Working Remotely

Think back to when you were a kid. What did you dream about doing when you grew up? Did it involve being stuck at a desk for eight hours a day? Did you have aspirations of sitting in traffic, listening to a chorus of honking horns?

I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that your childhood dreams were full of adventure, or of having fun with your future family, or of simply having the freedom to make your own choices. And now we’re shining a spotlight on a new breed of professionals who are doing just that!

Introducing Digital Nomads—people who ditched their desk to pursue a life less ordinary, taking work with them as they go. Digital Nomads are proof that a life of adventure and professional success are not mutually exclusive. They run thriving businesses, write popular blogs, build amazing websites, and more—and they do it on the go, from all corners of the globe.

This video is a salute to Digital Nomads everywhere! They are living our belief that work is no longer a place, and we hope that their stories inspire you to create your own way of working that brings you maximum joy.

So, no matter where you are, what you do, or how you do it—live life free! And happy working…always.

P.S. Are you a Digital Nomad? Or aspire to be one? Then enter our Digital Nomad contest! Just tell us how you escaped (or plan to escape) the 9-to-5 for a chance to win a Digital Nomad Survival Kit, with an iPad Mini and more. To enter, visit the contest form on the right side of this page.

Laura LeBleu

Word Wrangler

Laura LeBleu is oDesk's official word wrangler, bringing with her more than a decade of professional copywriting experience. She feels a strong kinship with both clients and contractors, having been on both sides of the coin as a longtime freelancer and owner of Cheeky Monkey Copywriting. She lists triathlons, Scrabble, and the em dash among her life's hobbies and minor obsessions.