Category: life abroad

How to Freelance While Traveling the World

One of the advantages of freelancing is that you are not confined to your office. Instead of spending days in the office from 9 am to 5 pm, a freelancer works any time of the day and anywhere – in a café, in a park or at an airport in anticipation of a flight. You can record a webinar, conduct an advertising campaign, polish your website and all this can be done on the way to Paris or Bangkok.

With today’s challenging economy, freelance and travel can be the best way to simultaneously enjoy life and make a living. The main question: how to freelance effectively while traveling?

Here are the ultimate tips on how to combine freelancing and traveling:

1) The most important thing is to allocate hours that you will dedicate only to work while traveling. At this time, no one should disturb you. Neither relatives, nor pets, nor TV shows. For example, I work for 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the evening. During the day, I do personal things. During my freelance hours, I do not check my personal mail or messages, and I answer only urgent calls from my business customers.

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How To Ensure You Have A Rewarding First-time Traveling Adventure

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Traveling to a new destination can be both exciting and intimidating. Exciting because you are eager to explore new frontiers, yet intimidating because you are anxious about how the entire trip will be. Nevertheless, with proper preparation and an open mind, you can have one of the most memorable adventures of your life. The following are effective tips that I use each time I travel to a new destination.

Plan Well

You can easily avoid unpleasant travel experiences by taking the time to plan and research extensively about the destination. Determine where you want to visit and the interests or attractions you hope to see. As a first timer, you should consider the prevailing weather conditions, the safeness of the location, the customs of the locals, your budget, the general health status of the country, as well as the emergency hotline numbers in the region.

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7 Things Everyone Forgets When Budgeting

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Before leaving for your meaningful travel experience, our number one advice is to create a budget. A budget is great tool to make sure you aren’t spending all your funds so you still have money at  the end of your trip. When creating a budget, be sure to plan for these seven common things everyone forgets when budgeting. 

1. Gifts

Whether you are buying souvenirs for yourself or for someone else, gifts are a very common thing to forget to budget for. When you are abroad, you will probably buy a souvenir here or there to remember your experience. So don’t forget to set aside some money to buy keepsakes for yourself and others! Another item that you may consider a gift is a postcard. However, even though postcards are an overall cheaper souvenirs, don’t forget to account for the price of international stamps.

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