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Although remote work has been growing more commonplace for years now, the pandemic gave more people than ever a taste of working from home. Although some people discovered it’s not the right fit for them, many others found that working remotely increased productivity and led to more job satisfaction.
If you’re in the latter group, you might be wondering how to make your remote work lifestyle permanent. Here’s a look at a few of the most effective techniques you can use to transition to working remotely full-time:
Start a Home-Based Business
Running a company out of your home is the best way to ensure remote freedom and flexibility:
- Take a look at this guide to get a sense for the pros and cons of running a home-based business.
- Investigate registering your business as an LLC to get tax advantages and liability protections.
- Consider picking up some side work as a freelancer to get a sense for what running a home-based business is like.
Negotiate With Your Current Employer
Your company may be more open to remote work after the last year:
- Schedule a meeting with your supervisor to start a conversation about working remotely from now on.
- Bring evidence that your productivity or quality of work has increased since going remote.
- If you’re open to it, consider negotiating some days in and some days out of the office – this might be more achievable if you get pushback.
Find a New Remote Role
There are plenty of companies out there open to remote employees:
- You can filter job listings to only show remote roles, or search remote-specific job boards.
- Remember, these roles are competitive, so you’ll want to update your resume and write a stellar cover letter.
- Highlight your remote work experience and ability to stay productive without supervision.
Who Should Work From Home?
Not sure if remote is the right fit for you? Here are some demographics that it may be best for:
- Stay-at-home parents with children old enough to entertain themselves during the day, or who can work while their kids are asleep.
- Veterans, people with disabilities, and other demographics with specific workplace safety they can more easily meet at home.
- Neurodivergent individuals who may be easily distracted or disturbed by excess noise or movement.
If working remotely is a good fit for you, then find a way to keep that going past the pandemic. You deserve to work in the environment that leaves you at your best and most productive – we hope these resources help make that possible.
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