Many people want to live in Gold Bridge, Gun Lake, Bralorne or Tyaughton Lake but can’t quite figure out how to do it.

In our area we have access to good quality and reliable high speed internet through Minto Communications a community owned and operated internet system located in Gold Bridge offering speeds fast enough to stream online entertainment and to be able to work from home.

One answer is virtual work.  Virtual work is more than an abstract, techy concept – many companies now pride themselves on having employees all over the globe.  It is expected that 1/3 of the global workforce is virtual and that by 2020, 58% of all employment will be contract based.

There are dedicated sites for virtual work (many require a subscription or service fee), but you can also use general job listing directories that allow you to search nationwide and for the keywords “telecommuting”, “telecommute”, and “telework” (“work at home” and “work from home” may have more scammers). If the site allows, you can also search for “telecommut*” and “telework*” — add the asterisk to include variations of these terms in the search results.

Here are a few links to get you started: search for “telecommut*” and “telework*” search for “telecommuting”, “telecommute”, “telecommuter”, and “telework*” hand-screened telecommuting and online jobs — possibly the best of its kind. To access their directory of over 2,000 jobs, as well as resources like company backgrounds and daily updates, it is $14.95 per month or $49.95 per year.
UpWork (formally oDesk, a website that matches freelancers to projects)‘s Home Business site has instructions for finding legitimate work-from-home jobs and also regularly posts new available telecommuting positions — definitely worth a visit.

With the awesome backcountry four season livestyle, great services, a fantastic school and affordable houses for sale, it is an option worth looking at.