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Emily  Apr 2015
Pioneer / VIP Member    (Austin, Boston, San Francisco)

Full Profile > Pioneer Q & A

How did you start working remotely? Was it something you sought out or stumbled into?

I started working remotely when I started my web design business about four years ago. I’ve actually never really had an office job, so working from cafes and coworking spaces is all I know, which is probably why I feel so connected to Workfrom.

Do you still work remotely?

Yes. At least 2-3 times a week.

What do you do for work and for fun?

To make money, I build and design websites and brands for female entrepreneurs. For fun, I ride bikes, drink good beer, drive around and look at houses, do arts and crafts, make stationary, and try out new restaurants.

How did you find out about Workfrom and why do you want to bring it to your city/cities?

One of my clients in Austin is a company called Craft that is a DIY walk-in craft studio for adults. She offers a coworking membership and put up her business on the site. When she saw I had just moved to SF, she asked me if I had heard of Workfrom.

Any tips you’d like to share for others wanting to or already working remotely?

Everyone works differently, and it takes a little while to figure out how your productivity schedule works. All I can say is – if you’re thinking about making the shift from office to working remotely, just do it. Because there is literally no downside to working from wherever, doing laundry when everyone else is at work, and exploring different coffee shops.

Any tips for those wanting to visit and work from Austin, Boston or San Francisco?

If you have a day of work that you’ll need to be doing a lot of important uploading and/or downloading, do it from a secure connection and don’t leave it for a coffee shop day. It’s just a safer bet!