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

I get asked all the time how people can work here in Mahahual and Mexico.  I always give them my standard pat answer, “You have to do a job that a Mexican can’t do, or one that they are not qualified for.  Me, I am fluent in “redneck”, so that is my special talent here”. People laugh, but it is true, when I worked at the port, I basically dealt with all people from the south part of the USA, that would come here on cruise ships.  I dealt with the people who were scared of Mexico and Mexicans, so I would be the one to handle them, and explain tours to them.  I would translate, “We’re fixing to go over yonder”, to the Mexicans to let them know the tourists wanted to go into town.  I had to explain the word “fixing” to a lot of Mexicans here.  True story, one Mexican guy asked some tourists from Alabama who said they were “fixing” to go to the beach, “Sir, what do I have to fix to get you to go to the beach?”  In fact, it is part of how this blog came about, I answered so many questions, and explained things about here, it turned into a blog.  But I was unique and arrived at the right time and place to be able to live in Mahahual.

Anyway, enough about me.  A friend of mine Denny sent me this link this afternoon, (another fact Denny discovered Mahahual through this blog and me, and now he spends his winters here in a condo on the malecon, funny), it is about how to maybe work down here.  I know with all the political turmoil now in the USA, a lot of people are going to get out, so this may help.  It is by another blog here, and it is some good information.

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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

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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.

Cost: Free

Website: www.skipthedrive.com

We Work Remotely

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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

website: weworkremotely.com

Virtual Vocations

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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

Website:www.virtualvocations.com

Flex Jobs

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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

Website: www.flexjobs.com

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.

Author: Qroo Paul

Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

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