If you are a freelancer looking to grow your business, there are a lot of things to consider. If you are working from a remote location, it's easy enough to have control over your immediate environment. However, if you are on the move, going to meetings, or you are running a mobile business, what do you need to have in place?
The Right Vehicle
For someone going all over the place, you need to have a vehicle that is not just efficient to run but is going to last a long time. If you are going a lot of inner-city driving, vehicles like Minis are easy to drive but can also be very efficient. You can always go to your local Mini dealership to find out if this is worth your while. Additionally, you also need to have a vehicle that will house all of your worldly possessions. Because if you plan on doing a lot of overnight stays in hotels, the right vehicle needs to feel like a home away from home.
Strong and Supportive Tech
Technology is vital, which means we've got to have a good laptop that will store as much information as humanly possible, but we’ve also got to remember that if we are going from place to place, we need solid internet connections that will keep us going, even if the hotel Wi-Fi is down! If you are looking to make life easier for you in terms of your tech, you will need to have a dongle, but you also need to think about the things that will make life easier for your customers. For example, mobile card machines can make a big difference because they will make things easier for everybody, including yourself!
Instant Access to Health
If you are travelling on trains, planes, and automobiles, you need to make sure you look after your health. Having the opportunities to stretch will always make a big difference, and when you are in hotels that don't have gyms you need instant access to a great workout that will make you feel fantastic. One of the best ways to do this is to have a pack of resistance bands. Resistance bands are just as effective as weights, but are much cheaper and are not going to cause you injury.
Peace and Quiet!
Travelling around so much means that it can have a major impact on your mental health as well as your ability to focus. You need peace and quiet and proper downtime. You need to be rigid with this, but it's not always easy if you are in a hotel room and every other room around you is noisy! A sleep mask and some noise-cancelling headphones will make a massive difference to your ability to have peace and quiet.
Being a mobile freelancer is an amazing opportunity for you to have customers all over the country. But there is a lot of work you need to put into it, not just in terms of the technology and the business itself, but also working to look after yourself.
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