Are you one of the many people now looking for a work-from-home job? A lot of us have adjusted to this new way of life and realized there are some things we don’t want to give up: a commute-free day, home-cooked lunches, the freedom to take the dog on a walk just because you need a break, the ability to throw in a load of laundry as the coffee brews.
I didn’t think I would be able to work from home, so when I started my business, one of the first things I did was find a co-working space—one with a gym in it so I didn’t have an excuse to skip my workouts. But it turns out that I can work out just fine in my living room, and all I really needed in order to get things done was a “home office,” which in my case involved a standing screen to create the sense of a separate space and a ring light so I show up on camera. And if I ever needed to be away from home—loud construction or whatever—I can just get a day-pass at a co-working space.
So I’m sold. And so are a lot of people I talk to. People have lots of reasons for wanting to keep working remotely, ranging from things like providing care for a sick or aging family member to being able to concentrate better to having the freedom to travel. Unfortunately, there are still lots of employers who don’t see things in quite the same way, and are increasingly requiring people to be back in the office.
If your employer is one of these and you really want options, here are some of my favorite boards and resources for work-from-home jobs:
This site bills itself as the leading resource for designers, developers, and creative pros. The site is free for job-seekers but charges employers to post jobs.
Need to make a certain income to feel secure? This site has a handy income slider tool that lets you look only at postings that pay what you need. Most of the jobs are focused on business and tech, but there are some customer service jobs, too.
This is the only fee-based site I’ve listed, but the monthly rate starts at about $15 a month, and the fees enable the site to vet jobs and keep things free from ads. The site has dozens of job categories, and posts everything from freelance to full-time.
Focused mostly on tech, but with other offerings in marketing, project management, and writing.
An international board with positions ranging from executive to writing and marketing. This is an especially useful site if you want to work for a company based overseas.
Not just jobs, but articles, coaching, mentoring, job fairs, and lots of diversity-centered job talks. My favorite of the sites if diversity is important to your job-search process.
An easy-to-use site that lists jobs ranging from customer service to marketing to HR. The list is curated by the site, which keeps it from being overwhelming and exhausting like some sites can be. You can also sign up for their weekly newsletter.
This site lets you hide US-only jobs, so if you’re looking to find work outside the US, it’s a great choice.
In addition to a nice variety of job types, this site has a handy blog with useful tips, and a dedicated page for part-time jobs.
Looking to connect your skills to a remote job? This is the board for you! Create a profile and you’re off and running.
This is a bit list, so be prepared! An enormous list of jobs, including your “telecommute level” in case you’re looking for hybrid work rather than fully remote. There are also some free helpful “career center” resources.
Loads of jobs, searchable by category, with a flexible option for international opportunities as well. You can even search company names, a bonus if you’re looking for a particular employer.
Features a handy set of tags so you can look up things that would use your journalism background or project management skills.