all over the world, doing all sorts of different jobs

If you think remote work is for you or if you’re just starting out and have no idea how to become a digital nomad. In order to help you find the remote job you love, here is a list of websites with hundreds of thousands of remote working jobs.

REMOTE WORK SPECIFIC SITES

1. FLEXJOBS

FlexJobs is a one-stop shop for telecommuting, part-time and flexible jobs. It has over 50 career categories, with jobs ranging from freelance to full-time, entry-level to executive. The best part? They screen the jobs before posting, so you don’t have to dig through shady opportunities. The site currently hosts more than 20K job listings including part-time and freelance opportunities!

2. REMOTE.CO

Remote.co hand-curates their list of remote jobs. They include customer service jobs, design jobs, developer jobs, recruiter and HR jobs, sales jobs, and other remote jobs (things like writers, managers, etc.). You can search or browse by type. Remote.co also does a great job of providing insight into remote working and is a great resource for those thinking about transitioning to remote working.

3. WE WORK REMOTELY

Sponsored by Remote, the book by famed 37Signals founders, this job board is a catch-all of remote jobs from customer service to web design to programming. We Work Remotely bills itself as the best place to find and jobs that aren’t restricted by commutes or a particular geographic area.

4. REMOTE OK

Remote OK has an exception user interface and tags all of their job listings to make it easy to filter for just the listings that you want. You can filter jobs posted by recruiters, the level (junior, senior, etc.), the type of job (sales, marketing, design, dev, and more), and even whether they’re tech or non-tech jobs (though even the “non-tech” jobs — things like analysts and marketers — will benefit from some basic tech skills).

5.  REMOTIVE

Remotive is a bi-monthly newsletter for remote workers that also has a pretty robust listing of remote jobs. They break it down by job type—sales, support, product, engineering, marketing, etc. to make it easy to find the kind of job you’re looking for.

6. OUTSOURCELY

Outsourcely pairs up remote workers with employers seeking both full and part-time employees. You can browse for jobs by category: design & multimedia, web development, mobile applications, writing & content, admin support, customer service, sales & marketing, and Business Services.

7. VIRTUAL VOCATIONS

This job board features only telecommuting jobs from technical writers to paralegals. Started by a stay-at-home mom frustrated with the job search for legitimate remote jobs. The site offers access to over 10,000 remote jobs and makes sure they are quality leads by personally screening all job postings. Plus, the blog has great tips, such as this article on how to take on a remote gig for the holiday season.

8. WFH.IO

Wfh.io focuses exclusively on remote digital and tech jobs. They include remote jobs in product management, software engineering, web engineering, customer support, marketing, and more.

9. JOBSCRIBE

Jobscribe sends you a daily email with remote job listings at tech startups. You can specify whether you’re looking for design, front-end development, back-end development, mobile app development, or marketing jobs.

10. JOBSPRESSO

Jobspresso has expertly curated jobs in tech, marketing, customer support, and more. You can search their job listings or post your resume to be seen by potential employers.

11. WORKING NOMADS

Working Nomads delivers a curated list of remote jobs right to your inbox. Choose daily or weekly emails to make the remote job search come to you.

12. SKIP THE DRIVE

With a great name, a great resources tab (listing authors to follow and sites to check for help in the remote job world), and a decent listing of remote jobs, this site is true to its eponymous mission. Use what the site provides, you can completely skip that ugly morning commute.

 13. EUROPEREMOTELY

 Want a job working in European time zones (whether you’re from Europe or not)? Then check out EuropeRemotely, full of job listings from companies that are happy to work with remote developers in European time zones.

14.  HUBSTAFF TALENT

Hubstaff Talent has a huge selection of jobs from all industries from marketing to analysts, most of which are remote.

 

TECH JOB BOARDS WITH REMOTE JOB LISTINGS

 15. POWERTOFLY

PowerToFly‘s mission is to encourage diversity recruiting and hiring by building the tools and employer branding services that emerging businesses and enterprises need. PowerToFly is focused on matching women in tech with work-from-anywhere jobs. Join the talent database, go through the vetting process, and get matched for a “paid trial,” a 2–4 week test period to make sure it’s a good fit for both you and the employer.!

16. DRIBBLE

Dribble is a great site for designers to find their next gig. There’s a location tab right on top where you can click “remote / anywhere” and be off to the races finding your next work-from-home gig.

17. ANGELLIST

Always dreamed of working for a startup, but don’t live in a startup city hub? Head over to AngelList, a top site for startup jobs. When you search for a job on AngelList, click on “Job Type” and choose “Remote OK.”

18. GITHUB JOBS

GitHub has a category devoted to remote jobs on their website. Because it’s GitHub, the jobs are all development-focused, with listings from all over the world. (GitHub also posts their own openings on this board!)

19. STACK OVERFLOW

Stack Overflow is a go-to jobs board for many top tech talents, especially web developers. Type in “remote” in the location field and you’ll bring up a list of more than 2,000 jobs that fit the bill.

20. AUTHENTIC JOBS

The job board for web professionals. Just click the “wireless logo” (you’ll recognize it) and filter by remote jobs. Beautifully designed and easy to use, as you’d expect from a job board for creatives and developers!

 

FREELANCE AND CONTRACT WORK SPECIFIC SITES

21. FIVERR

With jobs starting at just $5 a pop, Fiverr is an amazing site to find your first gigs and build up a portfolio FAST. The site focuses on “gigs” or “micro-jobs,” such as editing an image in photoshop, designing a Facebook ad, or brainstorming SEO-rank-worthy article titles. Adding upgrades to your listings let you make a whole lot more than $5 on each job.

22. TOPTAL

Focused on connecting top-tier former consultants with short-term engagements for high impact corporations, the Toptal Business (formerly SkillBridge) model is taking the traditional consulting world by storm. As a consultant, you can focus on only remote work and only on projects (and with clients) you are passionate about. Whether you bring e-mail marketing expertise or are a whiz at building financial models, the Toptal Business site and model is a remote-worker-dream-come-true.

23. UPWORK

Upwork, formerly oDesk, is a global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely. Upwork features remote jobs in a suite of categories: from virtual assistants to mobile app developers.

24. GURU

With the tagline “Work Your Way,” Guru allows freelancers to build profiles with portfolios of work. Employers find your profile or search/apply for jobs. The homepage features a wide range of roles from WordPress Developers to Logo Designers.

25. FREELANCER.COM

Freelancer.com allows business owners to post projects online. You are then able to bid on jobs. It has over 13 million users, it features jobs for PHP developers, content writers, and web designers. Much like Upwork, freelancers work within the site so that they hours and work are tracked.

26. COWORKS

Coworks is a creative freelance work platform designed for top brands and agencies. It’s free to sign up, and they’ve already served 2,000 clients.

 

GENERAL

27. TAIMINGU

Besides the wide selection of remote jobs, Taimingu has thousands of job listings worldwide. Possibility to apply fast for a job and very good and easy search options makes (of course!) Taimingu an obvious choice.

28. CAREER BUILDER

The Career Builder jobs site is the largest online employment website in the United States! Type in “telecommute” or “remote” as a keyword and find more than 9K part-time, contract, and full-time jobs from brands like Forever 21 Inc, Xerox, and Univision.

29. IDEALIST

While not exclusively a remote job board, the Idealist site has hundreds of remote job listings worldwide (just click on “Remote” under locations), at organizations and non-profits that are making a difference in the world.

30. INDEED

One of the most robust job boards you can find, Indeed pulls data from around the internet and around the world to bring together jobs. From Product Marketers to a “Technology Productivity Consultant,” Indeed’s 2K+ remote jobs run the gamut.

31. THE MUSE

With a gorgeous user interface and fun-to-explore information about all the companies and jobs they feature, The Muse makes the job search easy. Search for the content features on the site that highlight remote opportunities.

 

WOMEN FOCUSED REMOTE JOB PROJECTS

32. WERK

Werk’s mission is to keep women in the workforce. They believe that flexibility is the future of feminism. You’ll find the whole array of flexible jobs, from 100% remote, to part-time, micro shifts and more. You won’t find any gigs on Werk, they prioritize “career building” positions in order to advance and retain a diverse workforce.

Do you know of other great resources for finding remote jobs? Share them in the comments!

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