Are you PHP developer actively looking for good remote freelance positions?
?I don?t know where to find good, high-quality remote freelance jobs? is something that I hear a lot from developers.
Good remote PHP freelance jobs are already out there. But, they?re posted all over the internet. They get posted on many job boards, Facebook Groups, Twitter, Slack Groups, forums, and many more places.
In this post, I?m going to list out the top 9 websites that you can check for free to find your next remote PHP freelance development position.
Let?s get started?
1) Drupal Jobs
PHP is a ecosystem. It has many frameworks and that are a lot of framework-specific job boards out there.
Drupal Jobs is a job board for the Drupal PHP framework. Even if you?re not a Drupal developer specifically I would still check this one. From my experience many of the positions here also need general PHP experience. And, if you?re already a skilled PHP developer then picking up a framework like Drupal shouldn?t take you too long.
Drupal Jobs lets you filter by remote PHP jobs, freelance PHP jobs, or both. I?ve listed the URLs down below for you?
All the Drupal Jobs:
All the Remote Drupal Jobs:
All Freelance & Remote Drupal Jobs:
All Remote & Part-Time Drupal Jobs:
How To Apply
Drupal Jobs usually links out to another website directly or to an email address for you to apply.
Most of the listings have How To Apply instructions directly in the job post.
When an email is available that?s the best because you can apply directly. My recommendation is to follow the how to apply instructions down to the letter. If it says include a specific subject line then do it.
You don?t want your resume automatically thrown out because of a simple typographical error.
I recommend that you check Drupal Jobs at least twice a week to make sure that you?re not missing out on any good remote PHP jobs.
LaraJobs is another framework-specific job board for the Laravel PHP framework.
I recommend that you check this one even if you?re not into Laravel. Some of the positions here only require minimal Laravel experience and are more concerned with your general PHP knowledge.
From my experience sending remote freelance jobs to developers with RemoteLeads, Laravel is one of the PHP frameworks that gets the most jobs.
If you know both React or Vue and also Laravel, you?re unstoppable. You?re never gonna have trouble finding jobs and landing a position.
LaraJobs provides a checkbox to let you filter by only remote jobs. I?ve provided the URLs for you down below so you can access those remote jobs directly.
All the PHP Laravel jobs:
All the Remote PHP Laravel jobs:
Here?s the link to the job board generally:
How To Apply
LaraJobs doesn?t have its own individual job page. Instead, when you click on one of the job posts it links you out directly to another website. That could be another job board, the company?s website, or an applicant tracking website like Greenhouse for example.
So the best way to apply will always be different. I recommend scanning through the job listing to see if there are any specific application instructions.
It?s always best if there?s an email available in the listing, but if there?s not just apply the best way you can through the link that is provided.
I recommend that you check LaraJobs approximately 1 ~ 2 times a week to ensure that you?re not missing out on any good remote freelance PHP laravel jobs.
Everyone knows WordPress. Yes, this job board is WordPress-specific. WordPress as an ecosystem is so huge that some PHP developers don?t even consider it PHP anymore. It?s just WordPress now. But, it?s still PHP under the hood.
When my team and I send remote jobs to developers via RemoteLeads, many companies that post here are looking for PHP developers that have general knowledge of the language.
So even if you?re not interested in the front-end aspect of WordPress, you can still find positions that require PHP from a more general standpoint.
WPHired.com does not let you filter directly by remote or contract positions, but from my experience most of the positions posted here are remote.
You can tell because in the location field it?ll say Anywhere so just make sure you see that in the listing. Also, double check the listing to make sure there are no timezone or specific location requirements as well?
Here?s the link to all freelance positions on the website:
All Freelance WordPress & PHP jobs on WPHired.com
All Remote Part-Time WordPress & PHP jobs
Also make sure that you check out the temporary positions as well. Those positions might be full-time, only for a short contract period of 2 months or so. They?re essentially freelance WordPress jobs.
How To Apply
WPHired does accept its own application on behalf of the company. Sometimes you?ll see a modal popup that asks you to input your details to apply for the job.
Double check the job description to see if there are any direct links to the job or email addresses. It?s always best when you can apply directly because we?ve found that increases your chances.
WordPress gets a lot of jobs so I definitely recommend that you check this one approximately 3 times a week even if you?re not interested in WordPress specifically.
This is the official WordPress.org job board. The jobs posted here focus on all aspects of WordPress. There are categories for themes, plugins, writing, migrations, and PHP development as well.
Again, even if you?re not interested in WordPress specifically many of the development positions here are seeking a developer who has good general PHP knowledge.
How can you tell if the jobs are remote or not? In the location field it will usually have N/A listed there if it?s remote. Here?s the link directly to the remote PHP development jobs for you:
How To Apply
The awesome thing about jobs.wordpress.net is that they usually provide an email for you to apply directly to. If not, they?ll have a link directly to a form on the company?s website that you can apply with.
Make sure you double check the listing to see if there are specific application instructions. Sometimes they?ll ask you to attach something specific in the email or include a link to one of your profiles.
5) Stack Overflow
If you?re reading this article (thank you for your time btw), then you?re already familiar with Stack Overflow. You probably use it every day to help you with your job ?.
Besides normal jobs, many remote freelance PHP jobs get posted on here too. When my team and I send a good one via RemoteLeads sometimes they also require a bit of Laravel knowledge.
Thankfully, Stack Overflow provides easy ways for you to search for these positions.
Stack Overflow too allows you to specifically search for remote roles by checking the Remote checkbox on the left-hand corner of their search screen.
Stack Overflow also gives you the ability to go even further in terms of searching. You can filter for Contract positions by clicking on the contract checkbox in the background category.
Also, you can search specifically for PHP frameworks that you know. I?d insert keywords like PHP, Drupal, Laravel, WordPress, etc.
Here?s a link for you so that you don?t have to go through that process for yourself:
All Remote Contract PHP jobs:
How To Apply
Stack Overflow differs in how it presents jobs postings. Some of them will link directly to another website and others will ask you to sign up to Stack Overflow so you can apply through the website.
My recommendation is to first check the listing to see if there?s an email address available. If there?s one available, then definitely always use that to contact the company directly instead of applying through the website. It gets better results.
Stack Overflow Jobs is one of the most active job boards for developers. I definitely recommend that you check this one daily so that you don?t miss out when a great remote freelance PHP job gets posted here.
If you?re not already familiar, AngelList, it?s a website for job seekers looking to work at startups.
Besides normal jobs, many startups looking for remote contract development positions post here as well. But, you have to sign up in order to access them normally.
Similarly to Stack Overflow, AngelList also lets you search by technology category. It also lets you search by whether it?s contract or not.
Unfortunately, AngelList does not have any public-facing URLs that you can access to see the jobs directly. You?ll have to sign up, and you can do that here.
But, once you?re logged, they provide plenty of filtering options so that you an easily find the remote freelance PHP positions that you?re looking for.
How To Apply
For the jobs posted here, you?ll have to apply directly through AngelList. But, AngelList is such a good source of jobs that I definitely recommend applying anyway that you can.
Double check the job description because sometimes it will have a link out to a direct job listing or an email address that you can contact.
AngelList is a general job board, but similarly to Stack Overflow it gets a lot of jobs. I definitely recommend you check this one every day so that you don?t miss out. That?s how often these remote freelance PHP jobs are posted on here?
We Work Remotely is one of the top remote-focused job boards on the Internet. It allows postings of various job types like development, marketing, copywriting, support, and more?
We Work Remotely doesn?t let you filter by PHP jobs specifically, but they do have a programming category. It?s easy to spot the remote PHP jobs from the title as well.
If you?re looking for all the remote programming jobs (including full-time) then visit the following URL:
Recently, We Work Remotely has made it easier to find contract and freelance jobs as well with a new URL. Usually they were mixed in with the other jobs and you had to find them one by one. Here?s the URL:
How To Apply
We Work Remotely does not have you fill out forms on their website.
Instead, you?re linked out either to a separate website or given the employer?s email. If you apply through the website, then try to find an email address as well that you can email as well.
It increases your chances, and if you apply through the company?s website first, and then send an email second just to say thank you to the employer even better.
We Work Remotely gets updated with new listings daily so I recommend checking this one every day.
8) Hacker News
Hacker News is a technology-focused community website, but very good remote jobs get posted here at a very specific time.
Every month on the 1st or the 2nd (depending on where you are in the world), two jobs-specific threads are posted that get very popular.
1. Ask HN: Freelancer? Seeking Freelancer?
This is the thread that?s specific to companies that want to hire freelancers. It?s also for freelancers who are looking for work.
2. Ask HN: Who is hiring?
In this thread, only companies are allows to post. This thread is for all technology-focused roles, remote or not. If it?s remote, the comment will contain REMOTE in it so you can easily tell.
It?s a good opportunity to look for jobs that you might be interested in.
How To Apply
Each comment in this thread usually provides a direct email or a link to a website where you can apply directly.
Next, I recommend that you create a Hacker News account and leave a comment in the Ask HN: Seeking Freelancer? thread and state that you?re open for work.
Posting a comment will result in some leads coming into your inbox. In your comment I would definitely include keywords like PHP, Laravel, Freelance, Drupal, etc. because employers are also using CTRL+F to find candidates. Make it easier to find you.
Check https://news.ycombinator.com on the 1st and 2nd of every month. Keep your eyes peeled for the above two threads on the front-page.
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These are the top websites that you can search for free where the best, high-quality remote freelance PHP jobs get posted.
If you?re consistently checking and applying every day to positions, then it?s definitely a gold-mine out there for remote freelance jobs.
And if you need tips on how to format your cover letter, how to not get ignored, what to say, etc. make sure to check out our other articles on those topics.
Do you find your remote freelance PHP positions somewhere else, or do you have any extra questions that I can answer for you? Leave a comment below and I?m happy to get back to you.
Thank you and see you outside the office,Derick