Essential Checklist For Working from The Road and On The Go

We are fortunate enough to be in a place in today’s society where working remotely is a very possible and even an encouraged thing. The idea that you have to be stuck in an office or a cubicle during working hours to accomplish your job, is pretty outdated. Technology has allowed us to work with people in different countries and time zones, so it is to be expected that working with someone in the same city, but without a face to face interaction, could be a seamless task. I have a great deal of friends who work in a position that allows them to live with they please and connect when the can, I also have several friends who have the freedom to work from home, but need to be around to pop into the office every now and then. Both situations require a few different things, as one is more stable than the other. However, no matter what type of remote based or telecommuting job you do, you are going to want to make sure you are set and covered with your basic needs. This means being prepared before you take off to the next destination and make sure you have a checklist of all your essential items.

A Great Laptop and Operating System

Take it from me, as I have been working on the road for at least a year now, the number one thing you need in this life is a reliable computer that will give you the speed and compacity that you need to do your job. There are so many different kinds of computers out there from laptops to tablets, it really depends on what you will be using it for. The more you do the greater the need for processing, however if you are simply writing, you can probably do that from a tablet with a keyboard attachment if that is comfortable for you. Either way you should make sure to have Norton Antivirus installed on your device to protect you from any unwanted hackers when you are working off of public Wi-Fi.

A Strong Data Plan

I guess this really depends on the extent of your traveling. If you are going to be staying within your home country, this is less complicated. You will want to make sure that you have enough data on your plan to use the internet and maps when you aren’t connected to Wi-Fi, but mostly so you can keep up with your emails and any social media responsibilities connected to your job. However, if you are traveling internationally, you need to think about whether it is worth it and necessary for you to have an international data plan or just pick up a local sim card in every country you travel within. In the end if you are not going to have the ability to connect to wireless internet during most of your traveling, it might be worth it to figure out how to get yourself a sim card so that you receive local service and do not have to worry about a lack of signal.

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