If you are a mum, who needs lots of flexibility in work to take care of kids, or digital nomad who travels a lot and need a job which can be done from different places in the world, or maybe your health issues don’t let you go to the office easily, or maybe you just like to work from your favorite mountain chalet. In all of these cases, working remotely is a great opportunity to stay active in professional life and feel comfortable with it.
In one of the previous articles, I wrote about jobs that can be done remotely, so you can check out what skill you need to get one of these remote positions. But if you already are a programmer, or graphic designer, or have different skills which let you do one of those jobs, what next?
Next, you have to decide if you prefer to work full time with a company or freelancing, or maybe both. This will determine where you will direct your next steps, looking for a job.
I would like to list here two types of websites where you can find a job a remote employee, one for those who prefer cooperation on a full time or contract with the company, and another for people who decided to work as a freelancer.
Full time and contract cooperation
AngelList is a platform for startups, where they build their profile, look for investors, and the most important in this case, look for employees. If you are interested in working in a startup environment, it’s a great place for you to start. To apply for a job, you have to set up a profile and describe your skills and experience. If you are ready, then go to the search and select that you are interested in remote offers, only like in the image below.
It’s a job board with over 50 profession categories where everyone can find some interesting opportunities. You can select between full and part-time jobs on every advancement level as well. After selecting an interesting category, you can change the filters and select „Only Remote Jobs” to not bother with part remote ones.
WeWorkRemotly is one of the biggest job boards for remote employees, where you can find jobs in many different categories like programming, sales, finance, law, design, copywriting, and many more. After opening the page, you will see the listing of the newest job ads stored in categories listing.
It’s another big job listing with remote jobs. Here you can find offers for tech, design, writing, sales, management, or even customer support employees. A great feature on this job board is the verification of job offers. If the job post has a green „verified” badge, it makes you more sure it’s worth to apply.
JustRemote is a job board offering jobs in development, marketing, design, and management. Jobs are grouped in category pages, and you can filter by the country, where the posting company is established and by the type, which means you can select if it will be a contract opportunity or full-time. The platform is very user-friendly, and I personally love the design of this platform, which totally shows the pros of working remotely.
Many of you may have heard about Indeed already. It’s one of the most popular international job boards mainly for traditional jobs, but in the filters, there is an option allowing us to search for remote opportunities only. So, to not waste your time after opening the platform, look for Location on the left sidebar, and select Remote option like in the image below.
7. Working Nomads
Working Nomads is a website where you can look for a remote job offers from different categories, like development, writing, sales, HR, or health care even. The listing looks very clear; it says what company posted the offer, what skills are required, and is it a full-time or contract opportunity. It’s really worth to check it out.
Remotive is another job board where engineers, designers, customer support employees, or managers can find remote positions. The listing is clear, with skills needed for the job listed before checking details. Also, it’s possible to see offers from well-known companies there.
Jobpresso is a job portal where you can go through the job listing, and also you can post there your resume to be noticed for a suitable job. On Jobpresso, you can find jobs for programmers, designers, marketers, project managers, writers, and some other positions. Listings have information about the timezone needed in the specific offer.
This may be surprising for many of you, as probably most professionals have a Linkedin profile, but a lot of people don’t know about the filter letting to search only remote offers. To select this filter, you have to open the „All filters” tab and select remote in Commute like in the image below.
Most of the freelancing portals work on the basis of auctions. Someone who needs a service to be done posts what he or she wants, when, what is the budget, etc., then freelancers can bid their offers, and finally, the most suitable offer is selected. Let’s take a look at the most popular freelancing job portals.
Freelancer is one of the most popular freelancing job portals. The big advantage of this portal is the number of jobs and secure payments, which prevents fraud. To be able to participate in the auction, you have to set up an account and fill in your information, also about your experience. It’s for sure one of the websites where you should have an account as a freelancer.
In Fiverr, you can find lots of small jobs like editing the photo or small code fixes. It’s a great place to build your portfolio. Here you also have to create your profile, and it’s worth remembering that the better you will describe and show your skills, the biggest chances you have to be selected for the job.
In Upwork, you can find both contracts for a well known in the world companies and small freelancing jobs as well. Here you need to set up your profile as well, filling all information about your skills and experience.
Guru is another freelancing portal, having lots of different works categories where tech, creative, and other people may find lots of jobs to do. The budget here may be set fixed or hourly. Also, you can select only jobs with a verified payment method to be more sure cooperation will be safe. Also, you can filter by amount of quotes, so if you select the ones with less then 10, for example, you have a bigger chance to be selected for the job.
5. People Per Hour
People per Hour is the next big freelancer job portal, where you can take part in the auctions, but you can also post what you do and for what price and get noticed by a client directly. This gives you a big chance to get the order if you make your offer outstanding.
All type of jobs for tech people
Taking into consideration that some portals are great, but they offer jobs only for the specific types of professions, I’d like to add a few points to mention them.
As a developer, you probably already know Stackoverflow as a huge community where you can ask for help or discuss about programming, but there is also a job listing, where you can find a good remote job. It’s enough to select a Remote filter at the top of the listing, like in the image below.
2. Github jobs
In this case, also you probably know Github, it’s a very popular place to create a repository and using it with git. But Github also has a job board where we can get a remote job. To see only home office offers, you have to type „Remote” in the location input, like in the screenshot below.
All type of jobs for designers people
Dribble is a portal to show your designs on the internet like Behance and to create a portfolio. As a designer, you probably know it very well. Dribble has a nice job listing with Remote friendly option. It’s enough to select the option in the filters sidebar on the right, like in the image below.
There are hundreds of job portals where you can look for remote jobs. Besides, it’s a great idea to get in touch with recruiters on Linkedin as they sometimes look for employees with remote cooperation possibilities. Another idea is to join Facebook groups with remote job offers where you can apply immediately.
If you decide that you would like to try remote work, I hope you will find it useful to have a listing of places to look for this kind of job.
Have a nice day!