What You Need To Know About A Location Independent Career

Google “work from anywhere” and you’re going to find a plethora for articles and advice about all the different jobs and careers that allow you to work remotely or as I like to say – location independent. Headlines like: Top 10 Businesses You Can Run From Anywhere, How to Create a Freedom Business, Earn While On the Beach, etc.

These articles are great for inspiration but there’s a much deeper issue at hand here – taking the leap. I have people say to me all the time; I want your life. Or, all you do is travel, don’t you work? And to that I reply – Well, that was my plan-to work from anywhere. But it doesn’t just happen and it’s not for everyone.

If you think you want a location independent career you better be ready for the unpredictable side of that life as well. Being truly independent means creating a business. If you’re doing it right you’ll create a business you love, a business that marries your passions with the years of knowledge, skills and talents you have acquired.

Being location independent also means you are often on your own. Starting out you will likely not have a team, it’s just you. You’re it, customer service, marketing, finance, operations, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer. You’ll want to look for networking groups, mentors and other like minded women who have gone before you. It can get lonely – but only if you let it. The women who belong to our Go Beyond membership find that their tribe of Go Go Girls helps them to stay focused, encouraged and energized to keep moving forward.

I’ve met a lot of women who thought they wanted to create a location independent life only to discover they really need people around them as they work. They feed off the energy of others and enjoy the camaraderie of the office environment. The great news is, there are options that give you a little of each. You may choose to work at home (or wherever you are the moment) part of the time and rent a co-working space a couple days a week. These spaces give you the feeling of independence while still providing the creative energy that comes from surrounding yourself with other independent workers.