If you've ever worked a 9-5 job, then you'll probably know how it feels like to be a robot. Going to work every day at the same time, doing the same thing, day in and day out. Maybe you’ve dreamed of working for yourself, being in charge of your own time, going where you want when you want, and having more time with your friends and family.
Working remotely is the way to go, friends.
Though like most work models, it has its ups and downs, but freelancing has the potential to bring in big money and great flexibility. Sure, there's the risk of not getting a job for periods of time, and not always having the steadiest of incomes: but the rewards are sweet, and the world is quite literally your oyster.
Be location-restricted no more! Here are our favorite 6 apps for finding remote jobs.
Having a LinkedIn account is pretty much crucial for anyone working for themselves. Thanks to LinkedIn, you can show off your academic and professional experience to the world, including your portfolio, recommendations from former clients and workmates, and your professional interests and pursuits.
If you maintain a steady level of LinkedIn activity, it won't be difficult for you to find job ops. There are a ton of opportunities floating around the network, so keep your eyes peeled to jump on them at a moment's notice with the app.
If you're feeling the entrepreneurial spirit and you'd like to experience what it's like to work for yourself, you should definitely take a look at Fiverr.
Members of Fiverr offer and contract all manner of small jobs and services, starting at 5 bucks. It's a great jumping-off point for users with very specific abilities (like illustration, programming, translation, design...) that want to try their luck as freelancers.
With the Freelancer, freelancers can browse jobs and immediately bid for jobs straight from their mobile. Create a profile with your skills and portfolio, browse through hundreds of jobs that match your skills, and prepare proposals and place bids on the go.
Once a client accepts your offer, you can easily chat, and send files, pictures, and other attachments directly via the app.
Freelance work is a rapidly growing market, and PeoplePerHour is a great platform for all things freelance. Scroll through thousands of freelance jobs from creative arts to web development to find your next job. Or, if you have a job needing done, post it and easily scroll through applicants to find the right fit for you.
Elance is a great way to get your freelance career going. Membership is free, and they only charge a low commission once you actually get paid for a job. Discover new jobs as they are posted, communicate with your clients from anywhere, and increase your productivity.
The app doesn't yet provide access to all the functionality available on the Elance website, and you must visit https://www.elance.com to set-up an account.
Upwork is an online workplace for the world - connecting clients with top freelance professionals from San Francisco to Sao Paulo. Never miss an opportunity again: set your availability status, receive notifications for new project opportunities, view, accept, or decline project invitations, and communicate quickly with your clients.