Remote working is getting ever more popular and for good reasons: it allows people to live the life they have always desired.
The Internet is replete with advice and lists of lists, and this blog post is merely my modest contribution to that. I am well aware that it will be short-lived, but if you’re reading this and it’s still 2019, you may find it find worth your while.
General remote work listings
There are literally hundreds of job sites for remote work, but many of them age badly. Here is a site that is up-to-date as of September 2019: http://brightnomad.net/digital-nomad-jobs/
Remote teaching jobs are getting more and more popular, partly as a result to China’s inexorable rise as an economic super power and their staunch Confucian education morale. Babble aside, here is an actual teaching job you can apply for right now.
For anything with text, proz.com is your go-to website. Even with a free account, you have a chance to land some assignments. If you get a paid membership, you can respond (I don’t use the word ‘apply’ because it suggests employment) right away. Oh, and be sure to bluff your way up. The vast majority of translation agencies don’t require a translation degree anyway. Yes, you do have five years of editing experience if you once proofread your little brother’s high school essay back in 2012. There are other resources as well, translatorscafe and upwork come to mind, but I suggest you focus on proz if translation is your thing.
Did you know you can apply for a voice actor? You need a good microphone and a seriously quiet room (I didn’t manage to filter out background noise without making my voice sound strange). But once you’re in, this is a great gig. So if you got what it takes (an interesting voice, no matter which language or accent, you’ll be surprise which accents are in high demand), check out a site like voicebunny.com