WELCOME TO THE REMOTE EDITION PODCAST
This podcast is all about sharing stories from remote workers who have a successful career whilst travelling the world.
If you’re sick of your 9-5, fed up of your commute and want the freedom to travel, this podcast is FOR YOU!
There many opportunities for you to live life on your terms AND earn a living. Freelancing, starting a business, becoming a digital nomad, getting a remote job all whilst travelling the world - these are all possible for you.
Through my guests stories, you will learn what is possible and the tips on how to get there.
#50 Selling Online & Adventurepreneurship w/ Luke Lawson - Head of Sales for Sun Factory
We are back after our 6 month hiatus interviewing Luke Lawson from New Zealand! Luke has been living and working remotely in Bali for 1 year now. He left his childhood home at 16, moved to Australia at 18, and has since become a sales manager for a remote Solar Company after doing 6 years of door-to-door sales.
Luke & I chat about his time living abroad in 3 different countries, his journey to discovering remote work through affiliate marketing, how he’s been able to run a successful sales team remotely, and gives lots of insightful tips & realistic advice on how to get the confidence to take some action into moving into a remote work position.
If you are someone who has been interested in the digital nomad lifestyle, but are in need of the advice of how to force yourself out of your comfort zone in order to make those goals a reality, you won’t want to miss what Luke shares with us in this episode.
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#49 SPECIAL EPISODE: The Bali Food Project
6.3million tourists visited Bali in 2019. Due to COVID19, there have been no tourists here for months. Tourism is a HUGE contributor to Bali's economy, with many Indonesians working in the sector. Businesses have been forced to close, many locals have lost jobs and suffered huge reductions in income with many struggling to feed their own families. A few kind expats and locals have taken the initiative to create Food Projects to help people in need. I decided to hire a local videographer, Imung, to show you the situation and one of the incredible initiatives run by the lovely Laura and Jeri.
#48 Tech Startups & Getting into YCombinator - Sabby Choudhary - Founder, Marketer & Digital Nomad
This week I interview the amazing Sabby Choudhary from Canada and originally from India. Sabby’s is a digital marketer who has founded a series of startups over his career so far. He dropped out of University to get involved in different startups and projects and along the way, successfully applied to YCombinator with one of his startups (a social network for University students). YC is one of the largest startup accelerators in the world with Stripe, Airbnb and Dropbox all having gone through the program.
Sabby and I chat all about building a tech startup, the YC application process, getting Venture Capital funding and his learnings from the whole experience. Sabby now lives and works remotely in Bali and we chat all about how he decided to travel and live the digital nomad / location independent lifestyle before settling in Bali.
#47 Travel & Remote Work w/ Glenn Emery Accountant, Artist & Digital Nomad
This week I interview Glenn Emery, an Accountant who travels the world and whilst working remotely. Glenn is originally from the US and is spending his lockdown time in Singapore. He started his career in Finance working in multiple jobs in banking and private equity before moving to a start-up called Exploding Kittens on the West Coast.
Glenn always had an itch to travel and something more entrepreneurial. Fuelled by fear of regretting never going traveling, he decided to quit his job for South East Asia and the digital nomad life. He tells us all about how he managed to keep his job working remotely for the start-up, whilst balancing freelance graphic design work, his passion for art and drawing all whilst travelling the world.
Glenn has tonnes of advice for people who want to travel and work remotely. His story is super inspiring and I know you're going to get a lot out of this episode!
#46 Blogging, Travel & Remote Work - Lucia Grace - Blogger & Influencer
This week I interview the lovely Lucia Grace, a lifestyle & travel blogger from the UK. Lucia's blogging has allowed her to build a business around remote work enabling her to split her time between Bali and Europe whilst working on collaborations with brands and her own freelance based content projects for clients all over the world.
We chat all about how Lucia got started with blogging, how she built her audience and used her work to build a business that ultimately allowed her the freedom to travel. She gives so many tips for aspiring bloggers and remote workers on how to get started!
We also chat a lot about these strange times we're in at the moment in the midst of COVID19 and what it feels like to have worked so hard to build a lifestyle that enables you to have the freedom to work anywhere and to suddenly be restricted to your home country and one place. We chat about how Lucia is dealing with being back in the UK and how she's had to get super creative to continue to produce quality content. Super helpful to hear her perspective and I expect it will resonate with a lot of you!
#45 Leading a Team Remotely - Martha Fuentes - Remote Project Manager & Digital Nomad
Martha is a Project Manager working remotely for an American company. Previously, her corporate career included working as a Project Manager for Diageo in both Colombia and London. She became fed up of working in the office at set times and decided to look for a remote opportunity. She now lives and works remotely from Bali.
Martha explains all about how she networked her way into getting her job and how working remotely allowed her to move to Bali. Martha shares her insights and experience of working remotely including tips for hiring, conducting remote interviews, managing a team you've never met and holding virtual meetings. She also gives you tips on how to find your own remote job.
She's super knowledgeable and as the whole world is working remotely at the moment, this episode will give you some amazing takeaways to improve your team's collaboration, productivity and overall happiness working remotely.