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It’s no secret anymore — remote work makes for a great professional and personal life, and some of the most talented creative and technical specialists in the world choose to work outside the office. Business owners and hiring managers have noticed the shift in the employment landscape, are beginning to embrace remote hires, too.

In fact, some of the biggest companies in the world are now hiring remote workers on a regular basis, which will continue to make it tougher for organizations that refuse to offer remote staff to grab the best talent.

If you’re a remote worker, how can you find the best remote jobs on the market? How can you prepare for an interview for a project done remotely, and is there a difference in the hiring process between a “regular” office job and a remote one? …


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Have you ever attended WordCamp? WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything related to WordPress and WordPress development. You should really look for one near you! Not only will you learn a lot, but you will also meet many awesome people! These informal, community-organized events are put together by people connected with WordPress, and in the spirit of open source, they support everyone from casual bloggers to core development experts. Remember to join the after-party, you will fall in love with the exceptionally friendly atmosphere!

Developers all around the world love WordPress. The question we often get is, why do developers and users alike prefer WordPress? …


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Remote working has changed; increasing dramatically over the last decade — but many forget that remote work, in its most general sense, has had a long, rich, and storied history.

Long before you and I started working freelance, during the industrial era, a spectrum of varied, skilled tradespeople, like carpenters, farmers, and blacksmiths, often had their work places attached to their homes. Only after the Industrial Revolution did big, automated machines necessitate factory working — and the dreaded commute. With administrative support staff soon following, the “office life” was born.

As a result, for hundreds of years, working from home was considered a novelty, a joke, and even a pipedream. In 2016, it became so mainstream that 3.7 million US workers now work from home at least half of the time. …


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I fell in love with the freelance lifestyle in college. While I took a few of my courses online, I was also able to secure remote internships and part time freelance jobs. My flexible, yet fulfilling and lucrative remote work lifestyle allowed me time to also volunteer at multiple sites in town and spend quality time with my family. I quickly learned that the remote work lifestyle was for me; it was flexible and allowed me the quiet time to be productive at my craft. …


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Think back for a moment — when was the last time you enjoyed an activity outside the home by yourself? Are you comfortable doing things alone, like going to a restaurant, seeing a movie, or getting coffee?

Humans are social creatures, and undoubtedly, we often prefer to enjoy company with friends and loved ones. No matter whether we are introverts or extroverts, or how much time we like to spend with others in a given day or week — we still desire — and need — a strong connection with our fellow human beings.

There’s no way we can accomplish every single thing in our week with someone else, but think back to my first two questions — do you tend to avoid public meals and activities by yourself? Have you thought about why? …


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Remote-based development and design teams certainly possess advantages: an ability to hire professionals in a variety of geographic locations, the opportunity to employ a workforce around the clock, and a vast, global knowledge of marketplaces and people are just a few. However, the failure to realize the distinct challenges that may arise from your remote team’s cultural differences may eventually lead to a virtual bottleneck to project completions — and business growth.

Don’t be alarmed — cultural obstacles are expected in managing agile teams — but the long-term success of our remote companies will increasingly depend on our willingness and competence to manage those teams as one productive, cohesive group. …


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Remote workers spend a considerable amount of time communicating with their teams and clients through email. For a freelancer, the ability to write effectively is an essential skill, and in a mixed-method world where all factions of people, from millennials to baby boomers, are interacting with each other through email communication, you’ll want to make sure you know how to write professionally in a remote business environment.

From copy to color to tone, in this blog we’ll break down best practice methods from technological professionals and media companies across the country — and give you an opportunity for a little…


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Over the last 10 years, movies, television, and the news media managed to paint a dramatic, rather seductive picture of startup success — a quick rise to the top; much more sensuous and sparkling than messy and chaotic. Founding or joining up with a fresh, brand new tech startup team is an exciting possibility — but it’s also risky, demanding, and much more difficult than it looks on the Internet or TV.

We’ve brainstormed with you about the ideal profile of the remote worker and freelancer –and what we’ve found is that the makeup of a brand new startup member is a completely unique role in itself. While some remote workers thrive in a dicey, fast-paced, uncertain environment like a new startup, some freelancers work much better with an established remote work team or corporate organization. …


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Starting your own business is exciting and empowering! It can also be anxiety-provoking, especially if you’re running short on entrepreneurial mentoring and support. One of the most beneficial things that small business owners can do when launching and growing their startup is network and learn from each other, especially from those who have been successful.

Whether you’re not sure what to focus on first, are stuck in a rut, or don’t know how to move forward, it can be quite inspiring to learn from entrepreneurs who were successful in their startup launch.

What can you learn from the most successful startups that once had a Day One? What are their most useful tips for business newbies, and how can you apply them to your startup? I’ve compiled 7 helpful pieces of advice that new startups can learn from, straight from the most successful startup owners…


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Is she a front-end developer, or a back-end developer?

I think he’s an expert in front-end, but not the back-end.

How can that be? The truth is, the lines between front-end and back-end development have blurred.

Let us correct the record — these roles should never be divided! Every good front-end developer will also possess knowledge about the back-end. Moreover, it’s nearly impossible to focus on just one.

How did the lines get so blurry? For a while now, web and app development has been going through rapid changes. In fact, there’s been much ado in the development circle about the shifting definition of front-end development and where, if any, to draw the line between front-end and back-end. …

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