1. How did you start working remotely?
I opened my own company in the summer of 2017. Having worked remote for a number of companies since 2012, I didn’t think twice about it. I think having the right connections and team can outweigh the value of being in the right place.
2. What do you think are the main advantages of remote work?
I love that I define my schedule. My clients are all around the world and we communicate well online. This gives me the freedom to work out during the day, run an errand, or work during the evenings if needed.
3. Do you think there are disadvantages or that you’re missing something by working remotely?
I think some can get lonely which is why it’s important to find networking groups, online or in real-life to make sure you don’t fall into a pattern of working in your pajamas or never leaving the house.
4. From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote?
Gosh… so many, I am sure I am going to forget one or two.
- Seattle, WA
- Washington DC
- Portland OR
- Dallas, TX
- Los Angeles, CA
- Palm Desert, CA
- Boulder, CO
- Denver, CO
- New York, NY
- Pittsburgh, PA
- London, UK
- Brighton, UK
- Amsterdam, Holland
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Budapest, Hungary
I think my most recent trip to Edinburgh was my favorite international trip. I do have a love of Seattle too — and try to get there as often as I can.
5. From what type of places do you prefer to work?
Home office, or a coffee shop with the right vibe.
6. What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?
Anywhere in Europe.
7. What would you say to the companies that don’t believe in hiring employees who work remotely?
Trust the talent, get to know the people, and find the right fit. It’s about the people, not the location.
8. Which tools do you use to work remotely?
Uberconference is my must-have tool.
9. How do you manage your business and taxes as a remote working professional?
I have a bookkeeper and an accountant that handle this for me.
10. What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely and companies making the remote switch?
You deserve to enjoy your work and create the path that you love. Work isn’t always about being in an office between 9-5. Focus on where you need to be to deliver your best work product.