Working from home has great benefits and rewards. When you work from home your schedule can be flexible, you get to be the boss of your time and the work you choose (mostly), and when you get sick, you can work from bed. But what about those times when it is hard to find work, your remote technology stops working, or you begin to feel a little lonely? Where can you turn to? Luckily, remote benefits come with having a supreme knowledge of online and online comes with forums.
What the best forum is, is entirely up to you. However, Reddit has some great online communities to give you help when you need it or a sense of camaraderie.
Below is a list of popular communities on Reddit that may help you make money online. This list includes subreddits for those of us who work full-time, those who are looking for extra money, those of us who want to travel while they are working, and more. There is enough to cover all our working personalities.
But first, a little bit about Reddit (and why you should trust that Reddit is the right place for you to start or join a community there). Reddit is a social news aggregation, web content rating, and a discussion website. As of May 2019, the site was ranked the sixth highest visited site in the United States and 18 globally. Their tagline is that they are the “front page of the internet.” The chances are, if you are feeling lonely, you’ll find a community at Reddit to support you. If you need a review of a place offering work, you’ll find an honest review, and if you want to know where the best places are to work online, you’ll find helpful information.
The best part is these subreddits are public. You won’t need to join a hundred private Facebook communities while crossing your fingers you’ll find what you need inside.
Sound good? Some of the top-rated and top-visited work-from-home communities are:
This subreddit is a community of individuals for individuals to discuss (mostly) making money online. It is not a group that will help you make a living online, but the information provided will help you make extra cash.
This community has been a go-to resource for a long time and is a place to discuss places where you can go to make a little (or more) money on the side. It also has a great list of sites not to post, work for, or maybe a bit shady.
As with any civilized forum, there are rules, so make sure to read the welcome post thoroughly. This subgroup is a great place to start working online and will come in handy for all your habitual spending needs.
The digital nomad group supports individuals who like to leverage technology and work remotely from different places across the globe. They are enthralled with living a nomadic lifestyle, and that seems to mean that they travel around the world while working remotely.
This subgroup/community has many rules, and one of them is to make sure they keep spam away. It appears as though it is heavily monitored, and any selling, surveys, or promotional items will be taken down immediately. They say they are looking to keep their subgroup strong, and with 527k members, they may be doing just that. This group is a great place to start when working-from-home support communities. Reading some of the comments or posts first can help you know more about the digital nomads.
This group has a list of general rules to follow, and the bio of the group asks you to read through the general information post. The subreddit was created (at least) three years ago, and the first rule is “No requesting or offering free work.” The rules go on to say that anything under fifteen dollars an hour is unacceptable and that low-quality job posts will be removed.
Once you read the rules and agree with them, the community is great for finding skilled professionals or for those of you who are skilled professionals. This group is organized and onboard to help professional employees find good work and to help those looking for workers to find good people.
There are specific things you’ll need to do if you want to be hired versus are doing the hiring. However, once you read through the rules, you’ll find that everything is easy to follow.
This group is a nice one to pick up some freelancing as it posts articles of interest for freelancers or those who want to become freelancers. As with the Digital Nomads, this freelance community also has rules. Make sure to read them thoroughly and note what is and what is not allowed.
Some helpful things about the first post are that they give you other subreddits as well. They claim to help you figure out where to post your questions, but it is a nice place to start to see other communities that exist also. Although it appears that this group started only eleven months ago, it seems they are doing something right with the membership numbers and organized way about them.
This subreddit is focused on news, tips, software, companies, and more. If you are interested in this group, you will find helpful information on what it takes to become a remote worker and how you can streamline your experience.
This subgroup is very active and posting new posts over the last few hours. The group appears to be a place where people can go to ask questions, share experiences, and learn about the online work environment. There are no rules posted, but proper decorum and etiquette is the best way to present yourself in professional environments.
This telecommuting community is a compilation of excellent places to telecommute from. They request information from those who work remotely. To help others who want to work remotely. And, while the bio is a little scattered, the lists online environments to work with is focused and pointed.
The first post you see when you come to this subgroup, you’ll find a welcome thread requesting that you read and suggest the best places to work from home. They have a list started in 2017, and the community has continued to thrive for the last two years. Some of their favorite places to find freelance work? Flexjobs, Remote.co, We Work Remotely, and more.
Work Online is a subgroup that discusses making money online. It helps the reader out by talking about random online jobs, employers, websites that pay, and sends you tips on how to monetize your website. The group provides strategies to get the reader minimum wage (or higher) to have individuals provide for themselves.
The work online community has activity and quick responsiveness when a question is posted. The site has a host of topics from those who are the best online employers to a smattering of job postings.
This group would be a great place to check out to see if the questions you have been having are already through the group. Understanding this group in action will help you know that you are not alone.
If you need to do a little research on your next – potential – work-at-home job, one of the above communities on Reddit may be able to help.