One of the main benefits of working remotely is that you can do it from anywhere. From an island in Greece to the plains of Mongolia, digital nomads are everywhere. However, there seems to be one place in the world that has a stronger freelance community than any other: Chiang Mai, Thailand. Let’s break down the reasons for this and why you might want to locate your business in the Thai city at some point as well. Continue Reading “Why Are Digital Nomads Flocking to Chiang Mai?”
Well, winter is almost here. You’re probably freezing to death while you scratch off the ice from your windshield so you can hit the road before rush hour starts.
Which never happens. You always end up stuck in traffic during rush hour.
But guess what? There’s a way out. Your next exit off of the cubicle freeway could be any of these remote jobs we have listed below. Continue Reading “8 Companies Hiring for Remote Jobs in November”
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”
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”
As a remote worker, I have faced these questions a million times:
How did you do it?
How did you find it?
It must be super hard to find, I have never seen one.
People just don’t believe that getting a remote job is equally easy as getting a traditional job where you have to commute back and forth every day. Continue Reading “Remote worker? Meet your next employer”
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”
September is already here. Can you believe it?
I remember when it was just starting to get warm, and the days were getting longer, which meant that summer was just around the corner.
Now fall is coming up, and you will be dusting off your coats and warm clothes from your closet in no time.
That is, unless you get a remote job and go spend the fall somewhere in the Caribbean. Continue Reading “Get A Remote Job And Spend The Fall On The Beach”
What if you could work from a place like this? (Mancora, Peru)
A few months ago we shared with you our experience switching from traditional to remote jobs. Shortly after we published that article we started receiving emails from readers asking how they could also start working remotely. Now we have decided to go one step forward in helping our readers get the remote jobs they deserve.
We have manually dug through AngelList’s remote jobs section and hand-picked 10 startups that are currently hiring for non-tech remote positions.
Here’s our list. Go get ’em! Continue Reading “Apply To These Remote Jobs And Start Packing Your Bags”
This is probably the question us remote workers get asked the most: How can you work full time while traveling at the same time? It does sound weird, especially for someone who only travels to and from work. For people that have in-office 9-to-5 jobs, the idea of being able to have a meaningful job and not being attached to a cubicle, a water cooler and an identification badge sounds too good to be true.
Truth is, this is something a log of people dream with. You just have to do a quick Google search to realize how many people are looking for ideas on how to get paid while traveling: Continue Reading “How To Travel And Work Full Time At The Same Time”
The following is a guest article from Jan Schulz-Hofen, Managing Director at Planio for Toptal.
If you ask me, working remotely rocks. I’m currently writing from a small beach bar located on a remote island in southern Thailand. Looking up from my laptop, I see nothing but the endless ocean and its crystal clear blue waters. I’ll be enjoying this morning undisturbed and focused on my work because the rest of the team hasn’t even gotten up yet. Time zones work out really well for distributed teams. Continue Reading “How To Build A Remote Company”