Updated January 2020
The first step is often the hardest, and the same goes when looking for your first remote job. You might be wondering how to find remote jobs. That’s why we put together this handy list of “Where to Find Remote Jobs – the Ultimate Guide for Digital Nomad Girls”
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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 more and more business are starting to see the advantages.
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. And with technology making incredible progress, an increasing number of jobs can now be carried out 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.
Having said all this, remote jobs are a great way to test out the digital nomad lifestyle and they are becoming more and more popular by the day.
If you’ve been wondering how to find remote jobs, here’s our Ultimate guide of websites, communities and tools for remote jobs to get you started.
Women Focussed Remote Job Projects:
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 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.
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.
Wanderbrief – A startup and community that grew from a job trading platform into a proper remote jobs board. Great jobs from around the world.
RemoteCo – a hand-curated selection of remote jobs in development, design, customer service, sales and more.
Make a Living Anywhere – Another great site for remote workers, no matter where you are in the world. It’s easy to search and filter according to what you’re looking for.
Remote Mission – aims to help socially minded digital nomads find jobs working for NGOs, charities, and social enterprises.
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.
Remotely Awesome Jobs – definitely the winner of best name for a remote job board, they add remote jobs from around the web.
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.
Membership Sites & Programs:
Inner Circle – Our very own membership site for Digital Nomad Girls! The DNG Inner Circle is the virtual coworking community that travels with you. We have virtual events, accountability buddies, coworking sessions, monthly expert packs, book club and so, so much more! Join us!
Remote Like Me – Founded by one of our fellow DNGs, Remote Like Me is a community and subscription basaed service. Taylor hand selects all jobs, sends up a weekly round-up and helps her members with applications and anything else to help they need to find remote jobs.
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.
Remote Like Me also has a Facebook Group you can join for free.
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.
Digital Nomad Jobs – Remote Jobs @ letsworkremotely – Designed specifically for remote workers, you’ll find a range of different jobs here. New opportunities are posted almost every day.
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. Click here to 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!