Colin Bielckus commonly operates his business enterprise, Outsourced Finance Director, from his home in Whiteley, but considering the fact that Oct he has been operating from the household he rents in Spain.
The 64-12 months-aged suffers from arthritis and rheumatism, which results in him soreness through the winter season as his joints stiffen up, so he resolved to ditch the cold and up sticks to sunny Estepona.
Colin explained: ‘My wife Lorraine and I visited Estepona in February and made the decision it was the place for us, so we place our residence on the market.
‘We came again in September with the prepare to remain for the foreseeable long term. I arrived back again household for a 7 days to get every little thing I wanted to be ready to get the job done out in this article and I have now been here forever since the starting of Oct.’
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Colin, who now also runs a vacation site alongside his day-to-day work, has identified that it has been just as straightforward to run a company – which has a shopper foundation in the Portsmouth space – from Spain as it is to operate it from Whiteley.
He mentioned: ‘I identified as all my clientele and built confident they didn’t intellect me working from over listed here and none of them had a challenge at all.
‘Nowadays, almost everything is finished in excess of Zoom or FaceTime, which is how I took a great deal of my conferences anyway, so as prolonged as I have wifi I can operate just as simply. It helps that there’s not a big time change, too.’
Colin’s daughter, Penelope, operates her have travel website, The Flyaway Female.
She aids Colin and Lorraine run their blogs, The Flyaway Mum and The Flyaway Dad.
Considering the fact that moving abroad, Colin’s aches and pains have noticeably eased and he has even commenced walking four miles each and every day and feels like he’s lost close to a stone and a fifty percent.
Colin stated: ‘I’ve been saying for about a 10 years that I could operate my small business from anyplace in the earth, but Covid has taught me that I really can. With the the vast majority, if not all, of firms working on-line now, it is achievable to make it transpire.
‘It has experienced a seriously positive effect on us and I’d advise it to everyone who can make it get the job done.’