I’ve been running into a lot of tips on where to find remote work. If you’re just considering nomad life, there is one decision you want to start with. Do you want to run your own company or work for someone else? The decision does not have to be for life or even for long, but you need to start with one of the two and focus on it.
If you want to work for someone else but remotely, it pretty much works as a normal job. Just search for the ones that you can do from anywhere. Finding and getting these jobs could pretty much be treated like any job hunt.
But if you want to get freelance gigs you’ll have to apply over and over for new jobs. As you get established it will take less of an effort, but in the beginning you will have to spend a lot of time searching, applying and communicating before getting work. It doesn’t make it easier that there are many different places where you can find work. I’ve seen recommendations for all of these sites but I haven’t used all of them. Filtering which of them you prefer is up to you, I’m just here to provide you with a bunch of sites to start with.
My story is that I started using Upwork in the beginning rather successfully, but as I got more experienced I usually used my network: I got personal recommendations and tips in Facebook-groups etc. However, we all need to start somewhere and these websites all worked for a big bunch of people. Maybe they are right for you?
Just to let you know, there are many more sites, but I did purposely skip a lot and just keep the ones that seem best. I did research for reviews and comments and scanned all the the sites – and I want you to benefit from that by not just adding any remote work website to this list.
Websites to go to for remote work:
Upwork – Mixed opinions on this site, but it’s one of the biggest and I used it successfully. Put some time into creating your profile, and don’t settle with the lowest paying jobs.
Remote OK – I just clicked around on this website. I lite the look of it. They seem to have a lot of jobs in different categories.
Remotive – Up to date with a lot of fresh jobs and people seem really happy about using it.
We work remotely – Great website for finding techie jobs and more qualified management jobs. Remote ones, of course.
Remote work hub – Inspiring website with a lot of resources. And interesting jobs too!
The Muse – Full time jobs mainly. Engineers, marketeers, writers, sales people, there is almost everything on here. I do really like this website, worth checking it out just to get inspired.
Freelance writing – Writing only. Easy to navigate. Some freelancers use almost only this site and are satisfied.
Workew- Nice website, seems easy to use and they have some good jobs up there.
Flexjobs – You can search for free but you need to pay to get the good stuff and apply for jobs. People are getting good work from there, though.
The Penny Hoarder – On personal finance and smart tricks to save and earn more. You can write for them, but you can also find work on their website.
Find Bacon – For designers and developers. Haven’t used it but I like the look of it.
Remote Mission– For socially minded remote workers. Projects in charity and socially responsible companies and organisations.
Translatorsbase – For translating gigs only. Easy to use websites, some people are really happy about the site but I’ve also read that it can be hard to use with very slow response from the people behind it.
LinkedIn Jobs – often overseen by freelancers. But you can certainly find remote work here (mainly full time though) and pitch you skills to find gigs.
There is soooo much more out there. But if I were you, I wouldn’t want to get overwhelmed and rather start with some good ones than scroll through hundreds of websites. Now decide on one or two max, start using it and see how it goes. Getting stuck in scrolling websites is a certain way of not landing any remote work contracts.
Best of luck!