Remote Work Associations For Remote Workers and Employers.
Associations are groups of people that come together to support a common interest. There is an association for just about anything that you can think of. If you have started a new career, business, hobby, or cause that you are passionate about, an association can support you and connect you to others with the same passion.
Remote work is still a very new concept and is not the norm yet. Remote work associations can help you gain experience, training, and connect with others that are going through the same as you. In this list you can find the best associations for remote workers and employers.
Remote work associations for remote workers and employers:
- International Association Of Remote Professionals (IARP)
The IARP is an association dedicated to professionals who are looking for remote, flexible or telecommuting jobs. They provide certifications and help finding remote jobs. They also have a LinkedIn community for remote workers. They also help employers with the transition to remote work and with finding new remote talent.
- Remote Work Association
The Remote Work Association is another great one. They hold roundtable events and do a lot to connect and educate remote professionals.
- Freelancers Union
The Freelancers Union is more of a union but needs to be on the list. The majority of remote jobs will often start or stay as freelancing positions. Freelancersunion.org offers insurance benefits, community hubs, advocacy, and other resources for freelancers.
- Association For Entrepreneurship
If you are taking the freelance route or working remotely doing your own business, then this is a good one for you. They include business coaching, education, and many other resources.
- Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
If you are an editor, writer, indexer, proofreader, researcher, publisher, translator, or anything else that has to do with words. This is a great one to join. EFA provides resources to clients and freelancers.
- Developers Alliance
Developers Alliance is dubbed as the voice of the software industry. If you are a developer or someone who hires developers, this is a great one for you.
- American Marketing Association (AMA)
Whether you are a professional marketer or marketing student, this association has many resources for you.
At the moment there are not many associations for remote workers. However, I expect as the trend grows, there will be many niche specific associations starting up. If you know about any association, then let us know in the comments!!