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How to Avoid the Dreaded Afternoon Slump When You Work Remotely

Does this sound familiar? You wake up and start work, engines blazing (fueled by coffee). You hit a good stride, break for lunch, and … crash. By 2 p.m. you’ve got no energy, no motivation, and the rest of the work day feels like molasses. The afternoon slump hits many workers, whether they’re in an …

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Signs You Aren’t Cut Out for Remote Work (and How to Adapt)

Working remotely sounds attractive to most people initially. Working from home and having the freedom to do a professional job in your pajamas or outdoors, sounds appealing to many traditional office workers. While we don’t recommend working in your pajamas out of principle, other things might occur that indicate that remote work isn’t the best …

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In a Rut? 6 Ways to Dive Back Into Your Remote Work

Sometimes when you work from home you simply hit a wall. Working remotely certainly has its share of challenges and distractions which can keep even the most dedicated remote worker from hitting their deadlines and making their goals. This can be particularly difficult when you work from home because there is no one you can …

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Coffee Shop Etiquette: Tips for Working Remotely From a Cafe

Can you imagine it? A place with a never ending supply of caffeine, soft background music, and unlimited, free WiFi. There’s plenty of table space and present conversation surrounds you. Sounds like a remote worker’s paradise, right? A coffee shop is a really great place to work, and it certainly can be paradise, if you’re …

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How to Master the Remote Work Lifestyle

There’s something appealing about working remotely; you’re in charge of your own schedule and can work out of your own home. For millions of people around the globe, this dream has become a reality as the ability to work remotely becomes more available in the well-connected modern world. Unfortunately, the remote work “dream job” doesn’t …

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Tips for Successfully Building a Remote Work Team

As long as you have the right tools and methods in place, you can easily create a fabulous team of people who successfully work remotely. But, if you aren’t careful, it can be easy to assemble a team that falls apart. Often, remote teams succumb to the “set it and forget it” problem. It’s super …

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These Stereotypes About Remote Work Are Totally False

For those who don’t work from home, the idea of a remote working life seems like a dream. You get to wear what you want, wake up when you want, and never have to deal with annoying co-workers. While these perks are genuine, there are a lot of stereotypes about remote work that are totally …

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What Exactly Is Remote Work and How Is It Changing?

Remote work is a job that allows workers to work outside of a traditional office or company setting. With today’s technology, it’s easy to see that daily work tasks can be completed away from the office with equal or even better efficiency. Remote work has the potential to give part-time employees the flexibility to work …

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5 Happy Little Things You Get to Do When You Work From Home

Working from home has so many amazing perks! From creating your own schedule to making your beach vacation your mobile office space, working remotely allows you so many more freedoms than that of a traditional 9-to-5, brick-and-mortar employment opportunity. When you work from home you get to have much more balance between your work and …

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Tips For Remote Workers Who Want to Work Outside This Summer

Now that spring is here, it’s time for remote workers to head outside, celebrate the great outdoors, and enjoy their freedom from the cubicle. But how practical is it to work outside, really? The great outdoors offer some unique challenges to remote workers. Here are some tips to make working out doors actually productive and …

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The Ultimate Morning Routine for People Who Work From Home

Did you know you might be starting your day all wrong? If you’re wondering how to get ahead in your freelance career, a new morning routine might be your answer. Starting your day with a few new habits could completely transform your life and your productivity. Here are a few of our favorite hacks for …

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What to Expect When You First Start Working From Home

At long last, you get to work from home. No more commuting to the office each day by car or bus, and no more having to deal with other people. You’ll just get to focus on you, your work, and you can do it all from your pajamas! Right? Well, kind of.  Many people have …

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The Connection Between Remote Workers and Sleep

A recent survey by AmeriSleep is shedding light on the connection between remote workers and sleep. The survey wanted to find out whether the time saved commuting and a greater flexibility in schedules would lend to remote workers getting their necessary eight hours a night. They also wanted to see how sleep, and remote working …

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Practical Tips for Avoiding Burnout as a Remote Worker

While the idea of working from home (or on the go) is exciting, it has the potential to come with some very serious downsides. One of those is the potential to over-work yourself and, ultimately, end up suffering from something called “burnout.” Most new remote workers think the very idea sounds crazy. Didn’t you start …

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Apps That Make Working Remotely Easier

Remote workers have the luxury of working from anywhere. You can take your Monday morning meetings at your favorite cafe, or while on vacation with your family. Working remotely has a ton of benefits, but sometimes it can get a little unorganized. Sure, all you really need is a laptop, internet, and a phone to get the …

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Tips for Working Remotely With Kids Running Around

Working from home can save you time and money. It can also help reduce stress and create better work-life-balance. If you’re a parent, working from home can be life-changing. Many parents have to choose between staying home with their kids or sending them off to daycare. Working remotely can merge the best of both worlds. …

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The 10 States With the Least Number of Full-Time Remote Workers

The concept of remote working is becoming increasingly more popular in the US but it has taken off in some states more than others. Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, and Montana head a list of some of the states in which a significant portion of the population telecommutes full time.  This new reality of employee flexibility isn’t as …

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Work From Home Tips for Remote Workers Who Are Just Starting Out

Through either an arrangement with an employer or your freelance work, you’re now a remote worker. Congratulations! While in many respects working remotely can be similar to working from an office environment, there are actions you can take to help you make this adjustment and succeed in your new role.  Here are some working from home …

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How to Tell if Your Work From Home Life Is Balanced

When done right, working from home can help you maintain a solid work-life balance. It’s also easy to let your work-life balance get out of hand without proper precaution. Maintaining a separation between your personal and professional life is important to both your success at work and creating a happy and healthy life outside of …

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Amazing Things You Can Experience While Working Remotely

Working remotely provides a whole other level of freedom. When all you need to do your job is a computer and a WiFi signal, there’s no where you can’t go and nothing you can’t do (within reason). It’s a work method that literally allows you to “have your cake and eat it too” as you …

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How to Survive a Work Call in a Loud Environment

Working remotely can be a dream come true, but there are a whole new set of job skills you need to learn to do the job efficiently. Besides navigating your own scheduling and potentially learning new programs, basic telecommuter manners is a big one. One place where this becomes evident is when you try to …

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Online Resources Every Remote Worker Should Have Bookmarked

Remote workers spend the majority of their day online. Whether they’re working from home, a coffee shop, or traveling while working from some other type of workspace, there are several remote work resources every remote worker should have bookmarked on their laptop or device to help them work more effectively. Here is a list of …

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Tips to Structure Your Remote Work Day so Work Doesn’t Take Over

Working from home is a dream job for many, but working remotely requires professionals to hone an entirely different set of skills. One of those necessary skills? Knowing how to structure your work day so you’re productive, while ensuring you don’t suffer burnout from doing nothing but work. While it may sound ridiculous, many telecommuters will tell …

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US Cities With the Highest Number of Remote Workers

Telecommuting has numerous benefits. The flexible schedule is perfect for stay-at-home parents, travel enthusiasts, and college students. There are no “office politics,” and remote workers are in charge of their own productivity and pay–which means there is no glass ceiling or set number of work hours each week. If someone wanted to make some extra cash by …

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Must-Have Software Technology for Remote Workers

Working from home or anywhere in the world is now a reality for millions of people, and the remote workforce continues to grow. The reason this possibility even exists is because of technology. The internet is the foundation for everything, but there are also key pieces of technology that can improve your quality of life …

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10 States With the Most Full-Time Remote Workers

While remote work has become increasingly popular across the board over the last five to ten years, there are some US states where people have latched on to the idea more than others. Remote working, also known as “telecommuting” has numerous advantages for people with the necessary skills. It opens up a whole network of job opportunities in places …

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How to Structure Your Work Day Based on When You’re Most Productive

“Work smarter, not harder.” You’ve probably heard this saying before, but when you are a remote worker, it takes on new meaning. After all, productivity is one of the primary reasons that companies are allowing their employees to work from home and hiring freelancers for certain tasks. Working remotely allows for reduced distractions and intense focus on …

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How to Maximize Productivity as a Remote Working Parent

Remote work can be an absolute lifesaver for working parents who need the flexibility to wrap their working life around caring for their children. There is even evidence that moms with flexible hours make more money. Of course, one of the biggest perks is that remote work allows working parents to spend more time with their kids, leaving …

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5 Ways Working Remotely Improves Health

For many people, working remotely sounds like a dream. If you’re stuck working in a traditional office or cubicle setting, you might spend a good portion of your day thinking about the clock. You might feel resentful that you’re stuck inside on a bright sunny day. That’s no way to spend 40 hours a week. …

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Tips to Avoid Social Isolation When You Work From Home

Are you worried about going stir-crazy if you work from home? What about social isolation? While it’s not an all-consuming problem and shouldn’t stop you from ditching your office job, it is a valid concern. Going from being around co-workers all the time to working on your own can be a startling adjustment. But working from …

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Ways to Communicate Remotely When You Work From Home

One of the most important parts of working from home is figuring out how to maximize ways to communicate remotely. Instead of walking across the office or yelling to the next cubicle, you need more creative ways to get the answers you need from coworkers, bosses, and clients. Here are some of the important ways to communicate …

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4 Ways Working From Home Can Bring More Balance to Your Life

Are you constantly feeling like you never have enough time to get things done? No matter how hard you try, something always falls short. Unfortunately, this feeling has become all too common. For those working the standard 40-hour office job, it can be hard to find the time. If you have made the decision to …

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These Major Remote Work Pros Will Make You Rethink Your Office Job

Have you considered ditching your office job and trading it in for a home office, but aren’t sure if you’re ready to take the leap? Maybe you’re worried you won’t like it, or maybe you think you don’t have what it takes to stay motivated without the demands of an office. Changing jobs, or just …

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How to Find Work-Life Balance While Working From Home

When you’re new to remote work, finding that perfect balance between work and life can be difficult. Without an office setting to determine exactly when, where, and how you work, you may find yourself goofing off too much or working all day long leaving no time for yourself. Below are some excellent methods for finding the …

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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

With the increasing number of remote workers globally, it’s no surprise that you are among the many who wish to undergo this liberating transition from working in the office to the freedom of working remotely. We love the many benefits of working remotely and we hope the information we give you here, will help you convince your existing boss …

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Remoters Share Their 9 Favorite Work From Home Productivity Tips

America may be having a love affair with the idea of remote work, but staying focused and productive while working from home can be difficult. Over 20 percent of Remoters surveyed said they struggle to remain focused while working from home. When there’s always laundry that needs to be folded, dishes to put away, and …

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The Most Common Remote Work Challenges and How to Get Past Them

Over the past few months remote workers have shared the pros and cons of working remotely with Remoter. Over 85 percent of those surveyed say that travel and schedule flexibility are the biggest pros, with better work-life balance and a less stressful work environment coming in not far behind. Most of us can agree that …

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Tips for Balancing Work and Family Over the Holidays

The tension between work and personal life is a very real thing when you work remotely. And it gets worse during the holidays. A Gallup poll published in December 2017 noted that while 43 percent of the workforce was taking vacation time over the holidays, over half of those workers still planned on checking into …