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Top 20 places to find a remote job online — September 1, 2015

Top 20 places to find a remote job online

Remote work is no longer considered unusual, with millions of people across the world opting to work out of the office. In the United States alone, freelancers are said to make up 34% of the workforce — many of whom have chosen to work as entrepreneurs, consultants, and independent contractors. From freelancers to those in full-time remote roles, we are slowly breaking away from a traditional model to change the way we work.

Looking to ditch your commute or try something new? The following 20 sites and job boards cater to remote workers of almost every kind, with listings for creatives, professionals with technical talent, and everyone in between.

1. CloudPeeps
CloudPeeps is a quality-driven marketplace, community and platform that empowers freelancers and businesses to do their best work. Freelance ‘Peeps’ who are vetted and approved to access the platform so they can view opportunities that range from hourly compensation to fixed monthly pricing. Freelancers can also create a customize Storefront to sell their services and market themselves from. As CloudPeeps does the legwork of finding clients, processing payments, managing contracts, and account management – all a freelancer has to do is focus on creating great work.

2. We Work Remotely
Put together by the bright folks who founded 
37Signals and authored Remote, this job board is a valuable collection of various types of remote work. From programming to customer happiness, look here for some of the finest offerings from legitimate tech companies.

3. Working Nomads
Perhaps the easiest job ‘search’ of them all, this clever resource will deliver freelance opportunities that meet desired criteria directly to an inbox daily or weekly, depending on the specified preference and desired workload.

4. Remotive
A weekly newsletter of tips and opportunities for the global, remote professional. A great resource for freelancers, digital nomads and those just beginning a remote career path.

5. Remote OK
Embracing the future of work, Remote OK is an aggregator that shares the best contract, part-time, and full-time work from a multitude of job boards. Job hunters can access freshly pulled opportunities by visiting the site or signing up to receive email notifications.

6. Remote.co
Apple, IBM and American Express are just a few of the employers that use Remote.co to find talent. Sales professionals, consultants, and coders can all find work here, along with developers, analysts, and writers.

7. JobScribe
Focused on startups, JobScribe emails targeted work opportunities at a chosen frequency (daily, weekly, monthly). Most opportunities are for the technically trained, but marketing and design gigs sometimes make their way into the mix.

8. WFH.io
These job boards focus on the technology space and post new, remote roles often. Areas of interest range from customer service and design to quality assurance and development. Employers are listed in an alphabetical directory that currently spans an impressive 33 pages.

9. SkillBridge
Employers looking for the elite turn to SkillBridge, a marketplace that matches top-tier contract consultants to companies in need of specific, expert skill. Skillbridge is an ideal remote job search tool for those with advanced degrees from prominent universities or experience with well-known, innovative companies.

10. Fiverr
This fast-growing platform offers a huge variety of micro-jobs, allowing a remote worker to capitalize on an entire skill set. With prices starting at five dollars, it’s time to finally utilize all of those seemingly random talents, like photo editing, banner making, and ad design.

11. Upwork
Formerly known as oDesk, this platform prides itself on matching employers with freelancers who can work on jobs of any size, at any time, from anywhere. A breadth of categories showcases work opportunities for virtual assistants, writers, and consultants.

12. AngelList
AngelList is an outstanding resource for remote workers who want the startup life without the commute that so often comes with it. In addition to surfacing remote roles through a simple search (choose ‘job type’ and ‘remote OK’), the directory also offers helpful information about the company and compensation.

13. Remote Working
Mostly helpful for engineers and developers, Remote Working is a valuable resource for “people who don’t like to go to work.” Customer service, design, and operations roles are sometimes found in the mix.

14. The Muse
This valuable site not only features compelling content and helpful career reads – it’s also home to some of the best remote job opportunities, which often fly under the radar. Use search and filter to see ‘flexible/remote’ listings, each with a beautiful photo and information about the company and position.

15. Dribbble
Perhaps best known as a ‘show and tell for designers’ portfolio-style platform, Dribble has added immense value for community members by sharing design-specific job listings. To find them, hover over ‘jobs’ and choose the second option, ‘remote/anywhere’.

16. Freelancer.com
Millions of people use this site, which has been featured by TIME and The Wall Street Journal, to find their next project. Most impressive is the incredible range of categories, which employ freelancers who work on everything from robot design to logos.

17. FlexJobs
FlexJobs has developed a good reputation their screening process, which ensures that all job postings are legitimate. With a huge range of categories, there’s a multitude of part-time, full-time, and contract opportunities to check out and consider.

18. Scripted
Writers take note — Scripted is a trusted marketplace that provides clients with copywriting and editing services. A few samples and a writing test are required to join, and writers are granted the ability to view work opportunities after being formally admitted.

19. Stack Overflow
This well-known site is dedicated to providing top technical talent with the best out-of-office opportunities. Want to work as a remote developer? Don’t miss the 2,000+ listings showcased here.

20. Power to Fly
Serving up remote work opportunities for women who live anywhere, Power to Fly counts vetted professionals in more than 4,000 global cities. Clients have included Skillcrush and Hearst, among others.

Know of another great resource for finding remote work? Leave us a note in the comments!

About our writer // Krista Gray is the director of community operations at The Fetch. She loves travel, words, photos and making people smile. Follow her on Twitter, @thekristagray.

10 incredible Instagram accounts to follow right now — August 7, 2015

10 incredible Instagram accounts to follow right now

65% percent of people are visual learners, so it’s no surprise that brands, companies, and communities have taken to Instagram to share inspiration and information in engaging visual formats.

Eye candy with a bit of brain food is hard to resist, so we’re sharing ten incredible Instagram accounts that offer both. Follow along to fill your feed with new learnings and beautiful imagery daily:

  1. NASA

    NASAA feed that’s literally out of this world, NASA showcases planets, new technology, and all things celestial. Explore the universe through incredible videos and photographs while learning about each item shown.

  2. I Have This Thing With Floors

    ihavethisthingwithfloorsThoughtful design is everywhere — even under your feet! This insanely popular account features photos tagged with the signature hashtag, #ihavethisthingwithfloors. Photos of the gorgeous surfaces serve as a reminder to stop overlooking beauty (no matter how small) around you.

  3.  From Where I Drone

    From Where I DroneThis drone photography and cinematography offer striking, unseen perspectives of beaches, buildings, and people around the world. Are you a digital nomad or remote freelancer? Use these extraordinary images as inspiration for a future global work location.

  4.  Adventure Patch

    Adventure PatchGo to some of the best-known parks and places (with patches of each destination, held up ‘Dear Photograph’ style) with Keegan Jones, a talented Product Designer and adventurer who curates tagged images from the community.

  5.  Hand Drawn San Francisco

    Handdrawn San FranciscoA global tech community and adored travel destination, this brilliant account features drawings of some of the city by the bay’s most popular sights. Additionally, discover lesser-known places and hidden gems, as loved and sketched by artist Thomas Leach.

  6.  Folk Magazine

    Folk MagazineFolk Magazine inspires followers to live an authentic life. See beautiful environments as shown by the people who call them home, including ‘story-telling ramblers’ and millennial wanderers.

  7.  Coffee Cups of the World

    Coffee Cups of the WorldFolks around the world love coffee, as evidenced by the massive presence of the caffeinated beverage on Instagram. More than the lattes and cappuccinos, however, are the eye-catching cups the coffee is served in. Don’t miss the quotes, puns, brilliant business logos, and a medley of day-brightening patterns and colors.

  8.  Escape Your Desk

    Escape Your DeskYou’ll never want to break free of your office more than after looking through images posted by this account. Captures include creative workspaces, coffee shops, parks equipped with Wi-Fi and more. Get out there!

  9.  Breakfast in Sydney

    Breakfast in SydneySnapshots of Sydney’s best breakfasts may inspire you to prepare a delicious plate of your own. Arguably the most important meal of the day, breakfast will provide you with all of the energy you need to knock tasks off of your to-do list.

  10.  Passion Passport

    Passion PassportFollow some of the globe’s most active adventurers who capture breathtaking shots daily. Your next project may be your Everest, but you’re sure to find inspiration for accomplishing whatever you set your mind to after scoping out these photos.

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