picture of Dave Goodman, telecommuter from Frenchtown, MT

Dave Goodman, telecommuter near Frenchtown, MT

Happy Telecommuting Tuesday!

Are you looking for the flexibility to work from home and live in Montana? Or are you looking to change careers or to pivot in your current career? Have you considered telecommuting?

According to a study released in 2017 by the Montana Telecommunications Association, Montana ranks No. 1 in the country in telecommuting. Telecommuting offers former Montanans the ability to make Montana home again and is a career opportunity for residents in the Treasure State’s small towns.

Read what Dave Goodman, a software engineer working remotely for a non-profit in Kansas, had to say about telecommuting from near Frenchtown:

Hi, my name is Dave Goodman

I am a software engineer and I currently work for The IDEA Center, a non-profit in Manhattan, Kansas.  More than half of my coworkers are remote.  I’ve worked remotely from my ranch near Frenchtown for most of the last 10 years. 

My wife and I have an off-grid horse ranch, and it is quite literally the best place I have ever lived.  For me, the biggest benefit of working remotely is free time.  Since I don’t have to drive into Missoula (an hour each way) or travel to other cities anymore, I have much more time to spend with family and friends. 

And speaking of family, we have guests at our ranch from late May until September, often back-to-back-to-back.  You may be wondering how I can work from home when we have a full house?  It is easy, the first rule of visiting us is “You cannot have fun before 4PM“.

To submit your own 300 to 500-word telecommuting story, email Alexandria@MontanaChamber.com.

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