Industrial Engineer Travelling Around The World Doing Remote Work: J Mendes

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29 October, 2021
J Mendes
J Mendes

Hi, Can you please introduce yourself?

My name is J Mendes and I am a Portuguese Industrial Engineer that decided to travel around the world which completely changed the way I see life.

What’s your profession, what do you do?

Events Organizer

What company do you work for? Are you a freelancer or Digital Nomad?

I have my own company, No Footprint Group

How did you start with a remote work journey?

Teaching online English

What do you think are the main benefits of working remotely?

In some cases you can choose your own schedule! You work from the location better for your productivity! You are much more productive and waste less time in transportation

Do you think there are disadvantages or that you’re missing something by working remotely?

There are some indeed, but in my opinion the advantages are more relevant

From what cities or countries have you worked since you have become remote? What are your favourite countries or cities to work from?

Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, Portugal! Favourite is Chiang Mai

From what type of places do you prefer to work? Home, co-working spaces, coffee shops, or others?

Mix, 3 days at home 2 days in a co-working or cafe

What places would you like to travel to while working remotely?

Where is warm and already has a decent remote work community

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them? Share your remote productivity, communication, management, etc. tips based on your experience!

I had to define a "work schedule" and avoid overdose of meetings

What tools do you use to improve productivity and manage work efficiently?

Airtable and Notion

How do you manage your business and taxes as a remote working professional?

I hire a accountant to manage my local taxes

What advice would you give to people looking to work remotely?

Start with a side job/work if you can't quit your job right away

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Would you like to share earnings from your side projects? Please share.

They are one of events, some of them give me 1000 euros

Would you like to share any interesting stories while you worked remotely? Please share if you can.

Yes, once I was stopped from entering a country because of a VISA mistake and had to spend the night in the airport jail! :)

Can you please share some photos of your work life and experiences?

J Mendes Space – The No Footprint Nomad

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