Have you ever dreamt of working from a lounge chair on the beach, or taking a call in a cozy cafe rather than an office? As it turns out, more and more people are feeling the same way. In the United States, remote working increased by 173% from 2005 to 2018. (Global Workplace Analytics) With the Covid-19 pandemic, remote working changed from being something rare and difficult to our new norm, with 88% of organizations and companies declaring work from home mandatory during the pandemic. (Gartner)
So now that remote work is becoming more and more of the norm, can you work remotely and travel the world? Well yes, it’s completely possible. Over the last 20 years, our founders Rob and Todd have been working remotely and living abroad. So if you are someone looking to travel the world while working remotely, here are 6 tips that may answer some of your most pressing questions.
- Wifi Is All You Need
As the world shifts into a remote-working world, it is becoming easier and easier to work from anywhere in the world. The truth is that as long as you have a wifi signal, working is possible. So you can be sitting on a beach, in the mountains, or in the countryside – as long as you are connected you are good.
This opens up the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world and immerse yourself in other countries, while also working a full-time job. So where do you want to go first?
- The Travel Life Can Be Soul-Enriching
Experiencing new places and seeing the world can be soul-enriching, and it can give you more drive and dedication to work and build your own businesses. If you are someone that has always dreamt of going out into the world and seeing new places, this is your chance. Instead of waiting until you are retired or older, why not start the life you want right now!
- Have Discipline and Manage Your Time
Since you are not in a traditional office setting with a defined schedule, you are the creator of your own time management. This opportunity comes with pros and cons, as you have to keep yourself accountable for managing your own time and staying on your own schedule. This gives you the chance though to work when and where it fits you the most and gives you the chance to experience the world and have meaningful moments that you may have missed otherwise.
- Don’t Listen to the Haters
There will always be people who will doubt your choices and say that you are doing the wrong thing – the key is to not let them get in your head. If you are preparing to travel and work remotely, you must also be prepared to hear comments from family, friends, and co-workers. Don’t be afraid to be the one going against the crowd and doing your own thing, this life is yours and you should live it how you like!
At Remote Pros, we believe that you can build a life of freedom of choice and location independence! So if you are looking for a globally experienced community, look no further. The Remote Pros community can help you thrive and build the life you are dreaming of.
- What About School?
If you have children, this may have been one of the first questions that came into your mind when you read the title of this article. What about school? What about the kids? This can be a very daunting question, as there are so many doubts and unknowns regarding how to take kids on an adventure like this. But don’t be scared, taking your kids to travel can be one of the most powerful gifts you could ever give them. There are endless options when it comes to school, whether that is schooling online, homeschool, or putting them in another country’s public school.
- Travel Logistics Can Be Overwhelming, But They Are Worth It
Another element of travel that scares many people are the logistics of travel itself, whether that is booking plane flights, planning itineraries, or making sure to pack everything you need. And yes, travel logistics can be tiring and overwhelming at times, but we can assure you that they are worth it in the end. The experiences that come out of any trip are always more memorable, and the stress of planning will soon fade away.
So what are you waiting for? If you are looking to begin your remote working journey, build your own remote business, or travel the world, Remote Pros is the perfect place for you. Come join the global community today!