Rework Remote: How Remote Work Can Cure Loneliness

My warm feet stung the cold wooden floor as I walked downstairs to get a glass of water. It was 8 a.m. on a Tuesday in the middle of winter. Boston winter. I was staring down the barrel of another solitary day of work in my living room. Starting a software business by myself, in the middle of winter, in the middle of a pandemic;…

Where—And How―To Find Remote Jobs

While working remotely is not a new concept (I’ve worked remotely for more than 10 years), prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, only a small fraction of the workforce worked away from a centralized office or business location. Like many workers, you may have gotten your first taste of remote work in 2020, as social distancing to slow the spread…

40 Benefits Of Remote Work I’ve Experienced

I’ve worked remotely for most of my career, over a decade as I write this. I’ve also run a fully remote company for nearly a decade. So I’ve experienced the benefits of remote as an employee and on behalf of the company. I haven’t experienced all of these benefits of working remotely all of the time, but I have come across all of them at…

What Does Remote Work Mean?

What does remote work mean? What doesn’t it mean? Supporting remote terms 👉 What does remote work mean? 👈 Remote work: Knowledge work done outside of a company office space. But that probably needs some context. Remote work can mean different things based on your perspective or position: For the employee: An employee working away from a centralized, physical workplace. For the company: A fully remote company…

How To Find Work From Anywhere (WFA) Companies & Jobs

What does “work from anywhere” (WFA) mean? Work from anywhere is a company policy or program that allows employees to perform their jobs outside of the office, the home, and their home state or country. This could mean different things to different companies: Some companies may offer work from anywhere they legally operate (80 countries, for example). Some might allow up to two months of…

55 Places For Work From Home, Make Your Own Schedule Jobs

You want to work from home, make your own schedule, and build a career that fits you. I get it, since that’s what I’m attempting to do here with my company, Buildremote. To find make-your-own-schedule, work-from-home jobs, you have three places to look: 19 freelancer platforms to find work-from-home jobs where you can make your own schedule 35 asynchronous companies where the employees work from…

12 Best Remote Side Hustles [2023]

There are two good ways to start a search for remote side hustles: 1) look for skills and careers that are conducive to online, remote side hustles, or 2) find a marketplace with online projects and jobs. In this article, we’ve covered both options in depth. Click a link below to start your remote side hustle search whichever way works best for you: 12 best…

29 Excuses To Miss Work On Short Notice: Text Or Call

 To highlight some good excuses to miss work on short notice, we dug through some earlier posts about leaving work early, missing work, and reasons to work from home. We found 29 good excuses to call off work last minute, and organized them into three categories: Last-minute examples that almost never fail Notifications you can condense into a quick text message Some funny ones Complete list…

28 Justifiable Excuses To Work From Home

Look up ☝️. See our company name is Buildremote (emphasis on remote)? We don’t think you ever need an excuse to work from home. Most companies should just embrace it and go fully remote. But on the off-chance, you work a hybrid schedule or for a company mandating you be in the office, you might need a solid, last-minute excuse to work from home for…

23 Robust Excuses To Get Out Of Work

Unfortunately, “I don’t want to work today” doesn’t usually go over too well with managers. You’ll need a reason — okay, call it a bulletproof excuse to get out of work. Ideally, one that won’t lead to questions. We turned to our list of contributors to learn about their tried-and-true best excuses to miss work. After sifting through the many responses, we organized 23 into…