Interview to Adrián Arroyo

Adrián Arroyo is a freelance web developer at, helps other people to increase their productivity by being a brand ambassador for a project and task management tool. You can find him on Linkedin and Instagram to read more.

1. How did you start working remotely? How did you make the switch?:

I started working remotely because my partner decided to create a new project and I was helping with web creation, web development, SEO, texts, etc, and I wanted to show all the experience I have gained by providing website and marketing support to other companies or freelancers.

2. What do you think are the main advantages of remote work?:

The flexibility of being able to organize your work and the freedom of being able to work from anywhere, with no ties.

3. Do you think there are disadvantages or you’re missing something by working remotely?:

For example, having colleagues, unless you work with collaborators, sometimes you miss it to be able to exchange opinions, working together, etc.

4. From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? What are your favorite ones?:

From Málaga, Tenerife, Madrid, Prague, and Mallorca. Definitely, my favorite places are Málaga and Tenerife.

5. From what type of places do you prefer to work? Home, coworking spaces, coffee shops or others? Do you have any specific place?:

I am starting to work from co-working spaces which I think are very good places to meet people who are in the same situation as you, make networking, generate contacts, etc.
At the moment, my main place of work is my home, where I have adequate to telework comfortably, but as I said before, I am looking more and more to going to co-working spaces or coffee shops.

6. What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?:

Mexico, Gran Canaria, or Czech Republic.

7. What advice would you give to overcome the main challenges of working remotely? Share your remote productivity, communication, management, etc. tips based on your experience!:

You have to be very organized, and control everything because nobody will do it for you; that is maybe the worst part, but it is compensated by the number of pros, and It’s also great to collaborate with other freelancers.
I control my productivity from Freelo, organize all my projects and tasks, and no information gets lost.
My communication and management are mainly centralized through Freelo on tasks and projects, I also collaborate with other freelancers, and communication flows a lot through the tool; I don’t need to have 5 tools like Slack, Whatsapp, Email, etc; I use Freelo and Mailing.

8. What tools do you use, and are your favorites to work remotely?:

Freelo as a project management tool to organize my tasks, planning, calendar, reminders, etc.
Also, as an invoicing tool, I use Holded.

9. How do you manage your business and taxes as a remote working professional?

With the accounting tool Holded.

10. What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely and companies making the remote switch?:

That is a very good opportunity to work wherever you want. If you have any unforeseen event, you don’t need to ask for a vacation from your job since you can work from anywhere, being freelance.

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