As the world becomes more digitalized, employment has become more flexible in certain fields. The digital nomad movement has become a huge trending topic on social media, and it is still growing. A digital nomad is someone to earns money 100% via internet, which allows them live and work anywhere in the world (given that they have reliable wifi connection). These remote based jobs are either online businesses, freelancing/independent contract jobs, or a remote position for a company. This new style of living and working has gained attention from many major business and media outlets such as CNBC and Forbes.
Many traditional companies are starting to catch on to the idea of having employees telecommute since it can provide benefits to the employer. While some people may not be interested in the travel side of the digital nomad lifestyle, working remotely allows more flexibility and can create better work-life balance.
The internet can be an intimidating place. There’s so much information online, and sometimes it takes a bit of time to weed through the nonsense.
Below are 10 reliable websites where you can find remote positions.
5 Remote Job Boards
Flexjobs is a remote job board that contains employment and contract work for over 50 different career fields.
Remotive offers newsletters on the latest job listings as well as a generic job board. Great for those interested in the following fields: customer support, engineering, human resources, marketing, and sales.
We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely provides listings on the latest job postings in fields such as copywriting, customer support, marketing, programming, web development, and virtual assistance.
Working Nomads provides the user a list of remote job openings in any of the 15 fields they are specifically interested in, which include administration, consulting, customer support, design, development, education, finance, healthcare, human resources, legal, management, marketing, sales, system administration and writing.
Freelancer is a platform specifically for short-term or long-term contract work in the following fields: graphic design, language translations, SEO/SMO, virtual assistance, app and web development.
5 Companies That Hire Remote Employees
Yandiki is an online platform that connects qualified freelance talent with companies for remote contractual work. They assist those looking for work in the following areas: graphic design, web design, social media/online marketing, writing and language translations.
VIPKid is a Chinese based virtual education platform where ESL educators teach English to elementary aged Chinese students one-on-one (lessons provided).
*NOTE: VIPKid has a strong preference for the North American English accent.
Live Lingua is a virtual language school where students can work one-on-one with qualified language professionals. They hire educators of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian.
Working remotely has several benefits such as freedom to shape and mold your schedule according to your needs and personal pace, it's ideal for new moms and dads who want to spend more time with the children at home, also you can travel more freely without worrying about checking in with a boss, or being designated to an office cubicle. Almost every field has some sort of remote component these days! You can even be a therapist and work remotely through apps and websites. As long as you have a stable internet connection, a computer or tablet, and a certain level of disicipline remote work may be the move for you!
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Nicole is the ‘Jill of all Trades.’ This New Jersey native is an English teacher, a writer, a history buff, a former collegiate track and field athlete, and a plant based foodie. She gained her global perspective after studying abroad to Hong Kong and Singapore. Since then, Nicole has been on a mission to aspire Millennials to take the leap abroad as well as live a healthy and active lifestyle. Stay updated on her latest adventures by following her on Instagram @nic_nac93 (http://instagram.com/nic_nac93) or her blog(http://nicole-antoinette.com).