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Does remote working work?

I’m soon to engage in some dream fulfilment, moving out of London to live by the sea in the south west of England. I'm intrigued about the possibility of working remotely, and how effective that will be for paying the bills.
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Written by Jake Rayson Rayson on

I’m soon to engage in some dream fulfilment, moving out of London to live by the sea in the south west of England. I'm intrigued about the possibility of working remotely, and how effective that will be for paying the bills.

I have managed to pick up some writing work, which seems well suited to working from home. However, the litmus test will be web design and coding XHTML/CSS – something I've never done remotely before.

There are a whole slew of web sites where you can farm out web development work (GetAFreelancer.com is the one I have heard of). I’m guessing that you have to be super-precise with your Functional Specification. I'm also guessing that this is at loggerheads with Agile Programming-style approaches to development, where developers work in close proximity on a series of iterative tests.

Well, as the song goes “There ain’t nothin’ to it but to do it”.

I’ll keep you posted ;)

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