At Uni? It’s a Great Time to Plan a Remote Working Lifestyle

Many people go into remote work after they have built up skills in a particular area or industry over the course of many years. But it is never too early to start planning for a remote lifestyle. In fact, if you are still at university, you may find that now is a great time to think about planning for a remote working future.

An Alternative Way to Travel the World

You may have a dream to travel the world while you are young. Many people leave university and take a year or two out to see somewhere new before they settle down. But travelling is expensive, and many end up returning home before they wanted to after running out of funds.

Working while you travel is the best way to see the world because you can keep going as long as you want to. If you can earn enough to fund your travels, you don’t need to worry about returning home.

While young people have always picked up odd jobs on the road to get some extra travel money, the opportunities available now are different. By taking your laptop with you, you can work from anywhere with an internet connection, not just earning pocket money but enough to live comfortably while seeing the world at the same time.

Learn New Skills at University

If you like the sound of travelling and working, use your time at university to think carefully about what you could do to support yourself when you go abroad. Start working on your skills and take advantage of the resources available to you.

At university, you have libraries for research, experts in multiple disciplines all around you, presentations, lectures, specialist groups, career centres and more. Use your time to learn a new skill or join a course on the side. Find out about setting up your own business and learn about becoming an entrepreneur. Share ideas with other students and find mentors to help you.

Above all, make connections. University is perhaps the best time of your life to meet many people specialising in a whole range of different fields, and you never know when you may want their help in the future, so start building your network early.

You Have Fewer Responsibilities

One of the great things about starting your own business when you are young is that you don’t have the responsibilities that you may have later in life. If your idea doesn’t work out, the worst that will happen is that you have to start again with a new idea. You do not have any dependents to worry about, and you can just pick yourself up and put it down to experience.

And once you find something that works, an idea for a business that you can take with you wherever in the world you are, then you will be ready to start working remotely, perhaps even as soon as you have graduated.

Start to Plan Your Future

Now is a great time to start planning your future if you want to work remotely when you leave university. There are opportunities available to you now that simply did not exist a few years ago, so if you want to travel the world, start thinking about how you can combine work and travel and live the remote lifestyle you crave.

Who Exactly Are Remote Workers?

Many people work remotely all over the world. This sometimes means working as an employee for a company but from home rather than in the office, but it can also mean working in a self-employed capacity from overseas.

Where Are the Best & Worst Countries to Do Business?

If you’re planning on going abroad and setting up a business, one of the first things you will have to do is decide on a destination. You may already have somewhere in mind, perhaps somewhere with a beach, palm trees and year-round sunshine.

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CES 2014: 5 Best Gadgets for Remote Workers

The biggest technology show of the year has already been and gone: but what were the best gadgets on display that looked interesting for remote workers? Here are five exciting gadgets that could soon offer useful benefits to remote workers everywhere.

Remote Work & Distractions: A BT Futurologist Speaks

A futurologist from BT, Nicola Millard, was recently quoted in The Guardian stating something that we have all known for quite a long time now. According to Millard, ‘knowledge-based workers’ no longer have to work in offices sitting at their desks because they can carry out their work with little more than a computer, internet access and a phone.

Researching a New Destination? 3 Reasons Why Forums Beat Travel Guides

If you have decided to work remotely in some far-flung corner of the world, one of the things that you will need to do is research your chosen location. However, while researching a destination in the past may have involved buying a travel guide and reading it from cover to cover, these days you will get far more out of your research by visiting some location-specific forums. Here are three reasons why.

How to Take Security Seriously when Working Remotely

When you start working remotely, security is perhaps one of the last things that you will be thinking about. However, it is well worth remembering to take a few appropriate security steps if you want to reduce the risk of something going wrong so you can get the most from your remote work.

Managing Remote Workers: Top Tools for Bosses

Being a remote worker is great, but what about managing a team of remote workers? Whether you are the boss of a company and choose to have your employees working from home, or you work with a team of freelancers, there are a number of tools that may come in handy to make your life easier. Here are some of the best.

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