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Remote Jobs – 5 Things You Should Know (2020)

How to find a remote job and work from home + pros and cons

Remote Jobs

What is a Remote Job?

A remote job is like having a regular office job, but you can do it from anywhere (usually at home)

You would be a full- or part-time employee of a company, working from your computer. Some remote jobs allow you a flexible schedule and freedom to travel, while others have strict work hours and/or require you to live in a specific country or time zone. 

You’d typically get paid a salary.

A remote job is one of 19 types of online business and considered a Level 2 online business, according to our framework.

How can you make money online with a remote job?

Again, it’s pretty much like having a regular office job, but you would be working from your laptop at home or at your favorite cafe.

Here are some people we’ve profiled with remote jobs…

  • Chris Nolan

  • Remote Accountant
  • $40k – $71k estimated annual salary
  • Art M.

  • Remote Health Coach
  • $32k – $67k estimated annual salary
  • Harry Wynn

  • Remote Senior IT Architect
  • $96k – $152k estimated annual salary
  • Laura R.

  • Remote Customer Support Specialist
  • $24k – $47k estimated annual salary
  • Kaurie Albert

  • Remote Executive Assistant
  • $35k – $70k estimated annual salary
  • Jake Bartlett

  • Remote Customer Success Manager
  • $41k – $104k estimated annual salary
Gina Amato
  • Gina Amato

  • Remote Junior Graphic Designer
  • $33k – $66k estimated annual salary
  • Maggie Ahearne

  • Remote Senior Product Manager
  • $74k – $132k estimated annual salary
  • Jerry Jenner

  • Remote Software Engineer
  • $63k – $134k estimated annual salary

How to Find Remote Jobs?

We’ve spent 100+ hours researching and reviewing remote job boards.

Here are the best remote job boards to find a remote job fast.

🏆 Best Remote Job Boards 🏆

Best overall

FlexJobs

Best for US-based

Virtual Vocations

Best for anywhere

Dynamite Jobs

Best for corporate jobs

FlexJobs

Best for startup jobs

AngelList

Pros and Cons of a Remote Job

  • Steady income.
  • Employer may offer good benefits (health insurance, paid time off, etc.).
  • Less stress and responsibility than running your own business. Usually no need to manage admin, accounts, etc.
  • Many remote jobs give you the opportunity to develop your skills, so you essentially get paid to improve.
  • Growing in popularity: more companies open to hiring remote nowadays.
  • Finding a great remote job may take weeks or months of searching. Similar to finding a great offline job.
  • The best remote jobs usually require you to have advanced skills or lots of experience.
  • With a full-time remote job you have one primary income source. So if you get laid off, your income drops to zero.
  • Hard to increase your income quickly, no matter how good your performance.
  • You have a boss.

Is a remote job a good way to earn a living online?

For many people, yes. 

A remote job provides many of the advantages of a regular job but there’s no commute and you don’t have all the responsibilities that come with building and running your own business.

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