You want to find remote developer jobs.
You've found them:
Employ Remotely is a job board that specifically caters to developers. Because it’s only for developers, you won’t have to waste time looking through irrelevant jobs.
Although they’re fairly new, they already have a long list of promising remote developer jobs. Some of the companies you can find on Employ Remotely are Creative Commons, BuddyBoss, Hubstaff, and Toggl.
Jobs are neatly categorized into four categories: Front-End Developer, Back-end Developer, Full-stack Developer, and Mobile Developer. You can also filter jobs according to the language or framework.
Another cool thing about them is you can send your CV/resume and they will critique it for free through their website ratethiscv.com. Having an impressive CV will skyrocket your chances of getting hired, so I highly recommend taking advantage of this free resource.
- Jobs are easy to browse using the categories.
- You can land jobs in really amazing companies.
- There are no fee deductions. It’s completely free to use.
- They don’t have an FAQ section so you’ll have to send an email for any question you might have.
RemoteOk is a remote job portal with different kinds of remote works. Even though there are non-tech jobs such as copywriting and hiring, the majority of job posts on RemoteOk are tech jobs.
It has a straightforward design that makes it simple to use. You can type your skill on the search bar or just click “Software Development” on the menu below.
You don’t have to (and you can’t) create a profile in RemoteOk to start sending applications. When you click the Apply button, you will be redirected to the application URL provided by the employer. This can be on the company website or some other website.
- You don’t have to create a profile before applying which saves time.
- The portal is easy to navigate.
- New jobs are posted almost daily.
- No FAQ, About Us, or Contact Us sections. The website feels impersonal without a way to get in touch with a “real person”.
FlexJobs is another website that curates job posts from all over the web. Flexjobs lists all kinds of remote works.
It’s not a free service. You can pay as low as $4 if you get the yearly plan, but there’s also a monthly plan that costs $14.95.
They also have helpful articles and resources about different aspects of working remotely including looking for the right opportunity, managing your time, and also inspiring success stories.
If you can spare some cash, FlexJobs might be worth your while.
- They look for good remote opportunities all over the web.
- They have tons of testimonials or success stories from job seekers who used their services, so they might be worth the few bucks.
- Their website is easy to navigate.
- It’s a paid service, so it’s not the best place for people looking to spend as little as possible.
Hubstaff Talent is the remote talent portal of Hubstaff, a time tracking and productivity tool used by companies to monitor their remote employees. Hubstaff Talent is completely free to use both for employers and job seekers.
All kinds of remote works can be found here including web and software development. There are full-time and part-time jobs as well as project-based gigs. You can filter jobs according to skills, job type (full-time, hourly contract, or fixed price), date posted, pay rate, and experience level.
I personally use Hubstaff Talent for hiring other freelancers. We've worked (and continue to work) with some really talented people found from this platform.
- It’s very easy to create a profile and begin applying for jobs.
- It’s 100% free to use. No commission fees will be deducted from your salary.
- It doesn’t have as many job postings as other job portals.
According to the latest statistics for 2020, around 77% of recruiters are on LinkedIn. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account yet, it’s time to create one.
Once you have a profile, you can start looking for web developer jobs by going to LinkedIn Jobs. Sometimes, recruiters may directly message you especially if you have an impressive profile.
You can make your profile stand out from the rest by taking the following steps:
• Use a professional profile photo. Read on how to take one here.
• Complete your profile. Write an attractive headline and list your achievements, past projects, and job experiences. Make sure to upload your resume and portfolio.
• Regularly update your account by sharing/resharing useful content and expressing your opinion on different matters.
Learn more tricks to stand out on LinkedIn in this blog post: 10 Ways to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Stand Out (2020 Guide).
- Many recruiters use LinkedIn to look for the best candidate.
- You can use LinkedIn groups to identify key contacts in your industry.
- You can learn a lot about companies by following them.
- You can pay a monthly fee to be a “Featured Applicant” which I am not a big fan of.
- Profile customization options are limited.
- You’ll receive payments directly from clients so you have to be extra careful of scams.
Let me preface this section and mention that I believe the BEST way to get freelancing clients is through your own website.
If you want to know how you can get clients, watch this:
Otherwise, also consider these 2 platforms below:
Upwork is one of the largest platforms for remote workers with over 16 million registered freelancers.
Clients can come in here to look for budget-friendly yet high-quality freelance services. Although many clients here are looking to save on costs, it just takes the right strategy to build your reputation and charge a premium. In fact, some of their highest-rated developers charge well over $60/hour.
Upwork isn’t the friendliest platform for beginners, but there are still some ways to stand out as a newbie:
• Research the top 20 profiles, study the profiles’ strengths and weaknesses and make your profile better than them.
• Make sure your proposals are hard to ignore by attaching an excellent portfolio and giving as much value as possible.
• Do a great job on each project. Clients can leave reviews on your profile so make sure they only have praises to say about you.
- Thousands of jobs are posted every day.
- You can set your price.
- They offer a safe way to receive payment.
- High commission fee deducted by Upwork.
- The competition is extremely stiff.
- You have to buy bids to send proposals.
- It’s a hassle for new profiles to get approved.
Some of you may be wondering why I included Fiverr here, but hear me out 😘
Fiverr may be known as the place where lowballers are looking for the cheapest services, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to earn a decent income here.
I actually earned thousands from Fiverr within one year.
Kyle PrinslooMy first client was a $5 Fiverr sale.
That turned into a $100 Wireframe.
That turned into a $1,000 Website.
That turned into 8 Websites.
That turned into a $1k Monthly Retainer.
That turned into Referral Clients.
All from this ONE client.
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• I created a strategy to stand out from the crowd.
Because I noticed that other people offering the same service as I didn’t have good main images or videos, I made sure to have a good cover image and an animated video. Look for ways to stand out and how you can do better than the competition.
• I proceeded to secure reviews.
Because Fiverr is all about reviews, the next main thing is to secure one to two reviews.
• I created a pricing tier for more work.
A pricing tier is where you offer increasing rates for more services. In my case, I offered a $5 website conversion report, a highly detailed action plan and UI document for $100, and then a proposal of 4 figures for me to implement the plan.
• I secured a recurring client through this strategy.
I improved his website, his sales more than quadrupled, and we worked together on more projects.
You can read more about how I did it here: 8 Platforms Web Developers Can Sell Their Services On.
- You can set the price for your services.
- You can customize your profile to stand out from the competition.
- Most gigs are $5, but you can see this is an opportunity to introduce a pricing tier.
- Lots of competition.
- Fiverr takes a 20% cut from every transaction.
- You can’t contact clients outside of Fiverr, so if you want to leave Fiverr you can’t take them with you.
And those were websites where you can find web developer jobs or freelance projects.
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