We receive many requests from folks who are potential clients, but we aren’t the best fit for them. Often people could benefit more from working with a single freelancer over using the services of a firm like ours. If any of these sound like you, don’t contact us, but sign up for freelancing sites like Upwork (formerly oDesk), Freelancer, or Elance instead. They will be a much better fit and could save you some serious money!
Many of our clients are other small businesses. And as these expand, these small business owners come face to face with the biting reality that it's impossible to continue to fly solo. If you've come to this realization, you know you need to focus more on what you do best and less on the things you either don’t do well or don’t enjoy doing. The good thing is there are people waiting on the wings who could step in and do those things for you, and for many tasks, these are “virtual assistants.” We utilize virtual assistants, and maybe you want to too.
Working remotely outside the brick-and-mortar office offers flexibility and a measure of autonomy, but it isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns. It is something of an art in which self-discipline, time management, and motivation all play a factor to become a successful remote worker. If you are part of a mainly remote team like ours, are a freelancer, or run your business from home, here are three quick tips for working remotely to help you stay on top of your tasks and work at your best:
Have you ever toyed with the idea of delving into the world of work-at-home jobs because you are sick of having to get on your car even on a blustery winter morning or a blistering hot afternoon to report for duty? Or you want to be more hands-on with your kids that you can’t commit to a full-time job outside your home?