Advice/Advice for Work From Home Warriors & Wannabees

How to make the transition to Work From Home freelancer or entrepreneur easier

How to make the transition to Work From Home freelancer or entrepreneur easier

transitions are hard when trying to work from home

Most of us have been there before. You have one life, perhaps in an 8-6 office job, but you are spending every other hour working towards a new work from home reality. For some that means spending nights and weekends building a large enough client base to make the leap, for others it means compulsively searching for that elusive 100% remote job that you can take anywhere.

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Video: What makes a good work from home employer?

Video:  What makes a good work from home employer?

Looking for a work from home job? It's easier when you know what a good employer looks like.

Regardless of whether you are a work from home employee, a manager of a remote workforce, or an entrepreneur with a distributed team, knowing what a good work from home employer looks like helps employees and companies alike.

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Video: Work From Home Discrimination?

Video: Work From Home Discrimination?

Is it discriminatory to only let some people work from home?

Is it discriminatory to only let some people work from home? Should an employer offer a work from home option in a binary way: universally or not at all?

Advice/Managing a remote workforce

The Two Biggest Challenges of a Remote Workforce

The Two Biggest Challenges of a Remote Workforce

Remote workforce challenges

I make my living working from home as both an exec in a company with a 100% distributed international workforce and as an entrepreneurial cheerleader for converting companies to virtual workforces. I am often asked about the benefits of a remote workforce and I can literally talk for hours about them. However, let’s be frank about the two biggest challenges.

Advice/Managing a remote workforce

Do Millennials Make Good Remote Employees?

Do Millennials Make Good Remote Employees?

Do Millennials Make Good Remote Employees?

As someone who has hired plenty of professionals to work remotely, I try never to stereotype about anything. As for the business and marketing sector’s habit of pigeonholing people into generational groups, I try avoid it by never guess about an applicant’s age based on when they graduated, how long their professional career extends back through time, etc. I want to know how well you can do the job I need done, not whether you remember who the Human League was or if you have only known a world with Facebook.

Advice/Advice for Work From Home Warriors & Wannabees/Managing a remote workforce

Don’t let your team feel lonely

Don’t let your team feel lonely

Working from home will put a smile on your face

Recently I was asked how I help my remote team members from feeling isolated. This is part and parcel to the strategies involved with creating a company culture for work from home teams. After you get to the end of this gripping 3 minute article, check out my other articles for reasons why company culture is important for all companies with remote workforces and how to nurture it. 

Here’s how I help my team keep loneliness at bay.