Freelance and Telecommute Job Leads are Back!

Thank you so much for your patience as I took some time off to care for a loved one. I was reminded why I like to share freelance and telecommute job leads after I began rebuilding my client base and applying for new opportunities.

I share because of my frustration with various job ads and many of the sites that share job leads.  I don’t like to be misled. If a link or a lead promises something, I expect the listing site to deliver on that promise. Moreover, I’m tired of seeing a promising headline and job description only to learn the job pays very little (if at all). Finally, I don’t want to have to put out a lot of money to find a job. read more

An Open Letter to People Who Place Employment Ads

Dear People Who Place Employment Ads:

Can we talk? It’s about your job ads. They’re starting to get a little out of hand.

I get it. You want to make sure you’re receiving individualized responses from job candidates, rather than the same old, cookie cutter responses. You also want to be sure candidates are thoroughly reading the job ad to make sure they’re the right fit. You take these steps to make sure no one’s time is wasted, least of all not your own.

But you know what? read more

112 Freelance and Telecommute Jobs You Can Apply to RIGHT NOW!

Freelance and Telecommute Jobs

We haven’t done a big freelance and telecommute jobs dump in a while, have we? There’s a good reason for it, and I’ll hopefully begin posting more often.

Please accept my apology for sporadic posting. We had a bit of a family crisis that kept me away from my laptop. Thankfully we’re getting back to normal. In the meantime, why not join our remote job-sharing group on Facebook or check out Telecommunity’s remote job board. You can also subscribe to Telecommunity to receive leads in your inbox every time we update. read more

Using the Japanese Art of Decluttering to Organize Your Professional Life

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japenese Art of Decluttering by Marie Kondo

I recently read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japenese Art of Decluttering by Marie Kondo for my book club. And, yes, while it did have me cleaning out my closets, I found that this book helped even more when I applied the basic principles of the Japanese art of decluttering to how I approach my professional life.

Wait! Don’t leave. Hear me out on this.

In the book, Kondo explains how we’re more at peace in our mindset when we keep a tidy home. I get this. I have a hard time getting into the groove when I’m watching dog hair tumbleweeds roll past me as I’m working. In fact, if something catches my eye as being out of place or in need of a dust rag, I won’t be able to get down to business until I get my area in order. read more

Why Freelance?

Why Freelance?

Though I’ve had full time, part time, and one-off clients for the past 15 years, I was strictly an independent contractor throughout that time. Freelancing allows me to choose the clients I want to work with, set my own rates, and be flexible with my time. It can be feast or famine, and not all clients are a joy to work with, but freelancing served me well over the years.

I recently began looking into leaving the home to work full time in a nearby office. It’s not really what I want but sometimes the reliability of the full-time office job appeals to me more than hustling for new clients. However, it wasn’t until we had a medical emergency in our family, that I realized the importance of freelancing for my particular situation. read more

164 Freelance and Telecommute Job Leads You Can Apply to Today!

We haven’t shared a giant list of freelance and telecommute job leads for a while, but it’s about time we do it again! There’s an abundance of opportunities available for remote job seekers right now, so let’s just get right to it.

Included today are leads for writing jobs, tech/IT jobs, marketing jobs, social media jobs, project management jobs, and many others. (Some jobs are location specific or require you to come in for meetings or training.)

Brands hiring today include Aetna, Amazon, Johns Hopkins University, .Mic, Michael Kors, Yelp, and others. read more

6 Tips for Finding the “Hidden” Telecommuting Jobs

Ok, so maybe that’s a misleading headline. I don’t know that there are really “hiddentelecommuting jobs. Just because a job opportunity isn’t obvious doesn’t mean anyone is going to any great pains to keep them out of the public eye. So it’s not that they’re”hidden” so much as they’re “quiet.”

If you’re looking to work from home, you probably have your tried and true list of job boards and search sites to look at every day. Sometimes every job search or listing site is sharing the same gigs. If you’re getting a little frustrated by the same old, same old, it’s probably time to change up your search strategy. read more