Frequently Asked Questions about Remote Much
I’ve already done lots of job research, maybe I already know about everything listed in REMOTE MUCH…
Although you certainly may know several of the companies/sites we list, out of the hundreds of specific remote work sites and apps listed within our guide’s 140 content-packed pages, we’re quite confident you haven’t heard of ALL. There’s definitely something in here for you, no matter how much previous research you’ve done 😉
Over 6 months of painstaking research has gone into REMOTE MUCH. Our team sifted through remote income communities on Reddit, Facebook (various groups and pages), connected with Youtube influencers, and otherwise searched online to pour through as many remote work and digital nomad resources as humanly possible!
We’ve got plenty of gigs to keep you busy for the next decade or two…
Whenever a recommendation was made by someone in an online community or forum, we researched that site, company, or app and if it appeared promising, it was added to the guide.
To go the extra mile, our team would obtain further info by these methods:
- Reaching out directly to the company (ie, to ask if they hired candidates based outside the US) 📞
- Asking follow-up questions in the respective community or forum 📌
- Checking employee review sites such as glassdoor 🔍
- Reading blog posts where remote opportunities are reviewed 🗒
- Speaking directly to remote workers who have succeeded with that specific gig or type of work. 🙋🏾 🙋🏻♂️ Including….
- Freelancers, marketing their unique skills on platforms like Fiverr and Upwork 🤹🏽♂️🧘🏼♀️🎨🎸
- Employees earning a full time salary + benefits working remote 👨🏻💻🏝
- Stay-at-home moms with their own custom merchandise👩👧👕
- Digital nomads traveling the world for free as full time housesitters 🏠or through other “work for stays” 👩🏽🌾
- DNs making 6 figures with their own online store (or selling on Amazon) 🏪
- DNs doing a bunch of side hustles and smaller tasks, adding up to enough money to live on🛠
If there’s one thing I’ve learned after meeting so many other digital nomads and remote workers, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to remote work.
Why? Well, what might be the PERFECT GIG for you can be ENTIRELY DIFFERENT for someone else. Even if you all were looking for the exact same type of work.
To keep things simple, let’s go with the example of language teaching. We’ll assume these 3 people all want to teach a language remotely →
Now you might be thinking…all of them would want the teaching gig that pays the most, end of story. Right?
Well, it’s not quite that simple. Let’s illustrate how the right teaching gig is in fact completely different for each person, based on their situation and background.
Example 1: Alex 👨🏻🎓 is a recent US college grad, and isn’t quite sure what he wants to do with his life. He figures he’ll spend at least a year traveling the world 🗺, staying a month or two in different countries before moving on. He decides English teaching is the way to go, since he won’t have to spend time learning a new “career” skill. So Alex takes an online course to get English Teaching certified ✅..but still doesn’t have any actual teaching experience.
The solid fit for Alex might be Education First. To make sure he gets enough hours (because he doesn’t have any money saved up and still has to pay back those evil student loans!), Alex checks his handy-dandy REMOTE MUCH again and finds LearnLight. Looks promising as well!
Example 2: Now let’s take Kate 👩🦱. She’s Irish, doesn’t have a university degree, and has worked at a bank for the last 20 years. Her kids are all out of the house (finally! freedom!), and she’s desperately looking for a break. Kate has been wanting to explore South America for years 🗿, and now she can finally plan the 3 month trip of her dreams ✈️ with her bff from high school. Yay!!! Although she has a bit of money saved up, some extra cash would really help her make the most of her adventure. Kate can’t commit to regular hours since she’ll be moving around. She just needs an easy, no-brainer way to make a few bucks during her (unscheduled) down time at her hostel or airbnb 🛏.
A good teaching gig for Kate could be Cambly.
Example 3: Jacqueline is a stay at home parent 👩👧👦 who home-schools her lovely children in Paris🗼 . She just wants to make a few extra bucks here and there teaching French. She doesn’t have the patience to put in countless (unpaid) hours needed to start her own business, nor does she have any “regular schedule” she can commit to. Unfortunately she doesn’t have a university degree, nor any “official” teaching qualifications ❌ 📃 … but she has plenty of experience teaching her own kids! 👩🏫
The best fit for Jacqueline would be to offer her skills as a community tutor on ITalki.
It’s true that remote work is constantly in flux. New, remote-friendly companies are popping up all the time. Or established remote companies may change their policies regarding who they hire, location requirements, rate of pay, etc.
Quick example: in May of this year, freelancing platform “Upwork” is making a major change in the way job proposals (“Connects”) are submitted. Not to worry though! We found a great article with strategies to make the most of this
We recognize this, it’s an inevitable fact. Yet most of the opportunities in this guide will still be around throughout 2019 (likely several years from now as well).
In fact, we’re confident at least 90% of the work opportunities in REMOTE MUCH will remain the same. (If not completely identical, perhaps with just a couple minor updates.)
NOTE: Out of our entire guide, the specific jobs most likely to vary during the course of the year are the companies hiring in “Section 2: Career Roles”. The majority of the gigs presented in other chapters should always be available.
Regarding Section 2, Career Roles: these companies may not be hiring for the same exact positions all year round. That said, REMOTE MUCH will give you an idea of the positions typically available (FlexJobs lists previous jobs for this reason). It’s a known fact — employees leave companies and move around on a regular basis. Therefore, if a remote company has recently been hiring for a given role, there’s more than a fair chance they’ll be looking to fill it (or a comparable one) in the future!
Affiliate marketing is definitely great source of remote cash, and deserves to be covered. In fact, we originally planned on it…
See? We’ve got our affiliate marketing art ready to rock!
Yet as you might imagine, getting the guide and our website ready for launch has taken countless hours of careful preparation. With everything going on, we weren’t able to cover affiliate marketing as extensively as we would have liked. The amount of info compiled on affiliate marketing so far is relatively small — especially compared to other sections of REMOTE MUCH (jam packed with awesome sauce!).
So it was a tough decision, but we ultimately decided not to include affiliate marketing for now.
There’s so much to potentially write about affiliate marketing, we’d rather give it the deluxe REMOTE MUCH treatment it deserves. Go big or go home, right?! 💪
That’s why we’re continuing to find affiliate marketing resources over the next few months. We’d rather give you TOO MUCH instead of not enough. We want to offer you as many juicy links, insider insights, tips, and affiliate marketing related resources as possible. 😋
When ready, we’ll release it as a separate guide. And the best part? All existing REMOTE MUCH users get 50% off! Want to know when it’s ready? Just leave us your email address.
Absolutely! If you’ve actually tried at least several of our guide’s opportunities and haven’t at least made your money back (you’re probably going to make plenty more!). Simply email us at [email protected]
Before reaching out, please provide proof that you have deleted the copy of your book. You can email us a screencast to show that you have deleted the book. (If you need a screencast app, we recommend cloudapp.com).
Once your request has been approved, you’ll receive the credit within several business days (depending on your card issuer).
Yes! We encourage you to spread the REMOTE MUCH love to as many people as possible. Obviously you should be well-compensated 😉
That’s why we provide a generous 50% cut to all our affiliates for any REMOTE MUCH guide purchase and 25% for coaching services booked. You can join the program here.
Alright…I understand that the majority of the info in REMOTE MUCH will still be relevant throughout 2019. But what about next year?!
Glad you asked. 😉
Well, good news! All updates on the book will be free through 2020. 🎁
Listings will be double checked for accuracy, and updated as needed. Not only that, but we’ll add plenty additional remote income resources for next year’s edition. #digitalfistpound 👊
Talk about amazing bang-for-your-buck.
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