The laptop lifestyle is HOT right now.
Mmmm…sun, surf, and a four hour work week. In this episode of Awkward Marketing, I’m taking on the not-so-sexy TRUTH about “working from anywhere” and my best practices for running a business while traveling or living in another country (after 8 years in Mexico + around the world).
Tune in for my 11 BEST PRACTICES for working on the road, whether you’re on a working vacay or a permanent digital nomad. I see you Googling “how to work from ANYWHERE BUT HERE.” You’re sick of everyone else posting their travel “office” selfies on the beach/poolside/in a hot tub.
YOU DESERVE TO MAKE MONEY IN A HOT TUB, DARNIT! WHEN WILL YOUR MOMENT COME?
Well, here’s some real talk about “working from anywhere” that might quell your hot tub selfie jealousy. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ANYTHING MEANINGFUL DONE IN A HOT TUB! (Other than getting some sweet jet action on that one really sore spot on your lower back.)
I spent 8+ years running a business “from anywhere” (but, mostly, Mexico) and I learned some lessons along the way about hot tubs and the “digital nomad” life. Mainly:
- It costs $1200 to repair a sandy MacBook
- Airplane wifi is about as valuable as all those “FREE AOL” CDs your parents still have piled up in their basement
- Working on the road is 99% hotel room, 1% beach selfies
So, the next time you see a “Today’s Office” selfie featuring some smugpreneur’s legs extended on a beach chair in front of the open ocean (or a jet-filled tub) you can smile to yourself knowing that you’re probably looking at their greatest accomplishment that day. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own hot tub moment!
In my 8+ years working in Mexico, Guatemala, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Kenya, and a ROUGH 36 hour stint in the UAE, I also learned a thing or two about working on the road SUCCESSFULLY, which is what I’m breaking down in today’s episode of Awkward Marketing!
YES, YOU CAN WORK ON THE ROAD! Here are my 11 top tips and best practices, learned mostly through mistakes and a few moments of good luck!