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From struggling Artist to thriving Professional

(Tips for landing a remote job during the pandemic)

Guest Blogger Katie Conroy,, has written about tips for landing a remote job while the Pandemic is on knowing that many people have lost their jobs and are desperate for help. The views expressed here are of the author.

* We received an update from recently and are adding it here for those who may need some further ideas finding career ideas.


No thanks to the coronavirus, holding down a job hasn’t been easy this past year. Many people are struggling to make ends meet without a reliable source of income. If you’re looking for work, it’s time to think beyond traditional employment and pursue remote work opportunities, whether this means applying for remote job ads or launching a freelance business of your own. Keep reading to learn how you can find a fulfilling job during the pandemic!

Jump into the Gig Economy

Joining the gig economy is the fastest and easiest way to earn quick cash. While you may not be able to get rich this way, it can help you pay the bills when money is tight. Driving for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is one of the most popular jobs in the gig economy, but you can also work as a delivery courier, handyman, cleaner, or landscaper. Couriers are in high demand right now as people opt to order products online instead of venturing into stores.

Sell Your Skills

Freelancing from home is another flexible way to earn money during the pandemic. The ecommerce industry is growing rapidly, and business owners always need skilled professionals to help them launch and run their businesses. As a result, finding freelance work is relatively easy, especially for people with in-demand technical skills like web and mobile development, graphic design, cybersecurity, and SEO marketing.

If you’ve got a knack for organization or writing, you can find well-paying work in a variety of online industries from customer service to administrative support. Take a look at the job opportunities available through online job boards to see what’s out there!

Apply to Remote Companies

While many people are drawn to the freedom offered by freelance work, others prefer the security and benefits that come with traditional employment. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities for remote work, whether you’re looking for entry-level work or a management position.

With the holidays coming up, many companies are scrambling to increase their remote workforce to keep up with the growing demand for online products and services. Apartment Therapy has listed several companies hiring remote workers right now, including Amazon, Williams-Sonoma, and Minted.

Update 07-29-2022: A Content Specialist from contacted us recently and asked that we share a helpful guide they put together that references the: Top 60 Remote Work Websites for new opportunities in 2022. We hope you find this addition useful.

Boost Your Personal Brand

Finding jobs to apply for may be easy, but getting noticed in a sea of resumes is another story. How do you set yourself apart from thousands of other job hunters and land that interview? The key, according to Forbes, is to focus on personal branding and networking.

Big brands will typically use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to sift through job applications and identify people who appear to be the best fit for the job. These systems will scour your resume and LinkedIn profile for particular keywords, so make sure you mention all of the qualifications that position you as the ideal candidate for the job you’re after.

Focus on Networking

Networking is another essential step towards landing a remote job, whether your aim is employment or freelancing. Use professional networking sites to connect with recruiters and hiring managers from companies you’re interested in working for. Let them know that you have applied for a job, or you plan on applying, and ask about other possible positions that would be a good fit for your skillset. Even if you don’t get the job you applied for, there’s a good chance you’ll discover some hidden opportunities through the networking process.

In the age of the coronavirus, stable work is hard to come by. Try not to get discouraged. This could be an excellent opportunity to pursue your dreams and start a freelance business of your own!


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