Finding sites for remote work and ones that list legitimate part-time, work from home (WFH), or freelancing assignments can be challenging.
But this is changing. More employers are open to the idea of remote workers and more workers want to work remotely.
In fact, Buffer’s 2021 State of Remote Work Study found that 97.6% of the 2,300 remote workers surveyed said they would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their careers.
The number one benefit cited for working remotely is a flexible schedule. Remote workers also enjoyed being able to work from any location and not having to commute.
Due to the coronavirus, we have all become more comfortable working from home, not to mention more productive. While working with children and other distractions at home has its downside, remote work is here to stay.
Luckily, the traditional job boards have added a filter to help you search for “remote jobs.” There has also been an increase in the number of sites dedicated to remote work and side gigs.
(Let’s be clear, these options are to help the employers fill more jobs.)
Whether you are looking for a side gig, freelancing opportunities or remote work, these are sites that might help you find additional sources for opportunities.
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Websites For Side Gigs
These sites allow you to search for freelance work, contract work, side gigs, projects, and more.
FlexJobs features remote and flexible jobs from the widest range of categories such as data entry, transcription, HR and 50+ other categories. They hand-pick every job to ensure it is legitimate. There is a cost to this site of $29.95 for 3 months (other pricing options are available).
Freelancer allows you to search for jobs as well as create a work portfolio so people looking for specific skills/project work can search for you.
Freelance Writing features Journalism, Content, Copywriting, and Blogging Gigs. It aggregates opportunities from a variety of sources. You can filter jobs by skills such as Writing, Copywriting, Blogging, Social Media, Editing / Proofreading, Technical Writing, Journalism, and Other.
Guru features freelancing jobs in categories such as Programming & Development, Design & Art, Writing & Translation, Administrative & Secretarial, Business & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Engineering & Architecture, Legal and Other.
You can sort jobs by hourly or fixed priced. You can also search by how many people have bid on the job as well as the country the job is located in.
Sologig is dedicated to Engineering and IT Jobs.
Upwork is a service that helps connect professionals and agencies to businesses seeking specialized talent. in fact I use a designer on UpWork to create some infographics for me.
Fivrr allows you to post services that you would offer starting at $5.
Craigslist allows you to post your services and search for businesses looking for your services. Just be extremely cautious.
Websites for Remote Work
Here are some of the top sites to help you find reliable sources of legitimate remote jobs.
New sites appear regularly, so try searching the web for your job title and remote and see what other job boards might be suitable for the type of work you are looking for.
LinkedIn offers a “remote” filter in the advance job search options.
WeWorkRemotely claims to be the largest remote job board with over 2.5 monthly visitors.
Remote offers a wide range of job titles beyond the traditional programming type jobs.
VirtualVocations also features a wide selections of telecommuting or virtual jobs.
Working Nomads currates remote jobs.
Other Options for Side Gigs
- Virtual Assistant
- Teaching and Tutoring
- Care Giving
- Survey and Consumer Feedback
- Moving and manual labor
- Customer Service
- Editing and Proofreading
The options for work from home (wfh) jobs is opening up quickly and companies are more open to the idea of having remote employees.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.