Where do you conduct your work?

Question: Where do you conduct your work? Read answers from remote workers to learn.

Interview with Shivani, a remote content writer who shares lessons learned

I have a dedicated space to work in my room. I try to keep my desk as uncluttered as possible — just my laptop, notebook, desk lamp, water bottle, and speakers. That definitely helps me stay focused and productive!

I also recently painted my room dark grey, which I find soothing. It was a deliberate decision — I wanted a room I can spend hours in every day and feel calm and focused.

I’ll sometimes work from a library near my house or my design agency partner’s office, but most days I work from home.

Shivani provides all you need to know about making remote work...work. She shares tips on finding the best remote work opportunity and thriving once you get it.

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Interview with Stefan, a founder building a location-independent startup

Here’s where I work, with rough time percentages:

  • My home (~80-90%)
  • Cafes or other public spaces (~5-15%)
  • Client offices or coworking spaces (~5%)

Stefan now has total control over his time since leaving the traditional office in early 2019. Hear how his routine is helping him build a solid remote startup.

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Interview with Molood, a CEO who shares how minimalism has improved her remote work experience

This question is coming to me at an unusual time: in the middle of a pandemic. Right now, I work from home. But I can tell you that before the pandemic, I did not even have a desk at home as I never worked from home. I usually work from cafés and hotel lobbies around the world.

As CEO and Founder of Remote Forever, Molood has made a career in teaching individuals and companies how to work remotely effectively. See how embracing a minimalist lifestyle has caused her to excel.

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Interview with Saibu, an HR content writer for a remote company

I do 80% of my work inside my room. Sometimes, I go to a co-working space near me. Co-working spaces aren’t that common in Africa, at least not in my country Ghana – though a few are popping up now and then. So it’s always good to work from home.

Hear how Saibu, a thriving HR content writer, navigates the complexities—and perks—of working with a remote team from Ghana.

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Interview with Kirsten and Jay-Allen, remote team coaches & collaboration experts

We live in Cape Town and work from home, coworking spots and coffee shops (depending on how we feel on the day).

Remote team coaches, Kirsten and Jay-Allen, offer three pieces of advice for new remote workers and reveal the one question every remote job seeker should prepare to answer.

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Interview with Marian, a nomadic social media manager and day trader

Currently, I am in Addis Ababa, and I am willing to stay for a long time, maybe until the end of this summer.

Day trading & virtual assisting has allowed Marian to see the world—in this interview, she lays out her routine and priorities for those thinking of traveling while working.

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Interview with Pilar, director of Virtual Not Distant

I work from home, and I also work from a coworking space called The Workery. On Fridays, I work from the cafe at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.

Hear about Pilar's flexible approach to managing Virtual Not Distant and the career-changing advice she received from a friend.

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Interview with Nico, marketer and advocate for remote worker mental health

Typically, I do a 50/50 split between my home (or a local coffee shop) and my cowork space in Tampa, Brave Haus. It's a cowork space for designers, developers, marketers, entrepreneurs, and freelancers to strengthen the creative community here in Tampa.

It's an amazing space with amazing people—I love working in a place where we eat lunches together, go for walks, do wellness activities, yet we all do different work for different companies on different schedules.

"I've felt burnout HARD in the past. When it hits, it HITS, and it can be tough to recover." In this interview, Nico shares his strategies for balancing work and life and reveals the key to avoiding burnout.

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Interview with Tyler, a director of customer success models how to start a remote work career

I mostly work from our home office (especially now during the pandemic), but I also enjoy working from coffee shops, gym lobbies, commuter trains, and burrito joints.

A photo of Tyler's workspace.

A photo of Tyler's workspace.

One of my favorite things about remote work is the opportunity to listen to your own rhythms and be intentional about your working environment.

From networking to land a remote work gig, to building out an exceptional remote work tool stack, Tyler has quickly figured out how to thrive in remote work. See his tips for starting strong.

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Interview with Pola, a Paris-based content writer

I have a dedicated workspace in my apartment, plus a few favorite coworking cafes in the neighborhood. As it happens, our office is a few minutes away, so I can walk over there if I want company or have a meeting with the team.

Even though we work remotely, we still like to get together sometimes to discuss business or have a team lunch.

A job ad in an online group led Pola to find her ideal career as a content writer—see her remote work & job seeking takeaways.

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