11 Top Remote Working Websites & Resources

Job flexi­bi­lity has become a highly sought-after commo­dity in the modern work­place. As more employees strive for a better work-life balance, compa­nies seek to reduce over­heads while incre­a­sing produc­ti­vity; these factors contri­bute to the expo­nen­tial growth of the remote working industry. This new way of working relies on expert insights into tech­no­logy, colla­bo­ra­tion, and tips to help remote workers find their way, connect with others, and stay at the cutting edge of inno­va­tion and moti­va­tion. In this post, we look at some of the top remote working websites to follow and resources to try, whether you’re a remote worker, or whether you’re hiring remote workers.

Top Remote Working Websites: Guidance

The Future Organization

Jacob Morgan is a futu­rist, a leading keynote speaker, best-selling author, and writer. His years of expe­ri­ence make him a trusted autho­rity for all your remote working tips. With over 18K follo­wers alone on Twitter, it’s no surprise that many publi­ca­tions lean on him for his views on remote working, inclu­ding the likes of Forbes, WSJ, USA Today, INC Maga­zine, CNN, and more. Save yourself the time of reading all those publi­ca­tions when you can get it straight from the horse’s mouth!

Remote Nation

World-leading remote working resource for profes­sio­nals and busi­nesses, Remote Nation shares their industry exper­tise from working with remote clients. Read inter­views, arti­cles packed with remote working tips and guides that will help you make the best of your remote working experience.

Remotive

Stay on top of current remote working trends with Remotive’s awesome news­letter with remote working tips and jobs. More than 10,000 remote workers are curr­ently subscribed to this news­letter, which was featured on Forbes, Time, Chicago Tribune, and many more. Don’t miss out on the Produc­tive Remote Worker Toolkit, which features great products and services on making a success of your career.

Global Workplace Analytics

Find all the statis­tics, videos and white papers you would ever need regar­ding remote working, parti­cu­larly if you want to make your company more virtual. Get the latest infor­ma­tion on emer­ging work­place stra­te­gies such as flexible work, open offices, agile work, desk sharing and telecom­mu­ting. Global Work­place Analy­tics, which was founded by Kate Lister and Tom Harnish, main­tains an exten­sive library of current digital rese­arch on topics rela­ting to work­place, people, profits and planet, and offers a range of services, inclu­ding making the busi­ness case for agile work­place stra­te­gies, ROI deve­lo­p­ment, laun­ching and expan­ding agile work­place initia­tives, and custom white paper writing. You can also access GWA’s e‑course, titled The Case for Change.

Top Remote Working Websites: Tech & Business News

Mashable

Started by Pete Cashmore at the tender age of 19 and in 18 months, reached more than two million readers, writing arti­cles about tech­no­logy. Mashable was already valued at $200 million in 2012, and conti­nues to grow with a large, expert edito­rial team who conti­nues to share valu­able insights on busi­ness, career, entre­pre­neurship, marke­ting and start-ups, to name a few. However most import­antly, Mashable also features a telecom­mu­ting cate­gory with hard-hitting facts about working from home, and hiring remote workers. Each post receives a multi­tude of comments, and it’s not unusual to see a post on remote working being shared in excess of 2,000 times. With your Mashable account, you can custo­mize the way you read the content that matters to you, and connect with other remote workers.

Tech.co (Tech Cocktail)

One of the best remote working resources to follow for tech­no­logy startup events, news and entre­pre­neu­rial resources since 2006. Started by former Tribune and AOL product stra­te­gist, long-time tech blogger, and new media pioneer Frank Gruber and early Feedburner employee Eric Olson. Tech.co aims to amplify local tech commu­nities while giving entre­pre­neurs a place to connect, be inspired and informed. The site covers news, up-and-coming star­tups, how-to’s and industry trends, and their blog features the work of well-known experts, such as AJ Agrawal, and the site has a list of featured tech industry jobs, inclu­ding remote posi­tions. Don’t miss out on their various online compe­ti­tions that run throughout the year.

Top Remote Working Websites: Job Boards

Upwork

Form­erly oDesk, you can post or find short and long-term jobs in just about any cate­gory. The Upwork site recently (since oDesk merged with Elance) intro­duced a few nice colla­bo­ra­tion tools, making it an all-in-one resource for mana­ging your remote working clients or free­lan­cers, inclu­ding chat, private messaging, bidding, time tracking and escrow manage­ment. What makes Upwork diffe­rent to most other sites, is that it is simple to use, reli­able straight-forward. The entire process takes place on the site, offe­ring a high quality remote working expe­ri­ence, with thousands of job posts in a range of cate­go­ries, and high quality, skilled remote workers in a variety of industries.

Jobscribe

Receive a daily, weekly or monthly email contai­ning a list of noti­fi­ca­tions of jobs avail­able at tech star­tups. Jobscribe will send you a daily list of tren­ding, hand-picked job openings in the tech industry, exclu­si­vely for remote workers. You get to decide the indus­tries that inte­rest you, from the fastest growing names in the busi­ness. If you’ve been looking for your big break, you may well find it on Jobscribe.

Top Remote Working Websites: Lifestyle

Nomad List

Their About page says it best: “Nomad List finds you the best places in the world to live and work remo­tely”. Search for your happy place using their promi­nent widget that allows you to input factors that would make for your perfect loca­tion, inclu­ding “super-fast wifi”, tempe­ra­tures, clean air, great night­life and cost of living. They also feature some fantastic arti­cles about life­style and working remo­tely. Nomad List has more than 4,000 digital nomads in their #nomads chat commu­nity, so you can rely on expert advice before you pack your bags.

Startup Retreats

Feel like you need to get away and get focussed for a bit? Startup Retreats helps you find the best remote work commu­nities and co-living spaces to rech­arge and connect with like­minded indi­vi­duals. The site curr­ently offers 46 retreats across Colombia, Brazil, Mallorca, Morocco, Italy, Spain, Tene­rife, Bali, Mauri­tius, Seychelles and many other exotic loca­tions. The Startup Base­camp is located in San Fran­cisco and offers ever­ything from accom­mo­da­tion to connec­ti­vity, clea­ning staff, fresh coffee in the in-house kitchen, and in-house events.

Top Remote Working Websites: Goal Setting

Go Fucking Do It

Do you have a goal you’ve been putting off? Stop procras­ti­na­tion in its tracks with Go Fucking Do It — or be forced to pay up for not doing it! Use this site, which has been featured on TheN­extWeb, Design­taxi, Wired and AppSumo to set a goal, or chal­lenge someone else to complete that project they’ve been talking about forever. If you don’t achieve it by your set date, you will have to pay the amount you pledged, star­ting at $25. In the first week of laun­ching, the site already achieved $10,000 in pledges, which are admi­nis­tered by Stripe. An average of 84% of people pled­ging on the site, have been reported to have achieved their goals, according to their supervisors.

Discus­sion: This is a small selec­tion of our favo­rites among the top remote working websites, which grows expo­nen­ti­ally. Did we miss your favo­rite? Please leave a comment and share.

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