What is going on with working spaces? There is a Remote Working revolution going on… are you being part of it?
In today’s corporate world, it’s difficult to find an online professional, even the ones who enjoy and feel comfortable with the 9-5 office environment, who have never taken a remote freelance job. And by doing so, who haven’t used online products or services like Buffer, Doist, Flexjobs, Atlassian, Github and Transferwise, just to name a few.
Online Companies like these were created to strengthen a remote working revolution that is happening worldwide. Three years ago, according to The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforce report, 2.9% of the total U.S. workforce worked from home at least half the time in 2015. We are talking about 3.9 million people who decided to change their working habits to embrace a new lifestyle. Does this report tell you anything?
Try switching locations to a closer scene. Where you live, does work demand match the job opportunities available? Have you started to watch more and more professionals building their dreams from their home offices or coworking spaces?
Ok, so there is a massive remote working revolution going on and now you are wondering why you are not being part of it, right? If you have a professional profile that allows you to complement your budget by doing remote freelance work, guess what… you are already part of it!
I have been living in Bali for a couple of months and I was surprised to find a huge community of remote workers here. I was definitely not expecting for that. Bali is actually being credited as the Silicon Valley of Asia, and is becoming a hub for digital nomads like me.
To plan a successful workflow in a remote location requires a few strategies. A “Workation lifestyle”, as I like to call it, meets the need of embracing a minimal lifestyle. There are several questions that should pop up in your mind now, as they did in mine. How to build or be part of a trusted remote team? How to keep an online team motivated? How to manage payments across different countries without paying expensive transfer fees?
To answer questions like this, I am all packed up to attend the Running Remote Conference, which will happen in Ubud, Bali, on the 23rd and 24th of June 2018.
I can't wait to hear what online heroes like Joel Gascoigne (Buffer), Dominic Price (Atlassian), Sean Hodges (TransferWise), Lara K Owen (GitHub) and Sarah Kuehnle (Dribbble) have to share, on how they have helped to turn garage businesses into internet giants, somehow collaborating for the booming of this remote work revolution.
Events like these are also a precious opportunity to increase network with professionals and startups who are also running remote teams. It’s a great chance to showcase as well!
You can find more information about the Running Remote Conference over here. See you there!
About the Author: Egor Borushko is General Manager at www.runningremote.com