I only work via remote and am currently unavailable for in-house positions.
An Argument for USA Based Virtual Positions
It is my belief that the time used to go to a project location, is much better used simply working on the project. That said, working from a home office using either conference calling or modern apps such as Skype, Facebook or Google, makes communication and video conferencing easier and turn around times quicker.
I often see ads for positions which require in-house attendance for something that I do daily via e-mail request or by a simple phone call. The idea that computer work is something that needs to be done in-house was fine, before the use of the internet. However, with so many modern conveniences and instant availability of file sharing and online collaboration, there is no reason why the same in-house work could not be done remotely.
Many major companies in the US are currently hiring overseas, but will not give the same consideration to remote US workers.
While I currently have a set client list (across the US) that I steadily do work for, I invite more businesses to search into hiring the candidate whose communication and skills set they really prefer over that of the next-best qualified person who can make it into their office.
Whether most businesses realize it or not, virtual positions are not only currently a very large part of our employment system, but it is the way many companies will do business in the future. This practice saves on office space related expenses and on commute time, while at the same time offering these companies a greater variety of potential employees. It also enables the most modern methods of communication to be brought to the table, setting a new bar of business efficiency. Virtual offices are now becoming the new competitive business models.
Like it or not, technology has and will continue to advance, and these changes have already affected the core of our employment model. Access to the internet has changed the way we do business and these changes will only continue to spread. Welcome to the future of the "internet of things".