If we learned one thing from the recent pandemic situation, it is that everyone can work remotely, anyone can work from home. It is no longer a must for employees to physically be in the workplaces. During the past few months even if it was mandatory, no one could make it to the office.
Therefore, even as a pandemic, the coronavirus taught us a lot of things and one of the main things is that sometimes we have to do necessary changes to survive.
Transformation of The Workplace
Due to the altered status of things, millions and millions of people had to join a network of devices which are connected to each other and undergo automation in their jobs. Teachers had to teach online and students did not attend school but stayed at home and joined online classes.
People who worked in the information and communication sector, especially software companies found it even easier to work because they were somewhat used to flexible timings and remote working schedules. However, for the others who used to go to work every day, this was a novel change. Some welcomed it while some despised the idea of remote working.
How Can You Place Yourself?
If you were a freelancer working from home, you must have been familiar with keeping your own hours. If you are one of those people who used to go to work, physically travel and be at another place every day, you must have found out this new way of working quite exhilarating. However, we have to get used to those changes and right now is the time to make an important change in the way we work as well as in our lives.
Think about what sort of things you can do remotely. For example, if you have a good knowledge about something you can teach it online. You do not have to be a teacher by occupation. If you are a designer, you can work for one of those virtually existing designing companies. No need to worry about getting your work accepted with online artwork approval tools. If you have a hobby which could interest others, you can do a few videos and post it to social media and monetize it.
What Do You Need?
Most people are reluctant to have a part-time job like this or even a hobby, because they assume that it needs a lot of technical knowledge and knowhow. It is not so. If you want to do an online class, all you need is a good camera. Obviously, a smartphone camera would do – and a board of some kind. You can even use a piece of paper.
Go to a quiet place, use the camera to show what you write or draw, speak clearly and you would be done with the video in no time. If you are part of an online company where they use project management software, you can easily submit your artwork or write-ups and get feedback faster and more efficiently. You no longer need a small fortune to have your own smart workplace. You can convert the personal laptop and smart mobile, to your desk.