Hi, I’m Raimee and I want to help you work from anywhere!
When I was 14 years old I was given the opportunity to explore Belize, Honduras, and Mexico with my family. Those trips changed my perspective on life forever and left me obsessed with experiencing new cultures. For years after that, I became clever at finding ways to explore the world, whether it was studying abroad, applying for internships in other countries or finding cheap flights! After I graduated college, though, real life set in.
After 7 years of indulging in other cultures, listening to foreign stories and documenting the world, at last, I was hitched to a desk…
I tried stretching every vacation day, but I soon realized how hard it is to work, live and travel when you commit to a corporate marketing job! That’s when I met Nomadic Matt, the top online travel blogger for budget and solo travel, and he gave me the opportunity to work remote.
Now I want to help you find a remote job and not just see the world, but travel, live and work in it day to day. My objective is to encourage you to explore the world and show you ways to work from anywhere! With my remote work blog and remote work resources as a guide, I hope I can show you all of the remote work possibilities!
What is “All Abroad”?
This website is intended to show you that it is possible to “do it all” abroad. Every day I get questions about how I can travel so much, how I got a remote job, and how I’ve been able to live in different cities around the world while working.
And the short answer is: it’s not as hard as one might think.
Through a variety of articles, videos, and other resources, I hope to show you that if you want to live life on your own terms and gain location independence by working remotely, you can.
I also aim to offer current remote workers a place to find advice on how to work more efficiently, how to take their remote job on the road, where to find the best coworking spaces, and more! The remote work life can be a lonely one, and a misunderstood one, so I hope this site will be a place remote workers can find someone to relate to.
So, how did I become “location independent”?
After working in an office for 2 years with very little vacation time, I knew I wanted to find a remote job. So I made it happen.
Luckily, my old job helped me learn the digital skills I needed to work online — social media management, Google Analytics & AdWords, Facebook Ads, SEO, email marketing, etc. Then, I sought out every opportunity to get involved in the travel industry and find clients to utilize those skills for.
I plan to write an entire post about the full story of how I got into this industry, but first here are a few of the things you need to know.
1. There is a demand for freelance and remote workers in digital marketing and content creation space. You just have to know where to look and create opportunities for yourself.
2. NETWORKING and going to events within the industry you’re interested plays a HUGE role in creating opportunities for yourself! I HATE networking but I forced myself to do it and I’m so glad I did. I wouldn’t have any of my clients without going to events.
Here’s a list of events you may want to look into attending. Depending on what field you want to get into, I would look up the conferences related to it! They’re often times expensive, but it pays off tenfold after the fact if you do it right:
- Women’s Travel Fest
- NY Times Travel Show
- Women in Travel Summit
- World Domination Summit
- Social Media Marketing World
- Traffic & Conversion Summit
- 7in7 Digital Nomad Conference
I would do some Google searches for more events in the industry you want to get into!
Second, if you’re interested in remote work in general in order to help you travel more and have a more flexible work environment, I would read this resource page from one of my fave travel bloggers, Jodi: https://www.legalnomads.com/digital-nomads/.
She breaks down all of the places to look for remote jobs, how to become a “digital nomad” and a bunch of other great stuff. I’m working on creating my own resource page like this, but for now, this is as good as it gets!
Third, depending on what you want to do, I would absolutely create an online website/portfolio/blog to showcase your work and even start making money online. If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog or website, Nomadic Matt offers a range of in-depth self-paced online courses that will teach you everything you need to know about making your website your own business.
This can also help you start small freelance gigs around your area or with friends and family to start — freelance writing, photography, digital marketing, etc.
I did a lot of things for free or part-time at first just to build up my resume and it paid off.