Digital Nomad Tips

Digital Nomad Tips
September 19, 2018

How to Master the Side Hustle of Freelance Jobs and Keep Your Day Job

Freelance jobs allow you to earn some extra cash, gain experience working with clients and even explore different job fields. One of the best parts of being a freelancer is the ability to work as many or as few hours as you prefer. You’re completely in charge! Although business ownership may be challenging, it’s also incredibly rewarding. Not all freelancers aspire to ditch their current career and take on freelancing full time. And that’s totally okay! If you’re not looking to replace your 9-5, but want to begin freelancing, we’ve got you covered. Explore some tips to get started in…
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Digital Nomad Tips
September 13, 2018

10 Surprising Stats About being a Digital Nomad

More people are choosing to live the digital nomad lifestyle than ever before. Being a freelancer comes with a lot of responsibilities that you may not have originally considered. Trying to strike a work-life balance, finding a tribe of other freelancers who get what you do and can sympathize and navigating difficult clients all come with the territory of being a digital nomad. Hello, business ownership! On the other hand, freelancing also means greater freedom in your work schedule and complete ownership of the types of clients and businesses that you work with. If you’re someone who would love total…
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Digital Nomad Tips
August 21, 2018

Facts and Myths About the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

There are some amazing benefits to the digital nomad lifestyle and to freelancing full-time. Becoming your own boss can be incredibly empowering; see you later boring office building! Hello, schedule flexibility. And best of all, goodbye difficult coworkers. However, as amazing as the gig economy can be, it isn’t without its challenges and misconceptions. In fact, when you become a freelancer, you should prepare yourself for a laundry list of fallacies that your former co-workers, friends, significant other and parents may assume about your new business. Social media influencers don’t do much to dispel these myths, either! Scroll through Instagram…
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Digital Nomad Tips
August 2, 2018

5 Things the Best Freelance Websites Have (That Yours Doesn’t)

As an independent contractor trying to find more clients you may be wondering, why do certain freelance websites stand out more than others? How can I make mine better than my competitors’? And what are some of the top attributes my website should include in order to nail my next client pitch? There is no doubt there are thousands - if not hundreds of thousands - of companies that need your specific expertise as a freelancer. But there is also a lot of competition in the digital world. I don’t have to tell you twice how important your personal website…
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July 19, 2018

Online Project Management How-To’s: The Best Way to Communicate with Clients

As a freelancer, online project management tools can make your life significantly easier. From time tracking options to team collaboration and file uploading features, there is a huge variety of systems made specifically to cater to the needs of entrepreneurs and their work. You may not have realized that project management tools can also make communication with your clients more efficient, too. After all, two of the most challenging realities of being a freelancer are: Managing all of your clients’ communications and being their contact for all questions, concerns and correspondences. Doing this remotely. Communicating with a variety of different…
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Digital Nomad Tips
July 18, 2018

The Outlook on the Digital Nomad Lifestyle: Are We Working Ourselves to Death?

The digital nomad lifestyle is often depicted on social media as a total breeze. Beach-front hammock? Yes, please. Infinity pool with a ledge for my computer nearby? When do I start? But we all know these aren’t exactly the reality. Although freelancing offers some incredible perks, like getting to control your schedule and the type of clients you work with, most freelancers aren’t working from a beach chair in their bathing suits. In fact, studies show that freelancers typically work more than their corporate counterparts per week. Yet, more people than ever before are entering the freedom economy. While it’s…
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July 12, 2018

6 Ways to Stay Focused When Working from Home

The digital nomad lifestyle offers many advantages, but there are also some drawbacks. Staying focused is one issue you may have when working from home. According to a January 2016 study, 50 percent of the U.S. workforce holds a job that is compatible with telecommuting or working remotely. This figure doesn’t include the number of workers who have left their traditional 9-to-5 jobs to pursue small-business entrepreneurship from home. With more people choosing the digital nomad lifestyle, it’s important to balance work and home while remaining focused on the job. Here are a few ways Spera recommends setting yourself up…
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Digital Nomad Tips
June 7, 2018

Why Automation is Key to Mastering the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

The digital nomad lifestyle allows you the freedom to work on the type of projects you’re actually passionate about, and with the clients you choose. No more depressing mornings of driving to an office you hate and sitting in a grey sea of cubicles for 9 hours a day. By saying ‘yes’ to the freedom economy, you’re saying ‘yes’ to a work life you can love and ‘hello’ to the control over your schedule that you deserve. So, now that you’ve taken the leap into the world of freelancing as an independent contractor, it’s essential to implement remote working tools…
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May 31, 2018

How Brands and Business Owners Can Use a Project Management System to Work with Freelancers

If you’re looking for an easier way to find and manage freelancers who work on your team, a comprehensive project management system is your solution. As a brand or small business owner, you might not have it in your budget to hire someone fulltime, and your workload might not require them for 40 hours per week, either. If you’re looking to outsource a specific project, set of tasks or a short-term assignment, hiring an independent contractor or a few members on a team is a great option. But where do you start? First, the goal is to find a group…
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