Sloane Staffing has gone remote for the summer, and we are learning a thing or two about work/life balance while abroad. Wanting to escape the summer heat in South Florida, we have come across some challenges of working remotely (like being 7+ hours ahead of our clients and candidates!). For every challenge, however, there’s a solution! Here are our ten best tips for how to work remotely and be successful.
Adjust to your client’s time zone. Just because you’re lying on a beach somewhere in Europe, doesn’t mean your clients are. Trust us when we say, 3pm is the new 9am.
Join a co-working space. In almost every city we’ve been to, there has been co-working spaces for digital nomads who need a work environment that’s more set up for productivity than a cafe or restaurant. Or, a great free option, is checking out your local library for a nice quiet space to get some work done.
Find the fastest Wi-Fi. There’s nothing worse than sitting in your comfy hotel room, but not being able to get an email out. Ask around, or visit an internet cafe to pick up on the best wi-fi.
Create and stick to a remote work routine. Routine’s help keep you organized at home and in the office, so why not have one while abroad? Distractions are all around you when traveling, so try and carve out those two hours a day to answer emails and make phone calls.
Enjoy the adventure! If you’re like us, and love what you do, it’s hard to peel yourself away from your laptop. Remind yourself, that this time off is also a vacation for you, so do your best to balance work and life! Figure out what works best for you.
If you’re traveling and working remotely at the same time, these tips will help you get the most of your remote work. If you have any questions, feel free to call us! 561-512-8989.