5 Great Resources for Remote Workers
Remote work has been a topic of interest for several years now, but it felt like an accelerated trend in 2015. More companies are giving employees the option to work remotely part- or full-time, and some companies are opting out of a physical office altogether. Freelance work is also on the rise, with 34% of the American workforce doing it. Working remotely is also becoming more common around the world with the emergence of platforms like Upwork, 99designs, and Freelancer.
If you’re a remote worker or spend part of your day working from outside of the office, the following tools will help you find jobs, discover the best cities for remote workers, and learn from people who have built successful freelance careers or location-independent companies.
1. Nomad List
Find the best cities to live and work remotely.
If you’re looking for the best places in the world to work remotely, look no further. Nomad List started as a crowdsourced spreadsheet, and has since become a site that collects more than 50,000 data points on 500+ cities around the globe.
You can search for places based on cost of living, weather, and even how fast the Internet is in a particular city. You can also filter based on how fun, clean, safe, friendly, and diverse a place is. Within each city page, you can find other nomads in that location, the best places to work and sleep, and frequently asked questions about what it’s like to live there.
The coolest part? The “NomadScore” rankings change throughout the day based on weather, humidity, internet speeds, and exchange rates — so it’s always up-to-date and a fun tool to use when you’re traveling. There’s a fee to become an official members which lets you chat with other members, but it’s definitely worthwhile if you’re considering more frequent city-hopping. This great community won’t disappoint you!
2. Remote Okay
This site is everything you wish any other job board was. Lucky for lovers of remote work, it’s a daily aggregator built specifically for you. Remote OK is basically a search engine that pulls in data from all of the remote jobs its crawling on the Internet. The UX is clean and beautiful, and you can search based on job type and salary.
Even if you already get a gazillion newsletters in your inbox, sign up for Remote OK’s weekly job digest. It is a great resource if you’re considering remote work in the near future.
Fun fact: The maker of this tool, Pieter Levels who also created Nomad List (and was recently voted Maker of the Year by the Product Hunt community).