Remote work 0 comments on Debunking The Biggest Digital Nomad Tax Misconceptions

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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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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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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5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Erasmus Scholarship

This article was originally published in Spanish on my own personal blog back on August 10th, 2013, as a way to tell my Erasmus experience studying and working abroad in Poland, and share some tips and recommendations for those college students who are interested in going abroad.

It has been over four years since I first published this article and I still get emails from time to time from students who are considering doing an Erasmus, asking for advice and recommendations.

Since I have been able to help these students over the past few years, I thought it would be a good idea to translate the information into English, for those of you who are considering studying abroad. Continue Reading “5 Ways To Take Advantage Of Your Erasmus Scholarship”

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Running a Freelance Business From an Island In Greece: Interview with Digital Nomad Thomas Holmes

Back in April, during a visit to San Francisco, I met up with Thomas Holmes, who works on his freelance business creating online stores for clients on the Shopify platform. We enjoyed some great Mexican food together and talked about ecommerce and working remotely.

Apart from working on client projects, Thomas is also the author of Shopify & You, an easy-to-use, step-by-step ebook that covers everything from designing, to setting up and running an online store with Shopify.

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, these days he spends most of his time on a small island in Greece, while running his freelance business that allows him to work with clients all over the world. Continue Reading “Running a Freelance Business From an Island In Greece: Interview with Digital Nomad Thomas Holmes”

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6 Money Tools For New Remote Workers

Let’s talk about money.

If you are new to remote work or freelancing, just like with everything in life, you are bound to make mistakes. These mistakes, if related to money, can be a real headache. Trust me, I’ve been there.

Expensive international money transfers, hidden bank fees, currency exchange losses… these are all real threats to expats and remote workers that can make a serious dent in your bank account at the end of the month. Although the banking industry is slowly improving and getting up to speed to what customers nowadays need, they’re still far behind. Continue Reading “6 Money Tools For New Remote Workers”

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The Importance Of Remote Work Explained In 13 Tweets

Here at The Wayward Road, we have been talking about the importance of remote work for years. It’s something we’re obsessed with, and believe to be not only the future of work, but that it should be the present reality as well.

We believe that the times of having to move to a different city just to be able to commute everyday to a physical office should be long gone by now. Times are changing, although not at the pace we would like see them to change. Continue Reading “The Importance Of Remote Work Explained In 13 Tweets”

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24 Hours in San Francisco

I happened to be in town attending a congress for work. The event finished on Thursday and my flight left on Saturday morning, which allowed me to have 24 hours to explore the city. I had some time to prepare for my hours of freedom so I did some research beforehand. Let me tell you something in advance – 24 hours in San Francisco is not enough. But that was just a motivator for me to see and eat as much as I could. Here are my findings: Continue Reading “24 Hours in San Francisco”

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Why Spain Is The Perfect Country For Remote Workers

Spain is a world famous destination for tourists seeking sun, good food and culture. But there’s room for more than sunburned tourists wearing flipflops and socks. Are you a remote worker considering your next move? If so, then I strongly recommend putting Spain at the top of your list. Why? Here are five reasons: Continue Reading “Why Spain Is The Perfect Country For Remote Workers”

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11 Hours in Mexico City

Aeromexico Flight 454 from Havana, Cuba lands in Mexico City, Mexico at 8:20 am on June 18th. Our connection flight back to Medellin, Colombia leaves in 11 hours. Just outside of the airport the biggest city in the american continent awaits. Over 20 million people live in Mexico city (including the metropolitan area), so traffic gets a bit hectic sometimes. Continue Reading “11 Hours in Mexico City”