Interview with Sodik Owolabi

Sodik Owolabi is a remote based freelance Web Developer and Blogger. You can find him via his Website, instagram, twitter and LinkedIn.

1. How did you started working remotely? 

I started freelancing in my 2014 during my last year of a National Diploma program in Software Engineering here in Nigeria. I always thought about the time i could have for myself and my family and also how i could be able to monetize my skills by myself.

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

It enables a skilled person to grow and develop in his/her comfortable environment and also work efficiently not thinking he/she has to catch a bus to work early in the morning. Work can be done at any time of the day.

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

The only thing I could think of is socialization but a remote worker can also socialize by attending interactive sessions, seminars, exhibitions etc.

4. From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? Which has been your favorite one?

I’ve worked only in my country Nigeria and I haven’t gotten the chance to work with a remote company abroad which I will love to.

5. From what type of place do you prefer to work? 

I like to work from home so I can hit the bed when I’m tired.

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

I like to travel to Canada, Germany or Dubai.

7. What would you say to the companies that don’t believe in hiring employees who work remotely?

I would tell them to try get remote workers because that is new way to get your jobs done effectively.

8. Which tools do you use to work remotely?


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

I have a registered business in my country and I get to pay tax according to law and base on the work I have at hand.

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

Its a very nice move in this century we are and I will say that as effective as remote work is, there should still be a physical interactive session with the remote workers.

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