Self Management 101: 5 Tips for Working Remotely

Statistics show that 70% of people worldwide work remotely at least once per week.

If you have recently become a remote worker whether part time or full time then you are probably already experiencing the benefits. Some of which include avoiding the hassle of a commute and spending more time at home with your family. You may even have the luxury of creating your own schedule.

However, there are some things you should bear in mind in order to make your remote work life as productive as possible. Here are some tips for working remotely that will assist you in keeping everything balanced.

1. Communicate

When you are a remote worker you are no longer a few steps away from your supervisor or other employees. This makes communication even more important than it was before.

Make sure you communicate with stakeholders your goals for the week and your progress whenever possible. This will help you to remain accountable and on top of your workload.

2. Invest in Good Tech Gear

When you work from a remote location having good Wi-Fi is a necessity. If you have to upgrade your Wi-Fi then do so, it helps productivity.

As a remote worker you may want to take your work outside of the house once in a while, so invest in a pair of noise canceling earphones. These will come in handy especially if you decide to work in a coffee shop.

In addition to your laptop, you should also invest in an iPad or tablet.

3. Solitude Has Its Limitations

Even if you are an introvert. There will come a time when you will need some interaction with other workers. 

If your company does not provide an online community for this then you should seek out other online forums. There are several of them for remote workers, this will help you to enjoy your solitude but still get some interaction.

4. Check Your Cash

As a remote worker, you need to keep track of your money. If you work in an official capacity for a company then keeping track of your salary is not that tedious.

When its time for your company to generate pay stubs and send them out make sure that you put them in a file so that you can stay organized.

However, many remote workers are freelancers and get paid on a project by project basis. If you fall into this category then you are responsible for keeping track of your money.

It’s good to create an excel document to show how much you are making. You can even download budgeting apps to keep track of your money and your spending.

Final Thoughts on Tips for Working Remotely

Being a remote worker is rewarding but it does present its challenges.

However, if you carefully follow the tips for working remotely that have been given you should do well. Remember to communicate with higher-ups, invest in good equipment, get involved in a remote worker community and manage your money.

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