The ‘gig economy’, and ‘digital nomad’ are two new and trending buzzwords that indicate the telecommuting jobs market is healthy and expanding. Interest in telecommuting jobs is high. Decent paying telecommuting positions, some that even pay benefits, are readily available. Computer savvy people with tech and programming skills are doing best in this new economy, but there is work available for people with various interests and skill sets. New, function-rich telecommuting job search sites like this one are popping up to service employers and job seekers.
How the telecommuting jobs market is expanding
Google has recently created an ad markup category specific to telecommuting in its job postings that allow employers to indicate that the listing is for a telecommuting position.
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Technological innovation seems to be driving the creation of many, hitherto unheard of types of work that can be done remotely.
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5 telecommuting tips. It’s a good idea to take a good look at your life before you dive into deep telecommuting waters. Some people may just not be cut out to do remote work. More often however, a few adjustments to your home office and lifestyle can unblock hurdles to working from home.
Is your home office more of a party palace than a quite place to work? Do you have friends and family over at all times of the day and night? If so you may need to set some boundaries. Are you extroverted? Do you work better in a social environment? If so you should ask yourself if you can work alone in your home office. Do you need a boss leaning over your shoulder to keep you motivated? If so you may require some motivational training and have a serious talk with yourself about setting priorities.
If you are serious about telecommuting, and willing to make a commitment to a few lifestyle changes, then any personal roadblocks you may have can be turned into opportunities for personal growth. Make a plan, sit down with your spouse, close friends and family to realistically discuss what may need to change. Ask yourself if you are willing to do what needs to be done over the long haul. Most people will need to make a few physical and personal accomidations before entering the telecommuting lifestyle. All you really need however is a firm commitment and sincere drive to make it work.
If you do decide to take the telecommuting plunge, you can draw considerable encouragement in the fact that distance worker job opportunities are on the rise. It may be easier than you thought to find a remote position that matches your skill sets. Also, your current boss may be willing to let you work at home, at least part time, if you can explain why all sides can benefit.