What is a “Remote Job”?
Remote work (also known as work from home [WFH] or telecommuting)
As of 2012, estimates suggest that over fifty million U.S. workers (about 40% of the working population) could work from home at least part of the time, but in 2008 only 2.5 million employees, excluding the self-employed, considered their home to be their primary place of business. The number of employees reported to have worked from their home “on their primary job” in 2010 has been reported as 9.4 million (6.6% of the workforce), though this number might include the self-employed. As of 2017, roughly 3.7 million employees—2.8%
But the Pandemic Accelerated This Trend!
The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces this past spring ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans and created a significant shift in the way a large segment of the workforce operates in the future. Most workers who say their job responsibilities can mainly be done from home say that, before the pandemic, they rarely or never teleworked. Only one-in-five say they worked from home all or most of the time. Now, 71% of those workers are doing their job from home all or most of the time. And more than half say, given a choice, they would want to keep working from home even after the pandemic, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
Types of Remote Work:
- Freelance translator.
- Graphic designer.
- Freelance writer.
- Digital marketer.
- Operations manager.
- Technical support engineer.
Some companies feel that remote workers should get paid less. But salary adjustments for remote workers could lead to decreased employee morale and engagement which could be detrimental for company performance because of some factors, including lower-quality work, decreased productivity, and higher turnover.
If you are new to remote work here are some tips to solidify your position:
- Invest in reliable tech.
- Lean on your community.
- Consider your workspace.
- Figure out your working style.
- Take time for self-care.
- Know when to “log off”
- Embrace the perks of working remotely.
6-Figure Remote Work
Keep reading to learn about 6-figure remote work that can be done anywhere there is internet access and does not require previous experience.