According to a FlexJobs survey of more than 800 freelancers, aside from work-life balance and freedom, the top factors that compel people to freelance are the desire to choose when (62%) and where they work (55%). Eighty-five percent of freelancers report that they work from their home office. To demonstrate the various opportunities in the remote freelance job marketplace, FlexJobs has identified the top 25 companies hiring remote freelancers so far in 2019. This list is based on an analysis of over 51,000 companies and their remote freelance job posting histories in FlexJobs’ database between January 1 and April 30, 2019.

”For many, the ability to choose where they work is a critical part of the freedom the freelancer lifestyle provides,” said Sara Sutton, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. “Fortunately for job seekers, we have seen and expect to continue seeing, an increase in these types of job listings. There are a number of wonderful career paths across industries that offer an abundance of remote, freelance job opportunities,” Sutton concluded.

Below are the top 10 companies, ordered from greatest to least, for the number of remote freelance job postings during the first four months of 2019. Education, insurance, computer/IT and healthcare are among the industries represented on this list. Many of the companies featured on this list are staffing agencies and hire for a variety of positions.

1. Robert Half

2. VocoVision

3. CyraCom

4. AFIRM  

5. Landi English

6. Apex Systems

7. EXL

8. GreatAuPair

9. Syndicate Claims Services  

10. Aquent  

To demonstrate the variety of remote freelancer job opportunities currently available, below are 10 recent job listings that were active as of May 6, 2019.

1. Accountant

2. EVP of Social Media and Digital Strategies

3. Law Enforcement Transcriber

4. Managing Editor

5. Online ESL Teacher

6. Project Coordinator

7. Senior Cyber Security Specialist

8. Senior Software Engineer

9. Speech Language Pathologist

10. Video Production Manager

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