The beauty of becoming a web designer is that you can take your career with you as you travel from A to B. Rather than being stuck behind a desk eight hours a day, you can work on a project in a café, bar, or even on the beach.
If you are considering starting a career in web design, or simply want to fund many travel experiences, find out about the life of a travelling and working website designer.
A wealth of opportunities
Both travel and web design can go hand-in-hand, as it can fund your adventures while opening the door to many projects. For example, you can work with different clients from different locations, who are happy to help with web design on the road.
As a result, they can finance your accommodation, activities and lifestyle. So, you can meet new people and work on unique projects when travelling the world as a professional web designer.
Strong organisation skills
You will, however, need strong organization skills if you want to make it as a travelling website designer, as you will need to plan an itinerary that fits both yours and your clients’ needs.
It makes sense to have a rough plan of where it is you want to go so that you can target clients within a specific location. You will also need to plan where you will live and must consider tax implications and health insurance.
Encourage word of mouth
Of course, once one project is complete, you might be eager to move onto the next website or destination. Encourage past clients to spread the word about your services by sending them a thank you email once a project is over. Include a referral promotional code they can pass onto their friends, family or business associates.
A work/play ratio
It is essential to stick to a strict schedule when working as a travelling web designer. While you might be tempted to lounge at the beach or take a dip in a pool, you need to remember that you wouldn’t be able to live this lifestyle without your career.
For this reason, you should limit yourself to no more than a few hours of downtime each day, meaning you can have your cake and eat it. It can even help to follow the formula to perfect productivity by working for 52 minutes and taking a break for 17.
Develop a routine
It can be tempting to stay up late with your travel buddies when on the road, or to treat yourself to a lie in. However, unless you want to turn back home, you will need to develop a morning routine and ensure you enjoy a good night’s sleep, so you can wake up ready to tackle a project and exceed a client’s expectations.
The life of a traveling web designer can be incredibly rewarding, but you will need to be strict, organized and forward-thinking to secure work and complete it on schedule every time. The more successful projects you complete, the more likely you will secure additional clients, who could help to fund your overseas adventure.
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