In this age of social distancing and self-isolation, many people are looking for new ways to make money. If you work in an industry affected by COVID-19 (or want to find a job that allows you to work from anywhere), then you should look for a remote job. A word of caution, though: there are far more scams and fake home gigs than legitimate jobs.
Luckily for you, you don’t have to try to tell the good from the bad yourself. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best job sites for remote work for you so you can find the job that’s right for you.
FlexJobs is one of the most recommended remote web sites, and for good reason. There are over 50 jobs and over 30,000 job vacancies to search for. You can narrow the results based on the type of job, from “Remote Assignments Only” to part-time, full-time, freelance, flexible work and more.
FlexJobs is also highly regarded, featured in Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and other publications. However, FlexJobs has one major drawback: it’s not free. Subscriptions start at $ 14.95 per month, but subscriptions for longer periods of time can lower that cost.
If you find that you are not happy with the site, FlexJobs’ 30-day warranty means you can try it risk-free.
Hubstaff Talent offers nearly 1,000 jobs with full, hourly and fixed cost options listed on their remote job board. You can sort assignments by hourly rate, overall project budget, skill level required, and more.
A quick search of the site revealed jobs such as data entry clerks, marketing consultants, and product visualizations. Whatever your level of experience or career area, Hubstaff Talent can help you find a remote job that suits your needs. Users are also notified when new jobs are posted on the site that match their skills and experience.
Fiverr is the perfect site to get started remotely. You can create projects for as little as $ 5 and then upgrade them. There is no limit to the type of project. Unlike other job boards that post jobs that companies want to fill, Fiverr lets you be the boss.
You set the terms of work, and people looking for that particular service hire you. Work can start with a set amount and then buyers can choose additional services that will add value to the work.
For example, proofreading 10,000 words might cost $ 5, but 30,000 words raise the price to $ 15. If you’re trying to quickly build a freelance portfolio, Fiverr is a great place to start.
Surprised when LinkedIn is here? The professional networking site has come a long way since its first iterations and introduced quite a few features that set it apart, especially with regard to its “Work” feature.
Users can now search for jobs using “Remote” as a location option. Given how widely LinkedIn is known as a platform, it offers one of the best options for finding quality, high-paying jobs online.
If you’re not already on LinkedIn, it’s worth using the Jobs feature alone, but the networking aspect can help you build a stronger portfolio and get connections that will help you get the job you want.
Jobspresso claims to have over 1,000 job options, with over 100,000 remote employees registered on the site. The site also sends out daily job updates to give you a better chance of getting noticed. After all, you want to get your resume before 300 people submit theirs.
Jobspresso has jobs in a wide variety of fields, but specializes in technology, marketing, finance and customer support. If you have previous experience in any of these areas, you have the edge, but even if not, Jobspresso is a great place to find jobs that might blow your imagination.
If you are looking to find a job at a startup, AngelList remote bulletin board is for you. The site claims that one application can send your resume to over 130,000 tech and startups, saving you a huge amount of time and effort.
It’s kind of a gun-toting approach to finding a job: drop everything and see what sticks. On the other hand, if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, AngelList is a great way to explore the options and see what’s out there.
Upwork is one of the most active freelance platforms on the web. Companies and individuals come here to hire someone for a one-time job, such as a graphic designer for a local event. Some companies move their projects there to outsource them when the internal team cannot handle it.
Upwork is a bit like the Wild West; with so many different needs and desires, a huge amount of work can be found on the site. However, competition for this job is often fierce. A strong portfolio will help you stand out from the crowd and gain a place for yourself. If you’re looking for freelance jobs in web design, graphic arts, or writing, Upwork is a great marketplace.
What are your favorite teleworking message boards? What is your experience with using them? Let us know in the comments below.