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How to Find Your Next Great Work-from-Home Opportunity During COVID-19

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If you’ve lost your work-from-home job due to the coronavirus outbreak, there’s no need to begin the search for an in-office position if you’d like to continue working remotely. Below, we’ve provided some tips on finding and landing new remote work opportunities — and building a successful work-from-home career that will outlast the COVID-19 pandemic.

Explore the Different Types of Remote Work 

As you begin your search for new work-from-home jobs, you’ll first need to think about the specific type of remote work opportunity you’re looking for.

Several types of remote work opportunities include:
  • Side gigs like pet sitting, online tutoring, website testing, and dropshipping.
  • Freelancing your expertise as a sole trader or limited liability company (LLC).
  • Full-time remote work for companies that hire work-from-home employees. 
How to Find and Land Work-from-Home Opportunities 

Finding and landing a remote work opportunity may seem impossible in a time like COVID-19, but it’ll be easier than you think if you know where to look.
  • Search through online job boards like FlexJobs, Remotive, Dribble, and Freelancer.com.
  • Create an impressive freelancer profile on Upwork and start submitting proposals. 
  • Use your LinkedIn profile to search for freelance jobs and telecommute opportunities. 
  • Attract new clients by creating or updating your personal portfolio, utilizing your social media platforms, and learning everything you can about your target market. 
Build a Comfortable and Productive Work-from-Home Career

In order to comfortably and productively get your work done from home, you need a dedicated office space, self-motivation, and excellent written communication skills. The following tips will help you to build and maintain a productive and long-lasting work-from-home career.
  • Design a home office that fits your lifestyle and motivates you to meet your goals. 
  • Practice mindful productivity while working remotely during the coronavirus crisis. 
  • Improve collaboration in the remote work age by familiarizing yourself with digital communication tools like Slack, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. 
  • Disconnect from work at the end of each day by catching up on your favourite blogs, social media networks, and news stories.
Even if you’ve lost your work-from-home job during the coronavirus pandemic, you can find your next great remote work opportunity if you know where to focus your search. Losing a job is never easy — especially in a time like COVID-19 — but these resources will help you to find new remote opportunities so you can continue working from the comfort of your home.

By Matt Williams of wfmdepot.com

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