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I don’t know if you’ve experienced this but around the time I realised I was in love with travel, I searched Google for travel jobs, online jobs and internet jobs so many different times that one day I just gave up when the search results kept on turning out to be shady ‘make money from home’ schemes.
It wasn’t until I met my partner, Dan, in Thailand some months later that I was introduced to the idea of being a location independent digital nomad (and that being a real thing)…
Basically all this means is being able to make money online and work from anywhere, whether that be your home, local café or holiday apartment.
Today I want show you where you can find real remote work as an employee or freelancer for legitimate companies via the internet, so you can make money online and travel the world.
** Before I forget I also recommend checking out these 15 awesome travel job courses that’ll teach you the exact skills you need for many kinds of remote jobs you can do from anywhere.
1. Remote OK
Remote OK is basically a complete search engine for all the online jobs going. It takes all the jobs categorized under “remote” from a number of different sources, displays them in an easy to find/read kind of way and then links you back to the original source when you click.
Pieter Levels, creator of Remote OK, is a digital nomad himself. He travels the world whilst making money online, so he understands the need for more resources that can help remote workers and digital nomads to find more opportunities.
This is a great place to start if you’re curious to find out what kind of online jobs are really available. Click here to earn money online while you travel with Remote OK.
The ProBlogger Job Board is a platform where bloggers looking for jobs and companies looking for bloggers can meet and start working together.
So yes, if you are wondering, you can make money blogging.
The ProBlogger blog is a fantastic resource for those who want to learn more about the world of digital marketing and can be a great place for you to start getting some ideas to earn money online while you travel.
To apply, email the advertiser directly with your CV and cover letter. See this post for tips on how you can stand out from the crowd when applying for ProBlogger remote blogging jobs.
If you’re looking for one-off freelance jobs to help fund your travels, Freelancer is a great place to start. Through this global marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to carry out work in a number of different areas.
As a freelancer, you can search through the lists of new opportunities (short term online jobs) in your area of knowledge and then bid what you wish to charge to complete a project. The employer then chooses who they want to do the work, based on the bids and proposals they receive.
To start searching for new freelance jobs, click here.
Similar to Remote OK, We Work Remotely is an online platform where you can find online jobs that are not restricted by commutes or geographic areas.
The online jobs mainly consist of web development, engineering and tech support, however there are also opportunities in content creation, design and marketing.
Most advertisers have their own independent application processes, so to apply, follow the instructions noted at the bottom of each ad. Click here to get searching for your first online job!
FlexJobs hosts online job opportunities ranging from freelance all the way to full time. There are also over 150 internet job categories, so they’ve pretty much got something for everyone.
To make sure you don’t find yourself clicking on any nasty ads, they also screen all the job opportunities for legitimacy before posting. They say “anyone who wants a job with some kind of flexibility – a telecommuting, part-time, freelance, or flextime job, should apply for a remote job with with FlexJobs”.
That goes for you wanderlusters too!
Much like Freelancer, UpWork is a relatively new platform that connects freelancers (the do-ers) with employers (the one’s needing work done).
The reason why we added UpWork to this list is because it is much less saturated with freelancers than Freelancer.com, meaning there is much less competition and more chance of receiving solid, ongoing work.
Generally speaking, UpWork has a more quality feel to it with more knowledgable and experienced freelancers signing up, which often means that the employers are willing to hand out online jobs with more substance and pay at a higher rate.
To start looking for freelance jobs with UpWork, click here.
So there you have it, the best resources we’ve come across for finding online jobs/legitimate remote work – the office alternative that ultimately allows you to travel anywhere and still pay the bills.
Don’t forget to read up on some of the tips and articles these websites provide as they can really help you to understand what the employers are looking for and improve/optimize your applications and pitches for more chance of success.
Also check out this post: 39 Websites To Find Dream Remote Online Jobs While Traveling
Note: This article is specifically for those of you who are looking to earn money online with an internet job – meaning, as an employee. If you want to become self-employed and work on your own projects to make money online while traveling, then I suggest that you download our free eBook and join our email list to get more content suited to you.
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