Working from home is not a new trend. It is, in fact, becoming common practice for any new employee these days. Mainly in the tech industry – but others are catching up f̶a̶s̶t̶ at snail’s speed.
Remote work is popular because it gives your more flexibility than a traditional office job. Naturally, there is also (almost) no commute.
This benefits everyone, especially working parents who want to keep pursuing their careers while staying close to their families.
It’s not, however, all unicorns and rainbows. Working from home comes with its own set of challenges. In this article, we will uncover a few tips on how to eliminate distractions while working from home.
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The boom of remote work has, unfortunately, attracted a lot of scammers into the area as well. It’s not as bad as the crypto scene, but still significant enough to mention. I think.
Luckily, it’s not that hard to avoid these scams and stay safe. Here are the most common scams and tips on spotting and avoiding them.
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Hello, fellow remote job hunters 👋
Our robots have collected over 4k remote jobs in the last few weeks and We’ve published them all on Google Drive for anyone to download and dig through.
- Job Title
- Company Name, Website
- Direct Apply link
- Location / HQ, Labels, Salary (if posted)
Link to Google Drive: 4137 Remote Jobs – Sep/Oct 2021
Please let us know in the comments if you encounter any issues like expired openings and such so that we can fix them.
Have a nice day!
Calling all content curators, job-hunting power users, and newsletter authors. You can stop cherry-picking remote job offers spread over dozens of job boards, Facebook groups, subreddits, and companies’ career pages. In this article, we will show you how to scrape remote jobs from 20+ job boards using Zapier and Google Sheets.
There are a couple of remote job boards providing access to their database. Unfortunately, “their” is a crucial keyword here. Connecting one API will typically get you offers from one source only. Today, we will show you how you can automatically scrape remote jobs into Google Sheets from multiple sources. Without coding. Almost.
Let’s get to work.
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There are a couple of remote job boards providing access to their database. Unfortunately, “their” is a crucial keyword here. Connecting one API will
usually always get you jobs from just one source. Today, we will show you how you can automatically collect remote jobs into Airtable from multiple sources. Without coding.
To cover the majority of available remote gigs, you want to fetch data from multiple resources. These can be remote job boards, career pages, tweets, subreddits, or even Facebook groups.
Sounds like a pain, doesn’t it?
Luckily, there is a handy solution. Remote Weekly is a remote jobs delivery platform, which, coincidentally, offers API access. Remote Weekly’s data are aggregated from dozens of different resources. This means that connecting this single API will get you remote jobs from all over the internet.
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Curated.co is a publication platform that allows you to collect resources before using them in the next newsletter. Pabbly Connect is a powerful Zapier-like automation tool, which allows you to move data between different platforms. This post will show you how to use Pabbly to automatically collect new remote jobs to your Curated.co collection. We will use the new Remote Weekly API to achieve this.
If your newsletter consists solely of remote jobs, or you cover the whole niche and use job offers only as a cherry on top. This guide will show you how to add a valuable piece of content to your publication.
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Having an up-to-date database of remote opportunities can be a great addition to your online business. Curated newsletters, niche job boards, social media posts, or remote work agencies. They can all benefit from this extra piece of content. This guide will teach you how to send remote jobs to Google Sheets, using the Apipheny add-on.
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It doesn’t matter if you have been working from home for the last couple of years or if you are a work-from-home novice. Everyone will sooner or later have to deal with at least one of these. Let’s take a look at the culprits and traps of working from home. How to stay focused while working from home:
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Remote Weekly turned 1 year a few weeks ago. 🎉
The goal was always to deliver high-quality remote job offers to online professionals. In mid-2020, I made some changes, which in retrospect shifted the project in the wrong direction.
Today, I am happy to announce – we are back on track!
We are now focused 100% on our subscribers and the value we provide.
The goal is to deliver relevant remote job offers. Anything “remote during covid” or “remote 3 days per week” will get mercilessly removed – so you don’t have to deal with BS like that.
And yes, we are rolling out location filtering soon.
Version 2.0 also introduces remote jobs API. If you are interested in building your own job board (or similar product), take a look.
Read more about my mistakes here.
Thank you for reading,
Trust is the most valuable currency in freelancing. Unfortunately, you don’t have much of it while looking for your first client. It also happens to be the answer to Google query, “What are the biggest problems freelancers and their clients face.”
Freelancers differ from employees. Not just because of the work hours. Successful freelancer has to wear many hats. Be a jack of all trades, as they say. But most importantly. A great freelancer has to be reliable and trustworthy. If you say you will deliver, you deliver. No matter what.
Did you notice I didn’t mention anything about skillset? That was intentional. Top-notch hard skills don’t make you a good freelancer. Communication, punctuation, and people skills do. Anyone can buy a book, online course, or read a manual to a new, shiny framework or graphic design software. Continuously delivering slightly above expectations, that’s harder.
Trust is a big problem in freelancing. It’s an even bigger problem for freelancing newbies. Your potential clients have little reason to trust you. You can’t blame them.
- Are you gonna deliver on time, or ever?
- Will you cover all the scope?
- What about any future issues, bugs, or complaints?
They don’t know.
Of course, this goes both ways. Will you get paid after investing hours, days, or weeks into a project? You can only build trust with actions and time.
There are, however, some things you can do to improve your chances.
So. What can you do to increase your chances of landing a client next time you present yourself and your work?
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