Telecommunity Posts

before-you-hire-a-freelancer

Before you hire a freelancer, there are a few things you should know. You see, having the freedom to work where and when we want is a perk, but it’s not compensation. We take our jobs serious and treat each client in a professional manner. We don’t have the luxury of direct deposit every Friday. If we don’t provide you with the finished product, we don’t get paid. Handing in a finished product doesn’t guarantee we’re getting a check as promised, either.

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Freelance Friday Tips for Freelancers

real-telecommute-job-leads

Today’s list of telecommute job leads is quick and dirty. We have jobs for those of you seeking both full time or part time opportunities, as well as independent contractor gigs. All jobs are current as of this morning, so hopefully you won’t run into too many “job expired” listings. Also, I did my best to weed out the unsavory or insulting offers. Everything on today’s list is a REAL job by a REAL client or employer.

Brands hiring today include ADP, Aetna, Amazon, Apple, bitly, Intuit, U.S. Quidditch, Sutherland Global Services, TeleTech, Xerox, and more.

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Telecommute & Freelance Job Leads

the-hardest-thing-about-working-from-home

I love working from home. You may already know that since I’ve been talking about it for the past 15 years. As much as I enjoy my freedom and being my own boss, I’m still finding myself struggling when it comes to focus. Or, rather, refocus.

For me, the hardest thing about working from home is getting  back to a place where I’m 100% focused. If I take a lunch hour or attend an appointment, it’s hard for me to get back “in the zone.”

Staying focused isn’t the problem; Keeping focused is





There have been a million blog posts and articles written about how to focus when you work from home. I’ve tried them all:

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Tips for Telecommuters

real-freelance-job-leads

Welcome to another Freelance Friday addition of job leads. Today’s listing features jobs for freelancers, independent contractors, and consultants.

I did my best to weed out the sketchy clients, but if you come across something that smells a bit off let me know and I’ll remove it. All jobs are current as of this writing, posted within the last week. Hopefully, you won’t come across any freelance job leads that are old or expired, but if you do please let me know.

Today’s list includes leads for writing, design, and other jobs. Lots of good luck to you!

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Freelance Friday Telecommute & Freelance Job Leads

becoming a freelance writer

When I was first interested in becoming a freelance writer, I was fortunate enough to work at a publishing company that hired a lot of independent contractors. This enabled me to understand what companies looked for in hiring and working with these writers, and the circumstances that caused a contract to end. It gave me a good idea of what to expect when launching my own business.

One important lesson learned upon becoming a freelance writer is how much work it entails. There’s always a need for new clients and new projects.

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Freelance Friday Tips for Freelancers

6-job-interview-red-flags

Don’t ignore job interview red flags. If something isn’t sitting right with you, go with your gut and explore your reasons for feeling off. Job interviews are a two-way street. You should be learning as much about the employer as they are you.

Everyone has an off day.  If a hiring manager says or does something that seems a bit off, it might not necessarily be a deal breaker. However, if several suspicious situations arise, think long and hard about how badly you want this job. Chances are, you won’t be happy in  a place that doesn’t make a positive impression from the very beginning.

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Job Interview Tips

54-full-time-remote-jobs

Full time remote jobs aren’t as scarce as many people believe. More and more companies are hiring for telecommuting staff positions because they can expand their search for candidates, keep a low overhead, and understand how certain people work better away from the hustle and bustle of an office environment.

Today’s list is focusing on full time remote jobs. These are the positions that pay salary plus benefits and offer sick days and vacation time. While many of them do allow for certain flexibility, they also provide the stability that comes with permanent employment. All jobs are current and hiring as of this writing.

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Telecommute & Freelance Job Leads