Working While You’re Travelling: Keeping Clients Happy

Hi, it’s Scar, Director here at Bohemiacademia and freelancer since 2001. I originally posted this article on my personal blog, jeviscachee.com, in 2015. Since then I’ve stopped travelling so much, but it still contains useful tips if you’re living the location-independent lifestyle, so read on if you’re a wannabe digital nomad… 


I think I always knew I wasn’t cut out for a 9-to-5 job behind a desk at someone else’s office. I did it for a while anyway, spending several years climbing the corporate ladder in an advertising agency before I realised that the nagging feeling that I was missing out on life just wouldn’t go away.

So I left to work for myself instead. So far, so normal: the freelance life is one that people seem to be choosing more and more, and in that respect, I was one of many.

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How I got more done this year than ever before, whilst working fewer hours

Productivity and efficiency: two of my favourite words. When my old philosophy professor used to tell me off for saying “Have a good day!”, I switched to “I hope your day is pleasant and productive!” because to me at the time productive = good.

Efficiency pervades every aspect of my life. From my morning routine to the way I structure my working day, and even when and where I see my friends, I’m constantly seeking ways to make myself run more efficiently like a Borg drone grasping for knowledge.

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