I’ve worked remotely since 2014, and I’ve loved every minute of the flexibility my work has allowed. One of the most frequent subjects I receive questions how to get started with remote work. I’m featuring my most popular content as well as everything you need to know to succeed if you choose to market a business, book, or podcast.
Everything You Need to Know About Working Remotely
Working remotely requires strategic thinking. There’s a learning curve to resisting the temptation to work odd hours. When your office is just down the hallway it’s often tempting to squeeze in a few additional hours of work when facing a deadline. But life without boundaries puts us at risk for burnout.
Keeping Burnout in Check
You may wonder why a website dedicated to inspiring women to pursue their calling and thrive in their purpose would focus on burnout. I’ve come to understand that to succeed in our calling fully; we must learn balance, including avoiding burnout.
We can’t avoid what we can’t identify, so we need to learn how to identify our burnout stage. And we also need to figure out how to cycle down from higher stages so we can continue to focus on the most important things in our lives. Identifying our burnout stage will help us keep work/life balance in check because we will be able to clarify our yeses and nos.
As a Content Strategist, I spend the majority of my days working to tell the stories of small businesses online to help them connect with their ideal customers. It’s my joy to work with so many amazing clients. However, not everyone is ready to outsource their marketing strategy. Many people who are looking for flexible employment become independent contractors. Flexibility is attractive, especially when you move frequently. But, flexibility doesn’t mean easy.
When you work from home no one knows you’re working unless you tell them! You need to have a clear marketing strategy and a plan to consistently execute your ideas even if you’re only working a few hours a week.Beth Walker
As a self-employed worker, you’ll file your taxes, so why not launch a business that allows you to pursue your calling? You’ll need a marketing strategy and a little patience to get things in order. And sometimes it’s helpful to delegate! If you’re uncertain how much marketing support you need, take this short quiz and learn more about the Simplified Digital Marketing Course developed by me with help of my marketing teammates. You’ll get the same expert advice we give our clients every day using this course.