Want to Work from Home? These 15 Sites Will Help You Find Legit Jobs
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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 reside 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?
Work-From-Home Websites to Help You Find a Remote Job
To help you start working from home, we collected this list of job search sites that feature remote work opportunities.
If you’re looking for a trusted work-from-home job search site, this is your best bet. Why? Because The Penny Hoarder’s editorial staff hand-picks and screens all the opportunities listed, and, well, we’ve got strict guidelines in place.
Pop into the job board — no account creation required — and search by keyword or job title and location. (Some work-from-home jobs have location requirements, so you can weed those out if needed.)
Each listing includes details about the hiring company, the job requirements, the qualifications, the benefits and the pay — as long as the information is available.
Job listings are added to the portal daily, so you’ll always find new opportunities.
This is perhaps the easiest site to navigate on this list, hence why we’ve listed it first.
As soon as you start your search, you’ll see the average salary for work-from-home jobs in your area. This will help you know what to expect. Peruse the listings to find information about the company, the pay and the employment type. You’ll find details about requirements as well as information about how to apply.
ZipRecruiter will even let you know if you qualify for the position based on your credentials.
If you’re not yet ready to take the plunge and submit your resume, you can always save the job for later and move on to the next.
(Psst… There’s also an app for that. Download the ZipRecruiter app for job updates.)
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 25,000 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 including Everlane, SeatGeek and Stripe.
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.
Tired of those too-good-to-be-true postings that really are too good to be true?
FlexJobs screens each posting — more than 30,000 of them — to be sure each company is reputable.
Choose to search for jobs by location. There, select the “Can be Done From Anywhere” 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 our list that’ll cost you, but the quality of its listings might be worth the price tag. 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!
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), US” will pop up. If you don’t designate an interest area, the site will display more than 4,000 jobs.
Some job titles include customer success managers, marketing coordinators and data engineers.
Boasting the position of “world's #1 job site” (according to itself at least), 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 (and need to sniff out the ones that aren’t so legit), 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.
Because Jobspresso only lists remote jobs, you don’t have to trudge through contingencies and fine print in a job listing — you’ll know it’s actually a work-from-home job.
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.
This site aims its services at stay-at-home mothers and women who want to find a flexible job that offers a decent work-life balance.
Fill out a profile, and start perusing. You’re encouraged to think of it as LinkedIn; select “happily employed” if you are just that, but it never hurts to keep the door open for something better.
You’ll find a specific “Remote Jobs” category you can select to search.
9. Remote OK
Remote OK aggregates remote job listings for “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. You can also sign up for daily, weekly or monthly emails or automated updates.
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 “Apply for Job” will take you directly to the company’s site.
After your initial search, stay on top of new job listings by signing up for a weekly or monthly email update.
11. Skip The Drive
Although many of these listings link back to Indeed, this site’s filter options can help you refine your search and find jobs that best fit your skills and interests.
You’ll see full-time, part-time or contract work in a variety of categories including account management, consulting, finance and recruiter. 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.
12. Stack Overflow
Although this site is mostly known as a message board for developers, it also hosts a number of location-independent gigs.
Head on over to “Developer Jobs” at the top left of your screen. You can also search by contract gig or permanent options.
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, geographic restriction, type, weekly hours, career level, education level, travel requirements and date posted.
As you click 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.
14. We Work Remotely
This site might not share as many jobs as others, but it hosts some of the more quirky opportunities.
Take, for example, a company called Eating Europe, seeking a content marketing manager. Or there’s the iPhone Photography School; it was needing a customer service agent.
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.
15. Working Nomads
Comb through remote job listings based on your interest area: development, design, customer success, management, writing or system administrator.
Carson Kohler (@CarsonKohler) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She loves working from home once a week. It means quality time with her houseplants.