Need remote work help? This is a great place to start. First things first, allow me to introduce myself.
My name is Ashlee Anderson.
I’m a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) and Forbes Coaches Council Member.
I specialize in helping traditional office workers ditch their daily commute to become telecommuters.
This blog is my way of sharing what I’ve learned in the last ten years as a remote worker and to (hopefully) serve as inspiration to help you realize that you too can achieve work (from home) happiness as a telecommuter.
Since launching back in 2015, I’ve posted hundreds of articles about remote work from how to find a job to resume advice and professional development.
For newcomers, the sheer volume of information on the site can be overwhelming. That’s why I created this page.
Give it a read and explore the listed tools and resources. If you still feel lost or have any questions, you can always reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or say hello on Facebook or Twitter.
Learn To Work From Home
Sometimes you need a specific skill to work remotely. Other times, you might just need to brush up on a few things. Here are a list of trusted online courses that can teach you a new remote-friendly skill or strengthen your existing skill set.
Specific Skills For Remote-Friendly Careers
Want to learn a new skill that lends itself well to remote work? No problem! Check out all the online course options below that make it easy to learn a specific remote-friendly skill.
1. Proofread Anywhere
If you have eagle eyes and read everything, a career as a proofreader might be in the cards. Caitlin Pyle is the teacher behind Proofread Anywhere. She’s built not one but two successful proofreading businesses and shows you how to do it too:
2. Bookkeeper Business Launch
As a bookkeeper, you don’t need a degree. However, it is wise to learn the tricks of the trade. Ben Robinson, a successful longtime bookkeeper, teaches you just that:
3. Transcribe Anywhere
Do you like to type? A career as home-based typist is a great option. Janet Shaugnessy of Transcribe Anywhere has two courses for you to choose from:
4. CareerStep Medical Transcription & Editing
CareerStep is known (and trusted) for teaching career-specific skills. One such skill that is remote friendly is Medical Transcription & Editing:
5. CareerStep Medical Billing & Coding
Another remote-friendly skill taught by CareerStep is Medical Billing & Coding. These professionals are in such demand that there are more job openings than pros to fill them. Learn the necessary skills to get hired:
6. Horkey HandBook
Gina Horkey is an amazing human who has built several successful businesses. Thankfully, she’s sharing all her secrets with aspiring remote workers to help them learn the necessary skills to start their own remote-friendly careers:
- 30 Days Or Less To Virtual Assistant Success
- 30 Days Or Less To Freelance Writing Success
- Virtual Project Management
- Become a Home-Based Real Estate Assistant
7. Internet Scoping School
A scoping is a unique skill that lends itself to remote work. And, it’s probably the work from home job you haven’t heard of! If you like to read and are great at editing, a remote job as a scopist might be right for you:
8. The Art of Proofreading
My friend, Phon, is a longtime proofreader and copyeditor. She started out her career as a romance novel proofreader but eventually grew her own business. Now she’s committed to helping out-of-the-cubicle thinkers develop their own proofreading and copyediting skills so they can work from home:
9. Write Your Way To Your First 1K
Another blogging buddy of mine is Elna Cain. She is a mom of twins and still managed to find the time to build a career as a writer. Curious how she did it? Check out all her tips and tricks:
10. Pinterest VA
I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. If you do too, you can actually learn the business side of pin-ing and get paid to help businesses, bloggers, and brands:
Learn General Skills To Strengthen Your Resume
If it’s been a while since you’ve changed careers or simply need a refresher, a great thing to do is learn a new skill. It makes you a competitive job seeker and increases your employability.
Millions (yes, millions) of jobs are found on LinkedIn. A great way to strengthen your LinkedIn profile is to take a course through LinkedIn Learning. Once you do, your new skill is highlighted on your LinkedIn profile and helps you knock the socks off of all hiring managers and recruiters:
If there’s a skill you think you’re lacking, I bet you can find how to do it on Udemy. There are literally thousands of courses to choose from, many of which can be completed in a weekend:
Career Coaching Services
I’m a Certified Professional Career Coach & Forbes Coaches Council Member.
I offer a variety of remote-focused services for job seekers. Go ahead and check them out so I can help you reach your remote work goals.
Where To Find (Real) Remote Jobs
I find literally hundreds of real remote jobs every single day. All of these job leads are from real, reputable companies that hire remote workers regularly. These listings are not direct sales, MLM or similar ‘business opportunities.’
Want to know where I find them? Check out my $10 guide on where to find (real) remote jobs.
You’ll quickly learn where to look so you can find the legit jobs and avoid all the scams & schemes.
Now that you’ve dipped your toe into the work-from-home waters, it’s time to jump in!
Be sure to browse the blog for expert advice on all things remote job search.
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(at)WorkFromHomeHappiness(dot)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!