It sounds and looks amazing – websites that show freelancers and gig workers on a beach, in swimwear, with their laptops open and the great ocean breezes providing the perfect temperature.
Have you ever really tried to work on a beach? The glare of the sun? The stickiness of salt water after having taken a dip? It is probably the worst work environment a freelancer can find, except perhaps trying to work in a crowded, noisy foreign coffee shop in which Internet service is “iffy” at best.
So how exactly can you satisfy your nomadic dreams and your freelancing career too? Here are some things that will help you accomplish just that.
1. Figure out your living arrangements
Clearly, you will need at least a part-time home-base. Hotels may seem like an obvious choice. But a good “business” room with a desk and good connectivity will quickly drain your budgets. So it’s better to opt for a short-term rental. Airbnb is only the tip of the iceberg right now.