Location Independent

  • 15 Awesome Experiences in 2015

    By jessicabroome on January 5, 2016
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    2015 was a blast!! I had trouble keeping my list to “only” 15 great experiences, but here are my favorites: 1. Visiting Iguazu Falls in Argentina and making my location independent dreams a reality! 2. My trip to China and Nigeria— a super cool, if jet lagged, project doing in home interviews with teens. 3. Getting some culture shock closer to […]
  • Three Ways I Let My Clients Know I Love Them

    By jessicabroome on October 22, 2015
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    I’ve written before about what my clients do that make me love them— but here are a few things I do to demonstrate how much I adore my clients and want to be of service to them. I get to know their business. The better I understand a client’s business, the more helpful I can be. If they have a unique […]
  • Lucky 7: Gratitude after 7 Years on my Own

    By jessicabroome on September 9, 2015
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    September 2008 was the last time I sat in a cubicle, wearing high heels and making money for someone else. Far from having the 7-year itch, I’m pretty much bursting with excitement and gratitude for so many things. To name a few… 1. Freedom to travel and work from anywhere: I’ve written before about my location-independent life. If I can […]
  • A Week in My Life: Interviewer Training in Native Country

    By jessicabroome on September 3, 2015
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    I spent last week in North Carolina, working with the client who has taken over my life this summer. This time, I trained ten local women in face-to-face interviewing. They are awesome: smart, inquisitive, and I think they taught me more about native life than I taught them about interviewing. They’re going to go knock on doors and survey a few […]
  • My Latest Challenge: Working in Native Country

    By jessicabroome on August 13, 2015
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    Anyone who has spent ten minutes with me in the past few months knows that I’ve been consumed by my latest client: a Native American tribe in North Carolina. Like roughly 250 other federally recognized tribes in the US, they have a casino on their land, and the revenues from the casino serve both as income for the tribe and […]
  • Where I Work

    By jessicabroome on March 3, 2015
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    What I do: I tell stories with data. I collect information using surveys, interviews, and focus groups, and then I help companies and organizations make smart decisions based on what people are saying, doing, and thinking. Most of the time (unless I’m teaching or doing in-person groups), I can work anywhere in the world– all I need is good wifi. My only […]
  • The Best Thing about Working from Buenos Aires

    By jessicabroome on January 20, 2015
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    I’ve spent most of my life in the eastern time zone– even Michigan, to many people’s surprise, is on EST. One of the most discombobulating things about moving to New Orleans has been being on central time. When a New York client wants to do a 9am conference call, that’s 8am for me– a time when I like to be […]
  • 6 Lessons After 6 Years in Business

    By jessicabroome on September 24, 2014
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    In September 2008, I boldly ventured out of the cubicle and into the unknown land of freelancing. There have been a few downs, but mostly ups, and I absolutely love being my own boss. Below, six of the approximately 6 billion lessons I’ve learned from living this life. Say yes… Words from a wise fellow freelancer: “If someone says, ‘Can […]
  • How Travel is Making me a Better Researcher

    By jessicabroome on August 18, 2013
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    I’ve written before about my mobile life, where I spend a few months in a place before moving on.  I’m lucky to have the technology to be able to service my clients from anywhere on the globe (and to have clients who recognize that my work is the same if I’m in New Orleans, Santo Domingo, or Bangkok). Lately I’ve been […]
  • Better Surveys through Coworking

    By jessicabroome on February 25, 2013
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     When I ventured out to work on my own, I was really excited about working from home. I quickly learned, though, that working alone all the time is not for me. So, over the past year or two, I’ve gone to coworking spaces wherever I am: Paper Street in Detroit; Sandbox Suites in San Francisco; Uber Offices in DC; Office Squared in Burlington, Vermont; HUBBA in Bangkok; and LaunchPad in New Orleans. […]

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