How To Get A Location Independent Job
“Ok, I’m sold. I know in my heart this is what I was meant for. I want a job that I can do over the internet without a dedicated office space. Tell me how to get a location independent job.”
Recently, a reader asked me how they could get a Location Independent job. She realized the freedom of a location independent lifestyle was exactly what she was missing from her career and her life. She wanted to know where to start her search for location independent jobs.
The term Location Independent is relatively new, meaning even if an employer is offering a location independent job, they might not even realize to call it location independent. The job might just be location independent due to the nature of the work so the employer has no need to advertise the location independentnessy of the job because hey, in all actuality, it’s a hidden perk. Luckily, more and more employers are realizing the benefits and the demand for virtual-only jobs that allow employees to be completely location independent.
Here are two basic ways to get a location independent job:
- Work for yourself and create a position that can be performed 100% remotely
For now, the best (but not necessarily the easiest) way to get a location independent job is to work for yourself. Crafters, designers, photographers, writers, bloggers, traders and other types of workers can offer and perform their talent remotely. Freelancers and contractors are becoming increasingly nomadic as demand for digital talent rises and ease and access to the internet around the globe follows that incline. Of course, being your own boss comes with a tremendous amount fo self-accountability and responsibility, and if you’ve never done this before the thought can be daunting. But many self-employed people started in that same scary place just like you – they just had to research how to become self-employed.
- Work for a company with a Virtual Office/Workforce which offers positions that are 100% remote
If you’re not ready for self-employment, try looking into a company that offers has ‘virtual offices’ and offers telecommuting positions. The website FlexJobs created an awesome list of The 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs. The list itself is incredibly resourceful for researching Remote Positions and how to get a location independent job- just make sure the position offered is 100% remote, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Millions of people across the world are working location independent jobs. Every day, technology makes this type of work more and more feasible. So go out there and conquer, and don’t forget to let us know what awesome remote position you’ve found once you land that location independent job!
Do you have any tips for your fellow readers about how to get a location independent job ? What’s your favorite place to look for location independent jobs? Feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below to share!