About Telework Academy
Telework Academy was created to help people learn about the rapidly growing world of telecommuting. Working from home is not only a realistic option today, it’s becoming the norm.
Within the next 10 years, we believe that more people will be working from home than will be going into offices. Why? Because everyone wins. Companies save on office space and associated costs, while employees and contractors avoid long commute times. With so many technologies that allow us to connect via electronic devices, there’s barely any reason for most workers to go into an office anymore. You can show up for your conference call via FaceTime or Skype, and have more time with your family in the process.
Now, you might be thinking “I have no skills as a teleworker.” You’d be surprised how many jobs will allow you to work from home. You don’t need to be a coder or graphic designer to work from home—you can be almost anything. You do need a few specific skills to be hired in one of these positions, which is something we plan on covering extensively on this site.
We also believe in creativity, and living the life that you want. Rather than being bound to a desk job that prevents you from taking that vacation, from seeing your child’s school play, or from your own creative projects—we think you can “have it all.” Teleworking allows you to create your own schedule. Maybe you’d like to spend your days doing more with your kids, or you have a band that needs to practice during the dreaded “9-to-5” schedule. Don’t give those things up because you think that’s the only way to make a living. Teleworking allows the option of flexible scheduling. Or, if you can’t find a company locally that will allow you to work outside hours… find one internationally. For example, the traditional “work hours” in Australia are late afternoon hours for teleworkers in Los Angeles. That frees up your entire morning, while keeping you on the clock regularly!
The point is, you probably have more options than you think. We’d like to help you discover them.
Laura Hunter Drago has been working as a teleworker for many years as a web designer and social media manager, all while pursuing her passion in the performing arts. She has written about working from home for a variety of publications, including her own book, Social Media for Actors. She has also spoken about social media as a guest instructor for the Screen Actor’s Guild. Drago’s past clients have included Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, and small businesses from all over the world. She is extremely passionate about teleworking, and thinks that it is the way of the future.