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Published on June 25th, 2013 | by Aira


How To Do SEO Or Blogging While Travelling

If you work as a blogger or SEO full time for your living, then there’s a good chance that you got into the industry partly because of the freedom it could grant you. Working online and being self-employed, of course gives you the ability to work hours that suit you and even to work from any place that suits you.

This in turn makes it possible to travel world while doing your job and still getting paid. While your friends lament that they took on full-time jobs with too many commitments before they had a chance to go on that gap year or go around Asia, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from taking your laptop and doing exactly that right now.

But before you set off on this working adventure, it’s important to make sure that you’re going to be able to balance the work/adventure life and still complete an adequate amount of work. Here we will look at how you can blog or SEO using best link building services while travelling and avoid the pitfalls that many adventurous entrepreneurs encounter.

Your Computer

First things first, you are going to want a light and portable device to work on, that is nevertheless able to handle all the demands of your day-job. Any small netbook should be able to do the trick, but soon the Acer W3 may well become the best device for on-the-go use. That’s an 8’’ tablet with full Windows 8 Pro, an atom processor and an impressive battery-life; any device along these lines though will do the trick.

Getting Online

Next you need to ensure you will be able to get online wherever you are in the world. Most towns and cities these days will have WiFi available for free or at least in a coffee shop, but doing some research before you go can help you to avoid any difficulties.

Even then though, you should still have some ‘backups’. A phone with data roaming and internet tethering for instance can help in emergencies (call your service providers and see if there are any good ‘bolt on packages’ for your intended use), while a Kindle with free 3G around the world can be useful for answering urgent e-mails for free. You can also find various dongles for travellers, some of which are free to use – so make sure you look around.

Getting Power

If it’s not WiFi you’re hungry for, it will be power. Make sure then that you carry a spare battery with you at all times (and maybe even a solar charger) and that you top up fully whenever you get the opportunity.

Work/Adventure Balance

Of course you don’t want to be working the whole time while you travel though, or there will be little point in going in the first place. To make sure that you get the most of your trip, make sure to work whenever the opportunity arises (time on buses/planes is ideal for instance) but to allot yourself some time each day to exploring. When you are working, make sure that you still work in places with great views or where you can people watch with a local beverage – if you’re an introverted type then this can almost be as satisfying as getting out there.

About the Author: Today’s guest post is contributed by Mike K, an internet marketing consultant at Wisdek. He loves travelling and often goes on long road trips with his friends. An ardent blogger, he writes exclusively on the subject of search engine optimization.

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