How can you get wifi away from home while working remotely?! How have I worked remotely and traveled across the USA in various states?
It’s been more than 2 years since the world changed and many jobs are still allowing remote work and will likely provide some remote work forever! Personally, I’ve been working remotely for over 19 months, and being able to change my environment, get outside, and be inspired by new places has kept me sane during these interesting two years. I’ve fully embraced the work from home, rather work from “anywhere” lifestyle, and have honestly fallen in love with life on the road!
When it comes to working on the road, your wifi source changes frequently, so here are a few wifi tips to help you work from anywhere and make the most of the remote days that you might have. I’m excited to share how I get internet working remotely allowing me to work my full time normal corporate job on the road.
Airbnb, Hotel, or Staying with Friends/Family:
For a majority of the time, I work at a long-term Airbnb, with friends or family place during the week. This allows me to (this is the majority). Most Airbnb hosts have increased their wifi bandwidth in the past 2 years, but you can also message the host and refer to comments about reliable wifi!
Coffee ships were limited on their indoor seating until part of 2021, but thankfully a majority of coffee shops allow indoor seating as of early 2022! Plus, I think it’s nice to put on real clothes, get out of the house, and support local businesses!
I use my Skyroam Solis Wifi hotspot, when needed, as my backup wifi hotspot! I’ve used this in 4 different countries and never had an issue. While I’ve only had to use it once or two while working remotely in the USA, it gives me peace of mind having a backup wifi in case I happen to stay somewhere with an unreliable wifi connection.
Hot Spot (via my phone):
My work phone also has a hotspot, which is another backup hotspot option for me! Thankfully, I’ve rarely ever used it either.
Get a VPN:
Changing wifi and using public wifi can be dangerous for your data. Thankfully my work computer has a VPN to keep me protected. I recommend looking into purchasing a VPN to keep your data protected! Thankfully, many VPNs are available for only a few bucks a month.
Overall, I’ve rarely had any wifi issues! Nothing more than the typical outages you could have at home, which is why I also have my backups to quickly get back online!
I hope this helps you enjoy the work from anywhere lifestyle or on your next extended vacation knowing that you have several options to have secure and reliable wifi!