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

Why Telecommuters Have to Set the Example

Whether you’re a freelancer or permanent employee, if you telecommute you have to be better than everyone who goes into the office. After working from home for almost 15 years, I learned that many companies want to embrace telecommuting.  However, they’re either worried about what will happen when staff are out of sight or they’ve been burned by people who have worked (from home) for them in the past but didn’t pull their weight.

As a freelance writer, I am always on the hunt for new clients. However, I’m finding that more potential clients are relating bad experiences with telecommuters. For example, freelancers who accept projects only to “flake out” and disappear when deadline time comes along. I’ve also worked on full-time remote teams where certain team members spent more time hanging out on Facebook and binge watching TV than they did on their jobs. I’m not saying this is the norm. However, with more people telecommuting than ever, the bad apples stand out. As a result, some clients and businesses who hired telecommuters in the past won’t do so anymore. read more

85 Telecommute and Freelance Job Leads You Can Apply To Today!

I apologize for being remiss in posting freelance and telecommuting job leads and blog posts. I have been on book deadline and I had to prioritize. However the book is almost complete, so we’ll be back to regular updates very soon. Thank you so much for your patience.

All of the leads posted today are current and accepting applications as of this writing.

Some of the jobs listed today include editing jobs, writing jobs, book reviewer jobs, tech/developer jobs, administrative jobs, customer service jobs, marketing jobs, translation jobs, and more! read more

My Client Didn’t Send a 1099, Now What?

By law, clients have until January 31st to send their independent contractors a 1099 form. If you receive a paper copy of this form, you might receive it in the mail a few days after filing and sending, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have all your paperwork by the second week in February. Most of us are fortunate to have clients who don’t send a 1099 as they should. However, a client who is tardy or remiss with paperwork shouldn’t keep you from taking care of business. read more

Looking for Freelance and Telecommuting Job Leads? Join Our Facebook Group!

Good morning!

Normally I try to share at least one long list of job leads per week for people who are looking for freelancing or telecommuting job leads. However, I’ve been on book deadline and haven’t been able to update this blog as often I’d like. Life will be back to normal in another month or so, but there’s another option for job seekers.

If you’re looking for a job where you can work from home – whether freelance or full time – we’re sharing leads several times a week in our Freelance and Telecommute Job Leads group on Facebook. read more

59 Telecommute and Freelance Jobs You Can Apply to Today

Happy New Year, Telecommuters! Let’s get 2017 started on a positive note – with new career opportunities and job leads for both freelancers and permanent remote employees. All leads are current and accepting applications as of this morning.

Today we’re sharing job leads for accounting jobs, writing and editing jobs, marketing jobs, health and healthcare jobs, tech jobs and more.

Brands hiring today include Eater, JP Morgan Chase, Salesforce, Vox Media, Zapier, and more.

If you’re looking for work and don’t want to wait until we share leads here, join us in the Freelance and Telecommute Job Leads sharing group on Facebook. read more

4 BIG Mistakes People Make When They First Begin Telecommuting

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At first glance, telecommuting looks like the best thing ever. You don’t have to wake up as early, can dress in comfy clothes, and your commute is only as long as it takes to get to your home office.  That’s all well and good, but telecommuting isn’t a job, it’s an aspect of a job. It could be a big mistake to focus more on the “telecommuting” part than the actual “job” part.

Telecommuting can be a big adjustment for people who never worked from home before. That isn’t to say anyone should expect a negative situation when they make the move to work from home, only that it requires balance, dedication, and focus. read more