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This guide was written by Darren Cronian. Over the last 7 years, he has secured numerous remote jobs and built a successful freelancing business. Frustrated at automated rejections or struggling to find freelance clients? Your remote work coach is here for support.

Finding remote jobs for digital nomads needn’t be as difficult as you might imagine. It’s surprising how many companies are now looking for remote workers, and there are a growing number of opportunities online.

Finding remote jobs for digital nomads needn’t be as difficult as you might imagine. It’s surprising how many companies are now looking for remote workers, and there are a growing number of opportunities online.

Change your mindset

If your initial mindset is to tell yourself you do not have the skills, stop right now. Think about what skills you have and if you can complete the work online. A client told me that he had spent 5 years as a project manager, but for outdoor projects. He could transfer those skills online because more companies need someone to manage projects.

Remote jobs for Digital Nomads

Even if you do not have the skills, why not spend 6-12 months learning in your own time. Most of my remote work was based on the experience gained on building WordPress websites as a hobby in my spare time.

In this guide, you will learn how to find remote jobs for digital nomads, so you can work and travel the world. Before we get into where to find Remote jobs for digital nomads, let’s look at some areas to think about.

Choose your employer wisely

Not all employers want their workforce travelling around the world. Many companies will expect you to work in a specific time zone. Make sure to research the company before applying for a remote job.

The place to start is on the ‘About Us’ page or social media profiles. Alternatively, contact the company directly and ask the question.

If you receive an interview invite, make sure to ask if they have any problems with you working remote while travelling. It’s essential to set expectations at the early stage, so the interviewer can see if you are a good fit for the company and vice versa.

Look for a company that embraces remote working but realises the workweek does not need to be 9-to-5. Having flexibility in your working hours is going to make life so much easier.

This leads to the next piece of advice.

Think about your work routine and timezones

Take some time to think about how many hours you want to work a week. Most US companies will expect you to work 40 hours a week if you are full time. There are part-time remote job opportunities, so if you do not want to work 8 hours a day, you have an option.

Initially, my hours were 40 per week. Since the employer was flexible, the working hours were split up to 4 hours in the local timezone (usually early morning) and then 4 hours in US EST in the evening.

This gave me plenty of spare time to enjoy my travels. It’s critical to think about where you will spend most of your time and how many hours you want to work per week.

Let’s now get into where you can find remote jobs for digital nomads.

Use remote job boards

While popular job sites like Indeed and Monster do have opportunities, the best places to start are remote job boards. Sites like weworkremotely.com, remoteok.io and remote.co have new vacancies every day and not just technical roles.

Search on Google for the type of role you are looking for, i.e. remote customer service jobs, and you will find more boards to browse through.

Network for remote jobs

My first remote job was acquired by reaching out to my network. One of my contacts knew a company that was searching for someone with my skills. The next day, an invite landed in my inbox for an interview.

To be honest, being recommended increased my chances of landing the job, so if you haven’t started building a network, do so now.

A great place to start is on LinkedIn. Read my guide on how to use LinkedIn to find remote jobs and receive lots of tips.

Another tactic is identifying companies you would like to work for with a remote workforce. Find people who work within HR/Recruitment for the company by searching on LinkedIn.

Reach out to them on social media or send an email. Keep it brief – tell them why the company needs you and attach your resume.

Look for freelancing jobs

Another option is to look for freelancing opportunities. While it will give you more freedom to work when you want, the downside is inconsistent income based on how quick your client processes your invoice.

You can use Freelancing boards like Freelancer and Upwork but, it is better to build your own client base rather than relying on third parties for an income. Start by showcasing your skills, then contact potential clients and network with companies in your targeted market.

Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas to get started.

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