Freelancing

The rising gig economy is causing many 9-5ers to wake up to the fact that much of the work they produce for their employer can be done remotely and outside of the confines of a cubical.

At the same time, employers are recognizing that rental payments for office spaces to host all of these employees is a very unwise cost. Communication technology is allowing many teams to effectively collaborate from anywhere around the world and accomplish amazing results.

The internet is abundant with online marketplaces for employers to scout talent and for talent to find work. And this is not limited to jobs you may assume like web design and programming. Musicians, visual artists, designers and creatives of all sorts are collaborating from around the globe with employers across vast industries.

Here is a list of our 5 favourite online marketplaces which can help you get hired for your talents.

Behance – An online marketplace for creatives in everything from architecture, fashion, and motion design. Their platform connects everyday artists with employers of all sizes including many major brands.

SoundBetter – A musical marketplace connecting all sorts of musical talents with one another and gives access to brands to shop for custom music.

Dribble – Dribble is a great site for designers to find their next gig. Settings allow you to select your location as “remote / anywhere” and be off to the races finding your next remote or home-based gig.

Working Nomads – This gig economy has contributed to the large number of digital nomads who perform all their work online and live remotely in cheaper more exotic countries. WorkingNomads delivers a curated list of remote jobs to your inbox allowing you to sift through the relevant choices suited for your talents.

Vocalizr – A helpful new platform which connects singers with music producers. Some minimal recording equiptment, a laptop and connection to the internet could be all you need to support a remote life in the South American tropics.