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Work from Anywhere: Your Guide to Remote Working

Work from Anywhere: Your Guide to Remote Working

The remote work movement is infiltrating the global workforce. From entrepreneurs to corporations with a distributed team model, we are all enjoying the opportunity to work from home, a coworking space, or wherever we happen to feel is a nice place to set up shop for the day.

More and more studies are popping up, showing us how great remote working can be. Some of the metrics we’ve gathered include:

  • Remote workers are more productive
  • Remote workers have better work-life balance
  • Remote workers help companies to save money on real estate and more
  • Remote working can be enabled with accessible technology
  • Remote working significantly lowers workforce attrition
  • Remote workers have the potential to make more money than their in-office counterparts
  • Remote work keeps older people working longer

So, if remote working seems attractive to you, and if you’re not doing it yet, let’s look at how you can make it happen.

If you work for a company, ask about the possibility of remote work

If you have a job that you are happy with, but would like to explore the possibility of working remotely, you’re not alone. According to a survey from Global Workplace Analytics, 80-90% of the employed workforce would like to be working remotely at least a couple of days a week. Chances are your employer has already considered the issue, so there’s no harm in speaking up.

If you have considered freelancing, there is no better time to start

These days, the freelancing world is exploding with ready-to-hire talent. Websites such as UpWork, Fiverr, and Guru are ground zero for creative talent, and smart companies today leverage these services to add value to everything they do from web design to graphic design, copywriting, and more. If you have a marketable talent and don’t feel that you are doing everything you can to succeed, consider becoming a freelancer and take control of your future.

Enabling remote workers

If you’re already a digital nomad, or if you’re just starting out, we’ve got some tips for you as well. If this is you, you already know how freeing it can be to work from anywhere, but there are certain challenges you’ll face that can be solved with a few minor tweaks in your routine:

Join a local coworking space

Coworking enables remote workers with a productive work environment, fully equipped with professional office technology, high-speed Wi-Fi, and conference room rental on-demand. In fact, it’s everything you love about having an office without all the things you hate. Coworking brings entrepreneurs and freelancers together in an open-concept creative space that encourages collaboration and connection. Plus, sometimes it’s just great to get out of the house once in a while.

Seek out companies that hire remote workers

If you are uncomfortable going it alone (and to be honest, freelancing is not for everybody), there are many global companies in a range of industries who regularly hire remote workers for salaried tasks such as admin services, customer service, and tech support. Online teaching is also booming, and companies like Amazon, Xerox, Dell and ADP welcome applications for remote positions.

No longer the milieu of unskilled labor, modern communications technologies have enabled remote workers in finding great success and fulfillment through high-value positions of all descriptions.

Fusion Workspaces in Palm Desert is your remote work headquarters

If you live and work in the Palm Desert area, drop by Fusion Workspaces for a tour. We’d love to discover your tips for a successful career working remotely.

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