Technology is simply amazing.  Just think – 20 years ago, the idea of working from home really didn’t exist.  Now, it’s one of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy.

Companies big and small alike are finding the value of building virtual teams.  Reduced overhead, fewer travel expenses, and a more efficient workforce are just a few of the many perks.  In addition, millions of online workers are benefiting from this trend.  But what is the best path for transitioning to the virtual workforce?

What’s Your Next Step?

The beautiful thing about the virtual economy is that there are very few barriers to entry.  As I outline in the book, your next move could be as simple as creating an online profile and getting your name out there.  However, as the infographic discusses, efficiency and time management are certainly important skills that you must learn to master.  The virtual workforce is calling – how will you answer?

Executive in Sweatpants is the upcoming book (available in late November 2012) from marketer and author Matt Keener.  The book is a how-to guide for launching and growing a successful work-from-home consulting business.  Sign up to receive future blog postings and news sent directly to your email inbox.

 

Written by Matt Keener

Matt Keener is the original "Executive in Sweatpants," having built a successful online consulting business (from home). His best-selling book offers tips for capitalizing on outsourcing and freelancing. Matt holds an MBA and has been featured by many recognizable brands, including Upwork (formerly oDesk), Elance, Insightly, the Dave Ramsey Show, and Entrepreneur.com.

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