I would love to work while travelling; it always looks fun to be working from the beach, hopping from country to country enjoying different cultures while running my business. The rise of technology has made it possible for many employees to work remotely from anywhere in the world meaning that they can work from home, a coffee shop, or even while travelling. A recent article shared with me called ‘The world’s best locations for remote working’ shared some interesting findings as to the best places to work remotely using a unique scoring system with indicators to help us determine which is the best country to go to. These indicators included visa flexibility, the cost of a single flight from London, the number of co-working spaces, the number of daylight hours, average internet speed and the average cost of rent, beer and coffee.
The findings were:
- Cape Verde had the cheapest coffee, visa cost and rent
- Iceland had the longest daylight hours
- Portugal had the least time difference from the UK
- Spain had the longest visa stay, cheapest visa, fastest internet speed and most coworking spaces
- Italy had the cheapest cost of a single flight
- Malta and Australia are predominantly English-speaking countries
- Dubai has the least rainfall
- And Georgia has the cheapest beer
If you are not sure about working remotely here are five reasons that may persuade you:
One of the biggest advantages of working remotely is the flexibility it offers. When you work remotely, you have the freedom to work from anywhere, at any time. This means that you can work when it suits you best, whether that’s early in the morning, late at night, or on the weekends. Additionally, working remotely can allow you to balance your work and personal life more easily, since you have more control over your schedule.
Remote work has been shown to increase productivity for many employees. When you work remotely, you can set up your workspace in a way that suits you best, which can help you stay focused and motivated. Additionally, you can avoid the distractions of a traditional office environment, such as interruptions from coworkers or unnecessary meetings. This can lead to more efficient work, and ultimately, better results.
Increased Job Opportunities
Working remotely from anywhere in the world can also open up new job opportunities. Since you are not limited by location, you can apply for jobs all over the world. This means that you can find work that aligns with your skills and interests, even if it’s in a different country. Additionally, many companies are embracing remote work, so you may find that more job openings are available to you. Of course, this depends on your job; if you work at a fixed location such as a construction site or a hospital this won’t work, but if all you need is a laptop and wifi then working remotely is perfect.
Reduced Commute Time
One of the biggest benefits of remote work is the lack of commute time. When you work remotely, you don’t have to spend hours commuting to and from the office. This means that you can spend more time on things that matter to you, such as spending time with family, exercising, or pursuing hobbies. Additionally, you can save money on transportation costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Of course, if you are travelling to another country you will have travel time to get there, but your daily commute to the beach will be worth it!
Enhanced Work-Life Balance
Working remotely can also help you achieve a better work-life balance. When you have the flexibility to work from anywhere, you can more easily integrate work into your life. This can allow you to pursue personal interests and hobbies, while still being able to work and earn a living. Additionally, working remotely can reduce stress and improve mental health, since you have more control over your environment and schedule. Plus working from a new country means you can combine work and holiday time which is perfect if you’re self employed or run your own business.
Would you work remotely?
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