The best thing about living in 2018 lies in the fact that you’re in full control of the sources of your income. You can work a regular 9 to 5 job which you complement with some work from home or you can become a full-time telecommuter and never even have to leave your home office. Nevertheless, finding balance in life is important and even if you do aim to earn money from home, you need to figure out how to do so in the best way possible. That being said, here are several suggestions on how to do something interesting and earn money.

Learn the limitations of tools and software

The first thing you need to understand is that the progress of present-day software development may look impressive but it is by no means omnipotent. Think about it, if an AI could write, transcribe and design, why would anyone need freelancers and remote workers? Seeing as how this industry is a trend that you belong to, as well, you need to take this into further consideration. Even the best of grammar apps can’t figure out all the tiny peculiarities of language (especially if the writer uses wordplay and similar techniques), same as online logo makers still can’t replace human developers.

Work with others

You don’t actually have to own a platform you make your money off but can achieve so by collaborating with others and helping them with their projects. So, one of the first things you might want to consider, in a situation where you’re confident in your writing skills, is the career option of a guest blogger. In fact, some people make serious money by guest posting, yet, this is a skill that goes beyond writing. 

Keep in mind that you will get better in time and that the more work you have on your resume, the greater are the odds that your work will be accepted by a reputable (well-paying) blog. Next, remember that you need to learn how to market your work, not just know how to write. This separates great guest bloggers from those who can actually make a decent living this way.

Learn how to communicate in a digital environment

Previously, we talked about the importance of marketing your business the right way around, yet, this is not as simple as you might have assumed. For instance, even though all of your potential business partners may have social networks, contacting them via an IM without any previous contact may not leave the best impression. Instead, you want to send an email, which is still the optimal tool for B2B outreach. For this to work, nevertheless, you need to learn several email etiquette do’s and don’ts.

Diversify your income

Another thing you need to understand is the fact that no matter how profitable your business may seem at the moment, there’s always a chance that things will take a turn for worse in the future. This isn’t pessimism, it’s just what being cautions is like. Therefore, you need to find a way to diversify your income sources as soon as possible. One of the ways to do so is to find jobs that are both legitimate and creative so that they give you a reliable income without boring you or interfering with the bulk of your work.

You don’t actually have to stay at home

The very phrase of working from home may be a bit misleading, seeing as how it doesn’t really require you to stay at home all of the time. On contrary, it only implies that you’re under no obligation to report to the office or some other workplace but have the freedom of organizing your own workday. For instance, the job of a pet sitter or a vlogger might take you to different places, while the job of a virtual assistant can indeed be done without ever having to leave the chair. In other words, people of different temperaments have different things to gain from this career path.

In conclusion

Myths and misconceptions you may have about this industry are forces that can make you hold back your full potential. Needless to say, this is something you simply can’t allow to happen. In order to become a truly prolific and profitable telecommuter, you need to understand that this is not just a career choice but a way of life. The same thing holds true for full-time remote workers and those who do this as a part-time, due to the fact that the same rules apply (for the most part).

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