Master Managing Remote Teams

Managing remote workers can be challenging. How do you manage a remote team? Time management, communication, availability, expectations, and feedback are all essential. In this article, we are going to be discussing how you can effectively manage people working for you remotely, letting you know the advantages and challenges that come with working from home, and guidelines you can follow to effectively manage your remote team and ensure productivity.

How to Take a Work-from-home Vacation in 5 Easy Steps

Five years ago, I started a part-time remote job, without knowing about work-from-home vacations. I loved my first few weeks working remotely; I was freed of the morning rush to get to work and could work without compromising on time for my friends and family. Self-set goals took precedence over the obligation to stay at my desk until the clock struck 5. But the momentum did not last. A few months in, I was burned out and could find no clear demarcation between work and the rest of my life. I distinctly remember a moment when I was looking at the floor and the surrounding walls after a remote work shift ended, feeling like I had not felt oriented to my …

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How to Become a Freelance Content Writer: One Mom’s Story

I’ve always enjoyed writing, but I never dreamed that I would make it as a freelance content writer. Before I became a freelance content writer, I had recently completed an Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Technology. Finding work as a Paralegal was not easy. This was in-part due to the economy at the time, and in part due to my lack of experience.   I also had experienced the birth of my first child, and I did not want to place him in childcare—neither could I afford to do so. So, I began looking for freelance paralegal work. Those opportunities were rare and only available to paralegals with experience—and I could not get my foot in the door anywhere, …

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8 Useful Tips to Combat Work-from-home Burnout

If you’ve ever experienced work-from-home burnout, then you know the feeling. Trouble focusing, restlessness, headaches, and even a surge in illness can be common symptoms.  I know what burnout feels like, and I am so thankful to have discovered some methods for combating the overwhelming problem of work-from-home burnout.  However, the solution did not come overnight. As with most things, I had to go through a period of trial and error before finding effective solutions.   Tired? Drink more coffee. Trouble focusing? Chide yourself and keep going anyway, or worse yet, give in to procrastination. Restless? Headaches? Illness? Medicate and move on.  Quick fixes help for a time. But here is the problem: the symptoms always come back. So, for me, …

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10 Indoor Activities to Keep Kids Busy While Working from Home

As a work-from-home mom, finding activities that would keep my kids happily entertained long enough for me to get something accomplished was quite a challenge. I am thrilled to share 10 of my kids’ favorite indoor activities. Give them a try; I’m sure your kids will have a blast too—and maybe you will be able to work in peace for more than 15 minutes without interruption. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Working & Learning From Home: 6 Success Tips for the Whole Family

Are your children distance learning from home? Perhaps you’ve been a work-from-home pro for years. Maybe the COVID-19 pandemic is what brought you home to do your work. Either way, you’re successful at what you do, and every day is productive for you. It shouldn’t be any different when the kids are learning from home. But now that the traditional school day has changed—morphing from one in which students attend school, go to class, complete their assignments, stay after school or extracurricular activities, go home and repeat the process the next day to a virtual, learning-from-home endeavor—you’re looking at ways to ensure success for not only yourself but your school-aged children as well.  And you can do it by creating places …

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One Simple Way a Work-from-home Mom Builds a Happy Home

My first child was a baby when I began working from home. I imagined that working from home would be such a joy because I would spend every waking hour with my little one. I would not miss out on his first words, his first steps, or any of those important moments that only come once in a lifetime. This proved to be mostly true.