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Hey remote workers, how do you work remotely?

Marko
React.js developer for the past 3+ years at UseVerb. Done a lot of stuff before that, including Software Engineering University. But that's life eh? How you doin'?
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Obviously, remote working requires a good internet connection, nevertheless which field of work you do.

More specifically - I'm a web developer that's working remotely but I feel like I'm not using that remote "advantage" the best way. But I think my questions could apply to any field of work you do via your PC, from a distant spot (duh).

Questions I'd like to get answered would be:

  • How can you tell that a place you visit will have solid/stable connection for you to work with?
  • Do you get any external devices that ensure you're always connected to a stable internet? Which devices?
  • How do you manage to travel & work, how do you organize time?
  • Any more advices you wanna share?

Looking forward to replies :)

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flavio ⚡️🔥

Not a "nomad" by traditional sense, but I can work anywhere and sometimes I do take small trips around Europe, with a van. I tend to take work with me so internet access is fundamental.

Being Italian, in the EU there's no problem with internet as I can use the phone data plan with free roaming.

I am very close to Switzerland and that's a problem when I go around there because it's not part of EU (despite being in the middle of it..) and roaming is very expensive, so I bought a Swiss SIM to use for data and I pay like 2€ for 24h of unlimited data on my external 4g router.

Spent times up to 2 months going around with the van while working.

Organizing time is a huge issue for me when travelling. I tend to work very little when I'm around, just the things that I really have to do. Or work mornings and then do something else. I am flexible and basically discard anything that might cause removing this kind of freedom in time management (and of course work very hard when I'm at home to make up for the time lost when going around).

So basically, remote worker but not exactly nomad, and not feeling like I got this travelling thing under control. Or maybe I have, and simply I want to see the place I'm in when I'm travelling, otherwise if I just want to work I stay home 🙂

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Marko Author

Hey flavio,

Appreciate the reply, nice to hear someone has an opinion to share about this.

Well I do definitely find your way more interesting than mine though since I don't really have a way right now :P

I wish more people replied so we could find a best solution for remote nomad working :)

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Onkar Janwa

Hey @flaviocopes , I have been following your blogs for some time. Nice work. Would you be interested to share your remote work story?

Checkout how do we write remote work stories

Thanks

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Onkar Janwa • Edited

Hey @marko1943 , I am not a remote worker but I write remote work stories. They are specifically written by remote workers and digital nomads.

Checkout Remote Work Stories

Let me know if you like those stories or have any suggestions.

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Julia Moskaliuk

I like this working process. And like the ways, I can use for communication with my colleagues. Besides, I have to be well-organized and confident that my performance is at a high level. Love using time tracker TMetric for smooth workflows. Classy tool with everything you need to be a productive worker :) tmetric.com/