This guest post, about remote work comes from Chris Richardson, journalist, editor, and blogger. To submit your own guest blog, first read the guidelines here.
LinkedIn gives us a fascinating look into the most popular entry-level jobs for recent graduates. These are the most popular positions: account manager, software engineer, business analyst, customer service representative, administrative assistant, recruiter, consultant, investment banking analyst, graphic designer, and staff accountant.
Did you notice something interesting? All of these can be remote positions. That shows us that freelance work has more potential than we ever assumed. It reinvents the way businesses work, as well as the way people perceive their jobs.
We’ll give you 7 strong reasons why remote work is the future of innovation.
1. You Can Do Remote Work with Any Degree or Skill
Although remote work is more prevalent in the tech-sphere, it can be found in many other industries. If you’re a developer or programmer, you don’t have to waste time looking for a “real” job. You can get gigs through services like Upwork, but you can also work for a specific company.
If you have a degree of any kind and you do well with writing, you can work for a writing agency, such as Essaygeeks. Finally, we see a chance for everyone to benefit from their degree.
2. Remote Work is Eco-Friendly.
When an employer hires you to do remote work, it eliminates the need for you to travel to work, so there’s one fewer vehicle on the streets. Consider: The average worker commutes the equivalent on 9 days per year – that’s an extra vacation. Earth-friendly jobs are a real thing. We realize that we have more options for a profession that doesn’t harm the environment.
3. You Can Work from Anywhere.
Wherever there’s a Wi-Fi connection, you can do your job. Suddenly, Thailand doesn’t seem so distant. You can live there for a few month and finance your vacation while you work.
As a freelancer, you can explore the world without putting your work on a break. That changes the way we perceive our job. Instead of liming us, freelance jobs are setting us free.
4. Remote Work Can Enhance Your Productivity.
Have you ever heard of the term ultradian rhythm? It’s the cycle of productivity, which humans naturally repeat throughout the day. Think about it: at one point of the day, you feel an energy burst. It’s a productivity peak, but you can’t hold it for a long time. You have to take a rest, but then you’re ready to carry on with the work.
The only problem is: normal working hours do not facilitate the natural rhythm of your body and mind. You’re forced to work, whether you feel like it or not. When you’re a freelancer or remote worker, however, you can arrange your working schedule in accordance with your productivity patterns.
5. You Cut on Expenses.
You don’t have to travel for work. You can eat at home. You don’t have to get coffee with colleagues. You don’t need to waste money on clothes you’d only wear to work. Everything is cheaper when you work from home.
You can start spending money only on necessary things. That enables you to save more, so you can finally afford that vacation of your dreams. Or that car. Or the better apartment.
6. You Have Space to Grow.
Do you have a boss limiting your space? Not when you’re a remote worker. You have all the space you need for growth. If you feel like you could develop a new skill, you can just do a Google search and find a course or even a free guide.
7. The Employers Gain Benefits, Too.
Why do you think many companies are catching onto the trend of hiring remote workers? It works for them. It’s changing the way they work, too. Most employers can increase the productivity of their workers and save money when they start hiring freelancers. They also get access to an immense pool of talent from all over the world.
The growth of the freelancing industry is nowhere near its end. These opportunities are changing the way we work, but they are also improving the way companies function. Remote work is definitely the future of business innovation.
About the Author
Chris Richardson is a journalist, editor, and a blogger. He loves to write, learn new things, and meet new outgoing people. Chris is also fond of traveling, sports, and playing the guitar. Follow him on Facebook and Google+.