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By JD Dillon | Ideas to help you work away from the office more effectively ...

WeWork Opens a Retail Operation, Highlighting Products Made by Its Members

WeMRKT features food, beverages and other items created by businesses that call the coworking space home.<p>4 min read<p>WeWork, the coworking space company valued at $21 billion, is not content just providing its members with a place to work, live and even work out. It's now an incubator of and merchant …

eCommerce

6 Ways Remote Workers Can Create the Ideal Work/Life Balance

<i>David Mizne, chief contributor and editor of the award winning 15Five Blog talks about avoiding burnout as a remote worker.</i><p>The proliferation of the …

Remote Working

3 Reasons Why You Haven’t Heard Back From the Remote Job You Applied For

While it can be frustrating not hearing back from employers, it doesn’t have to be the case when you follow the tips in this guide.<p>Did you know 98% …

Employment

We asked the experts how to run away forever and become a digital nomad

With some marketable skills, a lot of hard graft, and a Wi-Fi connection, anyone can live an untethered life. Yes, even you.<p>In 2018, digital nomads …

Digital Nomads

How to Include Remote Workers in Wellness Programs

With the gig economy hot and salaried employees craving more flexibility, much of the workforce is settling into a telecommuting lifestyle. And …

Does Remote Work Increase Our Risk Of Impostor Syndrome?

The impostor phenomenon, also known as impostor syndrome, has been generating buzz in psychology and business circles since the 1970s. Common …

10 Remote Companies Share How They Evaluate Virtual Job Candidates

Working remotely for a company is a much sought-after opportunity. Currently, 2.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce work from home at least half of …

Remote Working

What to highlight in your cover letter when applying for a remote job

You might not have had a remote job before, but you’ve probably had some experience where you demonstrated what it takes to be a productive remote worker.<p>If you’re just over office life, or you need to be home more to take care of an aging parent, or you don’t want to deal with a commute, then …

Employment

Work Remotely? This Little-Known Tax Provision Could Save You Thousands

The IRS will give you up to $16,000 to explore the world. Here's how.<p>In the digital age, it is no longer unique to work remotely. Many jobs can be done from home with little more than a computer, a VPN, and a stable internet connection. This can be an excellent option for both employers who can …

Retirement

The best compact workstations for remote workers

When you work from a coffee shop, it’s not always easy to get comfortable. These compact workstations offer a lightweight, ergonomic solution.<p><b>How</b> …

Ergonomics

A Remote Work Guide, For Parents

Working from home has its benefits, but for parents there are innumerablesu preparations needed to truly make it work. Here's a guide to get started.

Remote Working

Working From Home Is Not Remote Work

Let’s get one thing straight: Technology has changed. The ability for employees to work outside of an office is more feasible now than ever. So why …

Remote Working

How to Overcome the 5 Top Challenges of Remote Freelance Work

A freelancer's need for self-promotion. The battle against loneliness. Chasing clients for pay: Here's what to do.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To an outsider looking in, the notion of liberating yourself from a corporate environment and controlling your own …

My Morning Routine As A Remote CEO And Why It’s Always Changing

<i>Prefer to listen? Here’s the audio version of this post!</i> Working remotely and having the opportunity to work from home, coffee shops, coworking …

Hardly Working From Home (ft. Rayvon Owen)

How to Stay Focused When Working at a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces offer a wide range of benefits for its members. Networking within the facility opens new doors, collaborating with other people …

Why the gender wage gap is persistent for freelancers, too

Women freelancers charge lower rates, and are more likely to get paid late. We explore why the independent workforce hasn’t reached parity.<p>The freelance and gig economy was supposed to create a level playing field free from traditional biases and discrimination, but that’s not how things are …

Gender

Worker-owned co-ops are coming for the digital gig economy

As companies like Uber and Handy flail, they’ve cleared a path for worker-owned digital platforms to replace them–and now, there’s a new toolkit to help them get started.<p>A domestic cleaning worker in New York City faces a choice. She might decide to register on a platform like Handy or Taskrabbit, …

Innovation

5 ways working remotely changed the way I think about teamwork

People talk a lot about remote work these days, but with most things, you never truly know until you've experienced it. I've learned quite a bit …

Vermont will pay people $10,000 to move there and work remotely

Calling all remote workers: Vermont has a deal for you.<p>The state has a new law that will pay workers to move there and work remotely. Governor Phil Scott signed the legislation on Wednesday.<p>Eligible workers can get up to $5,000 a year, not to exceed $10,000 over two years, through the state's new …

Team Building is Still Possible for Remote Teams

Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers--Here's Why

Research shows that office workers cannot concentrate at their desks.<p>Have you seen any of these gimmicky office designs? Candy dispensers in conference rooms. Hammocks and indoor treehouses. Tech companies tend to be the worst offenders with the startup favorites: beer taps and table tennis.<p>Maybe …

remoteworkers

Instead of courting Amazon, cities should court freelancers

More than 200 cities have competed to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Alongside tax incentives and business-friendly government, they are answering questions like how they will handle housing affordability and the increased traffic that HQ2 will inevitably bring.<p>There is no doubt that Amazon HQ2 …

House Prices

The Ultimate Work-From-Home Checklist For People Who Are Always In The Office

Not exactly an experienced remote worker? Don’t sweat it.<p>Lots of companies offer generous flexible and remote work policies–but maybe your company isn’t one of them. For the most part (and for better or worse), people work from their desks in the office, ducking out only for the occasional doctor’s …

Productivity

Want to Work From Home -- and Improve Your Mental Health? Apple, Dell, and Walt Disney Are Now Hiring for These Remote Jobs

Additionally, studies show that working remotely will save you between $4,668 to $5,688 per year.<p>Earlier this month, I reported on a FlexJobs study that showed how working remotely will save you money -- enough for that kitchen remodeling project or a couple of vacations to a white sandy beach in …

The Workplace

After 526 Rejected Job Applications, I Broke Through. So Can You.

Remember, failure is never final. Success is all about turning your setback into your comeback.<p>6 min read<p>“Son, don’t apply for a job just to pay the rent. You need to think beyond yourself. You need to start thinking of building a career and providing for your family in the future.”<p>My mom gave me …

How to Stick to a Schedule When You Work From Home

Remote work is common these days — whether your company offers telecommuting as a benefit or you’re striking out on your own as a freelancer. It seems like a great perk, but it can also remove the structure that holds your days together. Before you know it, it’s 4 p.m., you’re still in your pajamas …

Productivity

I Joined a Procrastination Support Group and It Changed My Life

Last year, I attended an author Q&A at Housing Works Bookstore that I thought would inspire me to write more. At some point during the event, someone …

Procrastination

A Study Shows That Work-From-Home Employees Are Way More Productive

There's been a lot of debate about working from home, but this Stanford study has put the dispute to rest.<p><i>by</i><p>There has been much debate about working …