Work is different than it used to be.
Odds are, if you’re coming to Millo, you already know the value of freelancing, a non-traditional schedule and being less tied-down to the geographic location of your job.
What you may not know is how to get started.
Nine years ago, I was looking for options to leave my full-time job. At the time, remote work wasn’t nearly as popular as it is now. In fact, I had never really heard of it. But as I started learning about other people’s experiences, I knew immediately it would be a good fit for me.
Fast forward to now, and remote work is really taking off. Not everyone wants to, or is suited to be a freelancer, but marketing is one industry that lends itself pretty well to remote work.
If you’re looking for remote marketing jobs, you’re in luck—unlike a decade ago, there are so many resources available to help you get started.
Where to find remote marketing jobs
Looking for remote marketing jobs used to be like finding a needle in a haystack. Nowadays, there are dozens of platforms dedicated just to finding remote work. Here are some of the top remote marketing job sites:
FlexJobs is like a standard job site, but every job listed is either a work-from-home or flexible opportunity. You don’t have to sift through a bunch of jobs that aren’t for you, because their search function is very customizable.
You can look for full-time jobs, flexible schedules, and even freelance contracts. As a bonus, there are no ads on the site, they make their money through postings and subscription services.
Remote.co has everything you need to get started in your remote marketing jobs search. If you’re still unsure how working remotely will fit into your career and lifestyle, Remote.co has a full Q&A section where top remote hiring companies answer questions about how the model works for them.
You can also sort jobs by industry and the most recent postings, so you’re bound to find some great remote marketing jobs to apply for, from digital marketing to traditional campaign work, and everything in between.
Online for more than 15 years, Indeed is one of the most well-known job sites online. However, just because it has been around awhile, don’t count it out as outdated or a bad place to find remote marketing jobs.
Indeed has updated their interface to include remote-specific searches either as the job title or the location. It’s all right on their front page. With ten new jobs added every second, you can bet that some great remote marketing jobs are in the mix.
SolidGigs is different from your average job search site. Instead of posting a resume and spending hours combing through job opportunities, SolidGigs sends jobs straight to you.
It’s pretty simple—for a minimal fee, you sign up for a daily email alert that includes only the top 1% of freelance job postings. This type of curated list saves time and helps you find high-quality remote marketing jobs without the headache.
LinkedIn is famous as a professional networking site, but did you know they have job postings as well? With a simple search, you can find hundreds of thousands of jobs in any industry and any location, including remote marketing jobs.
You can apply for many of these jobs right there on the LinkedIn platform, while other openings will require you to visit an external site. Be sure to take a few minutes before applying through LinkedIn to educate yourself on the different options for applying––submitting your resume and using your profile have subtle differences.
Just like it sounds, RemoteWoman is a community that helps women find remote jobs to fit into their skills and lifestyle, and companies can find qualified female candidates to fit their needs.
Top companies like HandShake, Invision, HubSpot, TaskRabbit and even the Bernie Sanders campaign have hired women from RemoteWoman. They have an entire section devoted to remote marketing jobs, so you can easily scroll through and find exactly what you’re looking for.
We Work Remotely claims to be the largest remote hiring job site on the internet. True or not, there are thousands of job postings, and a specific remote marketing jobs category.
Additionally, We Work Remotely has a learning portal with guides, a user Slack community, and, for a fee, personalized career coaching, resume review and LinkedIn review sessions. All of these resources will undoubtedly help in your search for the perfect remote marketing jobs.
Remotive was started by a former Google employee who was passionate about the possibilities of remote work long before the pandemic. Remotive may have fewer remote marketing jobs than some of the larger sites on this list, but each posting is hand-screened to ensure that it is a quality job offer from a real company.
While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for their popular newsletter for lots of smart remote work tips and industry news.
There are many sites and job boards dedicated to remote work, and new ones pop up every day. With the right skill set and a solid strategy behind you, finding remote marketing jobs is easier than it ever has been.
How to land remote marketing jobs
Once you’ve found great remote marketing jobs to apply for, you have to put in the effort it takes to be that top applicant and get the gig. All job searches are intense, but looking for remote work can be even more competitive.
It may seem self-explanatory, but if you’re applying for remote marketing jobs, you need to tailor your resume, cover letters and social media presence specifically to remote work.
As we have all learned by now, working remotely is not the same as working in an office. It takes a different skill set to self-motivate, meet deadlines and remain productive when you don’t have managers checking in and coworkers to instantly collaborate with.
Here are a few things to highlight in your application materials to help set yourself apart:
1. Remote skills
Things like time management, project management software experience and independence are great things to showcase, especially if you have concrete examples.
2. Remote experience
If you have been freelancing for years, this type of remote work experience is incredibly valuable. Companies looking at your resume will instantly see that you’ve been successful as a remote worker in the past.
When companies hire remote workers, they need individuals who are incredibly trustworthy. In an interview, instead of showing off how many industry buzzwords you know, try to really be your authentic self. Show the interviewer what they’re really getting. If you have kids, you can talk about how you manage that at home. If you have interesting hobbies, don’t be afraid to bring them up. Honesty is important for remote work.
Finally, both on your resume and in an interview, let prospective employers know why you do what you do. Tell them why remote work is important to you, and let your dedication to your work show. Passionate people make great remote workers, since they are willing and able to dive right in without a ton of oversight.
3 Types of remote marketing jobs to consider
If you’re already skilled in marketing, you probably have a career path in mind. If you’re just starting out or looking to get into remote work using other skills, however, here are some remote marketing jobs to think about.
1. Social media manager
If you love browsing social platforms and have a strong understanding of how algorithms work and the best ways to build a community, social media marketing may be a great fit for you. A social media manager is in charge of all accounts for a brand, and generally expected to add followers and create strong content. Writing, design, and great people skills are a must.
2. Content marketer
Sometimes called inbound marketing, content marketing is all about creating compelling stories and valuable information that will get customer’s attention. This can include writing eBooks, conducting webinars, video production and more.
You’ll need a thorough understanding of SEO and social media, and of course, you need strong writing skills. Need help getting started? Check out Carina’s compelling story here.
3. Digital marketing
There is no organization that doesn’t need help with digital marketing. If you are interested in how the internet works, odds are you have skills that could be used in the digital marketing world.
From email campaigns to data analytics, you have the tools you need to work in digital marketing whether you are a mathematician or a graphic designer.
The world is always changing, and the way we live and work needs to change along with it. Remote marketing jobs are a great fit for individuals looking for a more casual lifestyle, geographic flexibility, or the opportunity to work more independently.
If you’re interested in remote marketing jobs, take some time to evaluate your skills, update your resume and social media profiles, and then don’t give up until you find work that is the right fit for you.
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