Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared on FlexJobs.com.
Work-from-anywhere jobs make it possible to take your career wherever you want to go.
Having the ability to truly work from anywhere in the world offers the ultimate location flexibility and independence.
If you want to take your job on the go or work where you’re happiest, here’s everything you need to know about work-from-anywhere, remote jobs — including where to find them!
Work-From-Anywhere Jobs Are More Popular (and Competitive) Than Ever
With 54% of people considering themselves “anywhere workers,” but only 5% of remote jobs being “work-from-anywhere” jobs, the playing field for these highly desired roles can be competitive.
To help job seekers find these work-from-anywhere jobs, we’ve crunched the numbers and uncovered the top 30 companies that posted the most remote, work-from-anywhere jobs on our site between Jan. 1, 2023, and April 15, 2023, that meet the following criteria:
- A fully remote job with the ability to work from anywhere with zero location restrictions
- Does not require any time in the office.
- Is either full-time or part-time (but may also offer a flexible or alternative schedule)
30 Companies That Hire for Work-From-Anywhere Jobs
The following list is ordered from highest to lowest volume of work-from-anywhere job postings.
Note that seven asterisked companies (*) have historically had high numbers of work-from-anywhere job listings, providing a steady flow of job prospects.
- Magic Media & Entertainment Group
- Cash App
- Oyster HR
- Invisible Technologies
- Hypixel Studios
- Wikimedia Foundation*
- Chainlink Labs*
- Status Research & Development
- Xapo Bank
- Clipboard Health*
- Prisma Labs
- Mavan, Inc.
- Fathom Radiant
- Counterplay Games
Top Industries That Hire for Work-From-Anywhere Jobs
The industries that posted the most work-from-anywhere jobs are:
- Online Content
- Computer & IT
- Software Development
- Graphic Design
- Entertainment & Media
- Online Marketing
Although marketing, online content, and writing secured the top placement for work-from-anywhere career categories, there was strong growth in gaming, entertainment, and media during the first part of 2023.
Popular Work-From-Anywhere Job Titles
The most popular job titles include:
- Chinese Translator
- Creative Director
- Customer Success Manager
- Product Designer
- Product Manager
- Social Media Manager
- Software Engineer
- Technical Writer
- UX Designer
Looking at and analyzing job titles, there was a rise and higher-than-usual demand for work-from-anywhere product managers and product designers, as well as Chinese translators.
What To Know About Work-From-Anywhere Jobs
Given the continued interest in work-from-anywhere job postings, finding this kind of job is easier than ever. However, before you apply, here’s what you need to know.
1. Check in With Yourself
Being a digital nomad, while exciting, can be challenging as you combine your career with travel.
FlexJobs’ career experts suggest asking yourself these questions prior to embarking on being an “anywhere worker” or applying for work-from-anywhere jobs.
- What are the pros and cons of working from anywhere?
- Which remote work skills are required, and do I have them?
- What is my budget for travel expenses?
- What are my top travel destinations?
- How well does the employer support digital nomad workers?
2. Identify and Set a Budget
Before becoming a digital nomad, it’s important to assess expenses and put together a budget. Consider whether rent or a mortgage will need to be paid while traveling.
How much will be budgeted for hotels or accommodations? What about food, transportation, internet, and other necessities?
Whether you’ll have a full-time job or freelance gigs, make sure to determine how being a digital nomad will add expenses and budget accordingly.
3. Research the Market
A nomadic lifestyle involves a two-way commitment between worker and employer. Not only do you need to be prepared, but so does your employer.
When conducting a job search, utilize trusted resources like FlexJobs’ list of companies for work-from-anywhere jobs, and keep an eye out for employers that support this style of working.
4. Double-Check the Location
A job being fully remote doesn’t mean it’s a work-from-anywhere job. Many fully remote jobs have a location requirement for a number of reasons, including:
- Legal and tax requirements: Certain laws and regulations may restrict where employees can work or where businesses can hire.
- Licenses and certifications: Some roles require state-issued licenses or certifications for workers.
- Time zones: Virtual companies may want staff to collaborate in real time, requiring them to live in overlapping time zones to ensure synchronous communication.
- Clients: Some jobs require employees to live near the company’s client base.
You may need a digital nomad visa to legally stay in your chosen country.
See Digital Nomad Visas: Countries Offering, Eligibility, How to Apply for in-depth information about applying for a digital nomad visa in Spain, Australia, Mexico, and other countries.
5. Communicate Your Skills
Because being an “anywhere worker” is growing in popularity, there may be a lot of competition for the roles. Make sure your resume demonstrates why you’re perfect for the job:
- If you’ve worked remotely before, include it as the location of your job (Name of Company | Remote).
- Create a “Remote Work Experience” section on your resume.
- Include a “Technology” section, highlighting your experience with remote tools (Zoom, Google Suite, Trello, etc.).
- Mention your job responsibilities.