Empowering parents: Top websites for remote job opportunities

In today’s fast-paced world, the demand for remote work has surged, offering parents the flexibility to balance career aspirations with family responsibilities. Whether it’s juggling driving kids to school, attending soccer practice, or being there for the little moments, remote jobs allow parents to thrive professionally without sacrificing precious family time.

My goal with this post is to illuminate the different pathways to remote work for all the Moms and Dads out there, featuring a curated list of websites dedicated to connecting them with fulfilling job opportunities tailored to their unique needs and schedules. As an added bonus, they all seem to pay in USD which is great.

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But as anyone who scrolls Instagram, TikTok or X knows, navigating the vast landscape of legit remote job platforms can be daunting, especially for parents seeking roles that accommodate their specific circumstances. I know I have seen dozens of platforms promising the world and are a version of some pyramid scheme. Remote work can also be a double-edged sword, especially for Moms. However, several websites have emerged as beacons of opportunity, offering a diverse array of remote positions across various industries. From freelance gigs to full-time employment, these platforms cater to the diverse skill sets and preferences of parents, empowering them to craft a career path that aligns seamlessly with their family commitments.

Before I get to the list, as already mentioned, one of the primary concerns for parents considering remote work is the legitimacy and reliability of online job platforms. Thankfully, from what I can tell, the websites featured in this post have earned reputations for authenticity and transparency, vetting job listings to ensure a safe and reputable environment for both employers and job seekers. Moreover, these platforms often provide additional resources such as resume-building tools, interview tips, and networking opportunities, further bolstering parents’ confidence in their job search endeavors.

Sound good? Well let’s get to the list. If you have others, please leave in the comments and I will add them.


PeoplePerHour ($10-$200 per hour) A marketplace specifically for highly-skilled freelancers. Lots of options for experienced design freelancers.

You need to fill out a profile and application. Your application will be reviewed thoroughly and you will be alerted via email within approximately 7 days depending on volume of applicants. You can also choose the Fast Track option for a fee and get your application approved within 24hrs.


Toptal ($50-$200 per hour) Network of the top freelance developers and technicians with rigorous screening. You need to be a developer, designer, management consultant, product manager or project manager just to begin applying.


SolidGigs (Rates varies) Remote freelance jobs and projects. Head’s up, there is a monthly fee to join this one.


Remotive (Rate varies) Jobs at remote startups. To be totally transparent, I have a referral link for Remotive. The webpage is pretty wild, but it does have a lot of jobs.


JustRemote ($10-$150 per hour) Remote jobs in various fields. There is no account needed and is just a giant searchable database.


Pangian ($10-$100 per hour) Remote jobs for senior professionals. It doesn’t take long to create a profile. You upload your resume and get started.


Nodesk ($15 – $30 per hour) Affordable co-working spaces across major cities in Asia. Region: WorldWide. You sign up to a newletter and you can also upgrade to paid accounts. I am just using the free account for now as I test.


FlexJobs ($25 – $45 per hour) Thousands of professional remote jobs screened for legitimacy. Region: Applicants from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Europe. This is one of my favourites. Has a lot of job postings in many fields. There is a small fee to use it, but I think it’s worth it.

Working Nomads

Working Nomads ($25 – $50 per hour) Remote tech/IT jobs open to US & international candidates. Region: Applicants from USA, Europe, worldwide. This one is kind of pricey to get full access to their database. Beyond that it seems like a good source of remote jobs.


RemoteOK ($15 – $35 per hour) Quality screened remote work opportunities. Region: Candidates from USA, Canada, Europe, worldwide. This site seems like a passion project for one person who really wants to connect people to remote jobs. Long form to fill out, but it seems pretty good.

JS Remotely

JS Remotely ($20 – $40 per hour) Find new remote developer jobs from 200+ posted jobs. Region: Open to applicants worldwide. I am only putting this here for my developer readers. I have no idea what it involves because I am not going to sign up.

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In conclusion, the rise of remote work presents a transformative opportunity for parents to redefine the traditional notions of work-life balance. By leveraging the resources and opportunities offered by specialized job platforms, parents can embark on a fulfilling professional journey while also enjoying more family time.

As the digital landscape continues to evolve, these websites, and many others, serve as invaluable opportunities for parents to thrive in both their personal and professional spheres, paving the way for a more harmonious and fulfilling way of life. I for one am trying them all out with the end goal to have several streams of income and to continue learning as the world goes more and more digital.