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Best Cafes in Medellin to Work From

Medellin has become one of the top digital nomad destinations in recent years. It’s no surprise that more and more international remote workers, freelancers, and startup founders are choosing the capital of the Antioquia Department as their home base.

There are several reasons that make Medellin almost perfect for remote work:

  • Low cost of living compared to the US/Europe
  • Amazing weather all year round
  • Lots of food and entertainment options
  • Good public transportation
  • Great coffee
  • Same working hours as US Eastern Time (for those that work with US companies)
  • And some of the nicest and most welcoming people you’ll ever meet

That being said, finding a good cafe to work from is not an easy task. Many of them are traditional Colombian coffee shops where they don’t have WiFi and the tables aren’t made to be used with laptops. And that’s okay. That’s why I spent hours scouting out places with wifi, outlets, and coffee so you don’t have to. Continue Reading “Best Cafes in Medellin to Work From”

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Debunking The Biggest Digital Nomad Tax Misconceptions

Disclaimer: The Wayward Road does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This website has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisers before engaging in any transaction.

This is not a guide on how to avoid taxes as a digital nomad. If you’re looking for a way to evade taxes while traveling the world, you can stop reading here. The goal of this article is to shed some light on the most common digital nomad tax misconceptions. Continue Reading “Debunking The Biggest Digital Nomad Tax Misconceptions”

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Making the Big Switch: From Corporate to Digital Nomad

If you’ve become tired of the 9-5 grind and have always been a bit of a free spirit, you should seriously consider a switch from a corporate career to a career as a digital nomad. Generally speaking, a digital nomad is a person who works remotely, often while visiting new places. Becoming a digital nomad is a great way to see the world while still making money, but it’ll require a bit of preparation. If you’re planning on making the big move, try the following tips:

First, you’ll need to ensure you have your finances in order. Working as a digital nomad often means living from week to week, especially if you’re freelancing. To this end, save a reasonable amount of money to use as a safety net before you quit your 9-5. Continue Reading “Making the Big Switch: From Corporate to Digital Nomad”

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5 Remote Jobs That Allow You To Live Anywhere

If this is not your first time reading The Wayward Road, chances are you are already familiar with remote jobs (whether you are a digital nomad or not) or are thinking of becoming applying for one (need some tips?).

For those who are not familiar with the concept of having remote jobs, it is a very eye-opening concept. For people who have never considered the idea of leaving their cubicle, commutes and lunchboxes, etc. the idea of using your skills to start freelancing or looking for remote jobs probably sounds exciting. But also very scary.

Here at The Wayward Road we have been working remotely and freelancing for several years now, and decided to create a quick list of remote jobs and resources for those who are considering their next career move. Continue Reading “5 Remote Jobs That Allow You To Live Anywhere”

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Event: Running Remote Conference 2018 in Bali, Indonesia

Running Remote Conference 2018: Build and Scale Your Remote Team to the Next Level

The world’s biggest ever remote work conference will be held in Bali, Indonesia in June 2018

Running Remote 2018 is the world’s biggest Remote Work conference. It is being organized by a HUBUD, one of Forbes’ top 10 co-working spaces on earth.

Continue Reading “Event: Running Remote Conference 2018 in Bali, Indonesia”

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10 Companies Hiring For Remote Jobs This Month

2018 is here. 2018 is the year you exit your cubicle and never look back again.

To help you do that, we have manually curated a list of 10 remote jobs you can apply for right now.

Don’t know how to apply for remote jobs? Learn more here.

Want to know where people with remote jobs travel to? Check this out.

Here’s our list. Go get’em! Continue Reading “10 Companies Hiring For Remote Jobs This Month”

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Unplug, Unwind, and Awaken Your Spirit While Working from Home

As a remote worker, you can work from anywhere in the world. You become free to explore the world and gain the ability to re-awaken your inner self. However, many of us tend to spend all day staring at a computer screen. Even though remote work is supposed to make our lives more flexible, the fact of the matter is that many of us are working from home, means working more and burning out. Therefore, it’s important to break free from the online world and simply enjoy the real one away from the computer screen. Continue Reading “Unplug, Unwind, and Awaken Your Spirit While Working from Home”

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How To Write An Effective Proposal for Your Freelance Business

You’ve made it this far.

You’ve decided to give your freelance business a try, and started offering your services to prospective clients.

And it worked! You’ve got potential customers who are interested in hiring your services.

It’s now time to create a proposal specifying a few things: What are you set to achieve, how are you going to achieve it and, most importantly, how much are you going to charge for it.

A well-written proposal can be very powerful. It can turn hesitant prospects into enthusiastic customers who can’t wait to start working with you.

A proposal is also a way to show customers how you work. If you write a messy, complicated and unclear proposal, it will give your customers a bad feeling. Is this how you are going to deliver your work? It can cause you to lose a contract. Continue Reading “How To Write An Effective Proposal for Your Freelance Business”

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Get One Of These Remote Jobs And End 2017 Outside Of Your Cubicle

Remember when you got back to your cubicle after last Christmas break? Depressing, right?

If you promised yourself you would not let that happen again next year, well, you only have a month to go.

But don’t worry, we have manually dug through AngelList’s remote jobs section and hand-picked 10 startups that are currently hiring for non-tech remote positions. Continue Reading “Get One Of These Remote Jobs And End 2017 Outside Of Your Cubicle”

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Busting the Top 5 Myths About Remote Developers

The following is a guest article from our friends at Toptal.

Picture this…

You meet your friend Jeff for lunch. Jeff’s been managing development of a new product and it’s about to be released. He’s pumped.

But the product release isn’t the main thing that’s got Jeff so excited. Instead, Jeff can’t stop raving about his new hire, Luis.

Jeff says Luis is the best software engineer he’s ever had on his team. Luis doesn’t just hit targets others can’t, he creates and hits targets others don’t even see. He’s virtually always available, always accountable, and brings more to the table than anyone Jeff’s ever worked with. And Luis just ‘get’s it’. Continue Reading “Busting the Top 5 Myths About Remote Developers”