The Ultimate Remote Workers Guide – Find Online work at home!
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Don’t want to return to the office? You’re in good company! 93% of people at my work INCLUDING ME, don’t want to go back, and want to work from home. I have written a FREE downloadable PDF guide, full of legitimate resources and ways to start working for yourself and earning money today! Get paid by the end of the week, and kiss your crappy boss goodbye! I’ve even created a whole site full of FREE RESOURCES for the remote worker.
Haven’t we all wanted to do this at one point or another? I had FOUR HORRIBLE BOSSES in a row over a matter of 6 years. One, intimidated me and was just MEAN and publicly shamed people in standup DAILY. Another, stalked me and followed me on vacation, and wouldn’t let me change alone in the bathroom without following me in our shared hotel room on a work trip. Another stood over me demanding I copy files on to a flash drive faster, well, the computer only goes so fast! He then ripped it out of the USB port and said he’d do it himself. It was torture! What was my self esteem worth? Had I had these resources, who knows what beach I’d be working on today.
Looking to earn extra money writing? Or maybe you want a second income source? Is your boss forcing you back into the office? Maybe you aren’t ready to quit your job yet, and want to get started making money online with your creative work, writing, design, creating logos, websites, or just some data entry. I have compiled a list of 20 resources for you to make money ASAP doing your own thing.
Let’s get started, Shall We?
So you’ve been on unemployment for a while, but it’s going to run out soon. Or perhaps, you’re being asked to get vaccinated to return to work or face losing your job. Or maybe your life long goal like mine, is to live on a white sandy beach or work poolside. What have you been waiting for? The time is here and it just so happens that the market is RIPE for the job seeker. Because of the pandemic, many companies are hiring again, but can’t find quality full time workers. We’ll start with how to land that remote job. This article I’ve written is full of FREE and some PAID resources, I give away this content for FREE, but if you find it beneficial, consider signing up for some of the resources listed, it helps me be able to offer more FREE STUFF. Some contain FREE TRIALS, which I recommend you use, like the data entry free trial to make some money right away. Hey, then you can afford a few bucks to sign up!
1. Get a LinkedIn Account if you don’t have one.
Did you know more and more companies are catering to the remote worker, because about 90% of people want to work from home? There are more full time and contract full time jobs than ever. If you already have a profile like most, feel free to skip this section.
- If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, you’ll need one. Sign up it’s FREE.
- Complete your profile, and fill out.
- Next mark your profile as open to work.
- Create a keyword search and add one city, then check Remote.
- LinkedIn will start emailing your remote jobs every day.
2. Build your resume
Note! Not all of these jobs require resumes! A lot are freelance gigs. You still are going to want a LinkedIn profile. For the most part though, you’re going to need a resume at some point in your life, especially if you want to land one of those 6 digit full time jobs above on LinkedIn. Did you know well designed & professionally created resumes land more interviews? It’s true. You can pay a company like Blue Sky to do it, or you can take their FREE course.
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DO THIS TO NAIL YOUR INTERVIEW – Here are the job interview questions and what interviewers want to hear, stick to these answers.
4. Data Entry Jobs: Start with something easy – This is great for the entry level worker!
Need to earn money now? Freelancers and entry level workers, this one is for you! Data entry jobs are super easy, require no interview, and anyone can do it. That being said, this list of resources need people to do data entry and pay well for it! It’s OKAY if you don’t have a lot of skills, are in school and learning a new skill set, this is a great way to EARN MONEY NOW while you’re in college. You just need a computer or laptop and
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Need a camera and have a little cash to spend? Here’s my favorite Canon professional camera with lenses and a tripod on Amazon. I recommend buying one AFTER you’ve used this guide to make some money!
6. Creatives, here’s another one for you – Writing Jobs
Get paid to write! Sounds like a dream, especially if you’re writing poolside or on the beach. You can do this from anywhere! Work whenever and wherever you like.
Could you use some extra cash, or perhaps a new career without the commute? Would you like to work from the comfort of home? Freelance writing is in very high demand, it allows you to work as much or as little as you want, and we’ll connect you with the world’s largest buyers of written content. Here’s what’s waiting for you in the members area:
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7. Even More Writing Jobs!
This site has the ultimate writing job database with the HIGH DOLLAR writing jobs as its from the UK, averaging getting you paid at $40+ an hour. They need people from the US to write – No joke!
Get Paid To Write Articles And Stories: Thousands of topics to write about, you get paid for every article you write!
Proof Read Books And Movie Scripts: Help find spelling mistakes and give your suggestions and get paid by the hour to work from home!
Write Reviews Of Websites: Check out new websites and give your feedback on user-friendliness, how they could be improved etc. Easy money!
Get Paid To Write Blog Posts: We have thousands of blog partners who you can get paid to write blog posts for. Get paid to write on your favourite topic!
8. Become an Online Assistant
Are you a natural born helper? Are you like me and get satisfaction from helping people? Become an online assistant! It’s super fun and they teach you how.
Discover how to become an ‘Online Assistant’ and get paid to do freelance work, tasks & projects from home on behalf of companies.
- Various tasks & projects available for you to choose from
- Totally flexible – set your own working hours
- Work from home or anywhere with an internet connection
- Suitable for any age, ability or background
9. Get Paid to Make Things at Home – Online Assembly
Want to work with your hands and not be on a computer all day? This job doesn’t even require a computer!
10. And finally number 10… Take a FREE Affiliate Training Course and Become an Affiliate Marketer!
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Those are just the quick links…. the eBook I made has all the goodies in it. Download it, I’ll include some snippets below!
The Ultimate Remote Workers Guide
Twenty years ago, only a very, very small percentage of people worked remotely. Of course, twenty years ago we all had dial-up internet and America Online was top dog. To say that a lot has changed since then is an understatement.
Now we have broadband internet, smartphones, and videoconferencing. We store files in the cloud, collaborate with each other in real-time, and discuss projects over Slack. The way we work has fundamentally changed.
The result is that it’s much easier to work from home, which large numbers of people now do. Check out these statistics:
- 43% of Americans work from home on occasion.
- 2% of Americans work from home full-time.
- 82% of professionals would like to work from home once a week.
- 52% of professionals desire to work from home a minimum of three days per week.
In 2020, millions of people around the world were forced to work from home for the first time during the COVID-19 crisis. What many people don’t realize, however, is that working remotely is very different than working in an office.
Many of the rhythms and routines that help you thrive in the office don’t work as well at home. You can’t just pop into someone’s office for a conversation. You can watch Netflix without fear that your boss will suddenly show up. Your kids can waltz into your office at any time.
If you’re going to thrive as a remote worker, it’s important to learn a new set of skills and strategies, such as:
- Being productive in a totally different environment than you’re used to
- Knowing what things to focus on and what to let go
In this guide, we’re going to give you proven tips, tactics, and strategies that will help you work effectively from home.
Ready? Let’s dive in.
Avoid Doing These Things
Before we talk about things you should do, let’s talk about a few things you should avoid when it comes to remote work.
Avoid: Trying to Prove You’re Always Working
When you work in an office, it’s easy for your boss to see that you’re working. They know when you’re in the office and when you’re not.
Because this isn’t the case with remote work, you may feel the need to prove to your boss that you’re working by immediately answering every message that comes your way.
The issue with this is that it prevents you from being able to focus for extended periods of time, limiting the amount of work that you actually get done. A better alternative is to let your work speak for itself. If you consistently produce great work, your boss will be totally satisfied.
Avoid: Always Being Available
Another big temptation with remote work is feeling like you always need to be available to your boss and coworkers. You feel obligated to respond to messages even if they come in during non-work hours. As a result, you don’t really have much downtime. Even when you’re not working, you still keep an eye on your phone.
As much as possible, try to avoid responding to messages when you’re not working. Sure, there are exceptions to this. But the more you respond during off hours, the more you train others to always expect that behavior from you.
Let everyone know when you’ll be working and only get back to people during those hours. If necessary, create an autoreply that tells people when you’ll get back to them.
Avoid: Being Hard on Yourself
If you’re new to remote work, it’s especially important to cut yourself some slack. Working from home is very different than working in an office, and it’s going to take you some time to get your bearings. There will be days when you aren’t as productive as you want to be, and that’s okay.
Over time, you’ll get better at working from home. You’ll start to find rhythms and routines that really work for you. You’ll figure out how to be productive. In the meantime, don’t be hard on yourself. Treat yourself with compassion.
Stick to a Schedule
One of the great advantages of remote work is that you have more flexibility to set your schedule. You don’t have to rush to get ready in the morning or deal with a long commute at the end of the day. You can sleep in a bit later if you want and have more time at home at the end of the day.
However, the absence of a defined schedule can also be a downfall. It can be tough to get motivated to get started. It’s easy to forget to take breaks. Work time and downtime start to bleed together.
Dr. Thuy-vy Nguyen researches solitude and the effects it has on people. She says:
Usually our time and the structure of our day are influenced by other people. You’re going to experience your day as lacking the normal structures that you usually have. People might have a hard time dealing with it. So one of the things that we found in our trying to understand solitude, is that time spent alone is better if it’s structured.
To keep yourself on track, try to maintain a schedule as much as possible.
Determine in advance:
- When you’ll start work
- Break times
- Quitting time
Maintaining a predetermined schedule will add much needed structure to your day. It helps you organize your morning so that you start on time and provides a tangible finish line at the end of the day. It also prevents overwork, ensuring that you take needed breaks throughout the day.
Communicate your schedule to all the relevant parties, like your boss, family, friends, or anyone else who should know. Establish clear boundaries regarding when you will and won’t be working. This keeps work and rest from bleeding into each other.
Consider creating pre-work routines that will get you in a productive mindset. Think about the things you do prior to starting work at the office. Maybe you listen to an audiobook during your commute. Maybe you make coffee or exercise. Think about ways you can duplicate these routines at home.
Google employees Kim Mok and Gabriel Manga write:
When you work in an office, the daily routine of getting ready and commuting helps your brain get ready for the day. When you’re working remotely, you can create “start the day” triggers that get your head ready for work in a similar way, like exercising, reading the news, or making coffee.
As tempting as it may be to spend all day working in your pajamas, take the time to actually get dressed. When you get dressed, it’s a signal to your brain and body that you’re transitioning out of relaxing and into work. This makes it easier to get started.
It’s essential to take breaks while working from home. When you work in an office, your day tends to be broken up with meetings, conversations with coworkers, and other items. At home, many of these things don’t exist. If you’re not careful, you can end up working for hours without giving your mind a rest — a sure recipe for burnout.
Schedule activities that will refresh you mentally, like going for a walk, drinking coffee on your porch, or calling a friend. These things aren’t time wasters. They actually make you more productive.
It’s also important to establish clearly defined boundaries about when you will and won’t be working. If your quitting time is 5:00 PM, do your best to completely quit. Don’t use your smartphone to keep monitoring your email or Slack messages. If you don’t have a clearly defined quitting time, work will quickly take over.
Your goal is to be fully present whatever you’re doing. During work hours, you want to be able to focus on doing your job as much as possible. When work is over, you want to be able to give your time and attention to your family and friends.
You may want to experiment with your schedule a bit to find what works best for you. Some people are more productive when they start early in the morning. Others do better starting later in the day and working into the evening. There’s no right way to schedule your day. You just need to be available to your boss and coworkers for a chunk of time.
Obviously, you don’t have to stick to your schedule 100%. If something important comes up, roll with it. If you need to work longer or end early, that’s okay. That’s the beauty of working from home. But a schedule is a powerful weapon in your productivity arsenal. Use it wisely.
Create a Working Space
Similar to a defined schedule, a designated working space can help keep your work life and home life apart. When you enter your working space, you know that it’s time to get down to business. When you leave, you know that it’s time to relax.
As much as possible, try to make your workspace feel separate from the rest of your living quarters.
This doesn’t mean you must have an entirely separate room to work in. If you live in a small home or apartment, that might not be possible. It simply means that you primarily use that space for working and not leisure.
Any area will do:
- A separate room
- A table in the corner of a room
- A closet
- A window nook
Choose an area of your home as a working space and try to use that space consistently for work. The more you work in one area, the more your brain will associate that area with your job. As the association in your brain strengthens, entering your workspace will act as a trigger, signaling to your brain that it’s time to work.
Make your workspace as free from distractions as possible. This probably means being separated from your family or roommates. As fun as it is to interact with them all day, they’ll distract you and keep you from getting your work done.
If you can’t physically separate yourself, using noise-cancelling headphones can also reduce distractions. Listening to relatively peaceful music or background noise can help you block out what’s going on around you and focus on your work.Some listening options to consider:
It really helps if you can make your space comfortable. Remember, you’re going to be spending a fair amount of time there. If you’re working in a dark and dingy spot, the thought of starting work will make you cringe.
Get a comfy chair and maybe put a few decorations around you. If you can, work in a well-lit area, preferably illuminated by natural light. Get creative with your space!
When the day is over, “close” your working space. Shut down any work-related items on your computer (browser tabs, email) and avoid opening them until the next day. Tidy up your space so that it’s ready for tomorrow. Doing these things will help you mentally “leave” work so that it doesn’t bleed into your down time.
As with your schedule, feel free to experiment with your work area. Try a few different locations to see what feels best. You don’t have to work at a desk or table. You can sit in your favorite chair or on your back porch if the weather is right. The choice is yours.
Use a Task List
One of the challenges of working from home is ensuring that you’re doing the most important tasks related to your job. After all, you can’t just pop over to your boss’s office for a quick conversation and you probably have fewer meetings with your team.
Consistently maintaining a task list helps you focus the lion’s share of your attention on the things that matter most. You also gain a sense of progress as you check items off your list.
At the start of each day, take a few minutes to review the items on your list. Rank your three most important tasks and then focus on getting those things done that day. Don’t move on to your second most important task until you’ve completed your first. At the end of the day, you’ll feel confident that you did what was most important.
In his book The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, Gary Keller writes:
Getting extraordinary results is all about creating a domino effect in your life. Toppling dominoes is pretty straightforward. You line them up and tip over the first one…Highly successful people know this. So every day they line up their priorities anew, find the lead domino, and whack away at it until it falls.
Regularly working from a task list helps you create a domino effect in your own life. When you make progress on your most important task, it has a ripple effect. Success creates more success.
There are a number of effective ways to keep a task list. Obviously, there’s the old-fashioned pen and paper method. There are a number of planners that are specifically designed to help you identify and accomplish your most important tasks, including:
If you want to maintain your list on your computer and smartphone, check out these apps:
It may take you a while to find the task management solution that works best for you. Play around with different methods and apps until you determine what works best with the way you work.
If you simultaneously want to stay on top of your schedule and your task list, you may want to try using the Pomodoro technique.
It works like this:
- Identify your most important task.
- Set a timer for 25 minutes.
- Work on the task for 25 minutes (one Pomodoro session).
- Take a 5-minute break.
- After four Pomodoro sessions, take a 15-20-minute break.
By working in focused, undistracted bursts, you’re able to make significant progress on your most important tasks. And because there are scheduled breaks, you’re also able to give your brain a rest and restore your mental energy.
It always helps me to take a walk.
Want to make money even while you’re taking a break? Take photos on your walk of scenery, and upload them to PhotoJobz, and get paid to be a photographer.
Stay in Communication with Coworkers
Even though you’re working from home, it’s still essential to stay in touch with your boss and coworkers, especially if you’re collaborating on projects. There needs to be regular communication regarding what everyone is working on, challenges people are facing, directives from your supervisor, and much more.
It’s better to over-communicate than under-communicate. With remote work, there’s an increased risk of miscommunication and misunderstanding. To keep this from happening, work hard to keep all the channels of communication open. Regularly let your boss and coworkers know what you’re working on.
Your company may already have tools in place to keep everyone connected. If they don’t, you may want to consider using the following.
If you’re still having a hard time finding a job after you’ve tried ALL OF THE LINKS and resources at the beginning of my article I want you to contact me, and I will personally help find you online work.
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