When you started to work online or run your own blog, what were your motivations? Chances are that one of the perks for you was going to be the fact that you could work from home and work on the move.
However working from home doesn’t necessarily mean working from home – as that can actually get pretty old pretty fast as you struggle to stay focussed and as you find yourself distracted by the internet, phone and food, and as you lose any motivation to put on pants which you would have if you were working out in the real world.
In short it doesn’t take long to develop cabin fever if you never leave your four walls, so it’s important that you get out and about if you really want to live the dream – and that means in particular that you should look into travelling.
Travelling and Working
And the great thing about blogging is that you can do it from anywhere – so if your blog is bringing you in enough moolah you can take it on the road and start to see the world while you write. To do this though you need to walk a fine line between experiencing the place you’re in and actually working, and you need to travel with the right devices to help you maintain productivity.
To that end you should first of all invest in a small netbook. Think portability and low cost – because if you’re travelling it won’t be long before you start to get sand in your computer or before it gets stolen. To that end you also need a good hosting package so you can store all your crucial files online, or look into forms of online backup.
Finally the last crucial item you’ll need is a good carry case/satchel that you can use to carry your laptop and phone around with you without weighing yourself down. Sacrifice on clothes and books so that you can still travel light.
Spot a Great Location
You also need to know how to spot a good location for working. Your best friend is going to be the humble café.
They are dotted all around the world and you should find for the most part that people are happy for you to sit in them and work for extended periods of time. You might also be able to find a power socket here and wifi.
Phone is Your Friend
Failing that you should have a good deal on your phone that gives you internet tethering. You should discuss with your service provider before you leave whether there’s a package you can purchase that will give you cheaper connectivity while you’re out there – and this is very important as it will help you to upload your articles even when you don’t have access to free Wifi anywhere.
Hotels with Wifi or Wired Internet
When in a rut, there are a couple of places you can go to get emergency computer usage. Most hotels for instance will have some internet and even if you aren’t staying here they should allow you to get online and use it there for a small fee.
Failing that you might even be able to ask the reception or staff in the hotel to use their computer and their connection – if you can store your files on a flash drive (a crucial thing to bring with you) then you will be able to upload it right from there. Internet cafes will also be dotted around most towns and cities.
Better though is to choose hotels that have a good Wifi connection to start with. If you can find a place to stay with a great view and a balcony, along with Wifi and facilities for making tea, then you’ll find that there are few better circumstances for inspiring you to write your best articles.
This guest post was written by Brian from a leading link building company. He believes that a link building campaign can be much more effective if it’s backed by quality content.