5 Best Countries to Work From Home

by Wendy Soon on July 21, 2015

telecommunicationEver thought of working remotely? Ever wondered where would be the best place to do so? Here we suggest 5 countries that would be best to work remotely from:

  1. United States of America. Remote culture is probably the most widespread in the USA, and thus will be less difficult to convince your employer to let you work from home. The remote work culture probably started in America because of the large size of the country. work places can be very far away from home, requiring long hours of commuting and wasted time. It is even more common to require relocation even when finding a job in the same country, because even the neighbouring state can be a few hours’ drive away! With the popularity and wide acceptance of remote work (or at least partial remote work in some cases), the USA would be the easiest place to start working remotely.
  2. India. Here, you are located at the other side of the globe, with a 12 to 15 hour time zone difference. So American companies will gladly take you in so you can get work done while everyone else is asleep. Talk about productivity! It is also common to require people working “through the night” in service provider companies, so that they are able to provide round-the-clock services without the need of having their employees work red eye hours. You just need to be located at the right place on the globe to cover these night shifts comfortably.
  3. Hong Kong. To work remotely, you will need a good internet connection. In the hyper dense city of Hong Kong, internet speed is the fastest in the world – with an average internet speed of about 63.6 megabits per second – three times the global average of 18.4Mbps! Working from a place with such fast internet speed would allow you to communicate very effectively with your team, wherever they are. Email, video conferencing, chats, file transfers. Nothing will faze you. In fact, they might even not realize that you are not working in-person at the office!
  4. Sweden. Ever heard of the 2 year maternity leave, that beats any other country in the world? The 2 year maternity leave that can be shared between father or mother? Yes, you’ve probably guessed it – you can work from home during your leave! 2 years is a really long time. Enjoy every bit of it, but use it to get a feel of how working from home could possibly be like. You might jolly well consider “extending” the leave to an endless one by working remotely after that!
  5. Maldives. Not that there is anything special about the Maldives’ internet or culture, but isn’t that an awesome place to be able to work remotely from? Sitting by the beach, enjoying a sip of cocktail, and sun tanning while you get your paycheck rolling in. How would you like that? Of course, most people don’t want to think about work when they go vacationing at the Maldives. But if you could work remotely from there, it could mean a permanent vacation. In that case, why not?

 

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