Rolling Remote With Samantha Urioste

As a freelancer Samantha (or Sam) works on various marketing and project management jobs from wherever she happens to be living that moment. Rather than spending money on a fancy home office, she travels, working from coffee shops in cities like Lima, Bogota, NYC, and Santa Fe.

“Basing myself in a city for one month at a time to really immerse myself in the local flavors, while getting to know people at coffee shops, establishing routines, etc.” she explained.

When she’s not working on projects, she runs her blog The Good Things Project that explores everything from wellness and travel, to heart stuff and brain matter.

Sam working (and laughing) in her workspace for the day. | Submitted by Samantha Urioste

Quick-fire profile

How many years have you worked remotely? Less than 1 year

Where are you based? Lima, Medellin, Bogota, Mexico City, Tahiti, Santa Fe, NYC

Where do you spend most of your remote work hours? In a coffee shop

Are you most productive in the morning or at night? Early bird

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Sam’s remote workspace

What features do you like most about your work space?

Coffee all day, er-day! Haha! Oh, and plants–I’m all about that plant life!

Do you share your work space with anyone? Tell us about them!

I’ve certainly worked in several coffee shops alongside my roomie and bestie, Jenn Amenta (Editor’s note: see her Rolling Remote profile here). She’s super driven and motivated when it comes to her work –not to mention she’s the frequent joker, which always made it super fun to share a table with her.

Getting to work. | Submitted by Samantha Urioste

Remote work pros and cons: Sam’s take

What are the biggest pros and cons of remote work for you?

Pros: schedule flexibility, travel flexibility, better work-life balance, more time from cutting your commute

Cons: feeling isolated/less connected with colleagues

Remote work tips and tricks

What software technologies do you use on a regular basis?

Trello, Slack, G Suite

What habit allows you to be more productive during the day?

Starting my day early with the incentive of finishing early! Oh and to-do lists of course!

Productivity problems? Coffee always helps. | Submitted by | Submitted by Samantha Urioste

What are the 3 items you can’t live without while working remotely? (If you have a brand you love, please name them!)

  1. Moleskine notebook
  2. Apple AirPods
  3. My Osprey backpack which holds EVERYTHING

Answers have been lightly edited and links were added.

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