It is often glorified and hyped. Especially now. But working from home isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. And if you don’t prepare properly, you will taste the bad side of this otherwise incredible perk.
Cool. What was your point again?
Let me explain.
Offices are built for proper work. Chances are, your home isn’t.
Why? Well, because… it’s your home. It was made for something else.
Every work gets tedious and boring sometimes. No matter what you do. Even if you love it tremendously. There will be dull, repetitive, and boring aspects of it. Why would you associate your cozy apartment with something like that?
And another thing. Space. Why sacrifice a whole room in your house for work? Why not make it into an entertainment center, a gym, a kid’s room, or even a guest room for your parents?
See? As it turns out, working from home isn’t always as glamorous as described. Let’s go through the most significant pain points and ways to fix them.
Continue reading “Working From Home Sucks
(if Not Done Properly)”
Working from home is only a small subset of remote work. And it’s not necessarily the best form of remote work either. Let’s go through the types of remote work, shall we?
A small collection of my rants about various forms of remote work.
Continue reading “Remote Work ≠ Working From Home”
This is part 2 of our mini-series, which will guide you step by step on how to land a remote job. It is recommended you read the previous article and complete the checklist before continuing here.
So now, tell me.
- What are you good at?
- What do you enjoy doing?
- Can any of that be monetized?
- What will I see if I google your name?
- Can you show me examples of your previous work?
These are the questions you should definitely have answers to before we are done here.
They are tough questions to answer, too. I know.
But you know what? These are essential. If someone asks what kind of remote job you are looking for and you answer “oh, just about any“ – you are already doomed. And you are going to the nope pile.
Continue reading “How to Get a Remote Job: Part 2”
Teach yourself how to code and get hired by Google. Learn about the best tools for remote teams available today. Unstuck your remote career.
This is the first piece of our Weekly Reads series.
We continuously gather remote work resources and hand-pick the ones worth reading so you don’t have to.
From the flood of remote work-related resources, we choose only the most valuable ones.
Continue reading “Weekly Reads – Issue #1”
We spend up to 35 percent of our productive time at work. Shouldn’t we at least make it, so it doesn’t suck? But wait, there’s more – the vast majority of people still commute (more than 70 percent), wasting even more of their time and putting unnecessary pressure on the environment in the process.
The easiest solution to all of this? Go remote!
That is, of course, easier said than done. It’s also worth mentioning that by solving the commute and office-related pain points, you will inevitably create new ones linked to your new shiny remote lifestyle – but we will get to that later.
With this mini-series, I will guide you through the most common situations people looking for a remote job typically find themselves in.
Continue reading “How to Get a Remote Job: Part 1”