I’m lucky that I can do my job anywhere in the world. I’ve taken my blog work with me all over the place. To Florida, Australia, Zante and even on weekend trips to Whitby. The perks of being freelance mean that I can go anywhere I want and still work. All I need is my laptop and the internet.
It sounds like a dream, right? But it’s only fair to mention the cons of my job as a freelance copywriter and blogger. Like how I don’t get paid holiday. Yes, I can plan ahead and schedule posts. But I still need to have access to my emails and be willing to spend an hour here and there working. The alternative is to lose out on work and payments. So that’s my choice really! I still wouldn’t change it as it means I get to be flexible and stay at home with my son. It also means I can take advantage of my husband’s holidays – he’s a teacher. I was employed, I always struggled to get school holidays off as people with kids got first dibs. Now that’s not an issue.
Anyway, this blog post is less about my pros and cons list of being a freelance remote worker, but more about where can I work from. As I have a two-year-old, I mostly stay at home and work when he’s asleep. But if I didn’t have such responsibilities, I’d be able to jet off for months at a time and still work.
But where would I go? Let’s see..
The best locations to work from as a remote worker
According to this #WorkFromAbroad campaign from Caunce O’Hara, here are the top places to work in order.
- Czech Republic
- Dubai (UAW)
- Cape Verde
Spain was the overall winner due to its low travel costs, high internet speeds and sunny weather. For me, I’d love to hang around the Greek islands. The rent is low and I’ve visited a few of the islands – I loved the beaches and coastlines. I would be interested in Australia also, as I adore Melbourne, but living costs are much more expensive though and it is a little too far from home.
I’m actually not too much of a sun worshipper, so I’d probably opt to come back to England during our milder summer!
I do have a dream of touring Europe in a camper van! It would be amazing and I could still work on the road. That’s out of the question now with a toddler, but maybe one day!
Where would you like to work from?
I think working in Spain would be great – really easy to get to and milder weather! <3
Claire | G is for Gingers
I would like to work from the Swiss Alps. Your job sounds ideal.
Really interesting to see which locations are considered the best for working remotely! As long as I got a nice view, I’d be happy! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
I would love to work from somewhere warmer! Imagine sitting with your laptop on a sunny balcony, what a dream!
Oh any of these sound ideal! Haha. I’m in the same boat as you though! I love the flexibility this job brings, especially with the kids. Yes, it feels like you can never get away at times, but overall it’s so much better for us as a family.
I love Spain! Or Europe in general 🙂 But, I think Bali would be a great place too because of the low costs and, I mean – it’s gorgeous!
Krissi of the marquise diamond
I’d love to jet off somewhere even if I was just going to sit in the sun with my laptop working for a week! Definitely my goal when my kids are older!
I haven’t made the most of working from home but anywhere, however, I think I will when the baby is a bit older and we’re away more on holiday. Mexico or anywhere sunny is the dream for me