Remembering it like it was yesterday, stepping off the plane to the heat and humidity of Bangkok will remain with me for the rest of my life.

They say life begins at 40, and it certainly did for me.

It was January 2015, and I’d left a job of 24 years to take a huge risk and live my dream of working remotely while travelling the world. Of course, my head was full of self-doubt, wondering if I had made the right decision to give up a secure, well-paying job with a great pension.

In this episode, of the Remote Hive Podcast, Darren shares the lessons he’s learned after 5 years of working remotely while travelling the world.

Lessons Learnt from Working Remotely
  • How I Deal with Income Tax as a Digital Nomad 
  • Don’t rely on anyone for internet access 
  • Why you need to embrace a work routine 
  • Networking is powerful 
  • The World is FULL of amazing people
  • Mindset is everything

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Subscribe to the Hive – free weekly email to help you become a remote worker.
Nomad Capitalist – Interesting YouTube channel about finances as a Digital Nomad.
Prepaid Sim Card Wiki – Great resource for information on SIM cards.
Airbnb  – Sign up through this link and receive a £34 discount for your first trip.
Facebook Events – Quick way to find events happening where you’re based.
Eventbrite – Discover events in local area. More independently run events available. – Find events based on your interests in your location.
Podcast: Quitting my job saved my life.


Here are links to useful on remote working:

ARTICLE: 8 Resume Tips That Will Help you Land a Remote Job 
ARTICLE: Digital Nomad Gear: Essential Items for Remote Workers
ARTICLE: What Jobs Can I Do From Anywhere in the World?
VIDEO: Don’t Do This When Starting an Online Business

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