30 Places Digital Nomads Find Remote Jobs

Dave Hansford
Mar 2, 2017 · 6 min read

At Embark, we have a lot of people apply who want to travel, but feel they are tied to their office job and can’t work remotely. Some of our Embarkers, like Sanja Kraljevic (a litigation lawyer from Vancouver, Canada), have been able to take their desk job on the road, while others left their desk job to find online work.

When people ask about resources to find remote jobs, we suggest that they take a look at some of the awesome opportunities on sites like Remote.co and Remoteok.io. But there are a ton of resources out there.

For those of you who want to travel and want to find remote jobs, here are 30 websites with hundreds of thousands of remote working jobs.

We’ve broken down the list into:

  • Sites Specific to Remote Work
  • Sites Specific to Freelance and Contract Work
  • General Remote working Sites
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The Embark Crew Gets to Work in Medellin, Colombia

Sites Specific to Remote Work


Remote.co hand-curates their list of remote jobs. They include customer service jobs, design jobs, developer jobs, recruiter and HR jobs, sales jobs, and other remote jobs (things like writers, managers, etc.). Remote.co also does a great job of providing insight about remote working and is a great resource for those thinking about transitioning to remote working.


Remote OK has an exception user interface and tags all of their job listings to make it easy to filter for just the listings you want. You can filter jobs posted by recruiters, the level (junior, senior, etc.), the type of job (sales, marketing, design, dev, and more), and even whether they’re tech or non-tech jobs (though even the “non-tech” jobs — things like analysts and marketers — will benefit from some basic tech skills).


FlexJobs is a one-stop shop for telecommuting, part-time and flexible jobs. It has over 50 career categories, with jobs ranging from freelance to full-time, entry-level to executive. They also screen the jobs before posting beforehand, so you don’t have to dig through shady opportunities. The site currently hosts more than 20K job listings including part-time and freelance opportunities.


Sponsored by Remote, the book by famed 37Signals founders, this job board is a catch-all of remote jobs from customer service to web design to programming. We Work Remotely bills itself as the best place to find and jobs that aren’t restricted by commutes or a particular geographic area.


Remotive is a bi-monthly newsletter for remote workers that also has a pretty robust listing of remote jobs. They break it down by job type — sales, support, product, engineering, marketing, etc. to make it easy to find the kind of job you’re looking for.


This job board features only telecommuting jobs from technical writers to paralegals. Started by a stay-at-home mom frustrated with the job search for legitimate remote jobs. The site offers access to over 10,000 remote jobs and makes sure they are quality leads by personally screening all job postings.


Jobspresso has expertly curated jobs in tech, marketing, customer support, and more. You can search their job listings or post your resume to be seen by potential employers.


Working Nomads delivers a curated list of remote jobs right to your inbox. Choose daily or weekly emails to make the remote job search come to you.


Jobscribe sends you a daily email with remote job listings at tech startups. You can specify whether you’re looking for design, front end development, back end development, mobile app development, or marketing jobs.


Wfh.io focuses on remote digital and tech jobs. They include remote jobs in product management, software engineering, web engineering, customer support, marketing, and more.


Outsourcely pairs up remote workers with employers seeking both full and part-time employees. You can browse for jobs by category: design & multimedia, web development, mobile applications, writing & content, admin support, customer service, sales & marketing, and Business Services.

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Sites Specific to Freelance and Contract Work


Upwork, formerly Elance-oDesk, is a global freelancing platform where businesses and independent professionals connect and collaborate remotely. Upwork features remote jobs in a suite of categories: from virtual assistants to mobile app developers.


Toptal just announced their acquisition of Skillbridge, the leading network of elite freelance business talent. Together, they are launching Toptal Business, a service that enables top companies to hire the top 3% of business talent on-demand. Toptal allows consultants to focus on remote work and projects that you are passionate about.


With jobs starting at just $5 a pop, Fiverr is an amazing site to find your first gigs and build up a portfolio FAST. The site focuses on “gigs” or “micro-jobs,” such as editing an image in photoshop, designing a Facebook ad, or brainstorming SEO-rank-worthy article titles. Adding upgrades to your listings let you make a whole lot more than $5 on each job.


Guru allows freelancers to build profiles with portfolios of work. Guru focuses on freelancers that have strong technical, creative or business savvy. Employers are able to find your profile, or you can search/apply for jobs.


Freelancer.com allows business owners to post projects online. You are then able to bid on jobs. It has over 13 million users, it features jobs for PHP developers, content writers, and web designers. Much like Upwork, freelancers work within the site so that they hours and work are tracked.


Search thousands of IT projects that are remote, and almost always contract. This site has a global reach and membership for freelancers is free.

Tech Job Boards with Remote Job Listings


PowerToFly ‘s mission: encourage diversity recruiting and hiring by building the tools and employer branding services that emerging businesses and enterprises need. PowerToFly is focused on matching women in tech with work-from-anywhere jobs. Join the talent database, go through the vetting process, and get matched for a “paid trial,” a 2–4 week test period to make sure it’s a good fit for both you and the employer.!


Dribble is a great site for designers to find their next gig. There’s a location tab right on top where you can click “remote / anywhere” and be off to the races finding your next work-from-home gig.


Always dreamed of working for a startup, but don’t live in a startup city hub? Head over to AngelList, a top site for startup jobs. When you search for a job on AngelList, click on “Job Type” and choose “Remote OK.”

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GitHub has a category devoted to remote jobs on their website. Because it’s GitHub, the jobs are all development-focused, with listings from all over the world. (GitHub also posts their own openings on this board!)


With a gorgeous user interface and fun-to-explore information about all the companies and jobs they feature, The Muse makes the job search easy. Search for the content features on the site that highlight remote opportunities.


The Career Builder jobs site is the largest online employment website in the United States! Type in “telecommute” or “remote” as a keyword and find more than 9K part-time, contract, and full-time jobs from brands like Forever 21 Inc, Xerox, and Univision.


One of the most robust job boards you can find, Indeed pulls data from around the internet and around the world to bring together jobs. From Product Marketers to a “Technology Productivity Consultant,” Indeed’s 2K+ remote jobs run the gamut.

If anyone has any questions about remote working, please feel free to email us and we’d be happy to chat!

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