43 percent of employed Americans spend at least some time working remotely, according to a Gallup survey of more than 15,000 adults. (via NY Times)
Opportunities for working remotely are on the rise and in more industries than you may realize. In this Forbes article, they list over 100 companies where their employees work remotely. That number has likely already increased over the past year.
But what a lot of people want to know is where to find the companies that are hiring remote employees. Here is a list of at least 9 websites to locate remote opportunities:
We Work Remotely is a website owned by an investment company called Tiny. Their website is minialist and straightforward—listing jobs in categories by industry:
- All Other Jobs
- Customer Support
- Business/Exec and Management
- Devops and Sysadmin
They update this page frequently, so I recommend checking the website every day for new listings. You can also subscribe to one of the categories via an RSS feed.
FlexJobs boasts itself as the leading job search site specializing in professional telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs.
They have been covered by major media outlets as being the best place to find companies that allow flexible work. Although this may be true, you have to pay a subscription in order to use their search:
- 1 Month – $14.95
- 3 Months – $29.95
- 1 Year – $49.95
If you currently have no job, then it might not be wise to spend the money on a subscription unless you want to try it out for a month.
Indeed has become the go-to source for finding any job, whether it allows you to work remotely or not. Their search function resembles that of Google, making the website recognizable and easy to use.
The trick with Indeed, as with using Google, is to know your search terms. When you look for a remote job, try switching up the keywords you use in the location field:
- “Work from Home”
- “Home Based”
Then you can drill down further based on your area of expertise whether that be marketing, business, networking, etc.
Idealist is a job search website that focuses more on companies that do social good. This includes non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies that have a social mission in the world.
When you use their search, you need to search by your industry or profession, and then drill down into whether it’s a remote job or not. This automatically filters the search you see below, similar to when Google auto-suggests based on the text you’re already writing.
Then, you click the links below the search to filter by jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities etc.
After that, a sidebar appears that lets you drill down even further to whether a position is full-time or part-time, and remote or onsite.
The Penny Hoarder is one of the world’s largest personal finance websites with 19+ million monthly readers.
Although they tend to focus on personal finance, they have tons of great articles related to remote work and companies where they hire remote employees with full benefits.
I fully recommend signing up for their newsletter as well.
SkipTheDrive is a free service to those seeking companies that hire remote employees. You can search by your profession and it only pulls companies that have been verified to hire work-from-home positions.
They also have great resources such as a telecommuting savings calculator and a list of known companies that hire remotely.
Remote.co is a resource for both companies and employees. They have job posting opportunities and a search directory for employees to locate home-based positions.
They also have a forum with frequently asked questions regarding working remotely, being a digital nomad, remote work life, and more.
Jobspresso is another search directory that locates remote careers in tech, marketing, customer support and more. They manually handpick and review the jobs prior to posting to ensure they are high-quality remote jobs.
They also cater to companies that are seeking to post work-from-home positions.
#9 Remote Ok
Though Remote Ok doesn’t list an “About” page, it is a search directory to locate remote positions. A quick investigation told me that the website is run by Nomad List, a website that finds you the best places in the world to live and work remotely.
As you can now see, there is a bevy of websites and resources to locate a remote work opportunity. While some websites limit the position to certain professions, if you are diligent and stay plugged in, you are likely to run across and company or position you never knew could allow working remotely.
Don’t give up! Check back to these websites often and subscribe to their newsletters as they provide not only a list of opportunities but some great articles that will help prepare you to become a remote employee.
Is there a resource I missed? Send it my way and I will update this post so that we can help others! If this article has helped you or will help someone, please consider sharing!