Since remote work continues to grow in popularity, there is more demand for information, ideas, and tips. It’s a big reason why I launched Remote Work Junkie!
But the good news is, there are plenty of additional communities and resources for remote workers, digital nomads, or those looking for a job. And one of my favorite places to go is Reddit, which has a few awesome communities called “Subreddits” specific for remote workers.
These subreddit communities are great places to share and discuss ideas with other digital nomads, ask questions about remote work, or to even find companies hiring remotely.
Below, I put together the best subreddit communities for remote works that are worth joining and engaging with. Plus, you might find me on Reddit too, as I’m fairly active in quite a few of these communities.
Why Reddit Communities for Remote Work
Before we jump into the remote work subreddits, I wanted to have a quick section about Reddit in case you are completely new to the platform.
Reddit was founded in 2005 as a social news aggregation and discussion website. When you are a registered member, you can submit content to the various communities (subreddits as they are called) like links, text posts, images, and videos, which are then voted up or down by other members.
The platform is free to use and there are thousands of communities and interests that you can join, or even create your own.
And Reddit has become hugely popular over the years, check out some of these stats:
- Reddit has 52 million daily active users and approximately 430 million users who use it once a month.
- Back in 2020, Reddit had constantly received over 30 billion views every month.
10 Best Subreddits for Remote Workers
Since Reddit covers so many topics, it should be no surprise that remote work is also very popular among the website. There are actually quite a few subreddits related to remote work and those that can empower companies with a remote-first culture.
Whether you are an individual looking to get into remote work, a manager who wants to better align remote teams, or executive level building a remote company – you’ll find these subreddits below great places to learn, to get inspiration, or for additional feedback.
This subreddit is a great place for remote teams, companies, and individuals who want to share important news, their experiences in virtual work, software, managing distributed teams, and more. You’ll also find remote jobs occasionally posted in here too, although there are other subreddits specific to that.
Looking for new remote jobs? Then this subreddit is perfect for you. In this community, you’ll find companies and recruiters sharing remote jobs around sales, customer service, marketing, programming, design, and more. Before reaching out or applying to any, do ensure it’s not a work from home scam. Generally from my experience, most of the remote jobs listed are legit but always do your due diligence.
Tip: You can also use the Remote Work Junkie job board, as we vet all incoming remote gigs.
r/DigitalNomad is the largest remote work subreddit on this list, you’ll find over 1 million people talking about being a digital nomad. Being a digital nomad means using technology to work but you travel around and live a nomadic lifestyle. This concept has exploded in popularity over the years, so if this interests you, then this subreddit is for you.
Another popular subreddit, r/WorkOnline is the place to talk about making money online, whether full-time or part-time. Many of the topics and discussions tie into remote work or being a digital nomad. But it’s also for anyone looking for online remote jobs, random ways to make money online, how to monetize web projects, and more. This could be a great community if you are interested in entrepreneurship or making money anywhere in the world.
In this subreddit, you’ll find a growing Reddit community dedicated to those who want to work from home or currently are working from home. You won’t find remote jobs in this one, but you will find solid tips and discussions on productivity, the remote work lifestyle, and how to be efficient and stay motivated.
One fun aspect of working from home is setting up your own space or home office. And this is the perfect subreddit for you to join! This is the best community that is focused on sharing various desk setups and a place to ask for advice or recommendations on equipment and home office decor. Prepare to be inspired by some amazing home offices!
There are many word variations for remote work, one of which is telecommuting. So naturally, there is a subreddit called r/Telecommuting which is also worth checking out. Similar to the other subreddits around remote work, you’ll get plenty of discussions and tips about working from home. However, this one is not as active consistently as some of the others.
Although this is a smaller subreddit compared to others on this list, r/SkipTheDrive is still a good place to learn and grow. In this community, you’ll find information on anything related to remote work and finding remote jobs. It’s not as active as others either, but still can be one you’ll want to keep on your radar.
Building your first home office? Don’ know which equipment you should purchase? Maybe you are unsure how to set up some audio or visual products? Then the r/HomeOffice subreddit is just for you. There are tons of technical questions, recommendations, and other discussions to get your home office in top shape.
Bonus: Check out our recommended list of remote tools and products.
And the last subreddit on this list is r/WFH, where the focus is on the do’s, don’ts & distractions of being a remote worker. This is for those working for a company or those working for themselves. You’ll find discussions around being more productive, how to avoid distractions at home while working, and ways to improve your experience working remotely.
Bonus Subreddits for Remote Work
Below are some additional subreddits that can help you be a better remote worker or manager. These are not specifically focused on working remotely but can apply still. And there will be topics that come up around working from home.
Reddit can be a great place for all your remote needs and questions. Join the discussions, read the content, ask questions and soon enough you’ll be an expert in working remotely!
Do remember that you shouldn’t blindly follow all advice. These are open communities where anyone can post and join, occasionally you’ll get spammers or bad actors. But generally, they are easy to spot and the community will downvote or the moderators will remove those individuals.
Happy remote work learning!