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Be A Hipster. Work Remotely.

My parents recently told me a story about our family at the airport leaving for a trip to Disney.  I must’ve been around 7 years old or so, and as passengers from the previous flight exited the aircraft, I noticed a very professional-looking man in a business suit carrying a briefcase.  Seeing this, I turned to my parents and said something along the lines of “I want to be like that guy someday!”  

Fast-forward around 25 years to me in a coffee shop in Portland on the way to the office observing a young hipster dude sipping a NW Macchiato and working on a laptop at the coffee bar.  Seeing this, I totally thought to myself “I want to be like that guy someday.”

There seems to be a universal desire to have the freedom to work your job when and wherever you want.  Visions of this freedom certainly cross the minds of those working week-daily in cube farms and office jungles, and I was certainly no exception.

When the opportunity did come for me to work remotely, my mind immediately wandered to being able to upload social-gloat photos of me with my MacBook on a beach in Mazatlan or in a chanty in the Alps or on Tom Sawyer Island at Disneyland.  Back in reality, though, I jumped at the chance of being able to do it.

I must admit, I haven’t once regretted making that decision since.  It certainly takes the right kind of job and a different kind of discipline to be successful at working remotely (which I’ll address in a future article), but experiencing the freedom of working remotely, coupled with the financial and mental benefits, it’s absolutely terrific.

Mark - Owner and Teleworkologist

Welcome to Teleworkology

Greetings fellow teleworker (or wannabe). We welcome you to Teleworkology.

We know who you are: we see you in coffee shops, pubs, and tea houses. You are part of the elite and fast growing group of people working outside of cube farms and office jungles and seeing the world during your office hours.

Or, you may be one of those people who see someone working in a coffee shop and marveling and saying something like “Man, I’d love to work that way too!”

Either way, Teleworkology is for you.  We’ve set up a site not only to help you find a cool place to work, but also a place to learn how to become a teleworker and how to become a better one.

We started Teleworkology back in 2011 (more on our history in a future post), and have been working on making it the #1 place for teleworkers to discover, learn, and share.

Thanks for stopping by, and come back often to discover how we can help.

Teleworkers, unite!

- The Teleworkology Staff -