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New remote jobs


by Taylor Kovar

Hi Taylor: I'm looking for a career shift to have more flexible hours and spend more time at home. Friends keep telling me about all these new remote jobs that are popping up, but I'm not sure where to look. Any leads? - Ben

Hi Ben: I don't have a specific job in mind for you, but I agree with your friends that a lot of new fields are opening up, especially for the clever remote worker. Here are a few I've seen that might be of interest.

1. Home-Office Coordinator. Pretty much everyone with a job was forced to take their work home last year, and a lot of people are looking to stay remote at least part-time. As convenient as it is to work from home, it's also a little tricky getting away from family life and focusing on your job. That's where the home-office planner comes in. If you've got an eye for spatial design or know anything about good work-from-home software and equipment, there are a lot of people who could use your help. You can do this work entirely remotely or you can offer in-home visits to make a little more and get more in-depth in what you offer. It's a very niche career but it seems to be working out for a lot of people.

2. Finance. Speaking from personal experience, money management didn't slow down during the pandemic and won't go away no matter how much remote work we're forced to do. You can't become a financial advisor or accountant overnight, but if you have the time and desire, it's a very rewarding field and you can definitely set yourself up to just work remotely if that's your angle. If you're looking for a quicker switch, you can seek out an apprenticeship as an insurance agent and still manage to work from home.

3. Specialty services. Chances are, whatever you've been doing can be turned into a useful freelance career. I have a lawyer friend who decided he wanted to get out of the office setting to spend more time with his daughter. Now he offers professional legal services on a freelance basis, bringing in as much money as he thinks he needs without being tied to a firm. If your training doesn't translate directly to remote employment, you look for work writing or teaching about what you do. You don't even have to think outside the box, just look at the box from a new perspective. It might take a while to build up the clientele needed to be super profitable, but that's sometimes what it takes to find the career that suits you.

As long as you don't take on too much risk, there's never a bad time to chase a dream and find the life you really want to live. Hope this helps!



Taylor Kovar September 13, 2021
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Legal Disclaimer: Information presented is for educational purposes only and is not an offer or solicitation for the sale or purchase of any specific securities, investments, or investment strategies. Investments involve risk and, unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed. Be sure to first consult with a qualified financial adviser and/or tax professional before implementing any strategy discussed herein. To submit a question to be answered in this column, please send it via email to Question@GoFarWithKovar.com, or via USPS to Taylor Kovar, 415 S 1st St, Suite 300, Lufkin, TX 75901.


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