Finding a Remote Job
Updated: Jan 30, 2018
Been dreaming of hitting the road, but don't want to give up your income? Here are a few tips to help you find the perfect remote career!
Finding a remote job can be tricky (to say the least). I know firsthand how overwhelming it can be, but don't get discouraged! The #remotelife is becoming more and more popular and, therefore, more accessible.
"If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” - Jim Rohn
Talk to Your Current Employer
Do you already do most of your work from the computer? Are you able to telecommute some days? Is your employer super cool? Talk to your current employer and explain the benefits of transitioning to a fully remote position. The worst that could happen is they say no.
Seek Out "Fully Distributed Companies"
Yep, it's true, some companies are fully remote! They already realize all the benefits of remote employees and are the badasses of this cultural shift. Here are some of my faves:
Freelance, Teach, Translate
Do you have some awesome skill? Sell it, baby! Create your own company or use a site like Upwork or Fiverr to easily find freelance opportunities. Use a site like Rev to translate, transcript, caption. Or teach international students with VIPKID.
Use a Job Board
Nothing like a good ole job board to crush your dreams... I mean find the job of your dreams. I've liked using:
Can't Work Remotely?
Think again! There are remote opportunities for lawyers, nurses, pharmacists, teachers, and more. Just because you're not in tech, doesn't mean you can't have a virtual career. You just have to look a little harder and be a little creative, but there are tons of resources out there to help!
Happy job hunting!