Here are the Best Cities to Live in for Telecommuting

When I was a child, I was a big fan of the Benny Hill show. He was a raunchy English comedian who specialized in intricate political jokes, show tunes, limericks, satire, and cavorting with scantily clad dancers while acting as the butt of his own jokes.

It was created in the 1950s and aired for almost 50 years. It was ahead of its time. Anyway, in one episode, Benny Hill performed a skit about the perils of, “assuming.”

While in the character of a teacher, Benny wrote the word, “assume,” on a blackboard. He then underlined 3 parts of the word in succession.

Benny said that when you assume you make an “ass,” out of, “u,” and, “me!”

I must have been 6 or 7 when I first saw that episode and I remember it to this day.

It reminds me that I have been assuming that you can telecommute like I do a bit too much.

I have been telecommuting for over a decade now as a freelance writer. I can write anywhere as long as I have a laptop and access to high-speed internet.

However, I am freelance. I am not salaried and must work many hours without benefits to make a living.

Over 47 million Americans have lost work since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not all telecommuting jobs are freelance jobs, which is an unintentional assumption I think I make too often as I write.

Especially when I try to encourage people to find telecommuting work opportunities. It just is not that simple if freelance work opportunities are not enough to pay the bills if you have a large family.

Additionally, many people may not have the skills to assume writing, graphic design, and other skills to take on telecommuting work.

Salaried Telecommuting Work

I want to make up for the times I have written articles encouraging people to take freelance telecommuting work.

There are just as many salaried telecommuting work opportunities are there are freelance.

In an era of, “nonessential,” and, “essential,” workers, many salaries paying employers need as many nonessential employees as possible working from home.

As of right now, as many as 41.6% of all the jobs in the United States can be performed remotely.

If you are considering moving to another state due to the crippled economy, you have options. There are many states where there are plentiful, salaried telecommuting positions.

Here is a list of states with the most available telecommuting jobs based on percentage.


  • Durham, North Carolina
  • San Jose, California
  • Washington, DC


  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sacramento, California


  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Rochester, New York
  • Portland, Oregon
  • San Diego, California
  • Tampa, Florida

The type of work you can get depends on your experience. Do some preparatory research work.

Don’t just move to a new state and assume you will find the salaried telecommuting job you want.

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