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Looking for remote work can be a little tricky; so many job sites and listings are geared toward in-person applications. But with today’s technology, you can work from almost anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. Even if you’re not ready to leave your current job completely, you might be able to supplement your income through online work. Working from home must come with its own set of responsibilities and challenges but with the right grit and determination anyone can succeed as a remote worker. Here are nine ideas on how you can find remote work and make money online.
TIP: Find remote jobs on in-person job sites.
If you’re looking for a remote job in an in-person setting, like a retail job or restaurant work, you can try to find a remote version of that same job. Many in-person job sites like Indeed, Monster, and Workable have remote job listings as well. You can also check out remote job boards like Remote.co which focuses on remote work. You can also check out job boards specific to your industry to see if there are remote job opportunities available.
Network and ask for recommendations from friends.
If you already have a job and are looking to supplement your income, ask your friends and family if they know of any remote jobs you can do from home. You can also join online networking groups and chat rooms where you can network with other people and ask if they know of any remote jobs you can apply for. This can also be a good way to get introduced to new remote work opportunities.
Try remote job posting websites.
If you’re looking for full-time work, you can try posting your resume on remote job listing websites like Remote.co, We Work Remotely, and Remote OK. You can also check out job search engines that specialize in remote work, like Remote.co, Remote Job Search and Virtual Places. These websites will let you filter your job search based on industry, pay, and skills. Remote Job Search has a list of the best remote job websites where you can find more remote job sites like these.
Join freelancing websites like Upwork and Remote.co.
If you have a specific skill you want to monetize, you can join websites that connect freelancers with people who need work done. Some of the best remote work websites include Upwork, Freelancer, Remote.co, Contently, and PeoplePerHour. You can find out what skills are in demand and what industries are hiring for remote workers. Remote.co also has a list of the best remote work websites where you can find more remote job sites like these.
Take advantage of the many remote-only job sites out there.
In addition to job sites that also have remote work listed, there are also sites that are dedicated to remote work only. Some of these sites include We Work Remotely, Remote OK, Remote.co, and Virtual Places. These are good places to start your remote job search. After applying to a couple of remote-only job sites, you might also have better luck applying to general job sites as well.
Check out the competition with a site like Jobscan to find more remote jobs.
Remote Job Search also has a competition section where job seekers can browse through job ads and see where people are looking for remote workers. This can help you find remote job openings that you might not have found on another site.
If you’re looking for remote work, you have to be a little more creative and diligent with your search. Be sure to check out remote-only job sites and use relevant keywords in your search for remote work. And when you do find remote jobs that are a good fit for you, don’t be afraid to apply. After all, most of these job sites offer resume submission services or let you apply directly online.