According to a study by Upwork, “the number of freelancers in the U.S. increased by 3.7 million since 2014, representing a growth of more than 10 percent.”
There are many reasons why an experienced developer might opt for a remote job. Here are the top five reasons, based on research and statistics.
This flexibility allows developers to take on projects that interest them and fit into their schedules, rather than being tied to a 9-to-5 job with inflexible hours. We at LetsRemotify project the concept of flexibility among resources to robust their productivity and maintain a good balance between work and life.
More Opportunities to Network
According to Hubstaff, “In-person networking opportunities can help you make connections that last a lifetime —and can lead directly to your next great gig… You can also find plenty of online networking opportunities by joining relevant Facebook groups or subscribing to helpful newsletters in your field.”
Our network of clients and tech talent at LetsRemotify is diverse and leads to great a connectivity within the remote community. We believe that having a healthier balance between work and life ultimately leads to more productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction. So don’t miss this opportunity to join the LetsRemotify community. Start networking today!
The Ability to Earn More Money
This is because businesses are willing to pay more for the same level of experience when they don’t have to cover office costs such as rent and utilities. We at LetsRemotify want to help you build your skill set and get the most out of your career as a remote software engineer.
Increased Job Satisfaction
Remote work also has the potential to lead to increased job satisfaction. This is because employees who work remotely have more control over their work-life balance and can design their schedules. They also tend to feel less isolated than those who work in traditional office settings.
According to Gallup, “Employees who spend at least some time working remotely are significantly more likely than those who do not (24% vs 13%) say they have all the equipment they need to do their jobs effectively… And nearly half of the telecommuters (48%) compared with 4 in 10 nontelecommuters (39%) strongly agree that if they could, they would like their employer to allow them to take their current job entirely remote.”
Resources at LetsRemotify are more satisfied with their jobs than those who work in the office and are more likely to stay with their employer for a longer period. Employers also benefit from cost savings on real estate, utilities, and other overhead costs associated with running an office.
A Wider Range of Job Opportunities
Our LetsRemotify platform is diverse among job opportunities and employers. We have over 500 job openings and a wide range of categories to choose from, making it easy to find the right remote job for you.
We also have a comprehensive guide to help you get started with your remote job search, as well as helpful tips on how to be successful in the remote workforce.
If you’re an experienced developer considering a move into freelancing or remote work, these are some important factors to keep in mind!