Globetrotting guide: Fund your travels by being your own boss

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Make money and explore the globe! Our top three tips for building your own business remotely.

A globetrotting lifestyle is on everyone’s career bucket list. Like the sound of freelancing on a European beach or taking conference calls in business airport lounges? We’ll let you in on a secret - it’s certainly possible!


Here’s how to build your own business while travelling the world:


1. Make A Valuable Exchange


In Australia, we are grateful to have a steady exchange rate and growing economy. This also means living abroad may save us some serious dollars!


Have you thought about working out of Lisbon, the booming Portuguese capital? Or perhaps Israel, which has more startups per capita than any other country in the world.


Living abroad may be cheaper than you expect. And the money you save can help fund your business and future travels.


2. Embrace Co-Working


Almost every city around the world will have a co-working space. These spaces are packed with thriving freelancers and aspiring start ups - typically with a kitchen, event space and conference room. Some office memberships like Copass provide access to workspaces around the globe!


Co-working can also save your valuable reputation. Instead of Skyping clients from a crowded library or noisy cafe, you can book a quiet meeting room.


You’ll connect with those who are pursuing a similar lifestyle to your own and get support from the remote working community. Get to know your neighbours - they may be your next customer or collaborator.


3. Soak It Up


Yes, going to new places and diving into unfamiliar situations may be scary but it also activates new neural pathways in the brain. The more we experience, the more we learn, the more we grow.


As a small business owner, it’s your job to continue learning. The next time you're in a new place - look around and take it all in. Every city has its own backstory.


Use these new opportunities and inspiration to improve your business. Who said travel couldn’t be a KPI?

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