Remote Your Hustle


Unemployment rates are up at an alarming scale, especially since the onset of the current pandemic. People have had to choose between two impossible options; stay home and stay safe from the virus or go to work and risk getting infected. These are impossible options, but what is even more alarming is that they don’t necessarily exist anymore. A lot of businesses; both big and small have been forced to close down. So, even if you wanted to take the risk, go to work or seek out employment, no one’s really hiring. Companies and businesses are struggling to stay afloat, and sadly, this involves letting employees go.

So, here we are, in a year that has sadly taken away more than it has given. A year that has seen millions of people lose their jobs, with no ready alternatives. Still, as sad as this is, there is hope, because though the year 2020 reinforced the concept of remote jobs, they have always been available. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that remote work (whether self-employed or otherwise) should be taken seriously. It is the one thing that has not suffered in the year 2020; if anything, it has thrived. If you got laid off this year, that is awful but don’t stay down and don’t stay depressed. There are options, and it is time to evaluate them. Here is one; remote your hustle.

It sounds flippant, and maybe a little unrealistic but in our current reality, having a remote hustle or job is not just one way to stay afloat during this difficult time, in the long run, it could become a way for you to earn a living comfortably. There are tons of remote jobs out there; a lot of them existing before this year, a lot of them bolstered by the world’s current economic and social situation. Now, it’s just a matter of choosing one and making it work. But how can you know which one to go for? And which one is in tune with your need and talent?

  1. Research: You can research what kind of options are open to you. There’s a ton of information on the internet about remote jobs, and if you don’t find the information enough, or you want a more personal approach, talk to people who can give you the answers you need. Find out what kinds of remote jobs employers are offering. Find out what kinds you can do, what kinds you already have the skill for, what kinds you don’t know anything about but would like to do. Again, you could find that there already exists a remote version of the job that you did before. This will make things less stressful for you.

Take your time though, there is no need to go into this too quickly. You are entering a new phase of your work life, and it’s best to have a high level of certainty.

  1. Take Courses: After you are done with your research, this will lead you to your next step. Arranging your resume to apply for the job or taking courses to get you ready for the job. Some remote jobs need elaborate degrees; others require a course here and there to become knowledgeable in the technicalities of its responsibilities. If you don’t have the degree that relates to this remote job, go for these courses. Some online courses are quite affordable and detailed; finding one that relates to what you want should not be a problem. There are tons of platforms offering online education, try them out. And if you are interested in a course on content writing, our firm offers an affordable and detailed one. Another advantage of taking courses is that they look great on your resume if in the future you decide to seek different employment.

 

  1. Be Clear on What You Want and What Employers are Looking For: Naturally, employers are looking for honest, hardworking people who have a passion for and are good at their jobs. This should be a consideration when you are applying for any job, whether remote or not. A lot of remote jobs are lucrative and sure this is a hard time, and you are trying to stay afloat but, you should go for a remote job whose benefits, besides money, appeal to you. You have to bear in a mind that this could turn into a lifelong career. Furthermore, remote jobs require self-supervision. You have no one watching you so you have to inspire yourself to do the work and do it well and, this will work better if you like the job. A remote employer needs to trust that you can do this and if you can’t, then don’t get into it.

Here’s something you should know before you proceed. This change will not be easy. You are not just going to jump from unemployment to a high paying remote job. You will face difficulties. Learning will not happen at the snap of a finger. However, it will be worth it, because in a few years, a lot of jobs will become truly obsolete, and more and more jobs will be firmly rooted online. The time to position yourself properly for this quickly coming future is now.