Telecommuting and working remotely is becoming a new normal. Studies have proved that productivity increases when workers get a chance to experience change and flexibility. Millions of people around the world prefer offshore work. Remote Year is an innovative startup that has garnered massive attention due to its unique idea. The company takes 75 “digital nomads” from all over the world, and spend one complete year in different cities around the world. The company invites applications from all over the world. The selected candidates get to meet fellow digital nomads from different places of the world. You get a chance to spend one month in a different city.
Remote Year charges a fixed amount from the participants who are willing to embark on this amazing journey. You have to make a one-time down payment of $5000. After that, you will have to pay $2000 per month for the first 11 months.
All the travel expenses, working spaces, internet, food and related costs are covered in this fee. You will get private bedrooms and 24/7 working space with internet in every city you go, according to Remote Year’s website.
Remote Year decides the itinerary and plan for the year. For example, for 2017, several cities from Europe, Asia and Africa are on the list.
You can leave the program and go back home and rejoin within the one year time window whenever you want. You must know basic English so that you could communicate with other people during the journey.
Remote Year’s idea is so creative that it has successfully managed to raise $12 million funding. Some big names are on board in this startup funding round, including WeWork Labs co-founder Jesse Middleton and Airbnb co-founder/CTO Nate Blecharczyk.
Remote Year is the best way to travel the world, meet new people and discover new opportunities. While the service will not provide you work, and you have to already have a job or online work before you set out, it can however certainly help you in making contacts with clients all around the world. You can see exciting places, and communicate with other freelancers and digital nomads to increase your skills and exposure.
Remote Year is currently receiving applications for 2017.