I’ve been working remotely for almost 3 years now and whenever I mention this, the first thing I get asked is: How can I get a remote job like yours? With a lot of luck… and some ingenious planning.
Working from home is pretty darn great. You have the flexibility to control your hours, you can prepare a home-cooked lunch every single day, and you can even sneak in a load of laundry once in a while. The dress code is chill, the music is always your choice, and there aren’t any chatting co-workers interrupting you when you are in the zone. I’ve found I’m a lot more productive since I’ve been working from home.
Nevertheless, working from home also has its downfalls. It can be extremely lonely, difficult to stay motivated and hard to stick to if you don’t have the discipline and right tools to be successful. As I’ve been working from home for almost 3 years now, here are my top recommendations for working remotely successfully.