Technology has made it possible for people to work remotely from anywhere they want. With some jobs, you could be sitting on the beach of a tropical island or at the side of a pool while you work. People work while they travel too, because as long as you have a digital device and Internet connection you can work from any location you like.
Plan When You Will Work
It is a good idea to set yourself some working hours, but expect them not always to be convenient. It could be that a special boat trip or a meal you really wanted to try just happens to be taking place within your working day. That is not too much of a problem as when you are working on the go your time is pretty much your own. You are not restricted by office hours, but for your own peace of mind, you should make the missed working time up at some point.
Research the Culture and Laws
Before you move into any country you have not been before you need to research the culture and the laws. What is quite normal in one country can be offensive in another. You will generally find locals very friendly and helpful, but if by mistake you offend them, that attitude could change very quickly.
When it comes to local laws knowing them is a must if you do not want to run the risk of being arrested. Then you might need the help of someone with many years of criminal defense law experience, as even after the arrest different countries handle things in varying ways. You need to be sure you’re doing everything right.
Look at Offline Solutions
Although most of the world is connected these days, you may well come across places where you cannot get an Internet connection, which is often vital for doing business. Be prepared for this to happen, and download some offline tools so that you do not have to stop working totally.
The worst that can happen is that you will be offline for a few days until you move on. If you find this a problem, you may have to go to your next location sooner than you thought. Otherwise, take a couple of days break and enjoy being able to relax for a while.
Keep Your Tools Safe
Take great care of your laptop and any other tools of your trade. Don’t just leave on a table in a café while you are eating – that is too easy for someone to walk away with it. Without your tools, you will not be able to earn any money, so keep them safe at all times.
Sleep Soundly When You Can
As you are traveling around from place to place, you can never be sure where you will be sleeping next. If you have a comfy bed in a hostel or hotel, make the most of it and sleep soundly while you can.
Traveling and working can go together hand in hand if your job can be done remotely, and you are prepared for whatever lies ahead.