Ever wanted to become a freelancer? Significantly jealous of these digital nomads that work from a Bali beach? According to a survey by FlexJobs, one-fifth of freelancers are now digital nomads. Want to find empowering work and flexibility? Discover one couple’s account on what it’s like to be digital nomads. Then, below, find your new career in our list of the 30 best freelance companies to work for.
Leave Your 9-5 Behind
According to Forbes, Tovah Burstein and her husband were sick of their nine-to-fives. While living in Chicago, they felt tied down and unable to satisfy their wanderlust. One day they took a chance and moved into a trailer home. Tovah says, “I left my great job and started looking for remote work.” That was 2 years ago, and the couple has been exploring America ever since.
To find her new remote gig, Tovah used FlexJobs, a database of companies that offer remote jobs in over 5 categories. Then, Tovah quickly found a position freelancing for a rare disease foundation while allowed her to roam. In addition, her husband, a nurse, found work travel nursing, too.h
It worked out perfectly for the couple. 32-year old Burstein says “This is year two for us. Digital work has allowed us to see the bottom of the Grand Canyon, the Channel Islands, the Tetons and the Oregon coast.” Better than your office scenery, right? In other words, you should probably quit your job.
The Top 30
Freelancers now make up 35% of the American workforce, and recently the range of opportunities has grown. The list, posted by FlexJobs, is an analysis of over 40,000 companies and the number of freelance job ads they posted this past summer.
Common categories include IT, project management, accounting, finance, and admin. Not to mention, the following surprising roles, think pharmacist, vet and weather anchor! So, scroll down, your new career awaits below. Each of the 30 is not limited to one field either, each hosts a whole array of different positions.
11. BBC Worldwide
18. Dahl Consulting
19. Computer Futures
20. Hired by Matrix
21. Lannick Group
29. Sunbelt Staffing
30. CBC Radio-Canada
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