Pioneer Q & A
How did you start working remotely? Was it something you sought out or stumbled into?
I was working at a terrible job and decided to go off on my own, so I started my own photography business. I love everything about it except that I now work alone. Co-working has been a great solution for me because I still get to be out interacting with people, and I actually get more work done when I’m not cooped up at home.
Do you still work remotely?
I work remotely at least once a week, but I’m going to spend 2016 traveling, so I will be working on the road quite a bit.
What do you do for work and for fun?
I create interactive virtual tours of local businesses and sometimes I get to fly a drone. For fun I still love experimenting with my GoPro, traveling, being outdoors, listening to music and playing with animals.
What cities do you call “home” and why do you want to be a Workfrom ambassador?
Annapolis. I am a freelance photographer and for us freelancers working alone is lonely!!! The obvious solution is co-working!
How did you find out about Workfrom and why do you want to bring it to your area?
I heard about workfrom in one of my international “solopreneur” networks. I live near Baltimore but I love the vibe I get working in Annapolis. There weren’t any spaces listed there so I listed the first one! I would love to scout out more.
Any tips you’d like to share for others wanting to or already working remotely?
Just do it! Try it at least once a week. It’s like your office has it’s own coffee bar, and the background noise makes you feel engaged but not distracted. If you want to travel like me, remote work is the perfect way to make money on the road so start setting your computer up to access everything you will need; if you just get started you’ll learn exactly what you need as you go.
Any tips for those wanting to visit and work from your area?
Baltimore and Annapolis both have tons of great restaurants and cafes. Baltimore has lots of different neighborhoods with different vibes. I would check workfrom first, and if you can’t find a spot that way, search for “wifi” on yelp or foursquare. If you find a space you like, add them here!
What do you like most about Workfrom, and what would you like to see above all else come from us in the next year?
I love that we can check-in, I think it could lead to some cool connections as the site gets more popular. I also love that we can scope out places on a map. Maybe I can even shoot virtual tours of some spaces so users can really get a feel for the spaces.