According to the Department of Defense, 85% of military spouses want or need work. If you are one of them and looking for flexible work you can do from home, say in the United States, then a remote job could be the right opportunity.
Read this article to learn five relevant facts you should know about working from home as a military spouse.
1. Remote Work Provides Great Flexibility
A permanent change of station (PCS) is a fact of life in the military. So, part of being a military spouse is dealing with the frequent moves required to support such a career.
The benefits of working remotely include having the ability to do it from pretty much any base or location.
This way, you don’t have to find a new job and start from scratch with every move. With ongoing remote work, you can continue to support your partner without having to sacrifice building your own career and achieving professional goals.
2. At-home Work Reduces Relocation Stress
Relocations can be extremely challenging, as they are often filled with unpredictability and anxiety about the future.
As a military spouse, you probably spend hours worrying about a million different aspects and have to deal with an endless to-do list after receiving that PCS order.
Plus, there is the added stress of restarting your career somewhere new, sometimes in an entirely new industry. When you have a job you can do from home, wherever home may be, this will no longer be a problem.
So, while relocations will probably never be 100% calm and serene times in your life, they will might be less stressful.
3. Join a Strong Agent Community
Few people understand the value of community and collaboration better than military spouses. And while working from home may strike you as being isolated and lonely, know that it doesn’t have to be this way.
For example, our Working Solutions community is built on long-lasting friendships and constant communications via online tools, such Vyne, an agent website.
We pride ourselves in having agents who feel encouraged to lean on each other, share advice, motivate and support each other on their individual journeys.
4. Comply with Military, Local Regulations
If you live on a military installation, you should check with your housing office to ensure working from home is within any regulations.
More often than not, you are likely to get a green light, but it’s a step you should take before making any major telecommuting arrangements.
It’s also a good idea to research the local laws. This way, you can gain a grasp of any licensing, certification, tax or zoning requirements you need fulfill to comply with regulations.
5. Take Advantage of Many Opportunities
The work-at-home market is growing exponentially. Every day, there are more opportunities opening up, spread across different industries, from customer service to sales, consultancy and more.
And military spouses are the perfect candidates to fill many of those roles.
The right remote job for you is out there. Working Solutions has them across the U.S. and Canada.
If this is something you are interested in, join our talent community now to be the first to know about new program opportunities.
We would be proud to have you as a team member. Thank you for your dedication and contributions to keep our country safe.