Trabalhar no exterior e se tornar um nômade digital e trabalhar em viagens é uma experiência incrível e algo que definitivamente vale a pena.
But it would be remiss and dishonest to try and ignore the potential pitfalls and downsides that come with this type of living.
And some of these trials are very simple logistical challenges.
How do you manage a business while travelling? How do you balance work and play?
Here are some of the top mistakes you need to avoid:
Not doing your research
It is absolutely essential that you research the destination you’re going to before you head off.
This way, you can make sure you’ve identified some places with free WiFi/a power outlet to work from before it is too late!
Getting confused by the time
Another big mistake is getting confused by time differences in different countries.
You’re going to have to work with people hours behind or ahead of you and this can make life pretty tricky when you’re trying to arrange a Skype meeting or meet a deadline.
Make sure that you avoid this mistake by using an app like ‘World Time Buddy’ which will keep you in sync with your business partners and clients.
Not having a contingency plan
It’s also crucial that you always have a contingency plan for in case things don’t work out.
In other words: know what you’ll do if you get to the café and WiFi is down.
And know what you’ll do if you get there and your laptop runs out of battery…
Not having the right equipment
Your tools are everything when it comes to working on the road.
You need a computer that is light, powerful and has great battery life.
And you need a good camera, a good mobile etc.
This is absolutely worth the investment and will make all the difference to the way you learn and work.
Working Abroad too much
Finally, don’t make the mistake of working too much or too hard! Remember:
you are out here to enjoy the country you’re visiting and to explore – not to progress your business particularly! If you can do both great, but your objective should primarily be to earn the minimum amount you need in order to make your travel goals possible.
This is all about balance and it’s about not being ‘pulled in’ by the temptation to earn more.
Documents You Need for World Travel
If you’re heading out through that front door with a laptop under one arm and a plan to live and work abroad for the next few years, then you’re probably filled with a mixture of excitement and of trepidation.
Will you be able to afford the travel? Will you miss home too much? What happens if you lose your laptop? What happens if you get ill? Were all the plugs turned off?
And that’s before you think about all of the documents you need before you set off too! This list will help you ensure that you at least have all the necessary paperwork in order…
You’ll probably have booked at least a few things before you set off on your travels.
That will likely include some hotels and maybe a flight or two.
You may even have booked trips around certain landmarks etc.
Make sure that you have all the required paperwork before you set off so that you can confidently present it when you get to the counter.
This will save you a lot of stress!
Oh and consider getting apps for things like plane tickets – they can make your life much simpler! Another tip is to back these documents up on the cloud.
If you’re going abroad then you of course need your passport.
This is a straight forward enough requirement but do check that it has at least 6 months longer on it than you intend to travel.
If your passport expires in 3 months, then some places won’t let you travel.
And seeing as you could be gone for two years or longer in some cases, this is something you definitely need to check!
Oh and another good tip is to have a copy of your passport so you have proof of ID if it gets stolen!
While not a requirement always, it’s a good idea to have a secondary form of ID.
This is useful in case you lose your passport again but also so that you can prove who you are without having to flash your passport around!
This is very important – some countries won’t let you enter without a visa, or won’t let you work/stay over a certain time.
You need to research this before you go and apply early to avoid disappointment.
Have travel insurance and health insurance that will protect you abroad and then make sure that you have copies of the associated documents with you.
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