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Working Off Grid & Remote

The world is full of amazing things, and if you’re like me you would like to see as much of this beautiful planet as possible. The existence of the Internet has made working off grid a real possibility for people. During my talk I will discuss my experience running a WordPress business while being “off-grid”, the types of products that make this lifestyle a possibility, and the challenges that come along with it.

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Working Off Grid & Remote

  1. 1. Off-Grid & Remote W O R K I N G @travistotz
  2. 2. I’m Travis Totz. @travistotz Hello.
  3. 3. @TheEcoTravelers
  4. 4. I’m an owner and partner at Westwerk westwerk.com @westwerkdesign
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  14. 14. I’m also the director of Press75 press75.com @press75
  15. 15. A quick story.
  16. 16. I wanted to work off-grid. See the country. Travel.
  17. 17. What is off-grid? What is remote?
  18. 18. So, you are wanting to work off-grid or remote…
  19. 19. Great idea!
  20. 20. But. There’s good news and bad news.
  21. 21. The Good News.
  22. 22. You can leverage WordPress.
  23. 23. The Bad News.
  24. 24. It’s not always easy.
  25. 25. ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR 0 1 4 7 CE GT 7 2 5 8 + - MRC M- M+ 3 + - 6 × ÷ = 9 % 00 . ON AC The freedom is awesome B UT IT’ S A LS O REA LLY C H A LLEN G I N G
  26. 26. The Pros.
  27. 27. The Pros. THE FREEDOM. Get stuff done when you get stuff done.
  28. 28. The Pros. YOU GET TO SEE THE WORLD. Depending on how you want to work off-grid or remote. Travel is much easier to do.
  29. 29. The Pros. INSPIRATION EVERYWHERE. Gain unique perspectives and levity from new places and beautiful environments all the time.
  30. 30. The Pros. OFF-GRID IS GREEN. Live a more sustainable life if you’re working and 
 living off-grid.
  31. 31. The Pros. SIMPLIFIED AND LESS EXPENSIVE. Give yourself less clothing options and things become immediately more simple.
  32. 32. The Cons.
  33. 33. The Cons. INTERNET CONNECTION. Constantly obsessing over finding the best internet connection starts to rule your life. Goodbye Netflix and Spotify.
  34. 34. The Cons. FEELING ISOLATED. If you are used to a standard office environment, the switch to remote can be difficult.
  35. 35. The Cons. ALWAYS ON THE GO. Love it or hate it, this can become taxing.
  36. 36. Products & Tools TH AT MA KE IT PO S S IB LE
  37. 37. Products & Tools. Verizon Wireless Jetpack verizonwireless.com/internet-devices/
  38. 38. Cell Phone Tethering wikihow.com/Activate-Internet-Tethering-on-the-iPhone Products & Tools.
  39. 39. WiFi Ranger wifiranger.com Products & Tools.
  40. 40. Products & Tools. Solar Panels renogy-store.com
  41. 41. Products & Tools. Batteries & Inverter Interstate AGM Batteries / Magnum Inverter
  42. 42. Small External Hard Drive seagate.com or wdc.com Products & Tools.
  43. 43. Good Sam and Passport America goodsamclub.com / passportamerica.com Products & Tools.
  44. 44. Add World Clocks iStatMenus / Clocks / Browser Extensions Products & Tools.
  45. 45. Chat Programs Google Hangouts / HipChat / Slack make.wordpress.org/chat Products & Tools.
  46. 46. Version Control and Back-ups Git / SVN / Dropbox Products & Tools.
  47. 47. WordPress iOS and Android Apps apps.wordpress.org Products & Tools.
  48. 48. IP Cloaking and Security getcloak.com / preyproject.com Products & Tools.
  49. 49. Common Careers FO R WO RKIN G O FF- G RID O R REMOTE
  50. 50. Common Careers. DESIGNER DEVELOPER WRITER PHOTOGRAPHER
  51. 51. Common Careers. PROJECT MANAGER SYSTEM ADMIN TRANSLATOR CONSULTANT
  52. 52. Resources TO G ET YO U STA RTED SAT 19 SAT 19
  53. 53. WP Hired wphired.com Resources.
  54. 54. Authentic Jobs authenticjobs.com Resources.
  55. 55. jobs.wordpress.net http://jobs.wordpress.net/ Resources.
  56. 56. oDesk odesk.com Resources.
  57. 57. Elance elance.com Resources.
  58. 58. Envato Studio studio.envato.com Resources.
  59. 59. Codeable codeable.io Resources.
  60. 60. A Resource for bidding on freelance work: workhoppers.com/blog/bidding-on-freelance-work-good- bad-ugly/ Resources.
  61. 61. The Big Question.
  62. 62. How much money do 
 I need to make this lifestyle possible?
  63. 63. Answer. $2500 PER MONTH
  64. 64. Set goals. Set Milestones.
  65. 65. I’m Travis Totz. @travistotz @westwerkdesign @press75 Thankyou.
  66. 66. Want To Work Here? 
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