Revising our dream: how to find work that can be done from anywhere in the US
July 13, 2012 6:11 AM Subscribe
Work to live. How to find jobs we can do from anywhere in the US (or ideally anywhere in the world). Bonus for attorney jobs.
posted by semacd to Work & Money (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are hoping to move to a place where jobs are scarce and have been for a while, so now we're wondering about options for working at home. (Plus, now we have an adorable third family member and we'd like to see her more.) We're wondering how to find jobs we can do remotely. We don't really care what we do, though we are experienced attorneys so we can do legal work in the US and we also have writing and analytical skills we can apply to other work. We'd like to make at least 100,000 a year ideally per person, but we are flexible about that. Mind numbing work would be acceptable. I'm a manager in the federal government, he's a criminal defense attorney and we also have international development experience. We are quick studies and willing to learn new skills. We'd be willing to travel for that work, maybe 10-20% of the time.
My main question is where to search for portable telework type jobs. I know this is not going to be easy, but right now I don't even know where to start looking. For jobs, generally, we check idealist.org, usajobs, pslawnet, and indeed. And we go on websites for employers themselves. I just don't know if there's another way to search for portable work, or if work like that could ever bring us to 75-150,000 a year.