Hello! Welcome to Work from Home Happiness.
I’ll be your tour guide and sometimes cheerleader as you set out to escape your cubicle.
Who am I?
I’m Ashlee Anderson. Nice to meet you.
My goal is to empower out-of-the-cube thinkers, like you, to kick their cubicles to the curb!
After all, why spend nine hours a day in an office if you don’t want to?
So, if you’re looking for an alternative to the typical 9-to-5, you’ve landed in the right spot!
While the name of the blog is Work from Home Happiness, my main objective is to help others find happiness in working on their own terms.
Yes, sometimes this means working from home. But other times it means freelancing, solopreneurship, or even full on location independence allowing you to work from Baltimore, Bali, Starbucks or Boise — the choice is yours.
Making the decision to take your career in your own hands can be exhilarating, exciting, and even a little scary — but it shouldn’t be overwhelming.
That’s why I created this Start Here Page. This mini guide will give you direction when you have no idea where to start. And hopefully lay out your options as a remote worker, giving you the confidence to actually get started.
Ready? Let’s go! Oh, but before I forget, you can always reach me by email at email@example.com or say hello on Twitter.
I’m Here for the Jobs
Here just for the jobs? No problem! I’ve got you covered. Here’s the pages and posts you’ll want to check out:
Work from Home Directory – You know you want to work from home. But you have no idea what options are available. Sound like you? You’re not alone. I’ve rounded up some of the most popular remote job options to inspire your next career change and help you jump start your job search.
Work from Home Job Board – Fully searchable job board with remote, work from home, freelance, and virtual positions listed. You can bookmark your favorites and even create a custom job alert so you never let your perfect opportunity pass by.
Popular Jobs Worth a Look:
- 30+ Work from Home Customer Service Jobs
- 19 Transcription Jobs Online for Beginners
- How to Earn Money Online as a Search Engine Evaluator
- 30+ Non-Phone Jobs
- Full-Time Jobs with Benefits
- Work from Home Part-Time
Want to try searching for work from home jobs on your own? That’s the spirit!
I frequently use Indeed to find hundreds (yes, hundreds) of remote jobs on a daily basis. If you’re not using Indeed — you should be!
Here, try it out. Just type “remote” in the “where” box below and behold hundreds of at-home jobs right before your eyes 🙂
I Want to Be a Freelancer
You’re in good company! An estimated one in three U.S. workers now earns at least some of their income freelancing. And it’s no wonder — few jobs let you choose who you work for, set your schedule, and pick your pay rate. What’s not to love? But when you’re just getting started, it really can be overwhelming.
For a little advice and guidance, check out these posts:
- No-Fail Beginner’s Guide: How to Set Up a Freelance Website that Sells Your Services for You
- Starting a Freelance Writing Career with No Experience
- Freelance Services You Can Sell in Your Free Time
I’m Looking for a Side Hustle
I think everyone should have a side hustle. They’re a great way to make extra money, expand your resume, and — who knows — you can even turn your side hustle into your full-time job! Seriously. And with the extreme flexibility that comes with an online side hustle, there’s really no excuse not to have one.
Side Hustle Ideas to Consider:
- The Side Hustle Quickstart Guide
- Turn Your Existing Skills into Your Ideal Side Hustle
- Hobbies that Make Money
- The In-Demand Side Hustle Guide for Grammar Buffs
I Want to Make Some Serious Money Online
If you’ve got a bit of a solopreneur spirit, you can definitely earn a full-time living online. There are a number of ventures you can start and grow that turn your computer into a money-making machine. These opportunities may take some time to see money come in, but once they start producing, they’re often the most rewarding ways to earn a living!
Must-Read Articles for Budding Online Entrepreneurs:
- The No-Fail Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Blog
- Start a Profitable Job Board in Just One Day
- Make Money Online without a Website
- Information Marketing: How to Sell Your Existing Knowledge
I Just Want Some Extra Money
So, you want to work from home but aren’t quite ready to quit your day job? Fortunately, there are no shortages of ways to earn a little extra money online here and there — who knows, you might end up loving it so much you end up quitting that day job of yours!
Tons of Ways to Earn Extra Money Can Be Found in These Articles:
- The Moonlighter’s Guide to Working from Home
- 7+ Online Weekend Jobs (No Commitment Required)
- 101+ Ways to Earn Extra Money Online
Help! I’m a Complete Beginner
Hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? Right! That’s why I’ve put together a number of beginner’s guides for some of the most popular ways to earn money from home. These guides are meant to give you a good overview of what you can expect and, more importantly, point you in the right direction so you can actually start earning!
When You’re Fresh Out of the Cube, You Gotta Read:
- Become a Blogger
- Become a Proofreader
- Become a Transcriptionist
- Become a Virtual Assistant
- Become a Writer
I Want to Learn More…
If you want to learn some skills that translate well to flexible online work, make sure to browse through all the online courses that are perfect for beginners. I’ve also put together a Resources Page which is chock full of ways to give yourself a leg up in the work from home realm because who couldn’t use a little boost now and again?
Don’t Be a Stranger
If you’ve made it this far, I hope you’ve found what you were looking for. If not, how can I help? I’m readily available to answer questions, alleviate any fears, and generally point you in the right direction.
So, don’t be shy — drop me a line. I’m available all over the place:
Email me: Ashlee@WorkFromHomeHappiness.com
Tweet me: @AshleeWrites
Pin with me: WorkFromHomeHap
Like me (I already like you): Work from Home Happiness
And don’t forget to share this page! If you know someone who needs a boost to break free of their 9 to 5, send them this link. Happy remote job hunting!
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