NODESK: Issue #124

A weekly newsletter with the best new remote jobs, stories and ideas from the remote work community, and occasional offbeat pieces to feed your curiosity.

By Daniel (@nodeskco).

Last week, NoDesk turned five.

I started NoDesk as a fun project to learn code, and explore how life and work are changing through digital nomadism and remote work.

During these five years, I’ve curated over 9000+ articles, remote jobs, resources and tools, and published 124 issues of this newsletter - all for free and accessible to all.

But the most rewarding part of this journey has been all the stories that you’ve shared on how NoDesk has helped you find remote work and improve your quality of life.

To all of my paid members, subscribers, contributors, supporters and friendly visitors, thank you for your continued support and for making all this possible.

Sending you all good vibes.


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This week I highlight Next Matter.

Next Matter is a business digitization platform that enables managers to digitize business their way: no consultants, no extra headcounts, no IT overhauls. Just radically simplified, digital processes, real fast.

They’re aiming to redefine how people build and operate their businesses, and in doing so, shape the future of work for people and companies across industries.

Join Next Matter in their journey and official launch later this year, and subsequent growth to international markets!

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Top Picks

Hand-picked articles, stories and ideas from the remote work community and beyond.

The Gig Economy Is Failing. Say Hello to the Hustle Economy.

Caitlin Dewey | OneZero

Unemployed teachers, cooks, dancers are turning to Patreon, Twitch, and OnlyFans.

The New Way to Know When You’re Done With Work

Laura Vanderkam | Forge

If people aren’t commuting, the workday theoretically never has to end, though, of course, it should. But there’s an approach beyond counting hours to determine when you’ve put in an honest day’s labor — and I think it’s ultimately more effective than watching the clock in any scenario.

Universal Basic Income is Capitalism 2.0

Tim Robinson

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) would improve everyone’s lives, increase our free time, empower workers, and ensure everyone has food and a roof over their head. These are noble goals, but obviously there’s a downside or it would already be implemented, right?

What is your most frustrating moment while working remotely?

rogue4 | Reddit

To start, mine is the constant dropping of my internet connection… during a meeting! Totally frustrating. How about you guys?

A College Degree Is No Guarantee of a Good Life

Arthur C. Brooks | The Atlantic

Higher education is often described as an investment. But it’s still unclear if it pays off in happiness.

We Quit Our Jobs to Build a Cabin—Everything Went Wrong

Bryan Schatz, Patrick Hutchison | Outside Online

We knew we were fortunate to have good jobs—and this was well before our country was facing a pandemic and massive unemployment—but we were facing the existential crisis that comes from spending your days doing something you don’t enjoy and wondering if this is how the next five, ten, 20 years will play out.

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