Questions you need to ask yourself before going remote
Here are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before you start freelancing to help you become a better freelancer
1. ARE YOU SELF-DRIVEN?
When you work remotely, you don't have a boss watching your back to make sure you're doing your job. You don't have a time clock to punch in and out at the start and end of your shift. It's possible that no one will notice if you take an extra hour for lunch. You must be able to motivate yourself to complete your work each day.
2. CAN YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME EFFECTIVELY?
When you work from home, it's easy to become distracted, and before you know it, it's 10:00 p.m. and you still have four hours of work to complete and a 9:00 a.m. meeting. Oops. You must be able to effectively manage your time so that you are not constantly rushing to meet a deadline.
DO YOU LIKE TO BE ORGANIZED?
Everybody now has their own organizational system. If your version of organized chaos works for you, that's fine. However, if you don't have a system and can never find anything, most remote jobs will be difficult.
4. DO YOU KNOW HOW TO DEFINE BOUNDARIES?
Don't worry, this is a common issue for remote workers. But when your "office" is eight feet from your bed, it can be difficult to know when to unplug, stop working, and take some personal time. Knowing how to disable it is an important skill to have if you want to be a happy remote worker.