In this series, we will be highlighting real, successful remote workers working in various industries across the globe. They'll give us an insight into how they got started in their industry, their advice to their younger selves, and tell us why they chose remote work.
Introducing Christina Voll: Founder of Rise Remotely, Mentor, and Digital Marketing Consultant
Christina Voll helps aspiring freelancers and business owners change their lives with remote work. 7 years ago she started as a freelancer and has helped over a dozen brands in multiple continents grow their online presence through digital marketing and growth strategy while traveling as a digital nomad.
She recently created Rise Remotely, a platform where you can browse online education to help you go remote, or work better remotely. She created this to solve the need of encountering change-seekers with different needs, some who wanted to become a digital nomad, others who wanted to up their game.
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How did you start working remotely?
7 years ago, I took a trip to Mexico with some friends and got exposed to the digital nomad lifestyle firsthand. The friends I was hanging out with were working in the mornings from a trendy cafe, taking a surf break mid-day, and continuing their day in a co-working environment.
Being that I was studying marketing, when I returned from my trip I started looking for remote marketing jobs. I got my first interview through an application I completed from a Facebook ad.
During the phone interview, I was really honest and transparent about my skills and outlined that a location-independent life was really important to me, and I was willing to work hard and learn about social media marketing to sustain this. They paid me a whopping $10.00 an hour, although they did offer me training.