You already know that you want to work remotely, but how do you go about finding those digital nomad jobs? Perhaps you’re already a digital nomad, but you’re seeking a career change. Sometimes knowing where to begin is half the battle.
In this article, I’ve rounded up some of the best companies that help you find digital nomad jobs. They’ll help give you the financial and personal freedom to travel and work wherever you want!
You might not even be aware of one of your best assets: your native language. And if you have teaching experience, that’s even better.
Preply helps you to earn money by sharing your expert language knowledge with students via an online tutoring system. For students, Preply offers a flexible learning program where they can book lessons via desktop or mobile through a video platform.
The whole thing is flexible for both you (the tutor), and the student. Language tutors charge $15-25 per hour, on average and they also set their own hours. Everyone wins!
Fiverr started out as a way for freelancers to provide services to small businesses on a budget. If a freelancer could provide a logo for just $5, they’d eventually build their portfolio and eventually start charging more for their work.
Over time, Fiverr evolved into a better, all-around website for freelancers to find work. If you’re starting off with a small portfolio, you’ll likely have to charge less until you build your portfolio. Whether you’re into graphic design, content writing, audio, or more, this is a great place to get started.
Upwork works a lot like Fiverr, but it’s actually the world’s largest network of independent professionals. As a digital nomad, you might think this means tons of competition, but there’s more than enough work to go around.
Whether you want to take on a long-term project or some quick tasks to keep you going while you travel, Upwork most definitely has something for you. Right now there’s a high demand for data entry specialists, video editors, data analysts, Shopify developers, Ruby on Rails developers, and tons more.
Like Fiverr and Upwork, PeoplePerHour gives digital nomads the freedom to work wherever and whenever suits them. You can choose full-time, part-time, flexi-time, and more. You’ll be in control of everything, including your rates.
The project streams also give PeoplePerHour a more organized ability to produce great work. There’s a built-in system for messaging, feedback, payment, and note-taking.
5. We Work Remotely
We Work Remotely is the largest remote work community in the world. Unlike the other companies on this, We Work Remotely is all about connecting businesses with people seeking more steady employment as opposed to being a freelance digital nomad. That often means full-time, remote work with all the benefits like paid vacation, healthcare…and working wherever you want, as long as you have a good Internet connection.
Most of these jobs are super tech oriented, with companies seeking engineers, developers, programmers, etc.
6. Authentic Jobs
Authentic Jobs has been around for over 12 years, so they know a thing or two about connecting digital nomads with great gigs. They consider themselves the leading job board for designers, developers, and creative professionals.
Their reputation has earned them plenty of kudos. Big names like Apple, The New York Times, and NPR have all used Authentic Jobs to recruit talent. If you’re aiming high, check in with Authentic Jobs frequently. You never know what you’ll find there.
7. Remote OK
Like the others, Remote OK lets you search for remote jobs in your field, and while they have tons of techy jobs, there’s also lots of non-tech jobs. If you’re a copywriter, customer support rep, or sales professional, this is a great place to search.
I also just plain like how easy this site is to search (although the interface is chaotic as heck). There’s currently over 44,447 remote jobs available!
8. Skip the Drive
If you’re looking for entry-level work, Skip the Drive lists remote and work from home jobs in customer service, accounting, tech, and even healthcare.
Their website is one of the easiest to use, and it’s free. Simple search features and a clean interface make the site a joy to use: you can search for job titles, companies, or categories, and then set up alerts for when new jobs appear that match your interests.
Plus, it’s affordable for companies to list job postings with them, so you’ll likely find ads here that you won’t elsewhere.
I’m all about women supporting women, so this women-focused online hiring platform is one of the most unique platforms on this list for that reason. You can search for careers catered to digital nomads, but you can also receive career advice, free training videos, coaching sessions, and exclusive access to events like job fairs and seminars.
The goal of PowerToFly is to bridge the gap between companies seeking diversity and female talent, and it does exactly that. The company was started by a group of moms, so there’s an emphasis on finding employers who support and understand the realities of parenting while working.
Jobspresso connects people with their dream (remote) careers in forward-thinking companies, and unlike the others on this list, this platform actually curates their job listings.
That means that everyday the folks at Jobspresso hand-pick and review high-quality remote jobs, so you know you’re getting the best that’s out there.
The career landscape is changing, and companies are now aware that allowing people to work remotely or from home is one of the best things they can do to foster productivity and employee happiness.
Digital nomad jobs are a dime a dozen these days. If you’ve managed to find your dream career through a company on this list, let us know in the comments!