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How To Work Online

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How To Work Online

Working online is something that we all dream of doing but not a lot of people get far enough into in order to generate a stable income. The idea is a great one, no bosses, no strict schedules, no corporatist rules and nobody to tell us what we can and can't do at the workplace. Getting to work online, however, is a lot trickier than you would expect, not to mention the fact that you will have to find ways to generate a stable income from it in the first place. That being said, how to work online?

Set Up Your Workplace

A woman in a coffee shop

This is where the fun begins, because the first thing that you will have to do is decide where exactly you will be working, and while the go-to place will always be the living room couch, there are other places that you can also choose from. It can literally be anywhere you want, a coffee shop, a park, a recreation establishment, a library, as long as you have access to electricity, a broadband internet connection and signal on your phone you're good to go. Remember that you will also need inspiration and something to take the edge off, so make sure you have a great view to look at when you take your eyes off the screen.

Gear Up

an open laptop

Before you get to work, you will first need something to work on, and while there are a lot of options, your best bet is with a laptop, regardless of your area of work, from accounting to video editing, from writing to professional gaming, you will find a laptop that is as fast, as strong and as reliable as you need it to be, plus it offers great mobility.

Second, get an office suite, and there are a lot of options that you can go from, ranging from free open source software to professional subscription based packages.

Lastly, get the programs that you will be using, and this is something that differs from field to field, however, all the software that you need is available to you as either professional suites or free open source, depending on your preferences.

Find Your Platform

A laptop with a cup of coffee, a cell phone and a couple of pencils

If you want to work online, you can't just float endlessly on the internet, you will need an anchor point like a platform or a website. There are quite a few freelance websites out there that allow you to create a profile and start working, covering a wide range of fields, that you can choose from. Alternatively, you can simply create your own website and start advertising your services to companies, corporations, and consumers through it.

Keep An Open Line Of Communication

A laptop with a phone and a couple of pens

Communication is invaluable in everything that we do, and working online is where it will matter the most because you need your clients to be able to reach you and you will be able to reach them. That being said, you will have to create a stable email address that you will be using for work purposes, as well as a voice communication account on your favorite voice chat programs that you will use for the same reasons. Lastly, make sure that you sync your phone with the accounts in question so that you never miss a single message regardless of where you might be.

Working online is something that a lot of people dream about doing but most people have a hard time getting started with. It will take a bit of time to get used to it, it will require you to develop yourself and organize yourself on different levels and it is something that will eat up a lot of time at first.

However, the more you do it, the more experienced you become and the better your performances will be, making it a lot easier to establish yourself and make a comfortable living off of it.

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