Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work from another country? Perhaps you’ve longed to hit the road and explore the cities, cultures, and people of the world, but you don’t know how to make it work. Today, technology allows people all over the world to travel from country to country and work from remotely.
Here’s what you can expect as a freelancer working in Montero, Bolivia.
Finding the Internet
In Bolivia, and most Spanish-speaking countries, an Internet cafe is called a locutorio. At the locutorio, you’ll find computers set up and ready for you to work, Wi-Fi access and good old fashioned phones for making long-distance calls. If you didn’t bring a computer or just can’t find Wi-Fi access where you’re staying, a locutorio is a good place to get some work done. Simply pay for your computer usage by the hour, or practice your language skills and negotiate a daily or weekly discount.
Learning the Language
The best way to learn a language is by immersing yourself in it, and there’s no better way to do this than by traveling to a country and speaking the language from day one. Sure, you’ll sound funny at first, and you will probably be self-conscious about your awkward murmuring. However, you will quickly begin to pick up the language and you may make more progress in a month than you would make in a year studying it in a classroom. Additionally, the local people will be happy that you’re attempting to learn their language. Many will offer support and encouragement when you speak to them, making it a great way to learn and a great ice-breaker.
Paying and Receiving
When you’re doing freelance work, you’ll begin to build a client list that includes customers from around the globe. They’ll want to pay you in a range of currencies, and you need to have access to that money wherever in the world you find yourself. There are many services that help you get and move your money where you need it, convert between various currencies, and send or receive payments all over the world.