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Work From Home Jobs: The Definitive Job Search Guide

Our updated guide will show you exactly what you need to begin your remote job search.

In this guide, we show you how to find your first remote from home job.

In part one, we’ll show you the best remote job search sites. These job boards will assist you in finding your first remote work job.

In part two, we discuss the best industries and fields for telecommuting remote work. Whether you are experienced or changing industries, our guide can help you choose the best remote career path.

Part One:

The Best Remote Job Search Sites

In this chapter we share why FlexJobs is our #1 choice for a trustworthy, powerful way to find your next remote job. We also discuss some free alternatives, like WeWorkRemotely and others!

In this chapter we share why FlexJobs is our #1 choice for a trustworthy, powerful way to find your next remote job. We also discuss some free alternatives, like WeWorkRemotely and others!

OUR PICK
The Best Remote Job Board We Reviewed

High quality jobs and the most powerful search tools, but not free to use.

FlexJobs.com is RemoteKit’s 2019 pick for the best remote job search site. FlexJobs allows you to browse through tons of real, high-paying, quality jobs that are worthy of an actual career working from home. And, FlexJobs’ powerful search tool and filters allow you to see only those jobs that match your desired industry, schedule, and experience level.

While these advantages separate FlexJobs from other job search sites, we must note that FlexJobs charges a membership fee. One month of access will cost you $14.95, or you can join for a year for a heavily discounted $49.95. A quick google search will also turn up some promo codes you can use for a reduced rate, as well as additional FlexjJobs reviews.

Still, we have found the fee is worth it. FlexJobs directly scans and lists thousands of company’s job boards to deliver current openings. They combine other job boards, company websites, industry blogs, and more into a single, searchable database. You won’t find another site with more quality job openings.

A Good, Free Alternative: WeWorkRemotely

A FREE ALTERNATIVE
The Best Remote Job Board We Reviewed

Well designed, free, and easy to use, but a narrower tech-jobs focus results in fewer job listings.

We Work Remotely helps over 2 million monthly users with their job search needs. And, it’s free to use! We particularly like their clean interface and straightforward approach.

Job results are sorted by industry, with the newest postings showing up first. They also offer job alerts in your chosen industry if you are willing to share your email.

While there are a bunch of postings, WeWorkRemotely has a bit more of a tech industry focus than FlexJobs’ broader appeal. If you’re a coder or have skills that translate to tech jobs (programming, design, copywriting, customer service, etc.) this can be a great fit. However, if you’re looking for work in a broader set of industries, we’d stick with FlexJobs!

More Work From Home Jobs: Sites Also Worth Checking Out

Indeed.com

Indeed.com is a traditional job search board that mainly focuses on non-telecommuting positions. However, in “location” if you enter “remote” when searching, you’ll see work from home jobs!

From there, Indeed’s suite of powerful filters and sorting options (by salary, experience level, company, and more) will help you find results that are relevant to you. Still, because Indeed is not remote-only, they lack some options for finer-tuning your results seen on other boards. And, you may have to sort through jobs that are not truly 100% remote or offer a partial remote option for employees, but still require you to be in or near the office most days!

Working Nomads

This clean, simple job board hosts openings that are specifically tailored to those wanting to travel and work. If you are living the digital nomad lifestyle and hoping to earn a good income, this site is worth checking out.

JustRemote

Like WeWorkRemotely, JustRemote has a tech industry focus that is a bit restrictive. If that’s your field though, you may find some good jobs here!

SkipTheDrive

SkipTheDrive has more non-tech categories available (healthcare, insurance, accounting, etc), but seems to still have fewer results than some of our other options.

Angel.co

Tech companies and startups hire here. Only a portion of the jobs are labeled remote-friendly, but they are easy to find using the powerful search tools.

PART TWO:

Remote Career Options

In this chapter we will discuss what types of remote work are available to you. Depending on your skills and training, you may be able to stay in your same career and find remote work. Not all industries translate well to to remote offices and arrangements though. If your current job history doesn’t have a remote equivalent, some of the below industries are easy to enter and find work!

If you’re new to working remotely, you will be surprised how many different industries and skill sets are now in demand for remote work. If you have a background or interest in any of the below fields, you can find companies willing to hire you to do remote work.

Use your training first As with any job search, you’ll do best if you have experience in the industry. Start your search with your own job history and network to see whether a remote position exists — you’ll often find they do! If you’re looking for a fresh start, the industries below are some of the biggest employers in the remote-work world. While many jobs are available to those with an existing background in the field, plenty of the jobs below accept entry level applicants — especially if you are tech savvy and willing to learn.

Healthcare and Medical If you have a background in health and wellness, there are a ton of remote jobs available in this field. Insurance coding, billing, nursing, and more is now being done remotely.

Customer Service This is a great option for entry level positions with room for growth! Lend your people skills over the phone or computer to provide customer service for one of the many companies hiring remote customer service specialist.

Educational / Training Remote education is a hot field. If you enjoy teaching people new things, you could work in a virtual classroom or doing remote presentations. In addition, good writers will find lots of work creating content and guides. It helps to have a background in the kind of work you’ll be teaching, but it is not always required!

Tech Jobs It should come as no surprise that one of the biggest online industries are tech and IT jobs. With positions that naturally lend themselves to telecommuting, tech companies are often looking for coders, IT professionals, developers, and designers. If you have a degree Information Technology, you could start working remotely as a systems administrator or data scientists.

Sales If you could see yourself making sales calls from home, this is a possible industry for you. Experience is often preferred but not required. Some remote sales jobs require limited or frequent travel (locally or covering a larger market).

Finance Entry level and experienced CPA’s alike can find jobs working remotely in finance. Most entry level jobs still require proficiency with Excel or other bookkeeping software.

Data Entry, Transcribing, Translating, etc. There are plenty of true entry-level positions in these areas for those looking for remote work who do not otherwise have a strong preference for the industry in which they work.

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