Remote workers spend the majority of their day online. Whether they’re working from home, a coffee shop, or traveling while working from some other type of workspace, there are several remote work resources every remote worker should have bookmarked on their laptop or device to help them work more effectively.
Here is a list of online remote work resources every remote worker should have saved.
“Backed by more than 90,000 remote and independent professionals around the world,” WorkFrom makes remote workers’ lives easier by showing them the closest public workspaces based on their location. WorkFrom states that their mission is to be “the community of record for a generation who’ve ditched the traditional office and daily commute.”
They also have a tool in its beta form called Homebase that connects remote workers with underutilized spaces.
Nomad List describes itself as a “database of 2,113+ cities in the world analyzing 1,716,568+ data points every second to help you choose where to go next – and when you arrive, it connects you to 100,000+ nomads there.” A great site for frequent travelers, what makes this a great resource for remote workers is its “Remote Jobs” tab, which connects users to a job board full of remote positions.
This site offers a job board, blogs with tips on working remotely, and remote companies and virtual teams available to answer questions related to remote work.
If you’re working remotely while traveling, you may need a place not just to work but to live. There is no better online resource for this than Airbnb. Airbnb combines the convenience of booking a hotel with the comfort of staying at a friend or family member’s house in a more familiar, “homey” environment.
In most cities, an Airbnb costs less than staying at a hotel. You also have a more versatile array of settings, including single rooms, houses, apartments, or other domestic arrangements.
If you need to communicate with colleagues, clients, or subcontractors while you work, Slack is a great communication and management tool. Slack is an online collaborative work platform in which you can communicate and share files with others.
For organization and project management purposes, it’s harder to find a better free resource online than Trello. Trello helps you keep track of and manage your tasks. It also has a collaborative element, allowing you to share your Trello “boards” with other colleagues. Think of Trello as having your own personal whiteboard, daily planner, and to-do list all rolled into one that you can access with a laptop and a WiFi connection.
Work Hard Anywhere
Work Hard Anywhere offers products specifically designed for and targeted at remote workers. It also has an accompanying iOS app that alerts remote workers to potential remote workspaces in their specific location.
Flexjobs is a job board site that exclusively offers positions that are either full or part-time remote positions. While there is a monthly membership fee, it represents an investment that can pay for itself if you’re looking for a more permanent job.
Freelance job sites
NomadStack is a great comprehensive resource for remote workers. Along with having a job board dedicated to remote positions, it also features a community page to help you connect with other remote workers or travelers, a logistics page offering information on items like insurance and visas, and an “Inspiration” section with links to blogs and podcasts meant to help you stay motivated.