The number of remote workers is on the rise. It’s easy to see why. People who work remotely enjoy flexible schedules and the freedom of location independence. Whether you choose to travel, or simply work from home, the appeal is clear.
This doesn’t mean the life of a remote worker is stress free. It isn’t by any means and one of the major causes of this stress is finding work. Since much of this work is temporary in nature, many remote (or gig) workers are constantly on the lookout for new clients and new jobs.
Let’s make 2019 the year this all changes. To get started, check out these easy, actionable ways that you can land more remote gigs in 2019.
1. Find some great remote job connections
If you’ve been using traditional job sites like Indeed or Monster to find work, you may not have had much luck. These sites simply aren’t designed for you. Instead, check out sites like RemoteOK or Remote.com to connect with employers that are interested in hiring location-flexible help.
2. Develop the valued traits of a remote worker
Before you hit the pavement and start looking for work, there’s one thing you can do to increase your chances of success. That’s to learn and develop the traits that hiring managers want to see in a remote worker. If you don’t have the following traits in abundance, it’s time to do some work:
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