Learn High-Value Skills That Can Be Done From Anywhere

The future of work: Alone and Unafraid

Travis Hubbard
4 min readSep 13, 2022


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Remember way back in 2020 when we were all in this together?

We were working from home, all doing amazing jobs, and The Company was getting along just fine.

Then the Mid-Levels had a hard time justifying their existence, so they called The Company’s owner and told her that we really need to get these people back to work. The corporate culture that they had worked so hard to cultivate was suffering, and we were all isolated at home — we needed to get the team back together.

So we went back to work a few days a week. We sat in our cubes, dialed into conference calls, and checked email, and every now and then the Mid-Level would swing by and peek in just to make sure we were clickety clackety away on whatever the hell mundane task was thrown our way that morning.


This is not how this is supposed to end.

But what do we do now?

Learn High-Value Skills

Learn high-value skills that can be done for anyone from anywhere.

There are two that I know well because I do them both, and I recommend them to anyone that will listen:

Computer programming. You can start out as a programmer and go in so many directions in the field. All of these can be done from anywhere (I know because I’ve been remote off and on for 20 years) and pay a lot of money.

Writing. Chances are if you are reading this on Medium, you are already a writer, but if not, learn to write! But don’t just write anything, learn to write for businesses and help them earn more money.

Take control of your future.

Get some skills. Not just any skills though. I’m talking about the ones that are in high demand, and are worth a premium.

High-Value Skills.

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Travis Hubbard

Developer, writer, digital alchemist. 30 years in software. MEng Stevens.