“We like to give people the freedom to work where they want, safe in the knowledge that they have the drive and expertise to perform excellently, whether they [are] at their desk or in their kitchen. Yours truly has never worked out of an office, and never will.” –Richard Branson
Are you ready to work from your kitchen — or a beach in Bali?
Unless you’re planning to start your own business, you’ll need a job that lets you work from anywhere.
Fortunately, there are more remote jobs than ever before. You just have to know where to look.
Read on for the 17 best job boards to find remote jobs. Since I snagged my current role via WeWorkRemotely.com, I’ll start with them!
WeWorkRemotely.com is one of the best job boards for full-time online work. It lists dozens of salaried opportunities across fields. Some industries include programming, customer support, management, design, and marketing. A lot of exciting new start-ups post here, but you’ll find more established companies, too.
2. Remote OK
Remote OK features an even longer list of work from home jobs. Popular categories include programming, user experience, and design. The site also features a bunch of non-tech listings. Beyond searching through jobs, you can browse remote companies or use the “remote work statistics” tab to learn about fast-growing fields.
FlexJobs has one of the largest databases of part-time, full-time, and temporary remote jobs. It selects legitimate opportunities across more than 100 industries. That being said, you’ll have to pay a price for full access. Unlimited access costs $14.95 a month or $49.95 a year.
4. Skip the Drive
Skip the Drive has a free, easy to use job board full of telecommute opportunities. Its work categories include the usual tech fields, as well as fields like consulting, nursing, administrative, insurance, and sales. Search by keyword or category, or use one of the site’s suggested filters to narrow down your options.
5. Home With the Kids
Among all its other resources for stay-at-home moms and dads, Home With the Kids also has a detailed job board. You’ll find part-time and full-time roles in over 30 categories. Plus, Home With the Kids features side gigs, like mystery shopping.
6. Hubstaff Talent
Hubstaff Talent is a growing job board with thousands of users across the globe. Not only can you browse job postings, but you can also create a job seeker profile on the site. That way, interested companies can come to you. Hubstaff Talent is a free marketplace with a number of filters — like pay, experience, and job type — that help you truly customize your search.
Jobspresso also lets you post your resume, so employers can reach out to you. Plus, you can browse job opportunities for programmers, designers, writers, salespeople, and other professionals. Jobspresso also offers cool deals every once in a while, like $100 off its partner co-working space, Roam (at the time of writing).
8. Virtual Vocations
Virtual Vocations screens and collects telecommute jobs. Its job search filters include job category, job type, and travel requirements. You can access a limited number of postings and set up email alerts for free. Full access and “priority alerts” cost $15.99 a month or $59.99 for six months.
Crossover is all about the remote work mission. On its website, you’ll find this statement: “Brick and mortar offices are history. The future of our global workforce will be built from teams collaborating from every corner of the world.”
Crossover curates some of the most highly-paying remote work opportunities across the world. Job categories include sales, marketing, finance, software development, operations, and executive management. You’ll find anything from an administrative assistant job for $36,000 a year to a Chief Marketing Officer opening for $400,000 a year.
Wfh.io has a limited selection of opportunities, but it’s worth checking for its digital and tech jobs. You can also join its mailing list or set up an RSS feed for the latest postings.
11. Working Nomads
Working Nomads is geared toward globe-trekking digital nomads. Industries include education, human resources, and writing, along with the usual suspects. Beyond browsing the site, you can also set up a daily or weekly email alert for one or more job categories.
12. Ruby Now
Ruby Now lists projects and jobs for web developers. The site has connected Ruby / Rails developers with work since 2005.
Upwork is a great site to find freelance and temporary projects. You’ll create a profile and apply to each opportunity. Note that employers leave feedback on your account, so a good reputation is important for Upwork success.
Fiverr is all about freelance work that pays anywhere from $5 and up. You can browse opportunities or offer specific — and random — services. One user, for instance, promises to “rewrite your online dating profile” for a flat fee of $40.
Freelancer.com claims to be the “world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace.” In fact, it has connected over 24 million freelancers and companies in 247 countries across the world. If you’re looking for freelance projects, make your way to Freelancer.com.
Idealist is a great site for anyone interested in social work or nonprofit organizations. You’ll find a number of local and international opportunities with a strong social mission. Plus, Idealist has a “remote” filter, so you can just look at location independent jobs.
Rounding out our list is another job board solely for web developers. EuropeRemotely gets even more specific — it’s geared toward developers living in Europe. If you’re a nomadic type looking for work in a European time zone, sign up for EuropeRemotely’s newsletter of curated remote jobs.
You can find remote jobs on regular job boards, too
While these 17 websites only feature work from home jobs, you can also find remote jobs on traditional job boards, like Monster, Indeed, or CareerBuilder. Simply type “work from home,” “remote,” or “telecommute” in the search field, along with any criteria.
You should also check out company websites themselves. If you have your sights set on a particular organization, check its hiring page from time to time for openings.
For even more insight into how to find remote jobs, check out this guide on 10 foolproof ways to earn money online.
And if you have any extra suggestions for finding work from home jobs, let me know in the comments below!