Alejandro, based in Sofia, Bulgaria, interviewed fellow Bulgarians new to working remotely over 2020-2021 as remote work became the norm due to the pandemic. What did he discover?
Rachel’s adventurous and unconventional career has taken her skiing in France, cooking in Ireland and back to sailing in Greece, Corsica, USA and all around the world. Rachel’s story is a strong reminder to ignore the naysayers, always keep learning and growing your skills, the importance of trying as many things as possible to discover what is NOT what you want in life as well as what you DO, as a big reminder how good things don’t come to those who wait, they come to those who work!
Reasons why you should go to Bulgaria. And why we always come back to Bulgaria: We love the country, the outdoors, the skiing, the hiking, the people, the food, the history, the culture, and for digital nomads and budget travellers Bulgaria is a cheap and cheerful place to be based at.
We met Beki last year at one of her regular Digital Wombats meet-ups when we based ourselves in Chiang Mai in Thailand in 2019 for a little while before moving onto Koh Phangan. We had the pleasure of catching up with Beki in person again before we left Thailand in December. Beki is a fellow multipassionate multipotentialite juggling many different projects at any one time! When she isn’t working she can be found running events for digital nomads, playing with her cats, exploring Thailand (the pandemic has also impacted her on this too) or wakeboarding.
As we return to our interview series we interview Alice, a vegan content writer and public health scientist. Like me, her nomad adventures have been paused this year due to the pandemic. Alice tells us how since going plant-based in 2015, she and her sister has made it their mission to discover the best food, travel destinations, sustainable fashion, and experiences available for vegans. Alongside this, Alice and her sister Lucy work together to use businesses as forces for good to promote a more vegan and sustainable world.
Although you can begin your life as a freelancer without all of these set up straight away, you will make life much easier, for you and your clients, if these ready to go! Have a look through this checklist below for 8 things you need before you start freelancing.