You found your freedom and you are wandering. Now you want to work! Maybe you just want to challenge your mind. Maybe you need the cash. Here are a few things to consider as you start your journey in the world of being a Remote Worker.
Answer the following questions to yourself.
I. What problem are you trying to solve. Do you need stable income. Are you just wanting to add to your adventure kitty? Are you trying to be engaged in social activity so that you can connect to other humans? Give this some thought. As we build out your solution you will have to know yourself.
The Technical Side
You will need communication. Is this a cell phone? Local wifi? There are many free options around, but to get serious you are going to want to get a dedicated setup.
A phone with a data connection and the option to use it as a hot-spot will allow you to connect as needed. We use the Visible Phone service and the TP-Link AC750 Wireless Portable Nano Travel Router. Check out the link for our review.
A laptop/computer. Most remote work requires a computer to preform the needed task.
A dedicated spot to stay focused. If it is a nook in your sailboat, or a chair in your tent. Setup the space in your mind for maximum comfort.
What kind of work do you want to do? Upwork, Fiver and other sites offer work on demand. During your adventures your pictures can become digital gold as you upload them and share them with the world. Don’t be afraid to start. You will find your niche in time. From programmer to customer service to Virtual Assistant; the world is ready for you.
Pro’s and Con’s of Remote Work
The biggest pro is the freedom to make your own schedule and tackle interesting projects. The biggest con is that a paycheck is not regular, you don’t always connect with your online team. Sometimes not having a schedule makes it so that procrastination becomes public enemy #1.
You can do this. Go sign up for a few sites and let us know how it went in the comments below.