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Life of a remote worker

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#howtoremote from #SKGTech @StampFestival

by Charis(Bob) Rafailidis

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Life of a remote worker

  1. 1. The life of a remote worker Charis Rafailidis #SKGTech
  2. 2. Personal Experience Jan 2013 start Mar 2015
  3. 3. What is remote
  4. 4. Why work remotely?
  5. 5. Why work remotely II?
  6. 6. Why work remotely III?
  7. 7. Immigrate?
  8. 8. There must be a better way
  9. 9. Working remotely is easy
  10. 10. Work remotely
  11. 11. Key-phrase: “There is always someone out there in need of the skill you possess”
  12. 12. and he is willing to pay for it… Key-phrase:
  13. 13. Advantage #1: Work from home
  14. 14. …or anywhere in the world
  15. 15. #2: Set your own schedule
  16. 16. #3: Do what you love
  17. 17. #4: Opportunities • Experiences • People you meet • Companies/Projects you work on
  18. 18. Too good to be true?
  19. 19. Disadvantage #1: Keeping yourself accountable
  20. 20. #2: Work-Life balance
  21. 21. #3: Blur legal structure • Health insurance • Pension • Paid vacation • Tax/legal
  22. 22. #4: Loneliness
  23. 23. How to get started 1.What’s your goal?
  24. 24. How to get started 1.What’s your goal? 2.What’s your current state?
  25. 25. How to get started 1.What’s your goal? 2.What’s your current state? 3.What resources do you have (time, experience, skills)?
  26. 26. How to get started 1.What’s your goal? 2.What’s your current state? 3.What resources do you have (time, experience, skills etc)? 4.How bad do you want it?
  27. 27. Which industries? *actual data from elance.com
  28. 28. Which industries? *actual data from elance.com
  29. 29. Big vs Small projects Small: • Easy to start • Big overhead • Small margins • No stability
  30. 30. Big vs Small projects II Big: • Expertise required • Stability • Bigger earnings • May require more than 1 person
  31. 31. Big vs Small projects III Start small And Scale
  32. 32. Start Now !
  33. 33. What is your passion? Go for it !
  34. 34. • Make money super fast • Big upfront investments • Pyramid schemes • Work without being paid Stay out of trouble
  35. 35. Thank you! (Big applause)
  36. 36. Now start the remote work! by Charis Rafailidis @hrafailidis

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