Latin America, Remote work 0 comments on The best Central American destinations for surf and remote work

The best Central American destinations for surf and remote work

Being able to work remotely is already a privilege. Only 14% of the US workforce works remotely full time (down from over 30% two years ago), so you can consider yourself lucky if you are one of them.

Here at The Wayward Road, we have been working remotely since 2016, and a few years ago, we took up surfing as one of our main addictions hobbies. However, we quickly realized that combining our work life with our surfing wasn’t as easy as we initially thought.

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Turn Your Freelance Business Into An Agency And Close Better Deals

Starting a freelance business can be pretty rough

Just like starting a company, switching from a day job to the freelance world can be difficult and scary at the beginning. Plus, there’s an added problem: The fact that you’re on your own. While startups are the result of a collaboration between two or three partners, usually with different skills and responsibilities, as a freelancer, it’s just you and your computer. You’re the person in charge of accounting, sales, marketing, making coffee, and actually delivering projects to your clients.

As soon as you start working with your first clients, you’ll notice one thing: Companies tend to undervalue freelancers because they look at them from a position of power. An organization versus an individual. David vs Goliath. They don’t usually see it as a business-to-business relationship, and payments will look more like a salary to them, rather than a client-company relationship. This usually happens because companies don’t tend to understand the costs of being a freelancer. In their minds, being a freelancer is free, therefore all the money you make from them is pure profit.

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Why Are Digital Nomads Flocking to Chiang Mai?

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?”

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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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Beat the System as a Freelance Digital Nomad

With the global economy still struggling, the jobs market is as tough a place as it has ever been. Yet the 21st century digital economy offers more scope and variety for a flexible working lifestyle than ever before. So surely there is an easier way for those who have been struggling day in and day out to find work. Continue Reading “Beat the System as a Freelance Digital Nomad”