Author Topic: Working in Pajamas  (Read 803 times)

kmb501

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Working in Pajamas
« on: September 03, 2019, 02:33:16 PM »
If I wanted to join the army of people who get up in the morning, go to their computers, and spend the next 4-8 hours working from home, what would be the best course of action? So far, I've signed up with places like Rev, and I also work as a freelance writer when I can find work.

My degree says I can teach, but I've had varying success with it. I'd actually like a job blogging. I know it takes a while to build your own blog and gain ad revenue, but I was wondering if there are more ghostwriting opportunities out there.

I've also considered maybe writing some short fiction, but right now I'm just not a very good fiction writer. I can follow an example for short non-fiction excerpts, though.

Kris

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Re: Working in Pajamas
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 04:40:48 PM »
Go to the website Upwork. Look around there to see what you could do.

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Re: Working in Pajamas
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 05:13:56 PM »
Have you considered technical writing? Many tech companies allow remote work. For example: https://boards.greenhouse.getrake.io/digitalocean98/jobs/1654948?gh_jid=1654948

Keep in mind you don't always have to be super technical for these roles. You might be able to write guides, case studies, etc. or even edit them without too much previous knowledge.

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Re: Working in Pajamas
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 08:18:36 AM »
I am working in Pajamas right now...am in a customer/client facing role at a software company. This type of work lends itself very well to working remotely, and I think you could leverage your teaching background in being a product specialist.

Honestly...working remotely is not all it's cracked up to be in my opinion. You're "out of sight, out of mind" to your coworkers/management, even as an introvert I find myself getting cabin fever, you lose touch of social skills if you don't have a solid foundation of a social network outside of work. Finally, I do prefer having my home be a "no work" environment. There's nothing like coming home from work and having it be a work-free space. This way you're not walking by areas of your home where you work and have flashbacks of the bad call you just had or the difficult task you worked on all day.

Good luck!

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Re: Working in Pajamas
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 09:10:14 AM »
Have you considered technical writing? Many tech companies allow remote work. For example: https://boards.greenhouse.getrake.io/digitalocean98/jobs/1654948?gh_jid=1654948

Keep in mind you don't always have to be super technical for these roles. You might be able to write guides, case studies, etc. or even edit them without too much previous knowledge.

Second on the technical writing. I did this after I quit teaching and loved it.

As far as your question, go to Indeed.com and put "Remote" in the location box. You will be rewarded with all kinds of advertised positions that are location independent. Software, tutoring, database admin, virtual assistant..all kinds of positions lends themselves to working remotely and from home. I've been working full time from home for 3 years now and I will never go back to a cube farm.

kmb501

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Re: Working in Pajamas
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 07:23:32 PM »
I think I might look for some technical writing opportunities, then!

Go to the website Upwork. Look around there to see what you could do.

This is one that I don't know if I can do anymore. I asked to have my account reactivated after it was cancelled, and I haven't been able to get them to re-approve my application; it always says they don't need workers with my current skill set, not sure what I'm doing wrong.