The other day I shared a Huge List of Companies Hiring Remote, Work-From-Home Jobs. The article is really popular and I thought I would share how I found all those companies. The best way to find work from home jobs is to use search engines that specifically include remote opportunities.
Below, you will find Family and FI’s picks for the best search engines and websites to help you successfully find a work-from-home job.
How to find work from home opportunities
Here is a list of 12 search engines and resources to help you find a virtual career.
1. Angel List
Angel List is a startup focused platform. Applicants can search for jobs and can also be contacted by recruiters.
What we love about Angel List is that you are able to write a personal note to the hiring managers of the companies at which you are applying.
Sending a personalized note allows you to tell the company why you are right for the job, even if you don’t meet all the qualifications.
- Openly lists salary ranges for positions. (Yes, it’s amazing.)
- Applicants have the ability to search for full-time jobs, internships, contract work, and even for businesses looking for cofounders.
- Ability to use unique filters, for instance, the ability to search by company size.
- Easy application Process
- Does not exclusively list remote jobs, therefore you’ll have to sift through on-location jobs.
- Doesn’t include large, more established companies that hire remotely.
- Must create a profile to view jobs.
CyberCoders is a basic recruiting firm. While this website isn’t exclusively to find work from home opportunities, you can easily filter them out by typing “remote” in the keyword search box.
- Free for applicants.
- Easy to filter work from home jobs out from location-based jobs.
- Ability to search for jobs without giving out any of your information.
- Does not exclusively list remote jobs.
Benefits Link is a third-party job search engine that helps you find the career you want and also helps you build a resume.
Because this is a third-party website, when you find a job of interest you will be prompted to click on a link to another website to apply. Remote work is categorized as “telecommute.”
- Helps people build their resume.
- Website isn’t very user friendly
- A lot of jobs are only remote if you live near the company’s main location.
- Not a lot of career opportunities.
Flexjobs is an exclusive remote job search website. It’s one of the best ones on the internet today, which explains why they are able to charge a monthly fee to use their service.
The current monthly cost for a FlexJobs membership is $14.95 a month, however, this cost is well worth it to find a home-based job. For the price of a candle, you essentially get to have someone do all the time-consuming research for you. Good deal.
How is FlexJobs able to find work from home jobs so effectively? They hire trained researchers who find job opportunities that are already online in addition to jobs posted directly by companies.
- Exclusively created to find remote work from home and flexible jobs.
- Excellent search categories.
- Ability to see company accolades, such as “S&P 500” or “Forbes.”
- Discounted membership if you prepay for future months.
- Satisfaction guarantee.
- Over 50 career categories.
- Careers ranging from entry-level to executive positions and freelance to full-time work.
- A combination of company posted jobs and other listings posted elsewhere.
- Limited job descriptions without a paid membership.
Virtual Vocations is similar to FlexJobs in that they also hire researchers to go out and find listings for their database.
The cost to use their service is $15.99/mo however they do include some free services and free limited access to their database. Registration isn’t required to search jobs but it is required to apply for jobs.
The filter capabilities are also unique as compared to other search engines. For example, Virtual Vocations allows users to filter options such as travel requirements, weekly hours, and telecommute level.
- Exclusively for finding work from home jobs.
- Awesome resources, for instance, the ability to search for telecommute companies as a list.
- Ability to search for jobs without giving out your information
- Discounted career services for members such as Career Coaching, LinkedIn Profile Enhancement, and more.
- Useful filter options, such as an “education level” filter.
- Limited access to the job database without a premium membership.
- Website layout can be a little overwhelming.
Hire My Mom connects small businesses with moms looking for work. They aim to keep their site 100% scam free by sending all job postings through an approval process.
Unlike other job listing sites, HireMyMom doesn’t grab job listings from other sites. All the jobs are posted directly from the employer. Therefore, you are likely to find jobs that aren’t listed anywhere else.
As a bonus, members are offered free training and other resources to help build skills. The cost to join is $19.95 a month (including a 3-day trial) or $29.99 every two months.
- Focused on a specific market (moms) which could increase success.
- Community approach.
- Free trainings.
- Free trial.
- Unique jobs that cannot be found elsewhere.
- Limited jobs compared to the bigger websites.
- Limited database without a paid membership.
Remotive is a remote worker community website that provides support in addition to job postings.
- No registration required.
- Website is not easy to use.
- Limited filters.
SkipTheDrive filters career listings from other sites to help make it easier to find a work from home job.
If you use SkipTheDrive, you are essentially able to access multiple search engines at once. While that can make things more confusing when it comes to applying, it can also expand your search.
I’ve also got to mention that some of the links may not be reliable. For example, I just clicked on a link to view a healthcare job. Instead of directing me to the job I selected, it directed me to a listing for a management job at Steak n’ Shake.
- Exclusively for remote work from home jobs.
- No registration required.
- Some links are spammy.
- Unreliable at times.
We Work Remotely states that they are the “largest remote community in the world” to find work from home opportunities in addition to other jobs that aren’t restricted by commutes. Instead of using filters to sort through listings, the website is set up to search by job category.
To apply to one of the jobs listed with We Work Remotely, you’ll have to apply directly with the company rather than through the website.
- No registration required.
- No filters.
10. Working Nomads
If you are a digital nomad that cannot seem to bring yourself to settle in one location, this site might be for you. Working Nomads targets career seekers who want to work remotely either from home or around the world.
This site seems to use tags instead of a traditional filter for job listings. To sort through, you’ll need to select a category first, then select a relevant tag if you want to filter further.
- No registration required to search jobs, however, it is required to view the names of the companies.
- 100% remote.
- No filters
- Website not as easy to maneuver as other sites.
11. Dynamite Jobs
Dynamite Jobs is a growing site that refers to itself as the “most human” job board site. What makes them unique is that they follow up with listings to offer their help to fill the positions.
The Dynamite Jobs crew seems to take a lot of pride in helping people find work from home jobs. Currently, it seems like most of the available jobs are tech jobs however the website says that there are over 250 positions added each week.
- Unique filters such as “staff pick.”
- Highlights that include benefits like “company retreats.”
- Ability to search by salary.
- Third party, therefore you will have to apply to each company directly.
While this one isn’t a search engine, we thought we would include it because it still brings value to a virtual job search. Rat Race Rebellion is a blog focused on side hustles, savings, and virtual jobs.
The blog constantly posts new work from home opportunities. Check it out if you are looking for some side gigs.
Best overall place to find work from home jobs (paid and free):
Family and FI’s Best Overall Choice Awards go to…
We’ve personally paid for and used FlexJobs to find remote work. They offer a ton of categories and you can easily search to filter remote jobs.
Free: Angel List
Angel List is our winner because they list salary ranges along with their job listings. By displaying salaries upfront, both the employer and potential employee saves valuable time.
Lastly, we hope this list answered your question of how to find work from home jobs. These are the best of the best search engines. With a little searching, you are sure to find a remote job that compliments your life.
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