Remote Worker Daily Is Back – What I Learned During My 22.5 Week Break

Happy Holiday Season to all of my readers, I missed you.

I needed a break, a vacation of sorts to clear my mind and start again fresh with Remote Worker Daily. My goal is to serve you better in 2013 with high quality, timely, valuable content that improves your life as a Remote Worker, but more about that in my next post.

During my 22.5 week writing break, here are the top lessons I learned:

1. I wasn’t ready for 100% remote work 22.5 weeks ago, but now I am.

I regularly started started working 3 days per week remotely back in August, it was a wonderful shift for all the reasons I discuss throughout Remote Worker Daily, but it was enough, I wasn’t ready for 5 days a week.

Lesson: I needed an adjustment period to the extra time at home and the social and emotional separation from an office and work colleagues. Habits take time to change. Now I am fully adjusted and ready for more. 2013 goal is 5 days per week.

2. A job is still a job.

I was expecting that working remotely more frequently would satisfy my inner entrepreneur. Wrong!

Lesson: Working for someone else is still a job, just a job with great fringe benefits when done remotely. 2013 goal is my own venture, for real this time, no more ‘wantrepreneur’.

3. Get rid of all the devices and simplify.

Over time my wife and I have accumulated several of the following; mobile phones, iPads, and laptops. I look like a mobile Best Buy when I travel. In disgust with the physical anchor that technology has become I gave away my laptop.

Lesson: Simplify. 2013 goal is to accomplish all business and entertainment needs with 1 iPhone and 1 iPad.

4. Avoid the mainstream news, all television and most movies. The sky is not falling, the world is not ending, the western world is not in decline, and opportunity has not dried up. This year I made more money than ever before in my life.

Lesson: What grows in your mind and your life directly correlated to the seeds you plant and the food and water you feed them daily. 2013 goal is no television or mainstream news.

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Why Remote Worker Daily Took A Break

“Nothing’s a break for me. Not even the breaks are breaks.” – Robert Downey, Jr.

Dear Remote Worker Daily readers,

You’ve probably been wondering I’ve been recently. It’s been a little over six weeks since I wrote the last post on Remote Worker Daily.

I decided to take a break from writing and pursue a new entrepreneurial remote venture.  It’s always better to talk about a subject from experience rather than theory.  An ounce of experience is equal to at least a pound of theory (1 to 16 ratio for our non-American readers) 🙂 So don’t worry, I’ll be back with even better stories.

I’ve been reviewing new remote work opportunities over the last six weeks. In partnership with a long time friend, we have formed Two Rivers Apps, LLCTwo Rivers Apps has been created to develop and publish our IOS Apps titles (iPhone, iPad, iTouch) as well as being an outsource fulfillment company to publish apps for companies, organizations, or really, any interested party.

In parallel with this effort we have also started a daily app review site, A Mobile App A Day to both provide insightful reviews on apps in the Apple App Store and to build an audience to promote our own apps to.

There are three reasons we choose the IOS App business;

1. It’s a rapidly growing market. (go where the fish are)

2. We both have experience in the technology and software development space (don’t go hunting when you know how to fish)

3. It perfectly fits the remote work model. I am based in the USA and my business partner in Canada. (lots of ponds to pick from)

Please forgive my cheesy fishing analogies….

We welcome you to join us in this adventure.  I’ll continue to write for Remote Worker Daily, but at a slower pace.

Many Thanks. Come check us out.

Sincerely,

Remote Worker Daily

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What Is Holding You Back.

What is holding you back?, take the first step today toward realizing your dreams.

“.. almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

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Become a Million Dollar Remote Worker

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. ” – Oscar Wilde

The million dollar remote worker has arrived on the remote work scene

According to “How to become a million-dollar freelancer” by Jessica Stillman, Joshua Warren did it,

 [W]ithin months he stair steps his way from 15, to 30, to $85 an hour, and even at $85 an hour he has got more clients than he can handle and he’s making more money than he was at his traditional brick and mortar job in Dallas. What he figures out is he’s an entrepreneur. He stops turning away business; he creates his own firm. So in March of this year he created a company by the name of Creatuity, and he expects to do over a million dollars in business this year. And he now is hiring on oDesk.

And so did Sanjay Dange,

We started with a small office of 200 square feet and three people… Today, we have a total office space of 6,000 square feet in Surat and 2,000 square feet in Baroda. We have 100 people on our payroll. We are on Elance.com. We are on PeoplePerHour.com. We are on various contest sites such as LogoGuru.com, Hatchwise.com, 99designs.com and a few others.

You can be next

How can you be the next million dollar remote worker? It won’t be easy, and it will take a lot of hard work and perseverance mixed with a little bit of luck.

The first step is to begin working remotely and build up from there.

We are offering “Anyone Can Work Remotely” for half price until May.31, so for only USD $13.50 you can start your million dollar journey.  Use coupon code MEMORIALDAY and click on the button below, because it all starts with a small step.

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Anyone Can Work Remotely

Friends and readers, our Anyone Can Work Remotely Guide on Breaking Free From Your Cubicle, Opening Up Your World, and Getting the Life You Want is now available for your consideration. The link is above for those who are ready to pick it up, and for those who want more information, just keep reading.anyone can work remotely

What It’s About: A step by step Guide to Working Remotely. Including directions and resources for finding or creating Remote Work for yourself.

Who Should Buy This: Anyone hoping to escape the tyranny of a conventional working life trapped in a cubicle all day five days per week, anyone interested in location independent methods to earn additional income, and anyone who believes in hard work done their way.

Who Should Not Buy This: Anyone looking for a quick fix or get rich quick scheme, and anyone happy and completely satisfied with their current working situation and income.

In Pursuit of Freedom

No one will do this for you. If you want to work remotely, you’ll have to make it happen for yourself. This guide can help.

I have been working remotely in some capacity for over ten years and have never looked back.

The greatest benefit of Working Remotely, for even just a day or few days a week of Working Remotely, is the personal freedom. Because who wouldn’t want more personal freedom?

When you can take more control of your choices, you’ll experience an independence that money can’t buy. No one will do this for you. If you want freedom, you’ll have to make it happen for yourself. This guide can help.

Introducing the Anyone Can Work Remotely Guide

The Anyone Can Work Remotely Guide offers a range of materials to help you create your own freedom through one or more methods that can quickly produce location independence.

All materials are delivered immediately after purchase by electronic download (no shipping charges) and will work on both PC and Macs. The product includes:

  • 47-pages of strategic and tactical information in a professionally designed guide.
  • Includes action items and exercises.
  • Includes 49 remote work job resources.
  • Includes Remote work interview questions.

More specifically, here’s how each of those things breaks down.

The 47-Page Guide

The guide includes highlights of everything I’ve learned in ten years of working remotely, as well as best practices and tips learned researching and writing Remote Worker Daily. It is roughly divided into four sections that cover 30 % background and trends, 30% strategy and 40% tactics and best practices. The background and trends sections is designed to provide you with statistics and trends to back up your case for remote work. The strategy sections provide helpful advice and tip. The tactics and best practices sections show you what to do step by step in manner that will work for you regardless of the broader economy or your own circumstances.

Action Items and Exercises

Spread throughout the guide are action items and exercises. The action item and exercises helps guide you through the actions that will lead to location independence.

Job Finder Resources

Job finder resources is the go to source of helpful links and resources to find remote jobs, freelance work, and contract work.

Why Not To Give Me Your Money

Please let me give it to you straight — this is not a quick-fix system. I know of no such thing. If you are looking for the easy road to riches, feel free to keep looking, but not here. Send me a postcard from Hawaii when you find it. But over here, I’m working on something different. I do not provide a complete road map or a hand-holding guide. It’s a guide that will help you begin the process of creating freedom. I wouldn’t offer it if I didn’t believe in it, but there are no shortcuts to learning.

Lastly, not everyone wants to work remotely. Some people adapt to remote work quickly, some come around to it after a while, and others are better off doing something else. This guide is for people in the first two groups.

If You Haven’t Been Scared Off Yet

I believe passionately in creating personal freedom. I’ve done it for myself, and I’ll tell you how – including all my mistakes, so you don’t have to repeat them. Some of you are really excited about this or have already had some initial success that leaves you hungry for more. You are who I created this product for.

Therefore, with those earlier disclaimers out of the way, let me give you the strongest guarantee I could possibly think of.

The Incredibly Convincing Guarantee “If you read the guide, followed the exercises, and put in a good-faith effort, I am not allowed to keep your money if it doesn’t work for you. You have to let me know if this happens, and I have to refund your money promptly.

International Readers

This guide is fully relevant worldwide, although a few strategies and tactics may be exclusive to North America. For the most part, though, working online can be done from anywhere.

Pricing

USD $27.00

Buy Now

My team pushed me to charge much more, but because I wanted it to remain affordable to everyone, I kept it at a low price of USD $27.00

The Soft Conclusion

I’m afraid we’ve come to the end of the road. No hype and no hard feelings if this isn’t for you, but if you’re  looking to create your own freedom through a Remote Work,

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I’d  love to help you with this guide.

 

Thanks for reading! Douglas Campbell Reston, Virginia

P.S. I like this quote from George Bernard Shaw: “The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

There are a lot of things you can do to make your own circumstances, and I’d be lying if I said that buying something was the only way. There are many ways to make circumstances. Regardless of which you choose, I wish you good luck in the journey.

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