This is my second series on working from home. As expats, you have limited options. As an expat in a country where they don’t speak English, your options are even more limited. You can go and work in the tourism industry. They always need English speakers in restaurants, hotels and tour organisations, but if that’s not your sort of thing and you have the means to build your own empire, then expat life can actually be a gift.
For me, being an expat has allowed me to explore career opportunities that I would never have considered if I’d stayed in Australia with a 9 to 5. It’s not always easy and it can be really demoralising, but it’s also truly rewarding. And I’m not just talking about blogging. There are so many opportunities that you can do online from translating to writing that dream novel to starting your own etsy boutique.
If you’ve decided to take that plunge and work from home, the hardest part is yet to come. You need to have serious dedication to work from home. It’s really easy to get distracted. Friends and family will be tempted to say you’re just a housewife (or househusband) and you’ll be tempted to waste the morning and pull all nighters.
It is so important to treat working from home EXACTLY like you’d treat working in an office. And I have a few tips to help you do just that!
Working from home is an uphill battle, so don’t lose heart. Persevere and you’ll be reaping the rewards in no time!