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12 Ways to Maximize your Remote Worker Contract

By Amour Setter, Entrepreneur/Digital Nomad The benefits of being a remote worker are numerous: personal freedom, improved lifestyle, no commuting, etc. In the USA alone 3.3 million full-time professionals, excluding volunteers and the self-employed, consider their home as their primary place of work. Before you go diving into a remote job, it's important to consider what kind of remote worker you are and what type of contract you will be expected to sign. In this blog I will outl...

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Achieving Success By Starting Your Own Business: Plan, Research, And Get Started

Almost everybody faces a career setback at some point in their life, and this kind of obstacle can leave one rattled. Some people take a step back when facing a disruption in their career plan and decide to go in a different direction, perhaps starting their own business rather than continuing to answer to someone else. Starting your own business is not necessarily an easy path to pursue, but it can be incredibly rewarding. How do you decide what type of business to start? While it is impo...

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Remote Work Will Save Small Towns

By Nick Traenkle The struggling small towns, which lost so many people, first and foremost the young talented ones, to the big cities, will be thriving again with the already started wave of remote work. STATUS QUO The entire world is in a long phase of urbanization (see also these UN report: 2014 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects from my post How remote work supports the health of our planet). But it is not only the movement from rural landscapes to cities –...

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When She Lets Them Fall

Pain. Pain is the greatest weakness of them all. That's why some people can't resist pain. Do you want to hear a story? There's this one girl who always hides her face with her long black hair. She goes to school every day without a friend. She always sits alone at lunch. To pass the time she uses her smartphone and posts to her blog anonymously. Online, she's really popular. Online, she's really popular. But in reality, she's a nobody...

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How Our Remote Marketing Team Collaborates Across 6 Timezones

In the past when our marketing team was only two or three people, it was easy to work on projects together. Finding time to meet and discuss was also easy, as we only had to coordinate between a few people and we were in fairly close timezones. In the past year, our marketing team has grown from a team of four to a team of eight (yay!). Timezones are mildly more of a challenge now that we are based all around the world — from the West Coast in the US to the East Coast in the U...