Working remote means the freedom of being able to plan your time and the greatest possible flexibility but also, that there is no one to talk to. A fellow freelancer said the thing he missed the most is shared humor. So twitter and messenger having heavily signs of usage, they are the best way to get some jokes or help just in time.

Working as a freelancer also means that you have to manage everything on your own, to teach yourself and to make so many decisions. What kind of contract? Do I need insurance? Which tax consultant shall I choose, and do I need a lawyer?

But the best thing is: you can attend every conference you want. You can choose to talk or to listen. You can choose how much you will be committed to community things. And the best thing: you can decide with whom you want to work, if you are well known by Google or anyone who can provide a referral.


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Jisse Reitsma at 11:19 on 13 Jun 2017

A non-tech talk with great input for freelancers. There were definitely some tips in there that shook me up, like not signing a NDA that you did not read :)

John Hughes at 20:45 on 13 Jun 2017

Really great talk from Carmen on remote working with some great tips. I can tell it was of use seeing how it was received by others who work remotely that attended, I can't comment too much seeing as I work in an centralised office that I walk 15 minutes to each day!