4 Ways Working From Home Benefits Traveling Plans

Did you know there are more than 50 million freelance professionals working in the United States? Thanks to technology and the intricacies of the Internet, virtually anyone is able to make a sustainable living from the comfort of their home. Not only does this allow individuals to spend quality time with family, but there is a variety of practical ways that it can benefit your vacation and travel plans as well. How can you take advantage of traveling while working from home?

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Work Can Travel With You

For many freelance professionals, work is based on the Internet. As long as you have a steady connection online, work can be done from virtually anywhere. Thanks to Cloud-based apps and organizations, payments can be made to these professionals from clients through online gateways. According to Billing Tree, these professionals can accept credit and debit card payments as well as set up recurring billing solutions. With automatic ACH deposits, your money is sent to the bank no matter where you are. Read more…

Posted on December 12, 2014 at by Guest Blogger

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Location Independent Professionals

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Well, without a doubt, working from home has much more pros than cons; apart from the obvious, such as there may be more distractions at home than your work place, there is much more to gain. First off, by working at home, you can spend less as there are no transportation costs to and from work. Working at home provides you with a personal and comfortable environment that suits you and caters to your every need hence making you happy. The end result: usually higher productivity.

Working from home gives one an open field of opportunities and also helps with time management. Recent studies done by travel companies indicate that there is more business from clients who work from home. This is most likely due to the fact that all they need is access to the internet and a laptop. Not only does this give them the advantage of making money while touring but also the experience of traveling in a different and unique way; since you don’t have to worry about spending your savings. Employees who work from home are less stressed as they avoid rush hour when traffic is usually bumper to bumper and also, there is no exposure to unfriendly coworkers. Read more…

Posted on December 8, 2014 at by Guest Blogger

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3 Ways to Optimize Working While Traveling

Working while on the go is never easy, but it’s especially challenging if you’re not taking care of your holistic health (and don’t have the right technology!). For example, did you choose your laptop based on your travel needs or was it the lowest priced option at last year’s Black Friday sale? Do you never spring for business class even though the entire ticket is a tax write-off for your freelancing business? There are many ways to travel better, yet business travelers tend to play martyr when clacking away on a plane.

Start by focusing on your health first, such as ensuring you have a travel-friendly CPAP machine and easily packable accessories. Not getting a good night’s sleep because of your sleep apnea will lead to a subpar business trip. Read more…

Posted on November 30, 2014 at by Guest Blogger

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South Korea Will Soon Have Mega-Fast Internet

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Everyone’s talking about South Korea’s upcoming internet speeds: the country’s largest ISP, SK Broadband, has announced its plans to introduce a 10gbps service- let’s say that again: that’s ten gigabits per second. Put another way: a full-length HD-quality movie at that speed will download in just seven seconds.

Keep in mind that Korea already has one of the fastest internet speeds in the world, averaging 25mbps (or double that of America). But this will blow everyone out of the water.

South Korea has had quite a stormy time these last few years. The Sewol Ferry disaster is still causing headaches for the government, compounded by fresh news coverage of thousands of Korean tourists who abuse women in other countries, such as Vietnam and the Philippines, where reports of Korean comfort women, left abandoned and pregnant, are growing every day.

Certainly, it is in the field of technology that Korea is progressing best; the success of companies such as Samsung and LG, as well as South Korea’s forward strides in things like robot development.

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Posted on October 29, 2014 at by Laptop Guru

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Laptops as Entertainment Centers

If one is prone to traveling long distances, spending nights in motels and hotels and log cabins, it is almost essential to bring a laptop, lest an entertainment contingency plan be necessary. Some places are just downright boring, with nothing going on and no tourist attractions to visit and take selfies in front of. It is for these locations a laptop will come in extra handy, providing that entertainment you may very well be desperately seeking as you wait to hit out on the road again once more.

Online Entertainment Avenues

There are a number of options you can go with. The amount of entertainment readily available on the world wide web is enough for most to spend (or waste) hours of time, from information centric sites like Wikipedia to comedy sides like Cracked and to artist communities where people share their own creations. Sites like Newgrounds allow users to upload their own flash animations, many of which have gone viral over the years. Soundcloud allows musicians to upload their music and to listen to others music. But some times, the WIFI internet connection might cut out. You try unplugging the device and plugging it back in, but still no blinking green light – it’s stuck on yellow. Then what are you to do?

Gaming

Laptops these days have as much power and flexibility as their desktop counterparts. Companies like Alienware manufacture gaming specific laptops, complete with super cool, lit-up keyboard with customizable color screens, to meet the sometimes intense system requirements to properly run modern games at full capacity and quality. Steam is a great resource for games, as well. With weekly sales (and these sales are substantial – 50% – 90% off during the summer!)

Steam allows you to sign into your account from up to a certain amount of devices (you’ll need all kinds of info to ‘unlock’ other devices). The Steam browser will have your entire library of purchased games, so it’s extremely easy to install and uninstall games. I personally boast a pretty healthy Steam collection, with titles such as Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, Dead Pixels, the Doom collection (classics!), Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide, Goat Simulator, the horrifying Outlast, and numerous other great titles.

As an avid gamer, it’s imperative you check out ModDb and similar communities. These sites exist to house user made content for games. Some go as far as remapping an entire world, full new stories, tons of new missions…it varies game to game. In any case, Skyrim Super Mario crossover. You needn’t know more!
Movies / TV Shows

Watching movies and TV shows while on the road might be the final thread holding together your insanity from the clutches of boredom. Netflix is what should immediately spring to mind. Having a sleeve of DVDs is also another good practice to go with. Netflix oftentimes hordes some titles, so it’s best to use sites like Instant Watcher to check out ALL movies currently streaming through the service. With a new season of Trailer Park Boys freshly uploaded, I’ll doubt you finding need to seek other entertainment for at least a little while.

Posted on September 22, 2014 at by Jonathan

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