Job Boards to Find Remote and Freelancing Work
TECH-SPECIFIC JOB BOARDS
Smashing Jobs posts primarily developer jobs, though there are tons of designer jobs listed, too.
Mashable Job Board is devoted to digital and tech jobs around the world. Search for freelance in the keywords to find the appropriate listings.
Coroflot is specifically for creative jobs, with job postings from companies all over the world. They have a separate category for freelance work.
Working Nomads delivers a curated list of remote jobs directly to your inbox.
Stack Overflow Enter “remote” in the location field when you go to search, and you’ll bring up a list remote jobs
Authentic Jobs While its position listings aren’t remote specific, working remotely is common in tech, which means you’ll find plenty of remote listings here. They have listings for everything from project managers to content strategists.
GetACoder is a great source for freelance developer jobs, as well as design and other tech-related work.
WP Hired is a great source if you’re a WordPress pro looking for freelance work. They have a category just for freelance, and most of the jobs listed can be done from anywhere.
Problogger Jobs is a job board just for bloggers that includes mostly freelance positions. A lot of the jobs are tech-related, and WordPress.
Krop is a job board just for creatives it lets you host your portfolio on their site.
MEMBERS-ONLY JOB BOARDS
Traction is a curated job board for marketers. Unlike many others, you have to apply and be accepted to be able to see jobs and projects posted on the site.
Matchist is a curated job board for developers. They only accept 15% of the developers who apply, which makes them very appealing to those looking to hire.
Gigster is a way for companies to hire development teams. They combine Silicon Valley-based product managers with elite developers from a vetted talent pool to take on customer projects.
Folyo is a members-only private community for finding freelance design jobs. Companies post their projects, and then get a curated shortlist of designers who would be perfect for the job.
OnSite offers up curated freelancers for onsite and off-site jobs. Companies post a job, then get a list of freelancers who are a good match. Freelancers can post a bio and portfolio to appeal to those hiring.
Crew matches up companies with top designers and developers. Applying as a freelancer is as simple as submitting your name and online portfolio URL.
Hirable is a self curated community of developers used by companies like Google and Birchbox. Just sign up as a developer, set up your profile, and then set your availability (hirable, hirable soon, or busy).
Envato Studio hand-picks designers and developers for customer projects. For the most part, Envato actively looks for freelancers to add to Studio, but you can also submit a form to register your interest.
Juiiicy is a private community for top designers to find freelance projects. Rather than companies posting ads directly, other designers post inquiries they’ve gotten but can’t or don’t want to take on, and earn referral fees when another Juiiicy designer takes the job.
Gun.io is a freelance platform designed for specifically for freelance web developers.
OTHER JOB BOARDS
LocalSolo is a localized freelance job board for finding projects in your area.
SimplyHired lets you search for contract jobs in any location. They have thousands of job listings, though they’re not limited to just tech jobs.
FlexJobs has over 50 remote jobs categories, with positions ranging from freelance gigs, to part-time work.
JustRemote covers many job verticals including Development, Marketing and Design, HR, and Customer Success positions.
Pangian connects remote-minded companies with remote employees.
Remotive is a bi-monthly newsletter for job seekers interested in working remotely.
Remote OK tags all of their job listings, making it simple and easy to set filters for the specific listings you want.
Remote.co hand-curates their list of remote jobs. Remote.co’s virtual job board also has the handy feature of allowing you to search or browse by job type.
Virtual Vocations’ jobs board features telecommuting positions in job fields like technical writing and paralegal.
We Work Remotely site connects monthly users with telecommuting opportunities. It’s your ticket to remote employment in no time.
Skip the Drive is a handy resources tab that lists authors to follow and sites to check for advice in the world of working remotely, and a reliable list of remote jobs.
PowerToFly matches women in tech with remote and work-from-home jobs.
Outsourcely pairs up remote workers with employers seeking both full and part-time employees.
AngelList is a top source for startup job listings. While its position listings aren't remote specific, working remotely is common in tech, which means you'll find plenty of remote listings here.
Jobspresso features a wide range of curated jobs in tech, marketing, customer support, and more.
EuropeRemotely This virtual job board is full of job listings from companies that are happy to work with at-home and remote employees who are interesting in doing work based on European time zones.
Jobscribe is a site that sends out daily emails to job seekers with remote job listings at tech startups.
Wfh.io focuses exclusively on remote digital and tech jobs.
Landing Jobs their site allows you to filter your search for jobs that are either fully remote, partially remote, or even remote within physical commuting distance.
Dribbble There’s a location tab on top of the screen where you can click “remote / anywhere” and then be off to the races finding your next work-from- home gig.
Fiverr is a handy site for finding your first freelance gigs and building up a portfolio fast.
Guru allows freelancers to work remotely for major clients.
Freelancer.com features freelance jobs for PHP developers, content writers, and web designers
Coworks is a freelance work platform for creative job seekers.
Indeed pulls job data from across the internet and around the world into one of the most robust job search engines going.
GitHub has a job’s board, including an entire category devoted to remote jobs. GitHub even posts their own job openings on this board.
Toptal Business focuses on connecting business consultants with freelance corporate engagements. Toptal Business site and model is both digital nomad and freelance friendly.
Upwork features freelance remote job listings in a suite of categories, if you’re ready to start doing freelance work for some major clients without having to set foot in an office, create your Upwork profile ASAP.
FreelancerMap allows users to search thousands of active IT projects looking for remote, freelance team members.
The Muse makes remote job searching feel easy.
Career Builder jobs Simply type in “telecommute” or “remote” as a keyword, and you’ll find more than 9,000 part-time, contract, and full- time jobs
In 1995, only 9% of employees in the United States worked remotely. By 2015, that figure had more than quadrupled to 37%. Experts predict that by 2020, at least half of the workforce will be working remotely at least part of the time. The flexibility and other benefits that come with remote work are substantial.
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WHY MORE PEOPLE ARE CHOOSING remote WORK
There are so many reasons to choose remote work over sitting in a stuffy office all day that you probably don’t need convincing. But in case you’re completely new to the idea of remote work, here’s the argument for making the jump out of the cubicle.