Articles about Remote Work

Personal Finance

How to get the raise you deserve when you work from home

To advance yourself and your income, you need to help close the gap. Elevate your professional self and get the raise you deserve as a remote worker.

Office Life

Study: 53% of professionals work remotely at least half of the week

A new report found that 53% of professionals work remotely at least half of the week — and increasingly, employers are embracing it and other options.

Work-Life Balance

4 modern-day tips to help you balance work life and home life

Here are a handful of modern-day tips that will help you go a step further in balancing your work life and home life. The end goal; maximize time and minimize stress in all areas of life.

Inspiration

How work has changed for me while traveling full-time

As I write this article, I’m sitting at a coworking space in Bogota, Colombia. This is my office today. And a few blocks away is my home, or at least my temporary resting space before I move to Mexico City in a week or so. Then Cabo. Next Jamaica. Then South Africa.

News

These are the 25 companies Millennials want to work at

What makes the approximately 56 million Millennials working today want to work at certain companies over others?

News

Survey: Workers in these cities like the option to telecommute the most

New data from global staffing firm Robert Half shows that people in San Francisco and Los Angeles look for the possibility of telecommuting "at least some of the time" when considering a job more than those in other cities surveyed.

News

Work from home? Employees would rather email than Slack you

For the majority of us, email is still the superior form of communication, even when you are talking to an employee timezones away from the office. A new survey from Voxbone found that email was the preferred mode of communication for working professionals.

Personal Finance

12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill all of these wishes.

Job search

Want a full-time remote job with benefits? Follow your favorite bloggers

Remote work is highly desirable for the flexibility it offers employees. But if freelancing or running a business isn’t for you, what’s a smart way to find a full-time job, with a salary and benefits, that lets you work from home or wherever you want?

Work-Life Balance

Creative ways to separate the office from home when you work remotely

When your home also doubles as your office, professional and personal boundaries can blur. To separate the two worlds, you'll need to get inventive.

Mentors

Why the real Carrie Bradshaw (who was a broke, scrappy freelancer who couch-surfed) is a career role model

Upon the show's 20th anniversary this week, the 30-something single woman who made running in heels look effortless and showed that single women in their 30s are not sad spinsters but thriving, successful and powerful women with great wardrobes, Carrie Bradshaw is getting a lot of attention.

The Commute

7 signs your commute to work is wearing you down

Those lost hours are more than just a waste of time, though. They may have a detrimental impact on your physical and emotional health, not to mention your productivity and your relationships.

Productivity

10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

Here are a few unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically in as little as 30 days.

News

Vermont is offering remote workers $10,000 to move to its state

If you work remotely, pack up your bags! Maple syrup and mountains are calling for you. On Wednesday, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, signed into law a bill that will pay eligible remote workers $10,000 to move to the state of Vermont in 2019.

Health

Study: People who work from home have more insomnia and back pain

When you work from home, you don't have to worry about your boss lurking over your shoulder, and you don't have to deal with noisy coworkers distracting you. The big downside? When you can work from anywhere, you could always be working. This is the stress that a new report from the International Labour Organization documents.

Productivity

How to give yourself structure when you work from home

When you work from your bed, it's all too easy to let the day slip by hunched over a computer, forgetting to take breaks or eat. To make your remote work successful, you need to build yourself the set schedule and structure of an office into your home. Here's how to do it.

Work-Life Balance

Should you take Fridays off? The pros and cons of setting up summer hours

Some industries have an unofficial summer Friday policy in which they just aren’t around at all on Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Before you start your own personal Friday-free policy, consider this first.

The Future of Work

What it’s like to freelance in 2018

Ever wondered what it’s really like to freelance in 2018, or just in this day and age? Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question since no two freelancers experience the exact same thing. However, a new survey report from WiseBrand, based on over 2,000 respondents, does give a nice peek inside the current State of the Freelance Nation. The study dispels common myths about freelancing and sheds new light on freelancers’ finances, ambitions, and needs.

The Future of Work

This map shows where freelancers get more bang for their buck

Freelancing is on the rise. Since more people are ditching traditional corporate jobs and striking out on their own, it’s worth asking: How much money do freelancers need to make to enjoy a reasonable standard of living? We created a new map to find out.

Office Life

5 former career rules that Millennials completely flipped

It’s no surprise that millennials have changed the career game, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. But one thing is clear: Workplaces are changing. And these five former career rules are no longer, thanks to the new generation. (Not gonna lie — we’re all about it.)

News

This California ruling could decide the future of contracted work

This month, the California Supreme Court challenged the entire gig economy's business model, ruling that a contractor must be classified as an employee if they do jobs that are part of the “usual course” of the company’s business.

Productivity

11 creative tips to help you thrive as a remote worker

Remote work offers numerous benefits from saving on commute time to being able to throw in a load of laundry on a break. And while there are some unique challenges to remote work, it’s possible to make your work situation more productive and fulfilling than ever before—it just takes a bit more planning.

Work-Life Balance

This is the best day of the week to work remotely

What's the best day to work from home?

Dream Jobs

If you’re a New Yorker who wants to visit Hawaii, read this now

Hawaii Tourism United States (HTUSA) is launching Work From Hawaii, a program consisting of six "residencies" for each of the state's main islands — Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and the Island of Hawaii — where you can work remotely in a stunning location or get your side hustle on.

News

These are the 25 Fortune 500 companies that offer the most remote-friendly jobs

Working remotely is becoming the norm. There has been a 115% percent increase in telecommuting between 2005-2015 and the percentage of workers doing all or at least some of their work remotely has increased from 19% in 2003 to 24% in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.