Remote job searches are tough. It’s helpful to have a list of remote job resources in your pocket to call on whenever you need support.
That’s exactly why I put together this page. This list of resources is broken down by section, so be sure to scroll through the entire list to find what you’re looking for.
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Remote Skills & Professional Development
Some skills are more remote-friendly than others. These online courses teach you specific career-ready remote skills you can use to launch your own remote career in as little as a few weeks!
Bookkeeper Business Academy
Learn the ins and outs of bookkeeping from a longtime bookkeeper AND how to establish yourself in the market. Sign up today and gain instant access to the free workshop for aspiring at-home bookkeepers.
This online training academy provides specific career training in a lot of different fields. However, the top two remote-friendly options include Medical Billing & Coding and Medical Transcription & Editing. Whichever path you choose, you can finish your training in less than a year and be remote career ready in no time.
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From individual courses to certificate programs and even degrees, Coursera brings affordable online learning to the world. Top universities like Yale and Stanford contribute content to Coursera but without the Ivy League price tag.
There are even financial aid opportunities available for those who qualify. My top course picks include Google IT Support, Python for Everyone, and Project Management — but there are hundreds more to choose from.
Fully Booked VA
Are you great at getting sh*t done? You’d probably make a great virtual assistant (VA). VAs are masters of to-do lists and assist others so they can get more done in less time. Now you can start your own VA Biz in just 4 quick steps and this mini course will show you how.
For a limited time, you can snag the JumpStart Course for a small $19 investment (it normally sells for $99).
When you need to learn a new professional skill, it’s really easy to head on over to LinkedIn. You should already have a powerful LinkedIn profile set up to support your search and can use it to also complete coursework. How’s that for a win-win?
The best part? You can try LinkedIn Learning for FREE. In no time you can learn new skills or strengthen ones you already have. Either way, you’ll make yourself a stronger job candidate with updated credentials under your belt.
When you want to learn the ins and outs of virtual transcription work, Transcribe Anywhere is the place to go. Currently, there are two remote-friendly offerings: Legal Transcription & General Transcription. Either (or both!) are great choices for aspiring typists.
Proofread Anywhere teaches a very specific type of proofreading — proofreading for court reporters. If you have a knack for spotting errors and enjoy the legal field, take the free course over at Proofread Anywhere to learn more. You can combine your interests and skills into one profitable career.
When you want a little variety in your proofreading career, general proofreading is right up your alley. You can learn how to use your knack for spotting errors to become a well-paid proofreader for a variety of clients. Sit in on the free 76-minute webinar to find if this career path is meant for you.
Publication Proofreading & Editing
If you like the editorial side of things, Edit Republic is the place for you. There you can learn how to work with publishers to polish and proofread books before they go to print.
I hire someone to do my taxes because it’s easier for me and something better left to the pros. If you have a love for numbers and want to help others who don’t, consider becoming a professional tax preparer. Sign up below to sit in on a free workshop that teaches you a few tricks to starting your own tax preparation biz.
SmartBlogger knows a thing or two about freelance writing. Now you can learn the secrets to becoming a highly paid freelance writer too. Sign up for the free class to quickly learn how to earn 10x more than other writers (even in this unique economy!).
IAP Career College
IAP Career College offers more than 100+ affordable online certificate courses. You can take courses on your own schedule and finish in just a few weeks. The best part? IAP Career College offers a 100% money-back guarantee. My favorite certificates for aspiring remote job seekers include Bookkeeper, Book Editor, Business Consultant, Career Coach, Freelance Writer, Life Coach, Project Manager, Virtual Assistant, and more! Check out the full course list and find a new career quickly with IAP Career College.
E-Books & Audiobooks
I love books. I’m constantly reading or listening to non-fiction or self-help style reads. It’s a good habit to get into as lifelong learners are often happier workers. Below is a list of recommended reads (or listens) to guide you in your remote work journey.
You can use Audible to listen to a variety of career books wherever you are, whether you’re at home or on the go. It’s my go-to app for audio books and even podcasts! Try Audio Premium Plus for unlimited listening and and claim two free audiobooks.
The Career Stories Method
This insightful book by Kerri Twigg is perfect for anyone who wants to create or find a dream job by telling their unique career stories. The book is broken down into 11 steps which makes it super easy to put into practice.
Do What You Are
Define your career based around your personality type. This best-selling guide book helps you find truly satisfying work that suits you.
Winning with Words
This FREE ebook is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to proofread and/or copyedit from home. It’s written by a longtime proofreader who now teaches others how to turn their love of words and language into a career. You can snag your free copy below.
Not sure where you see yourself professionally? You Map is the book for you. This book provides step-by-step processes to finally get clear on your career. From there, you can start a successful job search.
The Job Search Manifesto
Ready for a career change? The Job Search Manifesto will help you approach job hunting in a way that allows you to market yourself effectively. There is plenty of exercises to help you write a LinkedIn Profile, network with a purpose, and create a personal brand statement. All in all, it’s like having your personal career coach right there in your pocket.
Make Money From Home Best-Selling E-Books
I could seriously sit here and list dozens upon dozens of e-books geared toward remote job seekers and specifically how to earn money from home. But instead of loading this list with tons of books, I recommend you check out the Top 10 Work From Home E-Books on Amazon. There’s something for everyone — and the list constantly changes so you never know what you’ll find!
Remote Job Search Sites
When it comes to remote job search sites, I only recommend a couple. Although there are tons of remote job boards out there, just a select few screen their job leads. This means you can rest assured the remote job you’re applying for is the real deal. In other words, you don’t have to worry about scams. Plus, you can literally find thousands (yes, thousands) of jobs using just these sites.
FlexJobs is hands down the largest source of remote job listings. Not only is every job scam free, there are tons of membership resources. These include career coaching, webinars, virtual job fairs, and more. Membership prices vary. You can opt for a free 5-job trial or sign up for an entire year. You use FlexJobs Promo Code SAVE30 to save 30% on your FlexJobs membership.
Remotive primarily has jobs from startups (companies that have been up and running for 5 years or less). What I love about Remotive is the community aspect of it, including a Slack channel you can join for a small fee. This provides a chance to network during your remote job search. And, like FlexJobs, leads are screened so you can confidently apply to any listing you find. Sit in on the free webinar to find out what it takes to get hired at a startup.
Home Office Must-Haves
If you work at home currently or want to become a remote worker, put thought into your home office setup. The right home office provides a place to better manage your time and fend off distractions like a pro. Plus, if you’re looking for a remote work, one of the most common remote interview questions is, “Do you have a home office currently set up?” And, if you prepare ahead of time, you can confidently answer “yes,” which puts you waaayyy ahead of candidates who haven’t yet considered their home office setup.
FlexiSpot Standing Desk
I own and LOVE my FlexiSpot Standing Desk. I have the Kana Pro Bamboo version. Not only is it beautiful (seriously, the bamboo top is incredible) but it’s functional and good for you too.
Standing desks have benefits for remote workers like reduced back pain, better energy levels, and greater productivity. Plus, when you choose a standing desk with a lifting system (like the one I have), you can easily switch from sitting to standing with the simple press of a button.
Check out the Kana Pro Bamboo Standing Desk and be sure to use promo code kanapro30 to save $30 on your purchase.
I have both the Rocketbook Panda Planner and Rocket Fusion Book. As you can see, I’ve customized mine (I seriously love stickers). The benefits of Rocketbook is the zero paper waste. These reusable notebooks and planners allow you to write and highlight using FriXion writing tools just as you normally would but then you can magically wipe away your writing to start over again.
The Rocketbook app keeps previously written pages and notes for you in the cloud so you can effortlessly organize your entire life without having paper everywhere. It’s a win for you and the environment!
Awesome Amazon Finds
You know it. I know it. You can find just about anything on Amazon. In fact, a lot of my home office accessories like my cable management system, phone stand, foot rest, mouse pad, and more have come from Amazon.
Instead of going through each Amazon item one bye one, I’ve created a storefront of favorite items for the perfect home office setup. There’s even a list of ideas to find the perfect gift for the remote worker in your life!
Job Search Help & Guidance
Did you know your resume is usually scanned by software before it sees a real person? JobScan is an online tool you can use to optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile so you can get past robots and in front of humans who actually make hiring decisions.
It’s the best tool I’ve found so far to help you keyword optimize your resume to increase your remote job search success.
Career Coaching with Me
As a career coach, I can help you create goals, improve work from home time management, tackle career marketing materials like resumes, LinkedIn, cover letters and more. Plus, I act as an accountability partner to help you get from Point A to Point B.
Interested in learning more? Send me an email to introduce yourself. I’d love to hear from you.
P.S. I’m a Certified Professional Career Coach and Time Management Coach. I’m a remote work expert featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Muse, and more. You can learn more about me before you say hi.
Top 10 Industries That Hire The Most Remote Workers
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