62 episodes

Remote Work Europe is for employees, freelancers, sole traders, solopreneurs, digital nomads, consultants, and anyone who defies categorization while making a living outside the traditional location-dependent relationship — for the independent operator, wherever you are. The remote revolution is already well underway, and we're bringing you insight and inspiration from the frontiers of freelancing and the rubicon of remote, to help you build a life and a living without borders.Formerly the 'Future is Freelance' podcast, our show has evolved as work evolves - to a fluid and flexible blended approach to life and value creation.

Remote Work Europe Maya Middlemiss

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    • 5.0 • 147 Ratings

Remote Work Europe is for employees, freelancers, sole traders, solopreneurs, digital nomads, consultants, and anyone who defies categorization while making a living outside the traditional location-dependent relationship — for the independent operator, wherever you are. The remote revolution is already well underway, and we're bringing you insight and inspiration from the frontiers of freelancing and the rubicon of remote, to help you build a life and a living without borders.Formerly the 'Future is Freelance' podcast, our show has evolved as work evolves - to a fluid and flexible blended approach to life and value creation.

    Season 5 Trailer: Celebrating the Evolution of Remote Work in 2024

    Season 5 Trailer: Celebrating the Evolution of Remote Work in 2024

    Happy New Year, folks! Embrace a fresh start and the endless opportunities that 2024 holds with our revamped and rebranded Remote Work Europe podcast. Come with us, on a journey that promises to redefine the contours of the freelance and remote work future.

    With the debut of Season 5, we won't just be talking about freelance work; we'll be exploring every aspect of the location-independent lifestyle. Expect to get up close with stories from those who are paving the way for a future where work meets freedom in the most exciting ways. From Europe and beyond, our community of digital nomads, remote workers, and freelancers are coming together to share their experiences, tips, and innovations. Tune in, because this isn't just another podcast series – it's the heartbeat of a movement, and we can't wait to explore these new horizons with you.
    Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

    https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

    Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

    Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

    Here's to your own remote future 🤩

    • 2 min
    Reflecting On Past and Future of Work: Freelancing, Remote, and Connected Community

    Reflecting On Past and Future of Work: Freelancing, Remote, and Connected Community

    What if the traditional 9-5 is no longer what work is all about?

    In the final episode of the season, we embark on a reflective journey, exploring the transformative year that was 2023, and share our thoughts on the future of freelancing and remote.

    As we wrap up, our heartfelt thanks goes out to you, our ever-growing audience, for your unwavering support as we transitioned into an independent podcast. Throughout the episode, we chat about the ripple effects of global geopolitical conflicts on the freelancer landscape and the resulting surge in freelance work due to layoffs and other economic shifts.

    Notably, we project an increase in collaborative and blended work styles, particularly within the Remote Work Europe community, and the excitement we feel about opening the doors to our brand-new premium community, Remote Work Europe Connected 🤩

    A future with freelancing at the forefront is not just a dream; it's swiftly becoming our reality. Take a deep dive with us as we explore the future of freelancing in Europe, the rising trend of remote work, and the steadily growing interest in digital nomad visas, including here in Spain. 

    Looking ahead to 204 we consider climate action and how solopreneurs can contribute positively by adopting sustainable living practices. In addition, we examine the evolving opportunities and challenges that come with freelancing and underline the importance of establishing personal boundaries in this dynamic business world.

    Brace yourself as we delve into our final chapter, where we underscore the pivotal role of adaptability, resilience, and self-education in a freelance career. 

    Drawing from Maya's 25 years of remote work experience, we highlight the perks of freelancing, such as agility and the ability to pivot quickly. We also touch on the obstacles of publishing in today's landscape and express our commitment to aiding others in attaining the freedom of location-independent work. 
    Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

    https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

    Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

    Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

    Here's to your own remote future 🤩

    • 30 min
    The Freelancer and the eCommerce Giant: Navigating Amazon Selling with Vicki Weinberg

    The Freelancer and the eCommerce Giant: Navigating Amazon Selling with Vicki Weinberg

    Curious about the ins and outs of being a successful Amazon seller? If you're a small business owner or freelancer looking to optimize your sales on this e-commerce giant, you'll find useful insights in our chat with Vicki Weinberg.

    Vicki has navigated the Amazon seller scene from the perspective of an independent product creator, and now helps other freelancers and small businesses to navigate this opportunity.  From imposter syndrome to competing with lower-cost products, she shares her personal journey in becoming an Amazon consultant from a pre-parenthood corporate career.

    Having dealt with all of the challenges, such as the impact of fake reviews on legitimate sellers, the lack of immediate support from Amazon, Vicki shares from lived experience. We dig in to how to write a good listing, how to deal with rejection, and the crucial role of user reviews, along with an honest reflection about the state of the market today for unique physical products.

    This conversation is full of passion, creativity, and the satisfaction of sharing the success of others in the world of e-commerce. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this episode, and we hope it provides you with practical strategies to navigate the complex world of Amazon selling, whatever product you want to offer to the world. Don't miss it!

    Keep in touch with Vicki right here:
    www.vickiweinberg.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/vicki-weinberg-amazon-seller-support/
    https://www.instagram.com/vickiweinberguk/
    Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

    https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

    Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

    Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

    Here's to your own remote future 🤩

    • 39 min
    Remote Employee to Nomadic Entrepreneur, with Chris Cerra from Remote Base

    Remote Employee to Nomadic Entrepreneur, with Chris Cerra from Remote Base

    We love unpicking the lesser-talked realities of the digital nomad lifestyle, beyond the glamour of the Instagram feeds.

    Our guest for today's episode, Chris Cerra,  CEO of Remote Base, has been on a similar mission lately, with his 'Unfiltered Digital Nomad' series on LinkedIn, so obviously we had to talk.

    We went back to the start when remote work was a game-changer for Chris back in 2017, inspiring him to ultimately shift from being a location-independent employee, to establishing a platform that aids digital nomads and remote workers in finding affordable, long-term accommodations.

    We also explore how digital nomad visas are influencing travel trends and reshaping the remote working landscape, and the realities behind the transition from employee to entrepreneur.  This episode promises to be a real treat, as Chris shares his journey of creating a digital platform for like-minded nomads thanks to his own lived experiences, and how this venture completely revolutionized his life. The emphasis here is on debunking the digital nomad lifestyle’s idealistic representation, replacing it with a genuine narrative.

    We conclude our conversation with a forward-looking discussion on the future of freelancing and remote work. Are you stuck in the rut of traditional employment? Get ready to be inspired by the infinite earning potential of freelancing and the freedom it offers.

    Chris and I engage in a stimulating dialogue about the necessity of a mindset shift towards this work style as a dynamic rather than binary choice, part of the ongoing shift from office-based work to more flexible setups.

    So, come along and broaden your understanding of the future of freelancing, and let’s explore how we can collectively bring about a change in the world as independent entrepreneurs.

    And don't forget to connect with Chris and keep in touch:
    https://remotebase.co
    https://instagram.com/nomadaccommodationguy
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chriscerra/
    Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

    https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

    Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

    Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

    Here's to your own remote future 🤩

    • 38 min
    The Freelance Dance: Sustainable Income Balancing Long-term Clients and One-off Gigs

    The Freelance Dance: Sustainable Income Balancing Long-term Clients and One-off Gigs

    You know the feast and famine cliché about freelancing, and there's a lot of truth in it, especially if you drift from one short-term project to the next with no strategy. 

    The secret to a sustainable freelance income lies in the balance between long-term clients and one-off gigs, but there are big differences in how you find, nurture, and manage these two types of clients. They both have their pros and cons, which this episode unpacks in depth.

    Additionally we're throwing in a segment on retainer agreements, highlighting the trade-offs between income predictability and loss of flexibility that such deals can create.

    Ultimately, every freelancer needs to strike their own perfect balance between these two types of clients for creating a sustainable income stream, in a way that reflects our own strengths, styles. We provide insights on how to structure your services to meet your income goals, maintain strong interpersonal relationships with clients, and stay ready for new opportunities. It's all about finding your own dynamic sweet spot, on the ever-changing blended future-of-work portfolio spectrum.
    Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

    https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

    Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

    Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

    Here's to your own remote future 🤩

    • 33 min
    Remote Realities: Busting Freelancing Fables and Remote Red Herrings

    Remote Realities: Busting Freelancing Fables and Remote Red Herrings

    Have you ever considered whether everything you thought you knew about remote work and freelancing was based on stereotypes, outdated ideas, and misconceptions?

    Buckle up as we take on some common myths about freelancing and remote work that might be holding you back. We expose the false notion that there's a special section of remote jobs that require no skills or experience, and offer some down-to-earth insight about the various schemes, from trading to MLM, that might try to persuade you otherwise.

    With the right understanding and approach, almost all professional jobs can be done remotely - there is not a particular 'remote work industry' you need to learn about. But great remote roles are not going to come handed to you on a plate. 

    Transitioning to remote work can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. In this episode, we explore the hurdles you might face when trying to land your first remote job. It's not as easy as posting a request for work; you are competing with countless others, and recruiters screen through numerous applications before they even consider a candidate. We discuss how to make yourself stand out, attract the right attention, and make a strong case for your skills. Moreover, we explore the intricacies of switching to remote work or freelancing, the importance of developing a personal brand, and the value of keeping an open mind. 

    So, join us for an enlightening discussion and get a reality check on the world of remote work and freelancing. 

    It's time for some tough love!
    Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

    https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

    Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

    Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

    Here's to your own remote future 🤩

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

wfreedomnexus ,

Very interesting

Love the guests and topics.

nicholasys ,

Awesome podcast

Thank you!

Adam"**" ,

Great Show!!

This is a refreshing new voice in the freelance/entrepreneur podcast market, and great insight into the European online business perspective. Making me think about my own online work in depth, and the difference between freelance gigging and growing a business-of-one with a professional outlook. Great variety of guests and themes so far, and I am subscribing to make sure I don't miss any future drops

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