Want to learn how to find legit work-from-home jobs? We share our 4 best remote job search tips to help you land your dream role and avoid job scams now!
If you’re itching to start working remotely, your first step is learning how to find legit work from home jobs.
Online job scams are everywhere, from social media influencers promising to help you get rich to fraudsters reaching out on LinkedIn with freelance remote gigs.
So we’re sharing four ways to find legit work from home jobs and avoid sketchy scammers in this guide.
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Do you have side business ideas running through your mind? You’re not alone. Side businesses have gained a lot of popularity since the financial crisis of 2007.
Here in the US, many millennials found themselves underemployed or out of work entirely, so they looked for ways to make ends meet outside of their day jobs. One recent survey claims that 93% of Americans have some kind of side hustle, and the value of the gig economy is projected to top $450 billion next year.
So how can you get in on that, right?
Coming up with side business ideas is simpler than you may think. It starts with thinking about the skills you have that someone else might need. There is a huge range of marketable goods and services that can help you earn money outside of your regular income.
To get you started, we’ve created a list of side business ideas that will help you think about what type of expertise you already have, and how to turn that into a successful revenue stream.
14 Side business ideas to help you get started
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Remote work may not be for everyone, but there are numerous benefits of working outside of the office.
Tips for Asynchronous Remote Work
- Asynchronous workers should have the freedom to work at their own pace
- Having a clear and comprehensive communication plan is key
- Reduce meetings for better productivity
- Implement a strong company culture
Asynchronous remote work is one way to conduct business without being chained to a desk all day. Working from home or another remote location isn’t something that can be turned on and off like a switch.
It takes time for managers to build trust and confidence in remote employees so they can function together as a high performing remote team.
Moreover, switching between remote work and regular office hours requires planning and restructuring in order to ensure remote team members are always operating at peak performance and efficiency.
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Multitasking is something that every freelancer knows all about.
After all, when you’re a solo entrepreneur, the buck stops with you.
You’re responsible for everything from marketing to liaising with clients, completing projects to spec, and ensuring that you get paid on time.
As the expression goes, you wear lots of hats – and often, you have to wear more than one hat at the same time.
Being adept at multitasking is a skill, but that doesn’t mean that it’s a good one. What if we told you that mastering the art of monotasking was essential, too?
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When moving from full-time work to freelance, knowing how to price yourself as a contract developer can be a challenge. We’ve got the data to help you do it right.
We’re often asked by developers for advice on pricing themselves, whether it’s an hourly rate, a monthly retainer, or an annual salary. The answer, like most things in software, is usually, “it depends.”
Depends on what, though?
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Finding work can be arduous, especially when you are a beginner. The challenge of finding a job as a freelancer without experience may seem impossible.
However, the process has become much easier with many new freelancing platforms like Upwork that offer work for marketers, designers, writers, and more.
However, when someone starts fresh on these websites, one of the most common questions is, which jobs are easily scored? The answer to this is straight and simple, search for jobs that require zero to very little experience and those that will put you above the competition.
Also, to land jobs with no experience, you’ll need to create a solid upwork profile, create a portfolio, set your hourly rate, work on your pitch, etc.
To learn more about the jobs you can land on Upwork as a beginner and some tips to kick-start your career, keep reading.
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There are dozens of considerations to take into account when asking the question “How much does it cost to hire a contract developer?” We’ve collated the data from hundreds of hires to help find your answer.
We get a lot of questions about how to set budgets for adding a new developer (or three) to your team. Historically, we’ve been reluctant to put a specific number on that because developer compensation packages vary so wildly, based on things like the skillset of the developer, hours needed, and even location. But we understand that it can be helpful for hirers to have a sense of market rates and ranges before they begin the hiring process. Planning for future headcount and determining per-hire budgets is much easier when you have the numbers in front of you and data to work with.
To that end, we’re sharing the data we’ve accumulated from our most recent developer hires made on the Gun.io platform. These numbers represent the averages and ranges for developer costs within their respective experience and geography bands. This is a great place to start to understand how companies who are competing with you for talent think about the investment they’re making with each hire.
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