Telecommuting Tips & Tools

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Do I Need Special Permits to Work from Home?

Does your work-at-home job comply with local regulations? Telecommuters, especially W-2 employees, usually don’t think about zoning permits. However, you may need permission from your local government to work a remote job at home. Do I Need Special Permits to Work from Home? Most businesses need permits to operate for two major reasons: to protect […]

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8 Positive Environmental Effects of Remote Work

Did you know that telecommuters reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fossil fuel consumption, air pollution, and paper and plastic waste? If you want to make a difference in the world, think about your daily work routine and how your actions impact the environment. Read on to learn how telecommuting can reduce your overall impact and create […]

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Can Telecommuting Reduce Stress for Women?

Reducing stress is particularly important for women. Research shows women are consistently more stressed than men. Join us as we explore the positive impacts remote work can make in the lives of female professionals. Can Telecommuting Reduce Stress for Women? Stress is both a physical and emotional burden that can lead to long-term damage when […]

8 Work-Life Balance Tips for Caregivers Who Work Remotely

Caregivers take on enormous responsibility within their households, caring for small children, seniors or both. Remote work can relieve some of the stress from managing personal and financial obligations if caregivers have the tools they need to telecommute effectively. 8 Work-Life Balance Tips for Caregivers Who Work Remotely When your family experiences a transition, either […]

Global Culture and Remote Work: Tips for Telecommuting Internationally

When you embark on a remote position abroad, it can enrich your life both personally and professionally through expanding your sense of global culture. Make the most of your experience with these tips for adjusting to a new culture while telecommuting internationally. Global Culture and Remote Work: Tips for Telecommuting Internationally There are many ways […]

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How Artificial Intelligence Could Impact Remote Work

With artificial intelligence, blockchain, virtual reality, and 5G finding their way into the mainstream market, technology can feel as though it’s advancing at the speed of light. Although fast-paced growth in tech can feel overwhelming, one of the best ways to avoid being intimidated by new technology is to stay informed. How Artificial Intelligence Could Impact […]

5 Essential Tips for Telecommuters Who Travel for Work

Not all remote professionals work from home 100% of the time. In fact, among all telecommute jobs added to the Virtual Vocations database during 2017, 27.24% were remote job openings that required at least some degree of field travel. If you are a telecommuter who is frequently on the move, Virtual Vocations has essential tips […]

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11 Cybersecurity Tips for Telecommuters

Cyber crimes are on the rise, so it’s important to protect your personal and work-related information. Use these cybersecurity tips as a baseline to reduce common Internet security risks while working remotely. 11 Cybersecurity Tips for Telecommuters According to CSO, an online platform for tech-giant IDG, the most common cybersecurity threats that telecommuters may face […]

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10 Tips for Successfully Working from Home with a Significant Other

Research shows couples who work together stay together. Here are 10 tips to help you and your significant other maintain a balance in your personal and co-working relationship.   10 Tips for Successfully Working from Home with a Significant Other Working with the person you love always sounds like a dream, but it can quickly […]

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Online Courses: 4 Tips for Taking Your Remote Career to the Next Level

Through online courses and certifications, telecommuters easily maintain a competitive edge. Read on for four tips on how taking affordable online courses can be a profitable investment in your remote career.  Online Courses: 4 Tips for Talking Your Remote Career to the Next Level Employers look for remote workers who show initiative and who can […]