Many of our readers write to ask for suggestions about how they could possibly fund their new life in Mexico. The number one response that we give is to start looking for a remote job.
A remote job allows the person to work from home (or paradise) via computer, email and/or telephone. These jobs are also often referred to as telecommuting, telework, online, virtual, & work-from-home
In most cases, all you will need to do these jobs is a computer and a WiFi connection. By the way, most of the beach bars that I frequent have free WiFi.
There are a lot of advantages to working online as opposed to trying to enter the work force in Mexico:
- No work visa needed (provided you are not working for a company located in Mexico)
- Higher wages (salaries tend to be much lower in Mexico, click HERE for more info)
- Flexible scheduling and more free time (the average work week in Mexico is 6 days)
- Work from anywhere (including the beach)
Sites to Find Remote Jobs
There are several sites dedicated to helping people find remote jobs. I have taken the liberty of creating a list of some of the best sites to help you get started on your job hunt.
Carefully read through the job descriptions to make sure that the job is 100% online. You certainly don’t want a job that requires you to fly back to the states every Friday for a staff meeting.
Skip the Drive
Of all the free sites that I looked at, this one was my favorite. It offered full and part-time positions in a wide range of categories and it was very easy to navigate. There is no registration required to use this site.
We Work Remotely
This site is not as well organized as Skip The Drive and there seem to be fewer jobs listed. Since it’s free, it doesn’t hurt to at least take a quick look.
This is a well-organized job site; however, you will have to pay for a subscription in order to have access to all of the features.
Cost: Monthly Subscription starting at $15.99
This is arguably the best known website for finding a remote job. This site also charges a monthly subscription fee in order to have access to all of the features and job listings.
Cost: Monthly Subscription starting at $14.99
Let’s Wrap This Up
Although it might sound like a far-fetched dream to be able to work from under a palapa on a Caribbean beach, we have met several expats that are doing just that. If the only thing stopping you from moving to Mexico is the lack of employment, this might be your ticket to paradise.