Everything You Need To Know In Order To Work From Anywhere

Work From Anywhere

The driving force being many entrepreneurs is the idea that we’ll be able to one day set your own schedule and work from anywhere. Today, I want to focus on the second goal: working from anywhere. I’ve been doing it for a few years now and I’ve put together some helpful tips that will help you get the most of remote work. 

Work area

In order to work from anywhere, you need to find a place to work. Coffee shops are the easy answer but there are a few rules I follow when trying to find the perfect cafe.

  1. Comfortable seating — If I’m working, I’m probably going to be sitting for at least an hour and that can be difficult if your only seating option is a bar stool with no table.
  2. Good WiFi! — If your work requires working online, it’s also important to find a place with good Wifi.
  3. Minimal Distractions — Nothing is worse than getting your laptop all set up and your latte ready only to have a rowdy group of teens come in and break all hope of concentration. Either come with headphones to block out noise or find a place that promotes a quiet atmosphere.
  4. Food/Drink — Lastly (and sometimes forgotten), make sure the place your working at has good food and beverages. It’s always good, if not required, to purchase something while working in a cafe so it might as well be something you enjoy.

Laptop

Arguably the most important thing to have in order to work from anywhere is a good laptop. There are plenty of good websites to help you find the right one for your needs, but here are a few things to keep an eye out for.

  1. Lightweight — You’ll want it to be lightweight because you’ll be carrying it around a lot.
  2. Long battery life — Having a long battery life will allow you the option to work, even if you can’t find an outlet.
  3. Durable — You’ll want it to be durable just in case it falls off a table or gets a little coffee spilled on it.

Staying on track methods

One of the hardest things for me while working remotely is staying on task. There are two main methods I use to help keep myself on track.

  1. Checklist — I make sure I have a checklist of things I need to complete before I even get to the cafe.
  2. Time Tracker – This not only helps me know how much time I’m spending on each client and each project but also lets me know when I should take a break.
Free yourself up to be able to work from anywhere

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