When you think about the typical remote worker, it’s tempting to call to mind a digital nomad or youthful tech enthusiast. But we’re moving away from a time where developers and coders are the only people who are able to work remotely. Today, there is an endless number of remote job opportunities in various fields that allow almost anyone to be able to secure a remote gig, but the biggest challenge for many is figuring out how to find a remote job and become a digital nomad.
Succeeding as a remote worker is something that is more attainable than most people think. Whether you’ve been on the scene for a while or you’re looking to transition from your 9 to 5 office job, not to worry, finding remote work in your field is getting easier by the day.
When you’re able to find work that doesn’t tie you down to a specific location or area, it creates a world of endless benefits; not only does it allow you to be location independent (meaning you can live anywhere in the world), but it also fosters productivity, allows you to create your own schedule and more often than not… comes with an increased sense of happiness and fulfillment.
The benefits of remote work and flexible schedules can be life-changing for so many folks, including workers with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, parents or expecting parents, and others who might have trouble going to a co-located office daily.
Luckily for you, we’re going to share some inside knowledge on 3 of our favorite ways to find remote work. Plus an extra out-of-the-box tip you might have not considered yet!
The easiest route to finding remote job opportunities would be a simple Google search, but it can be really difficult to sift through everything that there is out there. It’s important to find promotions that you can trust and with a bit more clarity on what they have to offer. That’s why we love websites like Workew that allow you to post your resume and get free daily job alerts for a variety of professions. Websites like these are the best way to have filtered opportunities delivered right to your inbox from remote companies like Hacker Paradise, Remote Year, and more. You can also sign up to newsletters from specialised websites such as Remotive, Pangian, NoDesk and many more.
Word Of Mouth
Another great, yet often underutilized way to gain new job opportunities is by word of mouth and networking in different groups. When you’re vocal about the work you do and the services that you offer, it allows people to keep you top of mind when it comes to new job opportunities and offers that they know of.
According to a Nielsen report, 92% of people trust recommendations that they hear from friends and family over other sources of marketing and they’d be more apt to hire someone that is a “friend of a friend”. When you’re consistently sharing your work, availability, and openness to remote job opportunities, it can open up a new world of professional opportunities.
Facebook might be the least conventional way to find remote work but it works just the same. Most people hone in on LinkedIn when thinking about social networks to find work opportunities but with the rise of Facebook groups that focus on remote work and the digital nomad lifestyle; you’re able to find ample opportunities and conversations regards job opportunities or new freelance positions within various companies.
Staying tuned into various conversations in Facebook groups might allow for you to encounter job offers for remote work, especially if the groups you’re participating in have a focus on remote work, travel and location independence.
Out Of The Box Bonus Tip
Finally, if you want to increase the amount of time you spend working remotely, Greg Caplan, CEO of Remote Year has specific advice. When it comes to asking for more remote work time, he says, “the key to getting permission is thoughtfully and maturely presenting the business case of your ask. The best presentations include building a clear plan for how you will get your work done well as well as a clear communications plan to stay in sync every step of the way. In a remote environment, its important to over-communicate to make sure everybody is always on the same page.”
So before you even begin to search for a new position, have you ever considered pitching the idea of a remote position to your current employer? Of course, this may require some preparation on your end before initiating the conversation, in order to help your boss feel comfortable with the idea of you becoming a remote employee. Here are five tips to convince your boss to let you work remotely.
What unconventional tips or tricks do you have for finding new job opportunities that allow you to work smarter and live better from anywhere in the world?