What are you working on?

Question: What are you working on? Read answers from remote workers to learn.

Interview with John, a full-stack web developer who works remotely

Currently I am working with the folks over at OpenSea, the first marketplace for cryptogoods as a front-end developer! I still think it's crazy I'm working with, what to me are, the big boys of the industry. I mean they're backed by YCombinator among others!

I am one of the main front-end developers so I am tasked with implementing new designs and features for the site and integrating the front end with the back end across the site. I've also pitched strategies for customer conversion and retention that have been implemented by the team and have, so far, shown promising returns!

John works remotely while using the latest web development technologies, learn how he works by reading his interview.

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Interview with Scott about working remotely for 20 years

I am currently working on web design and front-end development for Intercontinental Exchange. They’re in New York City, about 5 hours from my home in upstate New York.

I’m on a hybrid team: some onsite in NYC and some remote. Some consultants are in South America and Asia, too.

I also have projects of my own, though they’re more creative in nature, involving art and music. I have recently discovered a passion for writing, too, and have a book that’ll come out about working remotely.

Finally, I moderate a weekly chat (#remotechat) about working remotely. If you want to follow along, it’s at @workingrem on Twitter.

Scott is a designer and developer that's been working remotely since 1998, read his interview to learn how he's been successful

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Interview with Nikita, an entrepreneur building a website to learn anything

My current main project is Learn Anything. It's a very ambitious project with many ideas that I hope to implement.

In short the goal is to make a kind of Netflix for learning where you can learn anything in the most optimal way considering the things you know already and what you want to know and achieve.

I also am very passionate about good tools and macOS so I build a lot of personal projects that boost my productivity in some way. Usually that happens in form of Alfred workflows that I then also publish on GitHub.

Nikita is an entrepreneur working on his startup while optimizing his productivity—learn how he organizes his life and work to maximize happiness

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Interview with Ayesha, a freelance writer that gained early clients through her blog

I am currently working with four active clients. The first is a Keto Nutritionist. I won’t name her because I’m not certain she would be comfortable with that. I create blog posts for her and optimize them for SEO.

The second one is a fairly new Vastu Consultant business. I’m managing her social media pages.

The third is Candy Co, a business that sells loyalty program to small businesses. I write blog posts for them also.

The fourth is a very busy entrepreneur, Jerica Rossi. I am helping her compile an email list. That’s more admin-based work, but I usually don’t say no to nice clients like her.

I do have a few other clients who aren’t active right now. I usually have to wake them up by emailing them. We do a couple of things and they go back to hibernation. But that’s cool with me. I know they are there and on slow months, I can get some extra work.

Ayesha is a freelance content writer—learn how she made the leap to remote work while building her blog and raising her family

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Interview with Chanell, a freelance writer and social media manager

I am a freelance writer for multiple businesses and content creation agencies. I do not work for one organization, so I have combined various gigs across a couple of different industries for work.

Typically, I compose articles and content related to automotive industry trends, small business productivity tips, video game entertainment, digital marketing, and human resources.

My work has a one or two-day turnaround typically, and I will work on two to three projects a day.

I communicate with clients daily using Upwork, email, or Trello (whichever platform fits their organizational needs the best).

My work involves a lot of research, editing (a big thanks to Grammarly), and conversations with clients about the type of tone and structure they are looking for in their content.

Because my work is deadline based, I do not have to be available all throughout the day. Therefore, my schedule is very flexible as the client’s only concern is that their work is completed by the agreed upon deadline. However, I do make a practice of checking email connected to the platforms mentioned above at least every hour for any updates or newly scheduled projects.

For the types of writing I do, for my video game entertainment client, I compose 25-part listicles that address trends in popular video game titles. The writing I complete for clients in the automotive industry consists of articles discussing automotive technology trends, impacts of legislation, and marketing tips for local dealers.

The majority of my projects are related to small business tips, advice, and list to guide new entrepreneurs and SMBs through business operations and strategy. Projects are typically 500 to 1500 words in length so a workday can vary based on the length of the articles.

Chanell is a freelance writer working from Atlanta that writes about business management tips and video game entertainment threads.

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Interview with Adam, a UX engineer building his own consulting company

I'm currently helping a mid-sized client build out a React project from its very early stages. Since I specialize in UX engineering, this is a great match between client and consultant.

Learn how Adam started working remotely from a cold-email on Hacker News, to how he's using a local co-working space to grow his business.

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Interview with Deb, a sales copywriter who transitioned from software development

Due to client confidentiality and having signed an NDA, I am unable to go into specifics. But at present I am working in the role of a Sales Copywriter.

I weave my words in a way to help my clients get more revenue by persuading their prospects to take action. I specialize in building sales funnels, writing blog posts, persuasive emails, website copy, Facebook ads, and sales landing pages.

Deb made the jump from full-time software developer to freelance sales copywriter—learn how he made the transition.

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Interview with Jenna, a freelance writer who works remotely to help manage her health

I’m currently working as a freelance writer, so all my work is done remotely.

I have a background in sales/retail and my last job was a supervisor position at a call center handling benefits administration – the company didn’t really allow remote work except on a few occasions, so this is my first time working entirely from home.

I left that job after 3 years due to health reasons and stress/burnout late last year (7 months ago) and started officially working freelance in December. I’m also working on some of my own projects - blogs that aren’t live yet and also getting my professional website set up.

Jenna started working remotely after realizing her office job was causing health problems—now she works as a freelance writer and writes about self-improvement

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Interview with Hanling, a data scientist that works remotely on machine learning

I'm specialized in data science. Most projects I'm currently working on are about machine learning, data mining and computer vision. And they are all programming using Python, R or MATLAB.

Hanling started working remotely as a student and now does freelance machine learning and data analysis for clients all around the world.

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Interview with Alexandra, a freelance fashion designer building her own brand

I’m a fashion/graphic designer and I work on a lot of different projects starting from design to prints, technical files, market trends, and even branding.

At the moment, I’m working on 10 different projects, mostly focused on hi-tech, wearable technology and sustainability.

I also have to deal with the manufacturers, once the designs are done and develop cordial relations with them.

Alexandra is a freelance fashion designer who works remotely while traveling and building her own brand.

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