List of websites for remote work

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!

 

In the Magazine!

Look! The book I’m co-writing about how to stop self-sabotaging and create your dream life is in the magazine 🌟 “Books that move you – hot titles this spring”. It’s written in Swedish (the magazine – and the book), sorry about that non-swedish speakers. But still worthy of a celebration!

 

Wanna read it? The book will be out in February but you can pre-order now and use the coupon preorder for a 25% discount. What a great Swedish practice for you all 😉

 

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There is only one option: go

Go, just go where your dreams take you, even if the ground is uneven and the sight is blurred. Any other option will keep you in that uneasy feeling of not really living, not really being you. “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. Thats why it’s your path.” said Joseph Campbell 👣 Do you know exactly what every step looks like? Then you are following too closely in someone else’s footprints. Steer off of other people’s visions, set course on your own! 🔮⚓️🌈✨🚀

Photo from Cradle Mountain, Tasmania (I absolutely LOVE Tassie, read more about my experience in amazing Tasmania.)

With privileges comes power. How do you use yours?

Under the stars we are all the same. But in fact – we are not. ⭐️ There are norms, discrimination and exclusion. Power differences created by privileges and injustice that sits so deep in our roots that we barely see them. This is what I’ve been teaching (or rather, creating a safe space for us to learn from each other) today. Learning to see when we are part of holding up a norm that creates friction for someone else. Because we all are. How to not feel guilt over your privileges but use your power to include those who meet more friction. Influence and power is like a battery, it’s a neutral source of energy without direction – until you use it. It’s what you do with that power position that matters. Over whom do you have a privilege and what can you do with that power to eliminate the difference? The topic is huge, scary and painful, but we need to see what’s going on to be able to change it. Now, we all have power and we’re all ahead of someone – so open your eyes, take responsibility and step up to make the world better! ⭐️💫

I love money. But here is what it’s NOT.

Most people can agree on that money doesn’t matter in comparison to the most important things in life: love, health, happiness and so on. Most people rather have those and be poor than the opposite. Ok, so let’s agree on that 💰 But what about the second most important things? What about having a job that is okey compared to one you dislike but earn a lot? What about an experience you really want? An adventure? A new hobby you feel like trying? The little nice things. Maybe that hobby is not what you bring up on your death bed, maybe that experience was not what your life was about. But it made you smile and feel good about seeing something cool or learning a new skill! 💰Somewhere in that range people seem to forget that whole “money can’t buy” reasoning. It makes me wonder… where is that tipping point where you start over-valuing money? When do you let money win over pleasure and passion? 💰 It’s love, happiness, health then money. But why not love, happiness, health, new hobbies, coffee with friends, snowboarding, ocean views etc etc then money? 💰Let me be clear: I love money because they bring me freedom. But I love a lot of things a-hell-of-a-way more! Lets remember what money are, and all the things they are NOT! Ok? Ok!

I am light. Remind me.

If you see me with my head down in the rain, gently lift my chin and help me appreciate the sensation of the drops. If you find me stressed, shake me and remind me to breath and look at the sky. If I walk without consideration, take my hand and propose a different path. Remind me that the choice is mine, and when I bend my neck and complain under the heaviness I have to go. Go where my heart is easy to carry, where my steps are filled with the energy of an explorer, where my eyes stay awake and my brain stays aware. Never to shut up and pull harder instead of looking up and reconsidering. Never to forget that I am here by choice. Always go where I am light. Because I am. Light.☀️

Thank you for letting me in

Saturday night. Feeling extremely grateful. People surprised me, reassured me, of their awesomeness, love and wisdom the past days. From unexpected directions, new friends, strangers, old acquaintances. This week has been all about relationships, people, connection – pure and real. It consisted of: spontaneously joining a birthday dinner tonight where I only knew one person (who was just an acquaintance and made a last minute bold move and invited me) – that turned out great with depth and intensity in every conversation 🌸Beautiful, wholehearted chats with my rad, lovely roomies 🦋 Moving stuff and having lunch with brother and parents ✌🏽Amazing work day with “colleagues” for the leadership course we’re hosting 🦁Randomly getting a seat on the train next to an old classmate I haven’t seen for years and talking for three hours straight – deep stuff 🦇Recording podcast with soul partner – always a blast of energy, always real, raw and true 🦄Climbing, hiking and hanging out with a fellow adventurer I just recently started getting to know irl after a long time of online contact 🦅Reconnecting by having a hard and developing conversation with one of the most important people in my life ✨Acrobatics with my favourite crowd 🤸‍♀️Conclusion: the love and beauty in people is endless, infinite. Thank you for letting me in ❤️

Is this the look of madness?

How wise can we become? How much can we develop? Is there an end to how much we can learn? Will we eventually – inevitably – go mad on our way to geniuses? Am I already? How do I know? If it does make me crazy then crazy is where I’m heading. There’s no way of stopping this train of thoughts – this philosopher’s brain, this dreamer’s heart. Maybe this is what convinced you – “she is going mad after all?” – or is it you? 🌀✨🔮

Moving work into a new paradigm

Burn out and over time is so last paradigm. So is entrepreneurs who work crazy-long weeks and so is putting pride in being “busy”. It’s a new era now. I’m proud of my slow breakfasts, my mid day yoga breaks, my afternoons out climbing, my ability to do what matters and skip the rest. I am better when I’m happy. Join the new way of working – take a break! Then work not because you have to but because you long to. ✨🌱🙏

Magnetism

I was listening to my friend Kia Helles being interviewed about the process of writing her book today. Her struggles, her doubt and her progress. And a truth bomb hit me: Success is not magnetic. Power is not magnetic. Looks or popularity is not magnetic. AUTHENTICITY is magnetic 💥 Be the uncompromised you, go all in – all out. Not for money, not for status, not for them – for YOU. Drop the bullshit, stop pretending. Do what it takes to make the difference you want to make, create what you want to create, be the change you think we need. If authenticity is your driving force you are bound to succeed. Be you and we will love you ✨💫🌟