Remote work is on the rise and over the last couple of years we have only seen an increase in the number of companies and positions that allow you to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Even then, because of the rise in the number of people looking for remote jobs, it is still extremely difficult to find a perfect match between your and the organization’s expectations when it comes to working remotely.
Working remotely and traveling the world is at the very core of our philosophy here at The Remote Life. That’s why we have created and will continue to update this ultimate guide on finding jobs that allow you to work remotely from anywhere. This is a collaborative, community initiative and we welcome your feedback in comments so we can improve this guide and make it more exhaustive in nature.
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Why are more and more people choosing to work remotely?
Simply put, it is the future of work. It’s time for us to realize that we don’t always need to spend time in traffic to sit in a cubicle of a glass building when we could be doing the exact same work from anywhere else, with just a laptop and an internet connection. A lot of progressive companies and startups have adopted remote working and are building it in the very fabric of their culture. All of this because most of the work that we do is moving online and that helps us to be creative and productive anywhere we want. We can finally be location independent.
So, what happens when you start working remotely?
- You can work from anywhere
- You can set your own schedule
- You can travel the world
- You can save money
- You can be more efficient & productive
- You can spend more time on yourself
- You can make time to experience new things & meet new people
What are the types of Remote Jobs?
Remote jobs stretch all the way from decades old Work from Home jobs to freelance engineers working on latest technologies. The field is constantly increasing and we expect more job profiles to go remote in the next few years. Organizations of all types and sizes are opening up to the possibility of having remote teams. A simple way to breakdown the types of remote jobs would be:
You are never (or very rarely) required to go to an office. You are free to travel, live and work anywhere you want.
You are free to work from home or anywhere provided you are available on short notice. So you might have to be in the office couple days a week or for important meetings. The policies can be more regulated, with restrictions on when, where, and how you work outside of the office.
Allows you the flexibility to plan your week, schedules and show up for meetings online or maybe a part of the week that is yours to plan like ‘Flex Fridays’.
You are expected to work and be available at the office, but you are free to come and leave as you please. Your timings are not strict or monitored and you don’t need to apply for leaves all the time.
Career Options with the most Remote Job Opportunities
Sales and Business Development
E-commerce and Dropshipping
Web & Software Developer
Is Remote Work For You?
To be honest, you are the only one who knows the answer to this question. In our opinion, remote work is simply a way for you to build a lifestyle that allows you to be more free and flexible with your life choices. Internally, we have a simple framework to evaluate if someone can work remotely or not. These are some very basic questions that you can answer for yourself. There are no right or wrong answers.
- Can you work without constant motivation?
- Are you good at managing your time and sticking to schedules?
- Are you an organized person?
- Are you good at setting boundaries and not crossing them?
- Does your company have a remote working policy at the moment?
- Do you have skills that can create value completely online?
- Can you learn new digital skills if needed?
- Can you communicate your thoughts clearly without meeting in person?
- Will you miss the social life of your office?
- Do you have dreams or aspirations beyond your professional life?
What are the best tools for working remotely?
If you are working remotely, chances are, you use more productivity tools you can keep track of just to make sure everyone on the team knows what they are doing and they are always in the loop. However, why use five different tools to do something that you can do with one single application? Let’s have a look over some tools to better manage your virtual teams.
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
This is a collaborative, community driven resource to help as many as possible to find and build a remote career for themselves. Please give us your input, feedback and ideas in the comments so we can improve this guide with appropriate credits.