Guest Post From Lance Cody-Valdez
Lance has successfully made the transition to freelancing, boosting his income and inspiring dozens to do the same.
Work From Anywhere and Enjoy Each Day
One of the good things to come out of the pandemic was that it shed light on the feasibility of remote work. Today, more and more people in the US and across the globe are working from their home offices. If you have yet to achieve this dream, keep reading for a few ways to do so.
Why Go Remote?
One of the most intriguing reasons to become a remote worker is that it frees you up for other things. For one, you can be home when your children need you. Further, you have an opportunity to travel and see the world without having to take vacation time or a lengthy sabbatical. You can pick and choose where to stay.
Self-Employment Is The Best Option
While many employers have embraced remote work, the greatest flexibility comes with becoming an entrepreneur. While starting a freelancing business is a challenge, there are plenty of job opportunities waiting, and you can find them online. You can use sites that cater to freelancers. Remember, your potential clients will read reviews left by others on the site, so make sure your rates are competitive and that you deliver on time.
Digital Tools For The Roads You’ll Roam
As you get started on your digital endeavors, you also want to look for tools and services that help you both save and earn money on the road.
Working effectively on the road means spending as well. Start with your computer equipment. A reliable laptop or tablet, printer, scanner, and other technology is crucial. You’ll also want to make sure that you have a mobile phone with 5G service that works no matter where you are. Faster internet makes you more efficient at work, meaning you’ll have more free time to enjoy your travels.
Utilizing Invoicing Software to Get Paid Quicker
If you’re a freelancer, then you know how important it is to get paid for your work. But in order to get paid, you first need to send an invoice to your client. And while it’s possible to create invoices using basic word processing software, it’s much easier (and more professional) to use a cloud invoicing tool. Invoicing software makes it easy to create and send invoices, track payments, and manage your finances. And because everything is automated, you can spend less time chasing down payments and more time doing the work you love.
Tips For Remote Workers
If you’ve never worked remotely before, the idea might be daunting and exciting all at the same time. While you get more time to devote to your personal endeavors, you will no longer have the structure of an office. A few things to keep in mind, especially if you’re traveling, include:
- Maintain an open line of communication with clients, employees, and coworkers
- Stick to a schedule as much as possible
- Find a co-working space in each city you visit
- Network on the road
- Pack everything you need, including your gear, chargers, and pens, and notebooks
Life is too short to spend it stuck behind a desk. Although you have to earn an income, the only person stopping you from seeing the world while you do so is you. Remote work is no longer taboo, and there are plenty of ways to help you get your job done, whether you are just down the road or choose to travel abroad.
Career coach Jim Weinstein can help keep you focused and motivated to achieve your goals. Schedule a consultation!