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Discover the benefits of building your career from the comfort of your laptop!
 
These days, everything is online. Everything from shopping to school to the office. The internet has advanced to a point where we can do almost anything from a small electronic device that fits in the palm of our hands. With the world at our fingertips - literally - the possibilities of what we can accomplish online are limitless.
 
Being connected from anywhere in the world gives us the freedom to travel while we work. Only a few short decades ago, it would have been impossible to make a living from a computer, or study for a degree without ever stepping foot on a university campus. But these days, anyone can access an education from any location. The online economy is booming with job opportunities, and many people feel that they are more productive working remotely. Many individuals choose to work for themselves by freelancing, and can make a generous income if they're willing to put the work in. But how do they do it?
 
Education
You don’t need to look very far to discover the wide range of online learning opportunities. Even sites like Youtube have entire sections dedicated to educational channels. Many self-educated people have used the internet to achieve the same level of education and training as a college graduate without any of the tuition expenses. Freelancers and employers alike are beginning to see the value of online education. There are several reputable websites that offer affordable and often free courses. It’s good to be cautious of where your online education is coming from however. Be sure to thoroughly research the program to ensure your courses are reliable and recognizable to employers.

Distance learning is increasingly popular among university students with busy schedules. These days, most students have to work part-time in order to pay for their studies. If the concept of going back to school for a degree seems daunting, you should look into universities that offer distance courses that can be completed online during your free time. Imagine completing a degree from your laptop while backpacking southeast Asia!

Work
You can forget about being tied down to an office job. The internet has opened the door to a massive freelancing job market with many lucrative opportunities. Getting into the freelancing market can be challenging at first, but with the proper research and networking, you can establish your reputation as a professional freelancer. The only drawback to freelancing is the lack of a pension and benefits, but it allows entrepreneurs to work on their own terms and be their own boss. If you want the benefits of working online with the security of full-time employment, there are many companies that would happily do business online. The savings in office space and supplies alone can save companies thousands, if not millions, in the long run. Studies also suggest that employees are happier and more productive when given the freedom to work online.

According to a report by the New York Times, nearly 43 percent of employees do at least some of their work remotely. The study found that “employees who spend three to four days off-site report feeling most engaged at work.” Not only does working online benefit employees, but also businesses. Get online today and discover how you could benefit from working and learning online. You’ll have the freedom to travel more, spend more time with your friends and family, and spend your free time learning about things that interest you. The possibilities are endless!
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