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The Remote Hive Podcast

38 EpisodesProduced by Darren CronianWebsite

The Remote Hive is a weekly podcast to help you find remote work and escape the office! Your host, Darren Cronian shares advice based on his own experiences. He has worked remotely for various remote companies including Fortune 500 brands, while travelling around the world.

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August 2nd, 2021


We’re getting ready to relaunch the Remote Hive Podcast at TRH Studios (my kitchen) and you need to listen to this podcast episode 😱

Ep.36 - Why I suck at being an Entrepreneur

July 24th, 2021


A raw and real episode where I talk why I suck at being an entrepreneur. You will fail. You will make mistakes but to be successful you have to …

Ep.35 - How to Make Difficult Decisions

November 26th, 2020


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 …

Ep.34 - How Can I Get Over My Fear of Failure in Remote Job Interviews?

October 29th, 2020


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 …

Ep.33 - How to Keep Motivated When Working from Home

October 21st, 2020


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 …

Ep.32 - Pros & Cons of Remote Contracting Jobs Vs Freelancing

October 16th, 2020


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 …

Ep.31 - 10 Questions About Remote Working Answered

October 9th, 2020


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 …

Ep.30 - Why You Are Not Getting a Remote Job Interview

September 17th, 2020


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 …

Ep.29 - What You Need to Know About Health and Money as a Digital Nomad

September 3rd, 2020


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 …

Ep.28 - Must Do Tasks Before Starting an Online Business

August 27th, 2020


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 …

Ep.27 - How to Get Remote Work: Interview

June 29th, 2020


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. …

Ep.26 - Working from Home For the First Time - 10 Remote Work Tips Due to Coronavirus (Covid-19)

March 14th, 2020


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 …

Ep25 - 3 Productivity Hacks to Supercharge Your Workday

February 6th, 2020


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 …

Ep24 - Essential Travel Safety Tips for Digital Nomads

January 30th, 2020


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 …

Ep23 - How to Find Your First Freelance Client

January 23rd, 2020


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 …

Ep22 - Lessons Learned from 5 Years of Working Remotely while Travelling the World

January 16th, 2020


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 …

Ep21 - 4 Hacks to Find a Remote Job in 2020

January 9th, 2020


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 …

Invest in Yourself in 2020 - Personal Development is Important

November 6th, 2019


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. …

Things I Learned from Getting Sued for Libel - Episode 20

October 17th, 2019


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 …

The TRUTH about Making Money Online - Episode 19

September 20th, 2019


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 …

The FIRST TASK YOU MUST DO Before Starting an Online Business

September 18th, 2019


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 …

4 Must Take Steps Before Quitting Your 9-to-5 Job to Work and Travel - Episode 17

September 13th, 2019


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, …

Should I Quit my Job to Work and Travel Without a Plan? Episode 16

September 6th, 2019


In this episode, I answer the question should I quit my job to work and travel without a Plan and delve into the initial steps of my exit strategy …

Common Fears of Quitting a Job to Work and Travel - Episode 15

August 30th, 2019


In this weeks episode of The Remote Hive, Darren shares some of the common fears of quitting a job to work and travel based on discussions with coaching clients. You will have to overcome a lack of confidence, self …

4 Signs It's Time to Quit Your 9-to-5 Job [S1/E14]

August 5th, 2019


In this bonus episode, I talk through 4 signs it's time to quit your 9-to-5 Job.  It's important that you make an informed decision when quitting your job and plan the transition into a remote worker who travels. My …

How to Live With a Lack of Job Security When you Quit Your 9-5 Job [S1/E13]

August 2nd, 2019


In this episode, I offer some ideas and tips on how to live with a lack of job security when you quit your 9-5 job. It's a fear that many face when making the decision to quit their job. It's a mindset shift and there …

Real Talk: The Struggles Running an Online Business [S1/E12]

July 26th, 2019


In today's episode, it's time for some real talk, and I talk about the struggles of running an online business. Focusing more on the challenges and first impressions after what is only two months. Working 9-5 in an …

How I Saved £10,000 in 12 Months - Money Saving Tips [S1/E11]

July 19th, 2019


Here are four money saving tips and my story of how I saved £10,000 in 12 months using these techniques. You have to make sacrifices to save money and transition from working the 9-5 to become a remote worker, either to …

10 Side Hustle Ideas to Make Money Online While Working Full Time [S1/E10]

July 12th, 2019


In this episode, we take a look at 10 side hustle ideas to make money online. Creating a side hustle will help you save money so you can eventually quit your job to become a remote worker, or, give you the opportunity …

The 3 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid when Searching for Remote Jobs [S1/E9]

July 5th, 2019


In this week's episode of This Remote Life, I share what are the 3 biggest mistakes to avoid when finding remote jobs. It's important to realise that you have a global audience applying for remote jobs, compared when …

The Importance of a Daily Routine as a Remote Worker [S1/E8]

June 21st, 2019


After a week break, I am back with a new episode, and today the topic is the importance of a daily routine. Being productive and having a work-life balance is important as a remote worker so you can be productive in …

Why Remote Working is so Hard [S1/E7]

June 7th, 2019


In today's episode, we go through why remote working is so hard and take a look at the solutions to some of the issues that remote workers face. The …

Quitting My Job Saved My Life [S1/E6]

May 31st, 2019


While the title of today's episode might sound dramatic and clickbait, it's not.  Quitting My Job Saved My Life.  The story I share is the truth and …

Five Benefits of Working From Home [S1/E5]

May 24th, 2019


If you are struggling to make the decision to quit your job to become a remote worker, in today's episode I talk about five benefits of working from home. Also in this episode, I talk about the general cost of living …

How to Make the decision to Quit a Job [S1/E4]

May 17th, 2019


In this episode, I take offer some tips on how to make the decision to quit a job based on my own experiences doing exactly this. It'll be one of the biggest decisions that you will make in your life and it's important …

Risks You Must Prepare For Prior to Quitting Your 9-5 Job (or Risk Losing Everything) [S1/E3]

May 10th, 2019


In this episode of This Remote Life, we take a look at the biggest challenges you must prepare for prior to quitting your 9-5 job, or risk losing everything.. These risks are very likely to happen to the majority of …

Is Working Remotely the Right Move For You? [S1/E2]

May 3rd, 2019


In this episode we take a look at the traits needed to help you decide is working remotely the right move for you. Even if you are lacking in some of these traits don't worry, because you can change. Prior to working …

Remote Working: My Journey So Far.. [S1/E1]

April 26th, 2019


In this episode, of This Remote Life, I tell the story of my journey so far - transitioning from the 9-5 Office Life to remote working while travelling.  I felt it was important to share where I have come from and how …

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