Editor’s note: This post was updated on 10/18/2016 to remove outdated links, update remote work statistics, and include some new remote job boards that weren’t around when the post was originally published (bringing the total to 32 boards instead of 25).
When was the last time you were late to work because you got stuck at the back of an endless line waiting for your mislabeled coffee? Did you ever think THIS could be your office? You could skip the commute, bring your laptop and charger, and work remotely from anywhere, wherever you are.
Remote work is booming, whether you’re working from home, your favorite coffee shop, a coworking space, or somewhere else entirely. A Virgin Media Business survey predicted in 2012 that 60% of office-based employees will regularly work from home by 2022—the number was already approaching 40% in the US in 2015 according to a Gallup poll. And a separate survey featured in The Guardian found that ⅓ of employees think commuting will be unheard of by 2036.
Remote jobs are already a reality for so many people! . And not just for 20-somethings working on a startup who code in hoodies, or stay-at-home moms who work as part-time assistants. There are companies hiring remote workers (usually with tech skills) all over the world, doing all sorts of different jobs.
The typical remote employee is a 40-something college graduate earning nearly $60,000 a year at a company with 100+ employees, according to the Census Bureau’s annual American Community Survey.
If you think remote work is for you, check out this list of 25 great sites for finding remote jobs.
Remote Work-Specific Job Boards
FlexJobs has over 50 career categories, with jobs ranging from freelance to full-time, entry-level to executive. The best part? They screen the jobs before posting, so you don’t have to dig through shady opportunities. The site currently hosts more than 20K job listings including part-time and freelance opportunities!
Sponsored by Remote, the book by famed 37Signals founders, this job board is a catch-all of remote jobs from customer service to web design to programming. With the catchy subtag “Office not required,” and the cache of the 37Signals brand behind it, this site is sure to host remote opportunities at some of the hottest tech companies.
Remote.co hand-curates their list of remote jobs. They include customer service jobs, design jobs, developer jobs, recruiter and HR jobs, sales jobs, and other remote jobs (things like writers, managers, etc.). You can search or browse by type.
Remotive is a bi-monthly newsletter for remote workers that also has a pretty robust listing of remote jobs. They break it down by job type—sales, support, product, engineering, marketing, etc. to make it easy to find the kind of job you’re looking for.
With a great name, a great resources tab (listing authors to follow and sites to check for help in the remote job world), and a decent listing of remote jobs, this site is true to its eponymous mission. Use what the site provides, you can completely skip that ugly morning commute.
This job board features only telecommuting jobs from technical writers to paralegals. Started by a stay-at-home mom frustrated with the job search for legitimate remote jobs, the company is still run by an entirely remote team. Plus, the blog has great tips, such as this article on how to take on a remote gig for the holiday season.
7. Remote OK
Remote OK tags all of their job listings to make it easy to filter for just the listings you want. You can filter jobs posted by recruiters, the level (junior, senior, etc.), the type of job (sales, marketing, design, dev, and more), and even whether they’re tech or non-tech jobs (though even the “non-tech” jobs—things like analysts and marketers—will benefit from some basic tech skills).
Working Nomads delivers a curated list of remote jobs right to your inbox. Choose daily or weekly emails to make the remote job search come to you.
Jobspresso has expertly curated jobs in tech, marketing, customer support, and more. You can search their job listings or post your resume to be seen by potential employers.
Want a job working in European time zones (whether you’re from Europe or not)? Then check out EuropeRemotely, full of job listings from companies that are happy to work with remote developers in European time zones.
Jobscribe sends you a daily email with remote job listings at tech startups. You can specify whether you’re looking for design, front end development, back end development, mobile app development, or marketing jobs.
Wfh.io focuses exclusively on remote digital and tech jobs. They include remote jobs in product management, software engineering, web engineering, customer support, marketing, and more.
Outsourcely pairs up remote workers with employers seeking both full and part-time employees. You can browse for jobs by category: design & multimedia, web development, writing & content, customer service, sales & marketing, and more.
Tech Job Boards with Remote Job Listings
This well-established site is a Skillcrush dream come true. PowerToFly is focused on matching women in tech with work-from-anywhere jobs. Join the talent database, go through the vetting process, and get matched for a “paid trial,” a 2-4 week test period to make sure it’s a good fit for both you and the employer. Started by two moms with serious tech chops, this company is perfectly poised to make your remote job dream a reality. Our VP of Marketing used PowerToFly to get hired here at Skillcrush!
Landing.Jobs doesn’t have a huge remote job board, but they do carefully curate their listings. Unlike most job boards, though, they let you filter for jobs that are fully remote, partially remote, or remote within commuting distance.
16. Authentic Jobs
The job board for web professionals. Just click the “wireless logo” (you’ll recognize it) and filter by remote jobs. Beautifully designed and easy to use, as you’d expect from a job board for creatives and developers!
Dribble is a great site for designers to find their next gig. There’s a location tab right on top where you can click “remote / anywhere” and be off to the races finding your next work-from-home gig.
Always dreamed of working for a startup, but don’t live in a startup city hub? Head over to AngelList, a top site for startup jobs. When you search for a job on AngelList, click on “Job Type” and choose “Remote OK.”
19. Stack Overflow
Stack Overflow is a go-to jobs board for many top tech talent, especially web developers. Type in “remote” in the location field and you’ll bring up a list of more than 2,000 jobs that fit the bill.
20. GitHub Jobs
GitHub has a category devoted to remote jobs on their website. Because it’s GitHub, the jobs are all development-focused, with listings from all over the world. (GitHub also posts their own openings on this board!)
Freelance and Contract
21. Toptal Business
Focused on connecting top-tier former consultants with short-term engagements for high impact corporations, the Toptal Business (formerly SkillBridge) model is taking the traditional consulting world by storm. As a consultant, you can focus on only remote work and only on projects (and with clients) you are passionate about. Whether you bring e-mail marketing expertise or are a whiz at building financial models, the Toptal Business site and model is a remote-worker-dream-come-true.
With jobs starting at just $5 a pop, Fiverr is an amazing site to find your first gigs and build up a portfolio FAST. The site focuses on “gigs” or “micro-jobs,” such as editing an image in photoshop, designing a Facebook ad, or brainstorming SEO-rank-worthy article titles. Adding upgrades to your listings let you make a whole lot more than $5 on each job.
Upwork (formerly oDesk) features remote jobs in a suite of categories: from virtual assistants to mobile app developers. A little something extra to sweeten the deal: Upwork claims that more than 1 million companies, from Pinterest to OpenTable, use the site to hire remote freelancers.
With the tagline “Work Your Way,” Guru allows freelancers to build profiles with portfolios of work. Employers find your profile, or search/apply for jobs. The homepage features a wide range of roles from WordPress Developers to Logo Designers.
Claiming to be “The World’s Largest Outsourcing Marketplace,” Freelancer.com is chock full of remote freelancing gigs. With over 13 million users, it features jobs for PHP developers, content writers, and web designers alike. Make a profile and start bidding on jobs!
Search thousands of IT projects that are remote, and almost always contract. This site has a global reach with projects at companies from Holland to Spain to Ohio!
Coworks is a creative freelance work platform designed for top brands and agencies. It’s free to sign up, and they’ve already served 2,000 clients.
Gun.io is a freelance platform designed for developers. You can sign up via GitHub (so make sure your profile is up to date and active!), and they’ll help match you up with companies that need your services.
29. The Muse
With a gorgeous user interface and fun-to-explore information about all the companies and jobs they feature, The Muse makes the job search easy. Search for the content features on the site that highlight remote opportunities, such as 7 Companies That Let You Work From Home.
One of the most robust job boards you can find, Indeed pulls data from around the internet and around the world to bring together jobs. From Product Marketers to a “Technology Productivity Consultant,” Indeed’s 2K+ remote jobs run the gamut.
31. Career Builder
The Career Builder jobs site is the largest online employment website in the United States! Type in “telecommute” or “remote” as a keyword and find more than 9K part-time, contract, and full-time jobs from brands like Forever 21 Inc, Xerox, and Univision.
While not exclusively a remote job board, the Idealist site has hundreds of remote job listings worldwide (just click on “Remote” under locations), at organizations and non-profits that are making a difference in the world.
Inspired, but not sure what skills you bring to the table? Get the Ultimate Guide to Getting a Remote Job You Love, check out the 10 top-paying tech jobs you can do from home, read the 5 common myths about working from home, and bulk up on your skills with a Skillcrush Career Blueprint.