A remote job is something you can do from anywhere. It is the ultimate freedom when it comes to your workplace, allowing you to work from anywhere.
You can be a remote worker for a company, as a freelancer or independent contractor, or become an entrepreneur.
Check out Forbe’s Top 100 companies offering remote positions in 2017!
Each month, we will highlight different remote jobs to give you an idea of what is possible as a remote worker. These jobs will be in a variety of fields – being a digital nomad isn’t just for techies.
This Month’s Remote Job: Transformation Coach
More and more people are looking to leave the stress and limitations of a 9-5 job and lead life they love instead. Unfortunately, that 9-5 situation is so ingrained in us at a young age that many of us have no idea where to start. Here’s where a transformation coach comes in.
Featured Remote Worker: Melanie McCaw
The Coaching Business
Melanie works online and for herself. She takes people from being a “stressed out employee to a blissed-out entrepreneur”.
While coaching can be done 100% remotely and the “face time” completed through online video conferencing, Melanie does meet some local clients in person.
Melanie McCaw is an online transformation coach from the U.K.
She, like many of her clients, starting off working in a 9-5 job but realised that wasn’t for her. She wanted to work with women and help them achieve their goals – she helped women create heart-centred businesses. You can find her on Facebook, in her group, Feminine and Fierce.
My main reason for entering this profession? I loved working with people offering them advice and guidance, but I wanted to do it on my own terms. I’m not good at being employed! I had planned on leaving my job within three months, but only made it through one before I couldn’t stand it anymore. It was a gamble- I only had one client, and no savings if it went wrong.
More about the job:
While Melanie has as a Postgraduate Qualification in Advice and Guidance; such qualification isn’t technically necessary. Coaching is unregulated, one can call themselves a coach without a specific qualification. However, it does require a unique skill set which unless acquired from previous work, can be difficult to gain without training. It also helps in selling your service as clients like to know you have invested in yourself before they invest in you! Her education helps her ask the right questions and guide her clients.
Coaches can earn anything up to six, or even seven figures! But you won’t start there unless you have substantial financial backing. Most coaches start out working alongside their job and work on steadily replacing their income over a period of time before leaving their job.
Melanie’s “Typical Day” as a Remote Transformation Coach
I wake up around 8 am, but as a rule, I don’t work before 10 am! I start my day with journaling and affirmations so my mindset is in the right place. And a great cup of coffee from my rose gold cafitiere of course! Once I’ve done that, I have a quick catch up on social media to see whats been happening while I’ve been asleep. Most of my clients are based in the U.S. so a lot happens while I’m sleeping!
My day typically involves a mix of working on content, speaking to clients, marketing, social media and personal projects. I recently published my first book which I’m really proud of!
Leaving my 9-5 was the best decision I ever made.
Now, some months on business is going great. I’m a published author and won a $10,000 scholarship for 1:1 coaching from one of my favourite coaches! Its all worked out perfectly.
My advice? Be ready and willing to take calculated risks. It’s a key component of being an entrepreneur.
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