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If you work for yourself and are your own boss, one of the best things is that you can have the flexibility to work from wherever you want to. You can head on holiday somewhere and choose to stay longer to work under the sun with your laptop. You could have a home office, or you could go to a coffee shop or remote location for the day – the choice is yours. Because of this flexibility, more and more people are now deciding to run their business from a different location to the one they started it in or currently live. The digital nomad lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular and it’s not hard to see why. If you work for yourself and are looking for a change, why not opt to run your company from somewhere else? Here we’ve put together some top tips to help make this easier for you.
Ensure you have a viable income stream to allow you to work from anywhere
When it comes to working abroad, this can be easily done but you need to ensure you have an income stream that will last. If a lot of your work requires you to speak to clients where you currently live, will they be happy for you to swap this to remote meetings instead? Are there ways you could diversify and make more money where you are? Have a think about all these things.
Decide if it’s a permanent or temporary thing
When moving to work abroad, you need to decide if it’s a permanent or temporary thing. This will impact the type of visa you need to get and how long you are allowed to stay in the place you choose to live. If you are moving to a new part of the same country, you won’t have to worry so much about visas but you will need to consider how to get your things from one place to another. You might need to hire a company for cross country moving to get your belongings from a to b.
Decide where you want to go
One of the best things about working remotely is that the world is quite literally your oyster. You can decide to move anywhere in the world. Think carefully about the location and things such as the time zone so it doesn’t impact the work you do. You don’t want to have to work crazy hours to keep up with your clients from your current location. You will also want to consider how good their connections such as phone and internet are and if you will need to pay extra for them.
These are just a few things you need to think about when it comes to running your business from a new location in the world. You can find that it is soon one of the best things you have ever done and you’ll probably wonder just why you didn’t do it sooner. Have you recently relocated for work? Do you have any tips? Let us know in the comments below!