A contributor with decades of experience working overseas recommends places like Singapore, Portugul and Chile.
Working as a freelance writer, online teacher or tutor, blogger, professional consultant, drop-shipper or day-trader (perhaps as little as four or five hours per week), you can generate the cash flow to support a new life in the place where you most enjoying spending time.
Where, then, should you consider launching your overseas adventures as a laptop entrepreneur?
How traveling to Bali gave me my creativity back, empowered my team and rid me of decision fatigue.
Traveling alone is something I have never done before. I did not go to college, and my “Euro-trip” after high-school graduation was with my grandmother, so not exactly the kind of trip you take to get lost in the world by yourself. Travel is the best way to stay creative, and tons of studies agree, so why is it so hard for people to take time away from work?
After the ups and downs of this past year, I realized the healthiest thing for me was to take a few days off and re-charge my creativity. I’ve always felt great about my ability to dream up interesting and out of the box ideas, but I had been coming up flat lately, and it was time for a big change.
While in the midst of setting up a startup where you are most likely working night and day, it may seem crazy to take a sabbatical. This is because you are seemingly walking away temporarily from something that would need your round-the-clock attention.
Career choices, budgets, travel tips, itineraries, and everything that matters explained in detail. On December 2017, we quit our jobs, we organized a yard sale and sold everything we owned (we had a lot of stuff! Thank you Amazon Prime…), we left our apartment, we took a flight to El Salvador to leave our dog Luna with my girlfriend’s mom, and then we started our journey. Exactly as my girlfriend had suggested!
How to balance an online business while traveling. It’s been two years since I left my corporate life to travel full-time and build my online coaching business. Back then, seeing the world while working remotely seemed like a faraway dream. Now, I can confirm that it’s completely possible for those who want it badly enough.
The more interconnected the world becomes, the more valuable are the people who understand how we all connect. It’s well established that working and studying abroad can make you more creative, entrepreneurial and mentally agile. Essentially, working in a new country and culture provides a host of mental benefits, such as flexibility, problem solving, deep thinking and an improved ability to discern subtle underlying connections and associations.
That “away from office” message doesn’t signal laziness or complacency. It demonstrates competence and success.
I used to get annoyed when I emailed someone — particularly someone who owns a business — and received an “away from office” auto-reply. Now I get envious.