One of the great things about freelance work is that you can work anywhere with an Internet connection. Happily, as most of the world is connected online, remember you can connect a laptop via your phone providing you have network coverage, most of the world is open to you.
Not only is working in a great part of the world relaxing, it is also productive as you leave the stress of life behind you when travelling. So where to go?
One of Spain’s Canary Islands and located off the African coast, Gran Canaria is a much sought after tourist destination. Due to its island location and diverse mountain and jungle terrain, it is a place of dramatic beauty. This can be inspiring which is quite wonderful if you work in a creative industry. If that’s not enough, the mixture of white sand and black lava beaches should be enough to get your creative juices flowing.
As well as an amazing landscape and thriving towns and cities, there is no shortage of places to stay. As a freelancer, you’ll no doubt be interested in villas in Gran Canaria which are located all over the island.
With the combination of oceans, beaches, jungle, and mountains, your creativity will fire on all cylinders.
Situated in southeastern Australia in the state of Victoria, Melbourne is known as the countries ‘Silicon Valley.’ The city is the second largest in the country and it has a strong reputation for its art and creative scene.
It has been ranked as the most liveable city in the world.
Perhaps its freelance appeal comes from the fact that it has a massive start-up and tech scene. If you fancy an adventure in the southern hemisphere this could be for you.
Germany’s capital has thrived since the fall of the Berlin wall. It has become home to a diverse range of companies and has forged a well deserved reputation for edgy innovation and design. As such, you have a strong community of digital nomads and creative types.
Every year, major conferences and events are held featuring international big hitters together with start-up companies.
It is arguably a must city to spend time in if you’re new to an industry scene and want to gain experience. Older heads mix with young up and coming talent which brings the best of all worlds to various industry projects.
On top of this you’re arguably in the heart of Europe where East meets West and Berlin is a city with no shortage of history.
Austin, Texas, USA is forging a thriving freelance community. Texas has a reputation for leaning towards the conservative side, with Austin standing out for having more liberal values. Many tech companies have recognised Austin’s freelance appeal and as such, startups have offices here. The Texas Freelance Association has been established to help new and fresh talent to the city find other freelancers and get their ambitions off the ground.
In addition, the Austin City Limits and South by Southwest music festivals are two of the best in the world.
These locations will help your freelance ambitions, go visit and go create.