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How do I become a global nomad as a software engineer?

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Go freelance, start working on projects and build up a reputation as an excellent engineer who gets high quality work done on time. Build up a large roster of satisfied clients who wish to work with you in the future, and know how to successfully work with you via email and video conferencing. Now pack your laptop and head off around the world.

(Disclaimer: my wife and I tried this and ended up starting our own startup instead. It turns our working for clients on the road is harder than it sounds. That’s why I suggest building up your experience and reputation with remote work before you start travelling).

This is How do I become a global nomad as a software engineer? by Simon Willison, posted on 15th September 2013.

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