How to find real Remote jobs online
Online jobs. They are everywhere and nowhere at the same time. It’s easy to get lost on the thousands of pages offering life-changing opportunities and a sh*t load of money for not really doing a thing. But are there real remote/work from home opportunities out there?
Yes, and we’re here to show you where you can find them, what kind of jobs you’ll probably find.
There are more and more companies opening their doors to those who would like to go work anywhere but spend their time in an office from nine to five.
Thankfully, there are plenty of reliable websites helping you to find your dream remote job!
Starting a new chapter in your life is a big step. It is scary to get out of your comfort zone and start doing something “less definite”. We are all stunned by those brave people who dropped everything to find their own selves by doing finally what they are passionate about.
We are here to help you find the real you but get ready to work really hard for it!
Because it’s not impossible but not easy either.
Simply moving to another country or pack your bags and begin traveling isn’t a possibility for many of us. You need money saved up or a “passive” income to fund moving or traveling.
So what can we do to become location and time independent?
We divided your options into two categories:
Working for a company and working as a freelancer or contractor.
We also added some extra help, GO AFTER WHAT YOU WANT, and a couple of great sites where you can get Help to step up your game if you’re not sure about if your resume, cover letter, or interview skills are perfect.
I. WORKING FOR A COMPANY
There are a couple of great options for you to look for a remote job at reputable companies that have a great deal of experience in outsourcing. This way, you would still be working full or part-time but from home, not needing more than an internet connection and a phone, laptop or PC.
Not to mention the rate of pay. Wages are competitive.
We have some recommendations for you.
1 | We Work Remotely
One of the best sites to find your dream job. Most of their jobs are tech-related but you can also find a great deal of copywriting, design, customer service or management jobs from all around the world.
2 | Remote.co
They include customer service jobs, design jobs, developer jobs, recruiter and HR jobs, sales jobs, but there are other remote jobs for you such as writing gigs or management positions.
They have quite a collection of remote jobs, making this site to be true to its name. You can find here what you’re looking for!
It’s a great site because they have many listings, it is easy to filter for just the listings you want. You can browse through jobs posted by recruiters, select the jobs’ level, the type of job and even whether they’re tech or non-tech jobs.
Also a great collection of remote jobs from all fields and levels. You can also subscribe to a daily or weekly newsletter and let the jobs come to you!
Everything we just mentioned applies to this site as well with a little difference of working in the European time zone. (Not for Europeans only.)
You can find Remote and work abroad options on this site. The only requirement is that you speak fluent English and at least one more European language.
This site is good for both working for a company or if you’re looking for a job as a freelancer. They have a wide selection of part-time and full-time jobs as well.
II. WORKING AS A FREELANCER OR CONTRACTOR
You can easily and free of charge register your profile here and start selling your skills on your terms.
It’s basically the same as Upwork. The only difference here is that the prices are usually lower here but you don’t need as much experience as you may need on Upwork.
Is a well respected and known hub for employers and freelancer as well. With over 1.5 million users worldwide you can be sure you’ll find what you’re looking for!
Advertised to be “The World’s Largest Outsourcing Marketplace”, and for sure is filled with thousands of remote freelancing gigs. With over 13 million users you just have to make a profile and start bidding then earning.
Great listings and tips on how and where to find your next job as a freelancer, how to work from home or even jobs abroad.
This one is for the creative types. If you can create ANYTHING that you think others would pay for you should totally go for it! You can easily register with Etsy and start selling your handmade, jewelry, notebooks, clothes, or whatever you have in mind. You name the price as well!
In many cases, we heard of struggling artists. No matter if you’re starting your career as an artist or you’re already an established one. If you want to earn money you must register with Deviant Art. It’s also free and you can choose your price and Deviant Art will handle the printing and shipping as well.
These are both great sites for artists and art enthusiasts to sell and buy art.
We love Deviant Art and Etsy because you can turn your passion into money. You can also visit our Deviant Art profile if you want to see a couple of our favorite artists. We’re also interviewing a couple of them what you can read on our site.
Go After what you want
Do you have a great business idea and you can’t get a loan?
Try KIVA! It’s a fantastic platform for entrepreneurs around the world who need a loan starting up their business. You don’t need business experience or pay interest etc. Check out their site for more information.
Contact Samasource.org. Another great company believing sustained employment and giving training and job to marginalized people around the world. If you’re not from a first world country and you feel like you need more help you should contact them!
Do you know a company that you love and would love to work for them? Don’t be shy! Look up their career page and check out their listing. More and more companies are open for people who want to work remotely or abroad. Even if you don’t see an opening in your expertise you should try and send your resume. You never know… you may just be the person they’re looking for!
If you don’t know where to start here are a couple of ideas.
Check out the travel agency sites such as:
Booking.com, AirbnbirBnB, Tripadvisor
Take a look at the media sites:
Boredpanda, Buzzfeed, Hellogiggles
Check out the big companies:
Hilton, Tesco, Vodafone, Amazon, L’Oréal
Help to step up your game
If you don’t feel confident enough you can check out our post on How to advance your life and career with free online courses. You will find many options where you can get help on how to get into the online job business and how to get skills that you can use to find a job online.
If you need to learn better English or any language for that matter and need help check out our post on How to learn languages quick and easy.
If you need help with your resume/CV, cover letter or need help how to perform better on interviews you should definitely check out these sites:
In case you need some extra inspiration/motivation TED.com is always there for you.
Check out 3 of our favorite talks on the subject.
– Eduardo Briceño: How to get better at the things you care about
– Jia Jiang: What I learned from 100 days of rejection
– Dena Simmons: How students of color confront impostor syndrome
Good luck and let us know what you think in the comments!
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Thank you for reading!