7 remote working destinations for the e-commerce entrepreneur

There are countless remote working destinations suitable to run an e-commerce business from. If your business is successfully up and running without the need for you to be tied to a desk, then it’s time to start looking at options. These remote working destinations all have fast wi-fi to enable seamless working, gorgeous scenery and are surprisingly affordable.

Once you said goodbye to the traditional 9 to 5 and embarked on your e-commerce business venture, it was inevitable that you would start to look at your new options. By moving to a more location-flexible business model, you will be able to work whenever, and wherever you choose.

1. Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Budget around £680 per month

While most nomadic hotspots with sky-high broadband speeds have matching sky-high living costs, Yogyakarta keeps costs down. With broadband speeds averaging an impressive 76MB/s, this city has all the perks required for you to work, including a large list of workplace options. It is a safe place to conduct business and boasts some lofty temperatures and attractive scenery.

2. Lake Balaton, Hungary

Budget around £1,210 per month

Although life in Lake Balaton is a little dearer, the stunning mountain and lake views make it a price worth paying. Broadband averages 59MB/s while healthcare and local amenities are all fairly standard. There are also more English speakers in Lake Balaton, making it easier for remote e-commerce business owners to make themselves at home.

3. Bucharest, Romania

Budget around £1,340 per month

Bucharest boasts great weather, great broadband (52MB/s) and a quieter way of life. While it is the capital and financial hub of Romania, the population density means those used to English cities will find the city practically roomy. Both the buildings and scenery are delightful and with free Wi-Fi and countless places to work from, this could well be your new home away from home.

Udon Thani, Thailand. Photo by Georgios Kaleadis.

4. Udon Thani, Thailand

Budget around £650 per month

It’s no secret that Thailand boasts gorgeous landscapes at a budget price point, but Udon Thani also has an average broadband speed of 20MB/s. While it isn’t as high as some other destinations, it is a cheap place to live that is also safe and friendly to visitors. There are many suitable places to work from, all while enjoying the sun and sensational views.

5. Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Budget around £665 per month

Taiwan is only for those who like their weather to be dependably hot, but Kaohsiung is perfect for e-commerce business owners. Not only are the people very friendly to visitors, the city’s location also gives you the perfect launchpad to source new products direct from the suppliers. They have fast and free wi-fi, and the city is cheap yet safe. If you like it hot, this is a great option for you and your business.

6. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Budget around £820 per month

Ho Chi Minh City has long been a favourite spot for travellers, but it is also one of the most ideal remote working locations. Whilst the heat and humidity are not to be sniffed, the city provides world-class scenery, along with fast broadband and plenty of places to work from. It’s population density again provides a breath of fresh air for those accustomed to UK cities, and there are plenty of opportunities for adventure outside of your working hours.

7. Katowice, Poland

Budget around £900 per month

Poland may not be everyone’s top pick for remote working locations, but it is worth a second look. Katowice is considered an emerging metropolis, so get ahead of the crowd. It currently has a quieter feel than most international cities and has great broadband speeds, great work locations, both coworking and solo, and is friendly to newcomers.

Time to get packing

Running an e-commerce business is hard work, but there are upsides to its digital nature. By making the most of outsourcing and automation, there is no reason why your work must be done in Huddersfield rather than Ho Chi Minh. We’re not saying travel is for everyone, but as a business owner, you make the rules. If you fancy working on top of a mountain, or on a tropical beach, your e-commerce business is your ticket to do so.

Getting to remote working destinations

If you aren’t quite at a stage where you feel comfortable running your e-commerce business while you travel, or if you need help with the business logistics around your relocation and you need accountants who help make a remote working lifestyle a reality as we’re a remote working team too, then reach out to one of our staff. We will be happy to guide you and your business through the transition.

The best time to start is now.