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Everything you need to know to become a digital nomad

Digital nomadism has become a global trend in the last few years with people travelling and working from beautiful places like Indonesia, Thailand, Colombia or European cities, such as: Lisbon, Budapest and Barcelona. Nowadays, with the growth of remote workers, the trend will spread faster than ever before, but what do you need to become a digital nomad?

 

First things first, money!

The first thing you need to do in order to become a digital nomad is to earn an income online. No money, no fun. There are 3 main ways to earn an online income: becoming a freelancer, working remotely for a company and managing an online business.

 

  • Freelancing is seen as one of the easiest ways to start working remotely, you need to have a skill that you can sell (Digital marketing, design, coding) and sell that skill as a service. You can start with marketplaces like Upwork and Fiverr and grow your client base with time outside those platforms.
  • Working remotely for a company is a little more difficult due to the high competition, but as more companies are adapting to remote work this will be the new normal. Gitlab, Buffer and Doist have been hiring remotely for a long time and there are more and more companies like Twitter and Quora who are now starting to hire remote workers.
  • Starting an online business is the hardest of all three, as most businesses don’t have an immediate return and need time to grow. However, we see more and more entrepreneurs adapting to the online world with e-commerce stores, Dropshipping, online agencies, online education and several other business models. The beginning is hard, but the return over time can be significantly higher than trading your time for money.

 

So now you have an income, what’s next?

It is important that you start by understanding what you are looking for in each place you visit and how fast/slow you want to travel.

Most digital nomads are looking for a community of like-minded people, beautiful places to visit, exciting local culture and lifestyle, coworking spaces, outdoor activities and an affordable life standard. So always question yourself about the things that you want to find before looking for your next destination.

I strongly advise you to stay at least one month in each destination. Travelling slow is an art and digital nomads love to experience different places like a local and not like a tourist. Plus, everything tends to be cheaper if you buy 1-month packages, from stays to coworking places, monthly payments are the most cost-effective everywhere in the world. The longer you stay, the cheaper it gets.

 

Where to go?

If you are looking for a community of digital nomads and places that check all the boxes mentioned before, the best places in the world are Bali, Chiang Mai, Lisbon, Budapest, Playa del Carmen and Medellin. There are many more, but all of these have become big digital nomad hubs across the world, and you will easily find all the information you need to travel, live, work and connect with others, at the distance of a click.

One website you should always check before choosing the next place to go is Nomadlist. Here you will find prices, reviews and useful information about a huge range of different spots worldwide.

 

With these tools mastered, now it’s time to prepare and start embracing the digital nomad journey, connect with like-minded people in the most beautiful places in the world and enjoy your ride in this new lifestyle.

If Lisbon is in your short-list, take a look at Piece of Work. A coworking space in Campolide, a central neighborhood filled with local vibes and where community is a real thing.

 

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(article written in collaboration with Gonçalo Hall, founder of Remote Work Movement)


 

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    Work in the time of COVID-19

    We’re all tired of COVID-19, we’re sad about calling off our plans of holidays abroad, we’re desperate because, in order to look after our kids, we can’t focus on work or simply because our internet connection seems to be willing to test our patience. Besides, we miss chit-chatting with our colleagues – instead of our pets –, we miss brainstorming and exchanging ideas during coffee breaks and we dream about the very wished for return to normal, even if it is a “new normal”.

    During this pandemic, our routines changed and we had to adapt to a whole new list of habits. However, it is important that these habits don’t limit the routine that keeps us happy at work and productive.

    At Piece of Work Campolide, we’re conscious about those needs and in order to guarantee that you feel safe at your workplace and considering all the recommendations from DGS, we adopted a set of safety measures that we now share with you:

     

    Rule 1 – Social distancing

    We restructured the space so you can work within the recommended safety distance from your coworkers. We limited the capacity of our space and extended the possibility to book your workspace to our hot desk members.

     

    Rule 2 – Protection equipment

    We have masks and disposable gloves so you can work and use our space safely. Wearing masks is mandatory in common areas.

     

    Rule 3 – Space maintenance

    We disinfect all surfaces regularly and increased our maintenance team efforts to keep the space spotless.

     

    Rule 4 – Ventilation

    Our HVAC system is brand new, split by rooms and its filters are cleaned often. However, during this period, we privilege natural ventilation, keeping the door and windows open.

     

    Rule 5 – Members and visitors

    We installed a disinfecting mat at the entrance for you to clean your shoes and you’ll find several disinfection areas with hydroalcoholic gel available to disinfect when you enter and anytime you need to. We also have a contactless thermometer at the front-desk to check your body temperature.

     

    Rule 6 – If there is a suspicion of infection

    Our Community Team has attended workshops and knows how to handle a suspect case. We have an isolation room ready for that scenario.

     

    Now that you have all this info and probably feel safer and more relaxed, we want to tell you we are looking forward to welcoming you and answering all your questions about how our space is working during this period. If you don’t feel like committing with a full month membership and would rather visit us only a couple of days a week, we have a flexible plan for you here.

     

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      Looking for a coworking space in Lisbon? Here it is!

      If you’re looking for a coworking space in Lisbon to work and see your business bloom, then Piece of Work has all you need.

      Nowadays, coworking spaces are almost everywhere. The trend of sharing an office space has been conquering market share for being a proved model for freelancers, entrepreneurs and startups. Reduced costs, professional synergies, knowledge sharing and an increase on creativity are just some of the numerous benefits of coworking spaces.

       

      If Uber and Instagram, two of the biggest examples of successful companies that started off from coworking spaces, grew in this environment, what are you waiting for?  The atmosphere that is present in these spaces may be the extra push you need to turn your idea into a successful company!

       

      The new coworking space in Lisbon

      Piece of Work sets up the difference for its community and its collaboration spirit. More than offering a workspace, it is a space to share, where members can always feel welcome and at home.

      Located in a central neighborhood, POW Campolide intends to become a space where everyone can find the ideal balance between work and leisure time. Thought for creative and curious professionals, it focuses its attention on the well-being of its members offering them different moods and all the comfort. The membership plans are flexible and intend to meet all the different needs of each person and company.

       

      Why choosing Piece of Work?

      Set in the principles of sustainability, community and sharing, Piece of Work offers a true turn-key solution to its members. In this space, all you will have to worry about are your own business goals, we will deal with the rest.

       

      Get to know the 5 reasons that make POW Campolide such a special place:

       

      1. Sharing

      Piece of Work is an advocate of a “sharing culture”, may it be knowledge, experiences, ideas or services, and fosters that philosophy among its members. The goal is to guarantee a more ecological usage of the resources, increasing everyone’s reach. In this coworking space, you will find more than just a place to work and “community” really fulfills its true meaning.

       

      2. Community

      Sharing, nurtures the sense of community and the creation of synergies. Piece of Work is a space inhabited by creative and interested people, promoting networking among them. For that, there are weekly workshops with a special emphasis on well-being and productivity in workspaces, as well as the presentation of new work methodologies. Besides, you can count on different moments to meet & greet and leisure, with a weekly community breakfast and happy hour.

       

      3. Sustainability

      Avoiding waste and superfluous consumption is one of Piece of Work mottos. For that, we seek to adapt to our member’s needs, providing flexible membership plans and a conscious usage of the space and resources available.

       

      4. Comfort

      To us, members’ well-being is always first. Therefore, you will always have the possibility to enjoy comfortable spaces, where you will feel truly at home in every moment of the day. Either in a work or leisure context, POW Campolide was designed to ensure and guarantee you feel happy and comfortable. Besides, and to improve the members’ experience, it has established a set of POW partnership collaborations to offer its community services such as: accounting consulting, legal support, accommodation in Lisbon, marketing services, etc.

       

      5. Creativity

      If you want to see your ideas flourish, there is nothing better than a workspace like Piece of Work. It was specially planned to work as the ideal ecosystem to host professionals whose minds are always booming, encouraging the permanent contact among members and the potential development of new creative ideas. Schedule your visit and come meet us.

       

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        Lisbon is the perfect destination for digital nomads!

        Portugal, especially Lisbon and Porto, have been growing in popularity in the last few years. More and more people are falling in love with these cities and looking out for opportunities there. Some people are choosing to work remotely and move to Portugal to enjoy what the country has to offer.

        The number of foreign visitors in Lisbon keeps growing. Its lovely weather, the genuine hospitality, safety and the food are just some of the reasons why millions choose to visit the Portuguese capital. Lisbon is one of the best European destinations to take travel, live and work.

        Are you looking to move? Have a look at the 5 reasons why you should settle in Lisbon.

         

        1. There is something for everyone!

        Thanks to its rich and diversified culture scene you will find a very international destination. From its numerous museums, theatres and cinemas, to its amazing food scene, the city attracts all types of people and interests. The historical background in Lisbon is also what charms its visitors. You will come across the perfect combination between old and modern all around.

         

        2. Mediterranean weather

        As already mentioned, the weather is probably what attracts people the most to the city. Typically, its Mediterranean weather is stable, and you will find an average temperature of 18C throughout the year. Summers are sunny, warm and long. Springs and Autumns are pleasant and mild. During the winter, although temperature tend to drop slightly, you will have no problem finding a comfortable spot to work from.

         

        3. Hospitality and food

        You will absolutely feel at home here. Whether you are coming to visit, study or to work you will feel welcome. Portuguese people are naturally sociable and love to get together, it won’t matter if you’ve known each other for 10 years or just met 10 minutes ago. The food scene is another gem in the Portuguese culture. You will find a varied and rich gastronomy that includes: fantastic meat, fish, seafood and yummy deserts that are really hard to resist to.

         

        4. Safety first!

        Living comfortably and safely is possibly one of the most important details when choosing a place to move to. Lisbon is a very safe destination; you can walk alone around pretty much everywhere (even at night!). Children play freely outside, and men and women are treated equally.

         

        5. Low prices

        Although prices have been going up due to the growing interest in the city, Lisbon is still one of the cheapest European capitals to live in.

        Food, house bills, transportation are very affordable when compared to other cities in Europe and around the world. You will also find great cost-effective office solutions in coworking spaces.

         

        Fall in love with a city where flexible working is growing!

        Should you decide you want to move to Lisbon, it won’t be difficult to find a reasonably priced place to live and an excellent place to work from.

        At Piece of Work, your wellbeing and comfort are at the forefront of what we do. Here you will find a pleasant place to work and to develop your ideas whilst joining our dynamic community. We have partnerships with local housing providers to make your stay even more pleasurable.

         

        Follow our blog to keep up to date and visit our website to know everything about POW Campolide!

         


         

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          5 Advantages of coworking spaces for startups

          The advantages of choosing a coworking space for your startup go way beyond the space itself. Shared offices promote networking and sharing. They are great places to develop new ideas, boost creativity, expand your contact list and foster synergies between entrepreneurs.

          In a coworking space, you will have the best environment to develop your business, and it should always excel on its quality and comfort, allying it to a modern and functional design.

          If you’re in the process of creating your own company, or if you already have had a team with you for quite a while, but you’re looking for a new place to work, choosing a coworking space might be the best option.

           

          5 Reasons to choose a coworking space for your startup

           

          1. “All-included” service

          Choosing a coworking space for your startup means you will have absolutely no worries. Usually, in places like these, you only need to choose your plan and space, gather your team and focus on your business. Red tape and facility management will be handled by the community managers.

          At POW, you will have services available such as: welcome desk, mail handling and guests’ welcoming. Whichever plan you choose, in this coworking spaces there are several advantages available to all members, no exceptions!

           

          2. Utilities and high speed internet included in your monthly fee

          Have you thought how convenient it would be to establish your company in an office with all expenses included? In coworking spaces, your monthly fee covers all the utilities such as water, electricity and internet. You won’t even need to worry with interior design and fit-out. All areas are fully equipped and furnished with desks, storage and chairs, in order to guarantee your comfort.

           

          3. You might have a private office or work in a shared space

          If you managed to develop your company to a considerable scale, you might prefer working in a private room. Contrary to the general opinion, a coworking space is not all about shared office area. Several buildings already offer the possibility of private offices.

          For a considerably lower amount than if you decided to rent your own office space the traditional way, you will be able to enjoy fully equipped spaces, private and with access to a share of services you wouldn’t have access to, for the same monthly fee.

           

          4. Networking

          This is probably one of the biggest advantages of working from a coworking space. Being a member of a space like this, you will have the possibility to explore and share experiences with your fellow entrepreneurs, which will very likely help your company achieve success faster.

          Through the synergies available, it is quite common that all members connect and exchange ideas and knowledge. Sharing services turns all resources more profitable.

           

          5. Become part of a big family

          Nowadays, it is quite common to find coworking spaces which main focus is the well-being and success of its members. POW is a new coworking space located in Campolide – Lisbon, and presents itself through the claim Piece of Work – Sharing energy and ideas. Here, we want to build a community and develop as such. We want to be the home of businesses and its people. And we want every day, to be a happy day. Therefore, we developed different areas – working and leisure – so that all members feel integrated in this community. Besides, we organize different events and initiatives for our members.

           

          Do you already have the info you need to choose a coworking space for your startup? The best way to get an answer would be through visiting our space. After you read all the advantages above, we believe that, at least, your curiosity was triggered. Accept our invitation and explore our website, get in touch and schedule your visit.

           

          I WANT TO VISIT POW!

           


           

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            POW is the new coworking space in Lisbon!

            POW – Piece of Work is a coworking space that will open this March in Lisbon.

            Located in Campolide, a central area of Lisbon, it occupies a total area of 550 sq. m and will have 50 hot desk seats and 50 fixed desks, either in private offices or open space.

            More than a space to work from, POW Campolide was designed for curious and creative people and focuses its effort in its members wellbeing and a steady community expansion. “Working like at home, outside of home” is the feeling that the founders want to share with those who join the community.

            At a moment when new coworking spaces are blooming in the city, POW wants to differentiate by the kind of products and services it offers its clients. With working areas thought to engage the coworkers, promoting the creation of synergies and business development among them, this space is prepared to welcome all different kinds of professionals.

             

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            A coworking space in Lisbon for all

            Cosmopolitan and comfortable, Piece of Work supports knowledge sharing, experiences’ exchange and community spirit. Therefore, it has a space prepared to welcome all different kinds of professionals, from freelancers to startup founders and SME’s owners.

            In this coworking space in Lisbon, it will be possible to work from a desk, meet with clients, have a private office or enjoy a moment of leisure and networking.

            There are three available membership plans – hot desk, fixed desk and private office –, with prices varying between €140 and €350/month. Besides these plans, there is also the possibility to subscribe a virtual office, which allows members to use the meeting rooms and includes mail handling and business address. The daily pass is another option and can be subscribed by anyone interested in having access to all services that POW offers to its members without a fixed monthly fee.

            POW’s members will also have access to amenities such as: welcome desk, high-speed internet, direct phone lines, events’ spaces, pantry, free tea, coffee and fresh fruit, 24h security, parking, lockers, among others.

            Piece of Work is a new coworking space in Lisbon that intends to be an added value to its members, offering an all included service. Working spaces that promote creativity, networking and sustainability, for a dynamic community of entrepreneurs.

             


             

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