I’ve thinking a lot lately of how I can help others, from my home, while looking after two kids under the age of four.
I had mapped out a course after our second kid was born in 2018 all about flexible work and in particular, working remotely. But life happened, I always have a lot of creative projects on the go and to be honest, I wasn’t sure if people would be keen.
You see, it wasn’t a course designed for people looking to do shorter gigs, base themselves on an island or travel the world full-time.
It was based on my experience over the past decade doing freelance and flexible work contracts, outsourcing parts of my job to myself as an employee and negotiating remote work arrangements, without the guidance of someone who had done it before showing me the way.
While some of my remote work time was spent travelling, the more important motivations for me were:
- flexibility (with a different passport to my husband and immigration restrictions, I wanted a job I could do wherever we ended up in the world)
- financial stability (recurring revenue from reliable sources I had already built trustworthy relationships with)
- freedom (I often had complete autonomy around my hours and places of work, which enabled me to be present for important family and friend milestones and work from bed while very sick during ALL of my pregnancies)
It wasn’t always sexy, I never logged on from Bali and I spent a good chunk of it using our kitchen countertop with a shoebox as an alternative to a standing desk. 🤣
I understand many people have already made the short-term transition to remote work this month, the economy is in flux and job losses are increasing by the day, during this time of global change.
This week I rewrote a more current version of my online course because I want to be sensitive to the times we’re living through, while inspiring you to think of the potential for a longer term flexible work arrangement to be your new normal.
Access my FREE Go Remote: 5 Steps To Transition To Flexible Work course and get started on your plans to pitch existing and future clients (or employers) a long-term remote work arrangement.
I’ve set a goal of doing more video/audio content this year, so stay tuned for quick episodes which will cover the intersection of parenthood, creativity and flexible work.
If you have any specific questions about remote work, please comment on this blog post, I’d love to help you out!
In the meantime, you can check out my other flexible and remote work resources online here:
Flexible + Remote Work Resources For You:
SHOP Products + Online Courses
• Course – Go Remote: 5 Steps To Pitch And Win Flexible Work [LEARN MORE]
• Retreat – Remote Work (Virtual) Retreat For Parents [LEARN MORE]
• 1:1 Consult – Launch Your Podcast Express Program [BOOK YOUR CALL]
• Book – Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience [ORDER HERE]
FREE Digital Resources, Templates + Guides
Thinking of you all, thanks for reading.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch via the comments below or email: contact[at]amymaureenlynch.com if you have feedback or questions.
Best wishes always,
– Amy (+ Family)