Want to Work from Home? These 12 Sites Will Help You Find Legit Jobs

Updated December 1, 2016
by Carson Kohler
Junior Writer
Work-from-home jobs

Want to work from home?

You’d be able to tend to your kids (or pets), avoid having to plan outfits every morning, and save on commute time and gas money.

You could also live where the cost of living is lower or have the ability to travel more.

The estimated 63 million Americans who already work from home save an average of $3,300 per year. Want to join them?

12 Sites to Help You Find Work-From-Home Jobs

To help you start working from home, we collected this list of job search sites that feature remote work opportunities.

1. AngelList

If you’re looking to work in the startup world, this site can be a great place to start your remote journey. It features nearly 20,000 startups with open positions.

Sign up and create a profile by uploading your resume or manually filling in your job experience. Then, start browsing open positions.

Job categories include developer, designer, marketing and sales. The site has featured jobs from companies like Yelp, Warby Parker, Instacart and Tinder.

If you click the star next to a job and the company stars your profile, you’ll connect via email, where you can send a more tailored and personalized cover letter and resume.

2. FlexJobs

Tired of those too-good-to-be-true postings that really are too good to be true?

FlexJobs hand-screens each posting — about 29,000 of them — to be sure each company is reputable.

Choose to search for jobs by location. There, select the remote option and scan the endless listings.

Fluent in another language? Check out the number of telephone interpreter postings. Interested in words? Browse all the SEO and news writing jobs.

But here’s the catch: To get the full details of a job listing, apply or access other perks (like the skills test), you must sign up for a $14.95-per-month membership.

This is the only site on the list that’ll cost you, but the quality of its listings might be worth the cost. Take a look to see whether you find enough openings relevant to your experience before signing up, and once you find the right gig, be sure to cancel your membership!

3. Glassdoor

Glassdoor is all about transparency, a welcome quality when you’re researching potential employers. Find company ratings, salaries and even information about the hiring process, including actual job interview questions.

Start typing “remo …” in the location search box, and “Remote (Work From Home)” will pop up. If you don’t designate an interest area, the site will display nearly 1,500 jobs.

Job titles include account executives, digital marketing managers, software engineers and product managers.

4. Indeed

Boasting the position of “#1 job site worldwide,” Indeed will likely offer you the most comprehensive search. Not only do employers post jobs directly to Indeed, the interface aggregates job postings from thousands of other sites.

Although you’ll need patience to sort through the listings, the search options are endless and the jobs are varied: personal assistants, social media managers, voiceover artists and food bloggers.

Simply search “remote” in the location bar. But watch out for the sponsored listings at the top and bottom of the page — they might not fit your search criteria.

5. Jobspresso

Because Jobspresso only lists remote jobs, you don’t have to trudge through contingencies and fine print — you’ll know the job’s really remote.

Simply select “Browse Jobs” and either choose all remote jobs or search by a career category. Keep an eye on location — some positions require you to work in a certain time zone or state.

Chug your espresso and start exploring all the options: writer (celebrity beats included), brand manager and web developer positions abound.

6. Remote OK

Remote OK aggregates remote job listings “digital nomads” from other sites such as Stack Overflow and Indeed. You’ll find mostly technology-based gigs, but there’s an option to search “non-tech.”

Under each category, the jobs are listed by posting date. But if you’re feeling really ambitious, take a look at the “highest paid” category, which highlights jobs with six-figure salaries.

Also sign up for daily, weekly or monthly emails or automated updates. Or just follow the platform on Twitter — unlike some other sites on this list, Remote OK’s tweets are almost all about job opportunities.

7. Remotive

Yes, that’s “remote” + “productive.”

This site focuses exclusively on remote job listings, so simply select your desired category of profession (education, engineering or human resources, among others). Clicking on a job listing will take you directly to the company’s site, where you can apply.

What companies are currently hiring? Github, Wikimedia and Automattic (with a position called the Happiness Engineer) — to name just a few.

After your initial search, stay on top of new job listings by signing up for the twice-a-month email.

8. Skip The Drive

This site’s filter options can help you refine your search and find jobs that fit your skills and interests.

You’ll see full-time, part-time or contract work in a variety of categories including customer service, design, insurance and WordPress development. Once you choose your niche, filter jobs by posting date to avoid reading expired listings.

As a fun bonus, the site helps you calculate how much money and time you’ll save each year by working from home.

9. Stack Overflow

While this site is mostly known as a message board for programmers, it also hosts a number of location-independent gigs.

Head on over to “Jobs” at the top right of your screen, and click the “Allows Remote” box in the “Location” option. You can also search by contract gig or permanent options.

10. Virtual Vocations

The site will ask you to log in or register (and will interrupt your search until you do so), but the search filters are worth the time it takes to sign up.

Use the left-hand toolbar to filter job postings by category, type, travel requirements, employer type and date posted.

Also, be sure to click “telecommute from anywhere” in the telecommute status section. This is important to help you avoid jobs that require you to be based in a certain city or region.

As you check off your selections, postings will update automatically. You’ll see jobs in a number of categories including editing, fundraising, legal, nursing, real estate and even travel.

Its Twitter feed also regularly updates with new job postings.

11. We Work Remotely

This site might not share as many jobs as others, but it hosts some quirky opportunities.

Take, for example, The Middle Finger Project’s posting for a “customer service & administrative assistant jungle cat.” Or the one for a men’s dating advice copywriter for Gotham Club.

You might get a chuckle reading through some of the listings, but they’re real.

And searching is simple. On the homepage, scroll through to find the appropriate job category, and click to see all listings. Or follow the site on Twitter.

12. Working Nomads

Comb through remote job listings based on your interest area: development, design, customer success, management or system administrator.

The curated job postings are mostly focused around tech-related work, so you’ll see lots of positions with titles such as JavaScript architect, Python software developer and front-end engineer.

Your Turn: Have you used any of these sites to find work-from-home jobs? Did we miss your favorite one? Share your tips in the comments!

Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. After recently completing graduate school, she focuses on saving money — and surviving the move back in with her parents.

by Carson Kohler
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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