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Remote Working: The Future to Unbonded Workplace

What came into your thoughts when you hear about working remotely?

Probably this old-school gadget?

remoteObviously not, lol 😉

Remote working is the kind of job where you can work from anywhere you’d like. No more dull cubicle office you have to face every single day from 9 to 5. Yeah, it’s pretty suck getting to that sort of routine, as if you were on a rat race.

As human being people tend to seek freedom. But, we also prone to gain security for what we do, that is, job security. Being a freelance is one of the most obvious way on working remotely. It’s plain evident that there is no way a job security a freelance career could provide.

If you think of your office, think what you were doing from 9 to 5 specifically. How can you be so sure that you are being productive as you’re supposed to? How many periods did you spend opening up emails, and suddenly realizes it’s 1 PM already? Or those days you devote entirely on chatting with your coworkers? But you did it anyway, because you have those feel of security. Getting remote as a freelance means you wipe all your security and welcomes all the risk.

Snapping from CNBC:

According to the survey, there will be a lot more people working remotely in the next five years — 54 percent of business owners said they expect the majority of their workforce to be working online by 2017. “These numbers are showing that there is widespread adoption of hiring people online, and supports our prediction that one out of every three people hired in 2020 will be hired online,” said Rosati.

How’s that make you feel?

One of the most common remote workers (and employers) being sought after is in the software engineering industry, that means, good news for web designers and developers. It is suggested that due to lack of skilled supply of software engineer, employers tend to find workforce across the globe.

Is being a remote workers might be a great opportunity for you? Let’s elaborate the nitty gritty advantages you attain while being a remote workers.

  1. Avoid Commuting. Working without worrying if you’re late to work or if the traffic doesn’t genuinely corporative is just awesome. You can decide where you want to work, with whom, and how you get shit done.
  2. Less Stress. Your boss won’t be aware of what you were doing for the last 30 minutes or so. Plus, you could simultaneously play with your pets while still maintain the right attitude toward your assignment.
  3. You actually get shit done. That’s right. You have the right moment to actually prove you’re capable of getting sh*t done, moreover you finished it faster than it’s supposed to. They will see you as a reliable person, thus your reputation will leap.
  4. Spend time with family. Being at work for approximately 8 hours will cost your time for your family. Getting a remote work means you could generally keep in touch with your wife and children.

Adversely, you need to consider why there are probable chance that working remotely SUCKS. You might wanna check that article from Scott Hanselman.

While many said that getting a remote work is hard due to lack supply of companies offering the facility (for now). What might be the best alternative is to proactively ask your company for a remote position, and tell them why it is beneficial for both parties. You may find this video useful:

You might also want to consider the following:

Several websites you need to check, where most remote jobs usually posted:

Good news everyone, there are currently sites looking for remote top developers. What’s awesome is that THEY will give clients to you. You can think of them as a medium that connects clients with a prospective employers. Bad news is (or probably good, it depends) most of these companies applies strict selections in which it will go for the top developers only and get rid of all the lousy developers. Quality is king, you might say. Here’s some I could find:

Help me out adding some more websites through the comment box 🙂

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