Dollarphotoclub_77316364_remote_work_bannerIf you’re considering switching from spending your days at the office to working remotely, you’ll be happy to know it can be a fairly simple transition. It may be intimidating, but don’t let that hold you back.

 

Whether you’re moving to a new city for a fresh start, your partner got a new job in a different city so you’re venturing into the world of telecommuting while you search for a full time gig, or want to be bringing in some money while you travel, we’re here to help you make the shift to being a remote worker.

 

Decide What You Want to Do

Instead of applying to every remote job you find, you first need to narrow it down to jobs that match your skillset. Are you passionate about writing or graphic design? Or are you better at programming and scripting? Start searching for roles where you get to use those skills. SEO strategists and marketing consultants are also highly in demand, so you could look into those if you’re interested in these types of positions. And if you’re just trying to get out of the office, there are several jobs that are ideal for travelers.

 

If it’s important to you to work remotely for a company that is in the same town as you, but don’t know what you want to do, think about what the local culture is like. For example, if you’re in Nashville, look at possible remote positions within the music industry.

 

Start Your Search

Once you’ve settled on a career path, it’s time to find a job. This isn’t as hard as you might think, as there are several sites that compile telecommuting opportunities. And if you have your heart set on working for a specific employer, don’t hesitate to inquire if this is a possibility. Many of these great companies offer remote work opportunities.

 

International job boards are also great resources, especially if you choose to work remotely while traveling. Expatica is a wonderful resource that can help you find telecommuting jobs and it even offers tips for balancing travel and work.

 

Decide Where You’ll Get Work Done

Just because you aren’t in the office doesn’t mean you have to work at your kitchen table. Here are a few ideas of where you can go.

 

  • Co-Working Spaces – Consider heading to a nearby co-working space and you may even find some like-minded people to collaborate with. Doing this will not only keep your home and work life separate, but you may make some friends in your new town.
  • Coffee Shop – If you like being surrounded by white noise while you work, a coffee shop is a great option. You’ll enjoy the constant hum of people and espresso machines, a decent Internet connection, and close proximity to caffeine.
  • Library – If you’re seeking a space where no one speaks above a whisper, you’ve found it. Surround yourself with silence and focus on getting those article submitted by deadline.

 

The Benefits of Working Remotely

Telecommuting is growing at a rapid pace and shows no signs of slowing down. While many people think of not having to put on a suit and tie every morning if they work remotely, there are other benefits to these positions.

 

  • Escaping the Office – Some people don’t do well working in an office environment, so this is a great alternative. If you prefer being isolated at home, or working around strangers who ignore your presence in a coffee shop, you’ve found your calling.
  • Freedom to Travel – If you’re looking to earn some money while you’re out on an adventure, remote work is great for that. As long as you have your laptop and a strong Internet connection, you can work from anywhere.
  • Increased Happiness – Remote workers often cite increased time with the family, less distractions, and a better work/life balance as some of the benefits of leaving their offices behind. There’s also evidence that shows working from home makes you a more productive employee, which makes both you and your managers happier.

 

Whatever your reason for wanting to work remotely, whether to change things up in a new city or put more stamps on your passport, now is a great time to start. There are exciting opportunities all over the globe and the Internet puts the information at your fingertips. With a little hard work, you’ll be well on your way to getting the remote work you’re dreaming of.

 

Author bio:

Sarah Pike is a freelancer and college writing instructor. When she’s not writing or teaching, she’s probably binge-watching RomComs on Netflix or planning her next camping trip. She also enjoys following far too many celebrities than she should on Instagram. You can find Sarah on Twitter at @sarahzpike.

 

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