Are you planning to make a move to work independently in 2019? Or perhaps you’ve been freelancing for a while, but you’d like to take the show on the road to seek out lucrative opportunities in fascinating cities around the globe? Whatever the case may be, you will have to brush up on your digital nomad skill set if you wish to make a success of your endeavours. At TravelManor, we’ve had a front-row seat to experience the exciting changes brought along by the advent of web-based careers such as content creation, digital design, influencer campaigning and more.
Here are a few of the tips we’ve picked up from the digital nomads who make use of our corporate travel services to smooth the way for year-round bleisure trips:
If you plan to dial into meetings back home while you travel and work remotely, it is a good idea to discuss the matter with your superiors beforehand. It can be a bit awkward to dial into a physical meeting where everyone else is sitting around a table, and it often poses auditory issues as well. Many businesses have found that it works best to have everyone dial into meetings that include remote workers on a single digital platform, so all participants are on equal footing.
When you’re working remotely, you’re essentially carrying your office around with you. Be sure to invest in a robust laptop with plenty of data storage space, as well as a shock-absorbent carry case to keep it safe while you travel. Since you’ll be working in plenty of unconventional spaces, a good pair of noise-canceling headphones also won’t go amiss. Add a power bank for on-the-go charging, a wireless keyboard, and mouse, and you should be set up for success.
While there is a lot to be said for flying solo, human beings are social creatures. Access an instant circle of like-minded individuals wherever you go by joining a coworking community. This not only provides you with a handy workspace, but it also allows you to connect with other people in the remote-working industry and could well generate a few job leads if you are part of the gig economy.
Following these guidelines will pave the way for remote-working success. Keep an eye on our blog in coming weeks and months for more insider advice on making your travels work for you. In the meantime, contact our team of dedicated corporate travel planners if you would like to learn more about our services and how it benefits digital nomads