remote work

Digital Nomads and Visas: What You Need to Know

Living abroad may be your dream. Living abroad and earning a living is where dream meets reality. Unless you’re independently wealthy, if you’re traveling the world, you need to make a living to pay for your travel.  And even though travel plans have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, the hope is that …

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Become an Online Teacher at VIPKid

Because almost all learning has moved online due to the pandemic, the need for online teachers has never been greater. Of course, not everyone is cut out to teach calculus, biology, or even art online. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be a great teacher. VIPKid connects eager teachers with Chinese students who want to …

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The Ethical Dilemmas of Digital Nomad Life

In 2018, nearly 4.8 million workers called themselves “digital nomads”– people who work remotely while traveling the world. Nomads have a home country but spend no more than a few months out of the year there, instead, working while moving around the globe. However, choosing a digital nomad life is not without its challenges. Beyond …

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Creating an Emergency Plan When You’re a Digital Nomad

Emergencies can come in any form and strike at any time–even when you’re traveling the world. From small emergencies (a sprained ankle) to big ones (the COVID-19 pandemic), as a digital nomad, travel blogger, or even avid vacationer, having an emergency plan to cover all kinds of contingencies is a wise idea. You never know, …

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Is It Time for a Career Pivot?

People around the U.S. and worldwide are continuing to experience layoffs, face furloughs, and lose customers due to COVID-19. As job opportunities are put on ice indefinitely by the crisis, staying with your current company or industry may no longer be practical, or even possible.  While doing something completely different professionally may not have been …

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17 Stats About Remote Work in 2019

This is an updated version of a post originally published on October 5, 2015. We’ve added new stats that reflect the remote environment in 2019 to keep this list fresh and relevant for employers and job seekers interested in remote work. In this post, you’ll find: The overall positive impact of going remote for companies …

Coexisting When You Both Work From Home: 5 Tips

It’s becoming increasingly common for those in dual-earner households to be working from home. Though this might sound ideal, having two professionals working remotely together day in and day out—and not necessarily on the same type of work—doesn’t always lead to a harmonious union. Some level of compromise and expectation setting is involved. I’m very…