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Author: Darren Cronian

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The Remote Hive is a weekly remote work podcast to help you escape the office! No dream selling, just honest, real life experiences. Work from anywhere and spend more time doing the things that you love. Your host, Darren Cronian has been remote working for over five years while travelling the world.
36 Episodes
In this episode, Darren shares advice on how to make difficult decisions, based on his own experiences.  Aged 38, he decided to quit his job and employer of 24 years to work remotely and travel. It was the biggest decision he has made in his life so far, and the tasks covered in the episode helped him make this decision. You can listen to more episodes at the Remote Hive podcast here.  
In this episode of the Remote Hive podcast, Darren shares his experiences with dealing with the fear of failure both in life and on remote job interviews. Sit down, and listen to his stories and coaching a listener who is struggling in interviews.  Visualise any negative outcomes from the interview and write them down. When you read your fears down, it helps to tackle them head on.
Millions of people are working from home for the very first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It is important to keep yourself motivated and productive while working from home.  There are many distractions that will stop you from working and when you are working in isolation it can be difficult to focus on the work and instead procrastinate.  Within the show notes for the Remote Hive Podcast, you will find all of the links mentioned in this show. 
In this episode of the Remote Hive podcast, I share the Pros & Cons of Remote Contracting Jobs Vs Freelancing.  You might be surprised to learn that when I quit my job and employer of 24 years, the thought of contracting was not in my plans. Initially, I thought I would just freelance for different companies and do this while travelling.  It wasn’t until a friend reached out to me about an opportunity with a US company that I discovered how common this was.  
In this episode of  the Remote Hive Podcast, Darren answers 10 common remote working questions that are asked by coaching clients and readers. Transitioning from working in the office to remote work runs smoother when you are informed. Often the biggest challenge is knowing how to get started and these are common questions asked. Whether you are looking to continue as an employee, but work from home, or, your focus is on working with freelance clients, these questions will help you get started and become a successful remote worker.
Having applied for numerous remote jobs and also coaching clients, these are the more common reasons why you are not getting a remote job. These are the mistakes that many people make.  The fact is most applicants do the bear minimum to apply for a job and you need to put more effort in and stand out to increase your chances of being successful. The show notes for this episode can be found on the Remote Hive podcast page
In this episode, Darren shares his experiences dealing with health and money as a digital nomad.  He shares what you need to know and think about before quitting your job to work remotely and travel.  Darren also answers the popular question about tax and healthcare while travelling around the world. You can find links to all of the resources in the episode on the Remote Work show notes on the website. 
Before you think about business names, creating a website, or, how you are going to make money, these are 3 must do tasks. Don’t do these tasks and your business will fail. Why? Your audience should be in the front of your mind whenever you make any decisions on your business. All of these tasks will help you get started creating your business plan and thinking about how you are going to attract an audience. In this episode of the Remote Hive Podcast, Darren shares his three must do tasks to complete before starting an online business.
In this episode, Darren is interviewed for a virtual event on how to get remote work.  The host, Lotte, asks a series of questions about his experiences when looking to land a remote job and some of the mistakes made. It's important to be creative and stand out to be successful and in the episode, some ideas on how this can be done are revealed. You can find out more about the virtual event at 
Millions of people from around the world will soon be working from home for the first time, due to the spread of Covid-19 (also known as CoronaVirus). Having worked from home and remotely for over five years, it was important for me to share some of the challenges and tasks that you might want to address.  Working remotely isn’t as simple as taking a laptop home and connecting to the internet.   There’s a huge mindset change that needs to happen. Hopefully, your employer will have a work from home policy or a process to help employees transition into remote workers.  It’s also hoped that employers are flexible, trusting and embrace this style of working. In this episode of the Remote Hive podcast, you will learn my 10 tips to working from home due to Covid 19 (CoronaVirus).  Links to resources in this podcast can be found at 
In this episode, Darren shares productivity hacks to supercharge your work day and make you a more productive remote worker.  He focuses on 3 hacks that have helped him become more productive within his business and increase the amount of content he's publishing to increase his audience.  All of the tools featured in this episode can be found in the show notes at
With the Coronavirus in the news, the topic of this week's post was chosen.  In the episode, I share the precautions that I'll be taking when heading to Thailand which is one of the countries impacted with the virus. I also share 7 essential travel safety tips for Digital Nomads. Travel creates memories that last a lifetime, and while these are mostly positive experiences, they can also be negative. Most of the time it is common sense but these tips need to remind people of the dangers.  Show notes can be found at 
Starting out as a freelancer can be tough and one of the challenges we all have to overcome is how to find your first client and how much to charge them. In this episode, I cover both topics from a listener question and request.  Freelancing gives you complete freedom and flexibility because you say when you work and what rate of pay you can command.  There are some things you must know about when it comes to finding your first freelance client so please listen to the podcast episode if this topic interests you!  The show notes can be found at along with the last few other episodes of the show.
In this episode, Darren discusses his lessons learned from 5 years of Working Remotely while travelling the world.  For one person to quit a well-paid, secure job of 24 years, is a brave decision, especially when the future is so unknown.  To also travel around the world solo, as well as trying to figure out how to make a living from working remotely is a huge decision.  For many, this journey would be too scary, but, for one man, it was his dream and he took action to make the dream become reality.  All of the links and resources mentioned in this episode can be found in the show notes for ep22. at
In this episode, Darren shares his experiences and offers 4 hacks to find a remote job in 2020.  What many people don't realise is that the competition is fierce for remote jobs and you could be up against hundreds of people across the world.  It's incredibly important to stand out and be creative when it comes to applying for roles.  Lots of advice to help you land a remote job.  Check out the show notes at 
One of the lessons I have learnt in 2019, is that it's important to invest in yourself in 2020.  This year, for the first time, I spent money on my own personal development and felt this helped me a lot this year.  Without this investment, I really doubt that I'd be at the situation where I am today, with coaching clients, a live website, podcast and YouTube channel.  You don't have to spend as much as I did, but it's important you are multi-skilled, especially if you are applying for a remote job, freelancing or building an online business.  Interested if anyone reads this information. If you do, drop me a message AND quote the podcast.  I'll give 1 hour free training to the first 3 people who contact me.
Getting sued is not a nice experience and in this episode I share my story of how I was sued and the things I learnt from this experience.  Please note that none of this is legal advice, but an opportunity to share my experience and the lessons learned so you do not make the same mistakes. After spending 4 amazing days in Venice, I returned home to be instantly served with papers from the high court in London for $50,000 libel damages. Listen to the story and how I dealt with the situation.  This episode is sponsored by, a learning community for those that want to quit their 9-to-5 job to work remotely and travel.
In this episode, Darren talks about the final steps in his 12-step exit strategy that resulted in him successfully quitting his 9-5 job of 24 years to work and travel the world. Talking about the type of remote work you can do while travelling, building your side hustle and networking. We also delve into the truth about making money online and how difficult it is. 
In this episode, I talk about the first task you must do before starting an online business. It's important that you move forward and be an action taker, rather than spending months creating a business plan and all the subsequent plans you have to create. Instead follow my solution, get to know your business, audience and move forward.  This is a bonus episode with audio taken from my soon to launch YouTube channel. 
In this episode, Darren shares 4 must take steps before quitting your 9-to-5 job to work remotely and travel the world.  This is the 2nd in a 3 part series.  Thinking about the skills analysis, including employment, passions and skills that you need to learn.  The last episode (Ep. 16) goes through helping you make the decision if remote working is right for you.  ExpressVPN is the website of the week, and you can subscribe to the Hive and receive your free copy of the guide '12-Steps to Quitting your 9-5 Job to Work and Travel Yes, it's Free!
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