If you travel frequently and work remotely, there are a few handy tips and tricks which you can use in order to successfully work online, whilst traveling the world. As life is far too short to limit your travel to a few weeks per year.
Travel and Working Remote: Handy tips and tricks:
Use local sim cards in order to keep your smart phone bill low:
In order to avoid spending a small fortune on global roaming costs and data costs, it’s a smart idea to use local sim cards, in order to keep your smart phone bill low. As the last thing that you want to do is to spend a small fortune on business calls and video calls, when you’re travelling and don’t have access to your usual smart phone plan.
Always carry an external battery charger with you:
It’s also a smart idea to keep an external battery charger with you at all times. So that you’ll never be caught without enough battery to reply to an urgent work email or to call a client back.
Use Google drive to store your work:
It’s not a wise idea to store all of your work on your laptop. As if you laptop is stolen or becomes damaged, you’ll lose all access to your important documents. Instead make sure to sign up for a free Google account so that you’ll be able to store all of your work documents in a Google drive. Which you’ll be able to access from any smart phone or laptop around the world. As long as you remember your Google log-in.
As a bonus, you’ll be able to work on shared documents with your clients or business partners. Which you’ll find incredibly handy if you want to be able to work on projects, with individuals, who are located in different parts of the world.
Use DIY accounting software to fulfil your tax obligations:
If you work for yourself or work as a private contractor, you’ll need to ensure that you pay your taxes online. In order to keep on top of your finances and to find out how much money you owe the government each year, it’s a great idea to use DIY accounting software on your laptop, in order to keep up to date with your taxes. As a bonus, you can also use DIY accounting software, to keep track of your business expenses and to store digital copies of your receipts.
Rent out apartments around the world:
If you plan on spending a decent amount of time, in each destination which you visit, it may be a cost effective idea to rent out apartments around the world. As an example, you’ll be able to work from a private apartment in the heart of Paris for a month, if it’s what your heart desires. Just be sure to select apartments which offer free internet.
So if you plan to continue working remotely, so that you continue to explore as much of the world as possible. It’s well worth remembering some of the handy tips which are listed above.