Being a remote worker on the Costa Blanca - Part 1

Being a remote worker on the Costa Blanca - Part 1

Being a remote worker on the Costa Blanca - Part 1

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Being a remote worker on the Costa Blanca - Part 1

Many people dream of being able to work from anywhere in the world. Working from the beach. Up a mountain. While sipping coffee in a bustling square. If you can picture yourself working like this, Spain will be a super place for working remotely.
Teach students 8,700kms away.
“I can be based here but if I want to go to Budapest for two weeks, I can take my job with me and then come back home to paradise,” said Michelle Emery who lives in Jávea.

She came on holiday to Jávea in 2013, fell in love with the gorgeous Costa Blanca resort, and realised she had to live here.

“I wanted to find a job where I could travel and stay here in Jávea some time. It was the scariest decision I ever made but it was the best decision.   

“When I moved here, I did not know anyone, didn’t speak the language. Now I have an amazing group of friends.

“Jávea is so unique - 50% Spanish and 50% expats. That was really appealing. I have met so many amazing people from all over the world.

Michelle, from Pennsylvania, has been teaching English online to students in China for the past three years. 

Previously she worked as a navigator on offshore gas and oil ships. When that work dried up in 2015, she needed to find another way to work and travel. Teaching English online is a popular way for many people to travel and work or live anywhere and be able to work.

Another advantage of working remotely is that you can live in Spain and find higher-paid work from other countries. You can still earn an American, United Arab Emirates, or northern European salary while enjoying the superb quality of life and sunny weather in Spain.

Michelle rented an apartment through VíllaMía property rental agency in Jávea and now lives in her dream property near the beach.

“I never would have found this dream house if it wasn’t for Michelle of VíllaMía,” she added.

“I also met my partner through her,” Michelle revealed. “He rented my old apartment and was having problems with the keys.”

Michelle met him at the apartment to show him how the keys worked and the rest, as they say, is history.

Why Spain is perfect for working remotely.

Spain ticks so many boxes - fabulous beaches, amazing food, superb quality of life, an average of 320 days of sunshine every year on the Costa Blanca, and a fairly low cost of living, especially when renting in Spain compared to many other European countries.

Since the pandemic, with many more people working at home, the idea of remote working is looking more attractive. No more commuting. No more office politics. More flexibility.

No wonder 17 million people aspire to be digital nomads, according to an MBO Partners State of Independence Research Brief. They want to join the 4.8 million workers already living this location-independent lifestyle.

What is a digital nomad?

Even the term ‘digital nomad’ sounds romantic. Digital nomads are people who earn a living working remotely. All you need is a laptop or smartphone and a good internet connection to have the freedom to work from anywhere in the world. 

Click this link if you are thinking of becoming a digital nomad or buying a property in Javea.

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