Just a few years ago if you told Jonelle DaSilva she’s find success working for a network marketing company, she’d likely burst out laughing. With a successful career in the hospice industry, and a dream to travel all over the world, she couldn’t imagine what her life would be like in the months and years to come.
And after Jonelle found herself facing one of the toughest moments in her life, she took a leap of faith and started her life over — working remotely and continuing to embrace her love of travel. Here’s her story.
The beauty of being a remote employee is the opportunity to work wherever (and whenever!) you please. You can work from a beach, a ski resort, your library, or you can simply stay home and work in your pajamas. However, regardless of where you can work from, it’s important to have one dedicated area that serves as a home office or workspace of sorts.
How you choose to set up your workspace is a personal decision, but there are still some must-haves any type of remote professional have. We asked real-life remote workers what items were the most important in their home offices. Here’s what they had to say.
Ingrid Porter knows good design when she sees it. When she isn’t working in the world of home interior design, she’s studying the fashion industry. We asked her about her career evolution, what made her decide to go into the design industry, and what advice she’d share with people considering bringing their business into the remote world.
Here’s what she had to say.
Congratulations! After countless hours networking, scouring job sites, researching companies and perfecting your interview game, you just received the most exciting phone call: The company of your dreams has extended you a remote job offer. It doesn’t get more exciting than that!
Now the question remains: Is the job offer fair? Do you take it?
As a young adult, Ash Ambirge found herself homeless and sleeping in her car in a K-Mart parking lot after both of her parents passed away. With less than 26 dollars to her name, she knew that something needed to change if she was going to survive.
We interviewed her to talk about how she fought through fear to find a life of freedom. Here's what she had to say.
Are you prepared to introduce yourself and explain why you’re the perfect person for the job when you can’t connect in person? Eye contact and nonverbal communications can go along way, and sometimes, that can be hard to convey over a video call.
We caught up with Carrie Sharpe, communications consultant and speaker, and discussed how professionals can best brush up on their audio and video skills before their next remote job interview. Here’s what she had to say.