Jobs You Can Do From Anywhere

The biggest question on the tip of every aspiring remote worker’s tongue is “what sort of job can I get if I want to work from home?” It surprises people to learn that many jobs can be done remotely, and the process for applying to and landing one of these jobs isn’t any different than getting a typical 9 to 5. Don’t make the mistake of procrastinating by overthinking the ‘how’,  and look into what careers are a fit for your existing skill sets.  

Proofreader or Editor

    These two jobs are actually different, but there’s a bit of cross-over so we’re lumping them together for simplicity’s sake. If you have a keen eye for catching spelling mistakes, correcting grammar or fact checking, then a job as an editor may be your calling. Or perhaps you’re a visual person who notices whenever a font gets screwy or if a document or web page has formatting errors, in which case you should look into proofreading. Editors are usually good proofreaders, but proofreaders are not always copy editors, get it? Regardless of the differences, these are two jobs that can be done from virtually anywhere. 


    Being bilingual can be your key to location independence! Depending on the type of translation gig you find, you could end up translating documents or translating and transcribing recorded audio. This list of companies should give you an idea of who’s hiring work-from-home translators. 

Online English Teacher

    You don’t always need a teaching certificate to teach English. As long as you have a strong Wi-Fi connection, a degree from a university and are a native English speaker, you can teach from anywhere in the world. Companies like VIPKid and DaDaABC are a good place to start your search.


    Being a freelance writer means that along with writing, you’ll be spending a lot of time marketing yourself, networking and honing your skills. You’ll also need to determine what topic(s) you’re interested in and find your voice - will you write about marketing, news, web copy, or for magazines (among other options)? If you’re looking to build up your experience as a writer, we’re always looking for contributors with fresh perspectives. Send us your pitches here.    

UX/UI Developer

    If you’ve got a design background, an interest in digital products and a desire to work in tech, then becoming a UX or UI designer may be the job for you. UX (user experience) and UI (user interface) are two sides of the same customer satisfaction coin; if you want to create great apps and memorable websites from a coworking space in Bali, then this may be the career for you.

Social Media Manager

    You have your finger on the pulse of trending topics and know the latest social media platforms and just as important, you understand analytics and are meticulous with your planning. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be happy to know that many companies let their social media managers work from home.

These are but a few career paths that could lead you to a location independent lifestyle; more and more companies are learning of the benefits of allowing their employees to have workplace autonomy, so even if you don't see your current role listed here, it could be worth having a conversation with your boss about the possibilities of going remote.

If you're ready to apply to your dream job, check out our RESOURCES page for a list of websites that offer up remote job listings!