Want to Work From Anywhere?
There are two ways to work from anywhere, the first is to work for yourself and the second is to work for someone else. We will cover both in this blog and at the end cover some great tools that will help you with both. First of all, an internet connection is probably one of the most important things you can establish when working remotely. Depending on your work you may be able to do some work offline and then when you get to a connection upload your work. Other scenarios require that you are connected during your work. If you want to go to the beach with your computer and work from there you will probably need to use a hotspot and make sure the beach you are at has a good signal. If your job requires that you are on the phone the beach may not be ideal. There are over 6 million people in the US who work remotely. It can actually be quite financially beneficial for both the employed and the employer in situations with remote staff. The cost of housing the facility and the needed work space for the employees goes down and the travel associated in getting to work both decrease.
Working for yourself
It depends on what you do of course. Is your business computer based or just depend on you having access to the internet? Then you can travel and work from anywhere. If you love to travel and want to work while you travel there are a bunch of great tools on the internet to help you.
Working for someone else
Want to talk you boss into working from home? The best method is to prove your productivity at the work place for some period of time. Go out of your way to as efficient and productive as possible. Then ease into it. You can build your case from a financial perspective and how much money it will save both you and the employer. You can also let them know your happiness will increase. Be prepared for a long process if you will be the only remote employee.
Great tools that will help you work from anywhere
Google Flights — Great flight checking tool.
Nomad List — What to do pretty much anywhere you are.
Booking — Best deals on hotels.
Google Maps — Of course you know what this is.
tripadvisor – This is a great tool to find stuff to do no matter where you are in the world.
VoIP Phone Service
If you value your personal cell phone then you’ll probably need some sort of remote phone service. Many of these services can be run right from an app on your cell phone. SoundCurve.com for instance has a great option for this.