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katja-andes Katja Andes, born in 1985, was a consultant at Siemens and co-founder and coach at ideacamp. Andes started a “classic” path at the age of 19: a dual degree in business administration in cooperation with Siemens. There she started her professional life at the age of 22 in an internal consultancy. After two years of full-time job, she decided to reduce her consulting job to part-time and complete a master's in management. During her studies at the University of Mannheim and Aalto University in Helsinki, she came more and more into contact with the topic of entrepreneurship and self-employment as a possible option for a corporate career. In 2012 she quit her job as a consultant in order to concentrate fully on her independent work.Since 2011, together with her 3 co-founders from Ideacamp, she has been helping other founders to avoid typical mistakes and to test an idea quickly and with little money. She also works as a freelancer and supports technology transfers from research institutes in the marketing of patents. In spring 2013 she decided to make her passion for location-independent work accessible to others and organizes 1-2 week events under the name Sunny Office for founders, freelancers, entrepreneurs and creative people who like to work with like-minded people in beautiful, sunny places want. More information at www.ideacamp.de and www.sunny-office.com

Working freely and independently: work and travel - 7 tips

Working 4.0 is on everyone's lips and therefore also the subject of New Work. But what does it really look like if you really want to work in a location-independent way and what concrete steps are necessary? These 7 tips lead to success. fexibel-work

The planning

In the first Article In this small series, you learned more about the advantages that our increasing independence from work brings. The adaptation of the place of work to the type of work makes us more creative, more focused and brings us new inspiration and perspectives.

If you would like to take advantage of location-independent work, but are still unsure how to implement your “work vacation” in a relaxed manner, I would like to share six essential tips below that would have helped me when I changed my job abroad.

Please organize well!

For: organization is half the rent. After all, it is not only necessary to look for an accommodation, but also to rent it at home (under), insurance must also be clarified, accessibility must be ensured, and a place with good infrastructure must be found.

The most important thing is therefore a very good planning and clarity about how you want to work - alone or together with others? In the city or in a quiet area? Only when you have answered these questions for yourself, you should go to the exact planning.

The concrete preparation in 7 steps

But what does the right preparation look like? I'll help you with a list of the following steps:

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  1. Reduction of personal meetings to work from other places: In the run-up to the first “work vacation”, it makes sense to get colleagues, business partners and customers used to telephone and Skype conversations. Personal meetings are recommended at regular intervals, but not everything has to be clarified personally and a phone call / video call can save a lot of time.
  2. Accessibility on a local phone number: I recommend you set up a Voice over IP (VoIP) number in your area code and a local prepaid SIM card with data volume at your whereabouts. You can redirect your handynummer and current landline number to the local number of the VoIP provider (eg Sipgate) and remain so always accessible. The VoIP connection can always be used if you have Internet (Wifi or mobile internet via your SIM card).
  3. Availability of all important documents: If you have not yet digitized your important documents, I recommend this step before the first “work vacation”. Observe which documents you need again and again over a week and scan them. My personal list of the most important documents to be scanned is: Tan numbers for banking, tax number, ID / passport, credit card, EC card, vaccination card and travel health insurance abroad.
  4. Ensuring a good infrastructure: You can use your accommodation to clarify the strength of your Internet connection and mobile coverage in advance. Your landlord should be able to provide information on upload and download speed (for example, for video calls via Skype you need 300kBit / second). Alternatively, you can research in advance Wifi cafes in the area, http://www.wificafespots.com) or find co-working spaces (Deskwanted or Coworking News Directory).
  5. Ensure productivity: They will benefit from new impressions in new places. However, discipline is, of course, also offered. For me personally, it has proven to be useful to organize a fixed daily rhythm. During a stay in southern Spain last winter, I solved it for example as follows: In the morning I took my time for a run by the sea, then I worked until the sunset, which I enjoyed in the bar on the beach. Once or twice a week, I took days off completely to go on exploration.
  6. Finding the right working atmosphere without being surrounded by tourists: If you like to travel in cities, I recommend local co-working spaces or search for neighborhoods that are rather untouristically (in Barcelona, ​​for example, Grácia). If you want to live and work away from the city, the challenge is greater. Especially if you would like to work with others who work in similar fields.
  7. To combine accommodation with coworking: There are numerous projects that combine common accommodation with co-working. The goal is to provide an optimal environment for living and working in quiet places like 1-2 weeks. Other initiatives that I have now discovered are for example The Surf Office, Project Getaway or Startups Abroad.

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  4. Ferdinand says:

    Hey, So I am recently on VoIP and the VoIP Telefonie pushed. I was very positively surprised how much money I can save with the Internet telephony, especially abroad.
    Anyone who is much abroad, should think about voice over IP. I can only recommend this. even if such procedures as callback and call through are unused.

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