Where to Find Remote Jobs – the Ultimate Guide for Digital Nomad Girls

Updated April 2022

We first published this post in 2017 but wow (!) have things changed since then! ?

Remote work has become mainstream and there are more opportunities than ever. But still, getting started is always hard, so we updated our handy guide “Where to Find Remote Jobs – the Ultimate Guide for Digital Nomad Girls” for you with the latest Remote Work platforms.

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But first, what is a remote job?

Are you just starting out and have no idea how to become a digital nomad? There are so many different ways to achieve your dream, and one of the best ways to get started is to find a remote job.

What is a remote job? Well, it’s a full-time or part-time job where you are still an employee for a company, but you can carry out your work wherever you want, from home, a coffee shop, or a beach bar.

Often remote jobs have a base at a corporate office that you can work from if you’re in town, and other times they are fully distributed with no real headquarter. Many successful companies have fully remote teams and since the pandemic more and more businesses are becoming remote-friendly.

 

What’s so good about working remotely?

The great thing about remote jobs, is that you don’t have to make the huge jump to freelancing or starting your own business. Instead, you can enjoy certain perks like paid holidays, sick leave, benefits and a stable income, while still having the flexibility to work from anywhere.

Since the pandemic, more employees are demanding remote work options, either full-time or part-time, which means there have never been more remote job opportunities than now.

 

woman working remotely

How to find remote jobs: What you need to know first!

Of course, there are also a few things you need to be aware of before applying to remote jobs:

  • Does the employer expect you to work during certain hours of the day? Make sure you ask this beforehand so you can avoid travelling to time zones that’d require you to work in the middle of the night.
  • Does your employer expect you to check into headquarters regularly? Many remote teams meet regularly at the headquarters or at remote work retreats in exotic locations, it’s a great way to get to know the team on a more personal level.
  • Do you need a certain internet bandwidth to be able to work properly? Or are there any security measures you need to look into, like VPNs, safe connections etc.

 

Here’s our Ultimate guide of websites, communities and tools for remote jobs to get you started:

Women Focussed Remote Job Sites:

Power to Fly – a cool startup that matches women with tech jobs. Power to Fly wants to help close the gender gap in the tech world, their mission is to equalise the workforce. Remote work plays a big role in this, and you can find remote jobs here too.

Remote Woman – a job board to find the best remote jobs at female-friendly companies.

The Female Factor – “the best job opportunities, hand-picked for the next generation of female leaders.”

 

Remote Specific Job Boards:

Remote OK – created by Nomad List founder Pieter Levels, this is one of the most comprehensive Remote Job sites for digital nomads

Working Nomads – A comprehensive list of curated jobs for those looking to start their telecommuting career.

Remote Tech Jobs – This cool new job board is designed specifically for all sorts of remote tech jobs. It aggregates jobs from 10+ different sources and adds labels to make them easy to filter. There are more than 8,000 jobs live right now, and they update it frequently so you only see new and relevant jobs.

We Work Remotely – Claims it is the best place to find and list jobs that aren’t restricted by commutes or a particular geographic area.

Torre – a remote-specific jobs board that shares large numbers of remote jobs every week! It makes it easy to find the right job, as you can search by time zone, language, desired compensation, and skills.

RemoteCo – a hand-curated selection of remote jobs in development, design, customer service, sales and more.

Skip The Drive – originally started for stay-at-home mums and other telecommuters, the site now includes the whole array of remote working jobs that let you skip the pesky commute like it says on the tin.

Virtual Vocations – A huge database of remote jobs that you can filter by their degree of ‘remoteness’ (just made up that word)

Jobpresso – Find expertly curated remote jobs in tech, marketing, customer support and more

FlexJobs – Has a huge selection of telecommuting jobs in all industry sectors.

Angel List – is a hub for startup jobs in various fields from development to design, sales, marketing and more.

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

Remote Work Hub – Daily jobs around the world. All employers are screened and the jobs verified.

Online Writing Jobs – as the name says, you can find remote writing jobs here.

Remoters.net – Another remote job board with jobs in marketing, development, sales and more.

Cloudpeeps – Become a peep in order to apply for curated jobs. They have a low freelancer to client ratio which means less noise and higher chance of finding a good job.

Dribble – is a specialised job boards for all sorts of designers, including graphic designers, product designers, and UX designers.

Work From Home Jobs – This site aggregates the best work from home jobs across categories including marketing, sales, development, and more.

 

Job Boards with Remote Job Openings:

Stack Overflow – This is a great place to look for remote techie jobs. You can enter ‘remote’ into the location field to narrow it down to location-independent jobs.

Authentic Jobs – is an easy-to-use job board for web professionals. You can filter the results so you only see remote jobs.

Indeed – This well-known jobs board lists hundreds of remote jobs at any one time, ranging from graphic designers to copywriters, language tutors to digital consultants.

The Muse job board allows you to narrow down your search to fully remote jobs, returning a wide variety of results.

 

Find remote jobs Digital Nomad Girls

Communities (free & paid):

Networking is still one of the best ways to find work, and joining dedicated virtual communities and events can be very worthwhile. There are plenty of free communities out there, but generally, I find that joining paid communities can be a great investment as people in those communities tend to be more committed and further in their business.

Here are a few virtual communities to check out:

Remotive.io – is a subscription-based community of remote workers and also has a job board and a very comprehensive Google Sheet of companies who hire remote workers.

Remotely One – a Slack community for remote work enthusiasts and entrepreneurs

WorkFrom – a paid Slack community for remote workers, hosted by the virtual room platform WorkFrom

The Lab – Last but not least, our very own membership, The Lab, is a great place to connect with other business owners. Many of our members have hired each other, started projects or whole businesses together and referred each other to clients. Find out more here.

 

Facebook Groups:

Digital Nomad Girls Community – our very own free Facebook Group. Started in 2015, hundreds (if not thousands) or our members have hired each other. We also send a weekly newsletter with our top job postings, sign up for free here!

Remote & Travel Jobs – is a group for remote workers looking for jobs and the admins do a good job connecting people with relevant job openings.

Work From Home (Without Selling Anything) – A free group for anyone who wants to work from home (or while travelling!). You’ll find regular curated job posts, free resources, and a helpful community.

Remote Tech Jobs is a group where you can look for remote jobs in the IT/Tech industry. It’s an active group and the admin keep a close eye out for spam.

Guavabean is a free Facebook group for freelancers, digital nomad, and remote workers, with new jobs every day.

 

Work Abroad Jobs:

Jobbatical – You don’t always have to work remotely to be able to travel. For those of you who like to stay in one place for longer periods, Jobbatical might have the perfect fit.

 

How to find remote jobs: Freelancing Platforms

Although many of the jobs found on freelancing platforms are short term or one-off gigs, there are still some remote positions to be found. Especially when you’re first starting out and building your portfolio, these can be a great entry point.

Read our blog post listing the 30 top freelancing platforms for digital nomad girls. 

 

Here you go: 30+ resources to help you find remote jobs and bring you one step closer to your location independent life!

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