According to FlexJobs’ annual survey of over 3,000 professionals, wanting to travel ranks as one of the top reasons why people work.
For those looking to combine their love of travel while simultaneously growing their career, work-from-anywhere remote jobs are especially coveted because of the freedom and flexibility they offer.
To help job seekers find this specific type of remote job, FlexJobs has identified the top 25 companies that posted the most work-from-anywhere remote job listings during 2018.
Top 25 Companies Hiring for Work-from-Anywhere Remote Jobs
This list is based on an analysis of remote job listings from over 51,000 companies in the FlexJobs database from January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018. These companies had the most job listings that met the following criteria:
- “Work-from-Anywhere” remote jobs without location restrictions
- Fully remote jobs that don’t require any time in the office
- Offer either full-time or part-time schedules
They are ordered from highest to lowest by volume of work-from-anywhere job listings during 2018. (Click on a company name to learn more about the company and the types of jobs it’s offering.)
With almost 500 employees and 1,000 contractors, Cactus Communications is a leading communication solutions provider specializing in academia and pharmaceutical and device companies. Its services include English-language workshops, publication support services, medical communications, scientific and academic editing, and translation services.
Appen has been in business for over 20 years and works to provide high-quality human-annotated data to improve language and search technology. The company hires nearly 1 million contractors around the world.
Landi English is an e-learning company that offers online English language courses for Chinese students. Classes are provided on a real-time, one-on-one basis.
Gun.io is a platform that allows employers to meet and hire freelance developers. It has a 91% placement rate, and developers contribute to the open-source software community.
As a nonprofit, Wikimedia Foundation supports some of the world’s largest free-knowledge projects, including Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wiktionary, Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, MediaWiki, Wikiversity, Wikispecies, and Wikibooks.
Xapo provides access to financial services through Bitcoin. It provides a Bitcoin wallet and debit card to allow users to make purchases more easily. The company has a worldwide team working from over 20 countries.
Auth0 is an Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) company that provides a platform that secures and authenticates millions of logins a day. Clients can use the platform to connect apps, establish rules, customize login pages, and more.
Clevertech is an information technology and services company with services that include iOS and Android apps, blockchain enterprise applications, web applications and bespoke ecommerce, 360-degree development team scaling, back-end and cloud services, augmented and virtual reality, and design and branding.
Toptal is a labor marketplace platform to connect freelancers with employers. It is considered the world’s “largest fully distributed workforce.” JPMorgan Chase, Designkitchen, Zendesk, and Airbnb are a few of Toptal’s clients.
MonetizeMore is a website-monetization business offering state-of-the-art technologies designed to increase ad revenues for publishers. It offers a header-bidding platform, fully managed ad optimization, and a premium publisher plan.
Founded in 2002, Study.com seeks to reduce the financial burden of attending college by providing tuition-free college. It has over 200 instructors, and courses are available for GED credit, certificates of completion, or transferable to other universities.
With over 850 editors around the world, Enago provides English-language editing services for authors who speak English as a second language. Since 2005 Enago has edited over 600,000 manuscripts and helped over 2 million authors.
DataStax is a computer software company that provides an open-source, distributed database management system. Hulu, Twitter, IBM, Disney, and the New York Times are a few of its notable clients.
14. Modus Create
As a design and development firm focused on optimizing user experiences on a variety of devices, Modus Create helps clients deliver products in an innovative way. Clients have included Blue Cross Blue Shield, Intuit, and Mexico Today.
Automattic is a web development company that has over 500 remote employees. Automattic’s products include WordPress, CloudUp, VaultPress, and JetPack.
An online marketing company, Trafilea provides data-driven ecommerce strategies for global brands. It seeks to be a leader in the “global ecommerce direct-to-consumer retail transformation.”
Founded in 1965, UNDP is committed to bringing change to developing countries. Its goal is to provide countries with the knowledge, the structure, and the tools to fight poverty, engage in democracy, prevent crisis, protect the environment, stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, and empower women.
Student Loan Hero provides resources and information to manage, organize, and repay student loans. It compiles federal and private student loans in one centralized location, provides in-depth financial analyses and personalized loan summaries, and designs repayment plans.
Elastic.co is a search company that builds self-managed and SaaS solutions to enable real-time, scalable data use for analytics, logging, searching, and security purposes. Its open-source products Beats, Elasticsearch, Kibana, and Logstash.
Missional University is an online Christian institution that seeks to provide affordable and accessible programs for students. It offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, undergraduate certificates, and master-level graduate certificate programs in religious and theological fields.
Unbabel is a translation service that seeks to help clients provide multilingual support to customers. The company was founded in 2013 and is backed by Samsung, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Notion.
Founded in 2007, GitHub is an open-source code-hosting website, publishing service, and social networking site for programmers. The platform has hosted over 66 million projects and supported over 24 million people.
23. Aeolus Robotics
Aeolus Robotics uses AI technology to create household robot assistants that can deliver food, make coffee, get dinner started, pick up clutter, and more. The company was founded in 2016 and has a distributed remote team.
Stratus is a technology company offering a discovery tool for browsing, chatting, and making secure payments on the Ethereum Network, a distributed public blockchain network.
25. Time Doctor
Time Doctor provides productivity and time-tracking software for remote teams. Time Doctor works with 32 existing products, such as Slack, GitHub, and Trello.
About Remote Work-from-Anywhere Jobs
You might be asking, “Work from anywhere? Can’t all remote jobs be done from anywhere?”
The answer is…no! About 95% of remote jobs require candidates to be based in a certain location, such as a state or country, even though they’ll be able to work from their homes. Up to 10% of those location-specific positions can be done from anywhere in the U.S., which is fairly flexible, while the remaining 5% of remote jobs can be performed from anywhere in the world.
So, the vast majority of remote jobs have fairly strict location requirements. What if you want a job that lets you work from wherever you want? Whether you call yourself a digital nomad or not, a work-from-anywhere remote job might be the right fit for you.
And that’s what makes these 25 companies so special—they’ve hired for the most location-independent jobs during 2018.
These 25 companies represent industries such as computer and IT, education and training, media, human resources and staffing, editing, and marketing. They hire for a variety of work-from-anywhere remote jobs, including full-time and part-time jobs, flexible or alternative hours, and employee or freelance roles.
Examples of work-from-anywhere jobs currently hiring:
Want to Work from Anywhere? What It’s Like to Be a Digital Nomad
FlexJobs surveyed more than 500 digital nomads to put together a detailed picture of who’s working this way and what it’s like. According to the nomads themselves, the profile of the average digital nomad is a married female gen Xer who is an experienced employee working at a company at least 40 hours a week in the writing, education and training, or administrative career fields. She has health insurance, is saving for retirement, and has a bachelor’s degree or higher.
To help you learn more about what it’s like to be a digital nomad, FlexJobs partnered with Jason Byer, a real-life digital nomad. Jason’s videos give us a closer look at what the digital nomad lifestyle is really like while working a full-time job and being a full-time traveler with a spouse and two children.
Applying for a Work-from-Anywhere Remote Job
Before you apply for a remote job, make sure your skills and experience really shine in your applications!
Since being a successful remote worker requires some specific skills, showcasing a track record of remote work skills and experience can really boost employment prospects for remote positions.
Originally published January 2, 2018. Updated October 22, 2018 and January 28, 2019 with new companies.
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