Advice for starting a new job while working from home


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How to be productive when working from home

Working from home comes with its fair share of distractions and can be difficult to adjust to. With the current pandemic forcing millions of people to stay home, it may be even more difficult to look after your family while trying to manage your workload. However, a successful work-life integration is possible with a few tips.[Read full article on Forbes] 
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How to get maximum focus and creativity with environmental design

Workspace design can significantly impact creativity and productivity and for businesses that means creating office environments that blend open spaces for interaction and collaboration with quiet areas to allow workers to focus without constant distractions. If you work remotely, whether from home or elsewhere, your options for creating the optimal workspace may be limited. Even in a small space or on a tight budget however, there are some simple changes you can make. Here, Kunal Shandilya shar...
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5 things my daughter taught me as a freelancer

Juggling the conflicting demands of parenthood and career, especially as a first-time parent with a new baby, can be extremely demanding. Many women—who tend to be the primary caregivers—continue working full time while others opt for flexible working arrangements that allow them to balance work and family more comfortably. And for some, there's the option of quitting their regular job and becoming a freelancer. While it certainly has its advantages, working from home when you have a baby has it...
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20 creative ways for introverts to make money

Understanding your personality type and where you fall on the introvert-extrovert scale can help you identify a career or business in which you'll thrive. As an introvert, you may find some jobs more challenging than others. That doesn't mean jobs that are either good or bad for you and you have a limited choice. It means the best job for you is the one you love doing although you may need to find your own way to succeed in it. That said, you may like to explore some of the job and freelanc...
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How companies can encourage a work-life balance for their employees

More than 60% of the Millennial workforce strives for a work-life balance, and that has trickled down to the rest of the workforce.Yet, only 5% of employees consider themselves thriving with their work-life balance.Why should you care about this work-life balance? Because, employees with a healthy work-life balance are more productive, happier employees.To help you create a more positive culture and a more satisfying workplace, let's look at how companies can encourage a work-life balance for th...
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The psychological risks of being a solopreneur (and how to deal with them)

The UK gets an average of just 1493 hours of sunshine a year. So it isn't much fun being stuck at work on those rare sunny days when you'd rather be outdoors. Wouldn't it be great to be your own boss instead, to set your own hours and work whenever and wherever you want? Not so fast. Before deciding to quit your job and become a freelancer or entrepreneur, there's a downside to consider—especially if you're going it alone. Minda Zetlin explores here four of the biggest stressors for so...
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Home-based entrepreneurs: What are your biggest challenges of working from home?

While escaping the office in favor of working from home can seem a highly attractive proposition, it also has its challenges. Before taking the leap into entrepreneurship, freelancing, or small business ownership, you need to be aware of the potential pitfalls of working from home. Rieva Lesonsky shares the findings from a recent study to help you weigh up the pros and cons. [Read the full article on allbusiness.com]
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Want to join the gig economy? 15 companies hiring freelancers

If you’re thinking of swapping your regular 9-to-5 job for the freedom and flexibility of being a freelancer, make sure you do plenty of research first. You’ll need to be familiar with market demand to decide if it’s worth investing in expanding your skill set, and you’ll also need to know how to market yourself. This article shares some top tips from experts on the opportunities available for freelancers, the skills that are in demand, what you need to consider before taking the plunge, and how...
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