Remote Jobs: The Key to Funding a New Life in Paradise

Source: Q-Roo Paul

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)
  • 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.

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.

Cost: free


Virtual Vocations


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


Flex Jobs


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.

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About the Author

Q-Roo Paul
Paul Kurtzweil (Q-Roo Paul) was a deputy sheriff in Florida for 25 years before retiring at the rank of lieutenant in 2015. He and his wife moved to Mexico looking to maximize their retirement income. In 2016, they started a blog called Two Expats Mexico ( sharing their experiences, as well as information about the logistical and legal aspects of retiring south of the border. The blog has been viewed over two million times and the articles have been republished in numerous periodicals across Mexico.

6 Comments on "Remote Jobs: The Key to Funding a New Life in Paradise"

  1. I’m a web developer that works remotely for a US company, headed to the Playa del Carmen area in November. Very excited!

    Just wanted to add another recommendation, I ended up finding my job through the site. Just go to filters and make sure “Remote” is checked. I found they had a large amount of quality job listings, and I was more likely to get responses from the job listings on that site for some reason.

    • Thanks for the link. I will take a look at that and I if I like it, I will add it to the list. Enjoy PDC and thanks for reading the blog.

  2. Another option for funding a sweet and easy retirement is to serve the tourists. I have a three casita rental operation on the beach in Baja California. I will be putting it up for sale in the new year. I easily earn enough money to live a high life in paradise. Check out the website if you are interested —

  3. Thanks for re-posting this article, Paul. I was just thinking about it the other day.

  4. Looks like all the remote jobs you talk about is for people with great skill not for most people.Special skills if i had those skills i could make lots of money where i am and retire early an not work.

  5. Man you guys do an awesome job!!! Thanks for your insights and time as life is short!

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