When I first started out researching for jobs that would allow me the flexibility to work from home, I found several sites that would encourage entrepreneurship, freelance opportunities, flexible work arrangement such as part time or contracts but still requiring me to be physically present. While all these are exciting opportunities, it does not provide certain stability and benefits that some individuals may require. That is why when I discovered remote work, I was elated!
Remote work is an opportunity to work from anywhere else outside of the typical office environment. There are many other terms that describe it. Telecommuting, teleworking, more commonly working from home or in today’s digital world; a digital nomad.
With the help of today’s technology, remote work can mean working out of cafes, airports, beaches or anywhere around the world. As long as you have a laptop and a good internet connection. Perhaps even while traveling in the airplane.
Whilst most remote workers are freelancer, independent contractors or entrepreneurs, there are remote workers that are hired as full time employee. Yes, that typically means working as a team and reporting to someone.
Most established organisation that hire remote workers offer full benefits such as insurance, healthcare, paid leaves (some organisation offers unlimited leaves!) coffee and coworkspace allowances.
If you are a Mother who cherish her children growing moments yet crave the sense of achievement, working as a team or financial stability then being a remote worker must sound really awesome right now!
Is it for you though? Stay tune as I share more about some of the challenges of remote working and some suggestions that may help