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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Working remotely from Boquete, Panama

Boquete is a small mountain town located in the western province of Chiriquí, Panama. Known for its cool climate, lush landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, it is a popular destination for travelers from around the world.

We spent a week exploring Boquete while working remotely and this guide will tell you everything you need to know about whether Boquete is a suitable destination for remote workers. 

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Destinations, Latin America, Remote work, Travel 0 comments on Working remotely from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Working remotely from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Working remotely from Bocas del Toro, Panama can be a perfect escape from the daily grind: tropical island beaches, turquoise waters… and surf! It can all be combined with your work schedule.

We spent a few days in Bocas del Toro, balancing work and play. If you’re thinking of Bocas del Toro as your next remote work destination, read on!

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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”

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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?”