When I was growing up, my parents and relatives always told me to work hard in school so I can go to the university and then study hard so I can find a well-paid job in a big company. They convinced me that I won’t have to worry anymore if I get a position in one of those hottest companies in the area. That was the life my parents knew since they were born. Well, it was also the life I’ve seen myself living in before I discovered my love for travel and my interest in other cultures and lifestyle. If I look at my CV today…I was on a good road to fulfilling my parent’s wishes. Fortunately, I’ve got the chance to discover the world and realized there is much more in life than a well-paid job in a big company. I don’t regret a single moment of school and university though, but I’m rather thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world and find my own way in life. Thanks to the modern movement of ‘Digital Nomads’, there are a whole lot of absolutely new job opportunities which help me to pay for my food and accommodation while on the go. I’m sure, when you google “remote job” you’ll already find a bunch of websites with hundreds and hundreds of remote job offers. I’ve picked out some of those websites which worked best for us and which have really good legit offers. Let us check out what I’ve found.
Remote for Techies
I think this is the biggest niche where you will find Digital Nomads working in. Jobs for techies mostly only require a laptop and skills in engineering and development. Remote workers in this field often have a really good income, which makes this job field so attractive for Digital Nomads.
Gitbub is the largest hotspot in the world for techies. But if you’re a developer I’m sure you already have heard about GitHub, or maybe even use it yourself. For those who don’t really know anything about GitHub, this website is not only a job searching site but also offers many Open Source codes to explore. You can, for example, share your code with other developers, ask them questions or let your code be reviewed by them, which is a great opportunity for learning by doing. The job board is not immediately visible, but after typing “remote” in the search field you can easily find up to 50 job offers for remote developers. Some jobs listed there are even from GitHub itself. If you already have some years of experience in programming it won’t be difficult for you to find a suitable remote job there.
Landing Jobs is a job marketplace for tech startups and companies in Europe. Once you’re on their website you can immediately see how professional it is constructed. Besides a job board for location-dependent developers, they also have a section for remote developers. You can find the job offers for remote workers when you hover over the menu “Jobs” and click on “Remote Work” under the section “Other”. Their focus is not to please the employer, but the job seeker. If you’re looking for a job there, you will immediately feel how supportive they are. You can ask your questions and ask for advice during the whole process. What makes them a bit different from the other job searching websites is their transparency since you can see the salary range per year on some of the position listed.
The only downside Landing Jobs has is that they only list a few remote jobs.
Stack Overflow is not solely focusing on being a job marketplace, but more a community platform for developers. Actually, their main focus is on improving programming skills and learning more about development. Once you’re on their website you might be overwhelmed by a load of information. To find the job board just go to the “Jobs” menu on the left side and type “remote” into the search. Now you should have all the remote tech positions on the page. You can sort by matches, newest and salary, which means you can have a certain transparency about each job offer if you want. You can also find jobs categorized by the various programming languages.
Another completely free job searching website is Authentic Jobs. Not only do they provide a job board, but also blog posts where you can find articles with tips and advice. The job board not only focuses on remote jobs, so you have to manually toggle the “Remote” switch on the left dashboard. You can filter by full- or part-time positions, skills, skill level or company type. If you’re looking to work with Apple, The New York Times or Facebook here is where your dreams can become a reality. The only disadvantage I’ve found is the pretty few offers you have after filtered by skills like design or marketing, but since it’s mainly for remote developers it’s not really a big disappointment.
Here is your place to become a completely remote freelance developer. Gun.io is a job matching platform where they help you and companies find each other so they can hire you for short- and long-term projects. One thing in advance, this platform is nothing for tech newbies, because they will only put you on their list when you have real experience in development. They will not only go through your resume but also test and interview you, to make sure you’re professional enough to match with the companies requirements. Actually, their main focus is to help companies to find you and your professional service. The big plus is, that you really have the opportunity to work with really hot companies such as Amazon if you want. They’re also really fast in contacting you if they found a match, sometimes you don’t even have to wait 24 hours to get a client. About the registration, if you already have an account on Github, you can log in with your Github profile so they can have all your personal information and your qualification.
Being a freelancer isn’t for everyone, but there are certain advantages you’ll definitely have as a freelancer. You’re mostly your own boss, even though working on somebody else’s project, but you can always choose to only accept the projects which are interesting to you. Furthermore, you can work according to your own time schedule and choose whom you want to work with.
Remote for Everyone
If you aren’t a techie, this section is the right place for you. Don’t worry, there are still a lot of opportunities for you to make a location independent income.
Remotive is a little bit different than the usual job boards. On this platform companies actually have to apply to you and only if you accept their application, with all the offered working conditions, they can hire you. They listed jobs in the fields of Education, Engineering, Human Resources, Marketing, Product Sales, and Support. On the website, you can also find a blog section, where you can get information about tips and experiences they share related to remote work and working remotely. Not only do they have a community where all their remote worker can connect, support and share working tips with each other, but they also provide webinars where you can learn even more about being a remote worker. Remotive is already a big job website and it’s even growing bigger. I especially love that they don’t only provide a job board, but also provide a lot around the life of working remotely. It gives the feeling of being supported and being a part of a community with common interests.
Jobspresso is a job board exclusively created for Digital Nomads. All the jobs you can find there are remote jobs in fields from Developer to Designer and Marketer. So there are plenty of job opportunities for everyone. Jobspresso is absolutely free for job seekers and all the listed jobs are thoroughly reviewed, which means that they are of really high quality. The job searching section has a really simple and easy to use surface and you can filter by job category and work field. I especially like the lean design. You won’t get distracted by gimmick or too many information on the side. If you’re not looking for a specific job, you can also upload your resume for free and wait for an employer to contact you, which is a great option if the provided job fields aren’t exactly matching your skills. If you want a constant update about new jobs on their website you can follow them on Twitter and get a real-time update.
I’m sure when you’ve started looking for a remote job on google, you’ve stumbled over Remote.co. Everything on this website is completely devoted to remote work and Digital Nomads. They listed remote jobs from the hottest companies such as Amazon, Dell and so on. Their job board also has a huge offer of job fields and you can filter accordingly. The fields range from Virtual Assistant to Teaching and HR， so don’t worry if you’re not a developer or a designer. You will definitely find a job which suits your skills. What’s also extremely helpful is the blog they provide. There you can find articles about how to improve your remote working life. A great plus which differs this website from other job websites is the Q&A section, where you have the opportunity to ask companies, which employed remote workers, everything that’s on your mind about the remote working world.
This job searching website is super slim and on point, not full of information or any gimmick. Working Nomads is a job website straightforward for remote workers and Digital Nomads. They list job offers with high quality. The UI is pretty simple as well, you can either filter by the categories, search by keywords in the search field or just scroll around randomly. Like in the job search website above, this one also provides a bunch of different job fields like Marketing, Writing or Health Care. Although most of the jobs listed are for developers and engineers, there are still enough offers for non-techies, like me. Another nice feature is their job alert, where you also can set a filter by job field which suits your skills and you get updated via email. All you need to do is to register on their side which is completely free.
So The Muse covers location-dependent and location-independent jobs. It’s a big and known website, which has job offers from all of the hottest and most wanted companies like Airbnb and Unilever. Since they also provide job listings for location-dependent worker you have to click on “Remote & Work From Home Jobs” first before you get the offers for remote workers. You can search by keywords in the search field or filter by job level and company size. What makes this website so special and different from the other websites is the behind the scenes of the companies. You can literally get insights from the employees about the company’s’ work culture and daily work routine. The Muse not only gives these opportunities but also helps you to improve and grow your skills with personal coaches, courses, and advice. Last but not least is their super professional UI which makes this job searching website all in all just perfect.
I’m sure some of you may ask why I haven’t covered the big websites such as Fiverr, Upwork, Indeed and so on. Of course, there are much more websites than these listed, but I wanted to give you information about websites out there which are probably not so known to everyone, but are really worth a look.
On our way to becoming Digital Nomads, we’ve met and talked to many other nomadic newbies like us. What we’ve definitely noticed was, that at least 70% of them are either freelance developers or designers. Against our expectations, a good designer, for example, is really really well paid. If you’re a designer and also have knowledge in developing than you can make a perfect living as a Digital Nomad. But if you’re like us and not one of the 70%, don’t worry! There are plenty of opportunities out there.
We hope we could give you some valuable information with this blog post on where to look for remote and online jobs no matter what your profession is. Find your own way, inspire and encourage yourself to start your life as a Digital Nomad.
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