A remote job is something you can do from anywhere. It is the ultimate freedom when it comes to your workplace, allowing you to work from anywhere.
You can be a remote worker for a company, as a freelancer or independent contractor, or become an entrepreneur.
Check out Forbe’s Top 100 companies offering remote positions in 2017!
Each month, we will highlight different remote jobs to give you an idea of what is possible as a remote worker. These jobs will be in a variety of fields – being a digital nomad isn’t just for techies.
This Month’s Remote Job: Digital Production
Advertising is key for anyone who wants to sell a service or product. Whether you’re a massive company, small business, or solopreneur, if you’re selling something, you need to market it. Some people choose to try and tackle it themselves, but for those that don’t, they hire an agency.
Featured Remote Worker: Danielle
Digital Production uses various digital media tools to create advertising and marketing materials across a variety of platforms.
Danielle took a coding course and initially began working for her husbands company. It grew and grew and they now how offices in the UK and Canada. With never ending responsibilities as a project manager, developer, and director, digital production and advertising is a full time gig. She works primarily remotely, but chooses to spend roughly 20% of her time meeting with clients, running training courses, and drumming up business.
Danielle is Canadian and her husband is Scottish. In 2012 they made the decision to move to the UK to work on her husband’s business. Her long term plan was always to work for her husband’s company and travel.
Long story short: When the terrorist attack in London at Borough Market happened, it was right across the street from their flat. Thankfully, they were out of town on business. They were already taking some tentative first steps towards living the nomad lifestyle, but that attack really floored them. It made them feel like they wanted to do something with their time while they still could. They restructured our UK office, hired more support in Canada and hit the road in September 2017.
You can follow their story on Instagram @digit_elle
More about the job:
Digital production and advertising is something that could be done remotely or in person. Typically, before moving to be full remote, it is helpful to have put in some face time. Danielle did a coding bootcamp in London and world for a year as a developer at a large creative agency in London and her husband worked 10 years in the advertising industry as a developer before their started their own business.
To work in advertising (especially freelance), you would usually need a background working at an Agency. Many of the AAA Agencies do not like working with freelancers that are remote. If they hire a freelancer, they want that freelancer to be sitting in a desk in their offices for the duration of the contract.
While they did put in the face time, they got around the issue of wanting to work remotely as a freelancer by starting their own business.
Their clients know that when they work with them, they are working with a team of designers/developers all over the world. As they have both a Canadian and European office, they are able to offer nearly 24hr service, which often beat’s their competitors timelines.
Their whole team can work remotely too (as long as they’ve had some proper experience working in advertising). While remote, they are still confined to regular workday time-zones. That is, if you worked for their North American office, you would need to work North American hours, same goes for the European office.
It can vary, though one could expect 40-55 thousands pounds.
Danielle’s “Typical Day” as a Remote Worker
It’s basically a regular work day that you would do from an office, but they just do it from lovely and spacious Airbnbs. She startswork around 8am European time (7am UK)and looks over all the work that the Canadian office did the night before and bug fix where necessary. Then she sends anywhere between 8-12 emails to clients in London with their work attached for review.
From 10am-6pm they field emails from clients, collect work for the Canadian office (to be done overnight) and write briefs for Canada. They often have a stretch of time between 1pm-4pm where there isn’t much work.
We usually use that time to go for a walk, or visit a market, do yoga, or do something interesting close to home for an hour or so.
At 6pm, the Canadian office comes online. They brief them on the work to do overnight and they’re usually done work by 7pm.
They typically move factions every month on a Saturday so it doesn’t interfere with work. They find that a month gives them enough time to explore a location, even with the 8-10 hour work days. They typically only “play tourist” on weekends.
Finally, every 2 months they return to London for meetings as well as visiting friends/family.
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