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    9 websites to help you find remote work or freelance jobs quickly

    9 websites to help you find remote work or freelance jobs quickly

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    Simplify your job search with these remote job platforms.

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    • Millions of Americans have lost their job in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. 
    • At the same time, companies that are still in business are going remote where possible, meaning that now is a great time to look for remote work. 
    • Here are nine remote-focused job searching platforms to look through, including,, and 
    • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

    A lot of Americans are looking for a remote job right now. 

    Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, more companies like restaurants and gyms are shutting their doors and laying off Americans by the hundreds of thousands. A record 3.3 million jobless claims were filed for the week ending in March 21, up from 281,000 the week before. 

    But that’s not the only fundamental and immediate shift in the labor market: At the same time, companies that can go remote are going remote for the foreseeable future, as the pandemic forces millions to socially distance or quarantine. This means that if companies are hiring, new positions might be posted as remote jobs, at least in the short term. 

    Searching for a remote job or freelance project doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. Here are nine remote-focused job boards to help you find work quickly, listed alphabetically.


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    Best for: is best for people looking for remote jobs in marketing, tech, writing and editing, and customer service

    What makes it different: You can filter jobs by industry, and the site lets you search for internships.

    Employment type: Full-time, part-time, contract, internship

    Sign up process: A free login is required to get updates on job listings.

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    Best for: Just Remote is best for people looking for jobs in tech, social media, design, marketing, and writing.  

    What makes it different: Many of the jobs posted are from companies overseas, and some are startups. 

    Employment type: Full-time, part-time, contract

    Sign up process: N/A

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    Best for: is great for job seekers looking for a position as a virtual assistant, in the legal industry, customer service, teaching, or IT.

    What makes it different: The website lets you search for postings by industry. 

    Employment type: Full-time, part-time, freelance, international 

    Sign up process: Sign up is free.

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    Best for: is best for anyone looking for a remote job at a startup.

    What makes it different: There are plenty of jobs in customer service, software development, marketing/sales, and design. The website also runs a weekly jobs email of new listings.

    Employment type: Full-time, part-time, freelance

    Sign up process: Sign up is free.



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