Always on vacation. That’s how one could briefly define the life of a digital nomad. But at the same time, it should be added that a digital nomad is always on vacation, but also at work at the same time.
Traveling and working remotely
The digital nomad takes advantage of telecommuting to work from anywhere in the world and thus to travel and live freely. There are nomads who only go caravanning around Europe, surfing, skiing, and enjoying the freedom. The most prominent group of digital nomads go to exotic destinations. They don’t have to earn significantly more than if they were sitting at home. Unlike exotic travel deals, long-term stays in many countries are surprisingly cheap.
The low prices of accommodation and food, especially in Asian tropical paradises, allow them to spend months on the beach. They work remotely for Western clients and often save some money as a result. A typical destination for digital nomadism is, for example, Bali. More recently, Goa, India, and generally any other location where you can spend the winter warm and at a minimal cost of living, is becoming popular. The choice of destination is purely up to you, most will usually pay for the trip, but you can buy cheap flights easily too. It just depends on your nomadic earnings and the costs you will be paying in the place.
The digital nomad and his job description
The pioneers of nomadism in its modern form were programmers working as freelancers for large corporations. Later, other professions were added, with only one thing in common – the possibility of working via the internet. In the era of the home office, it may seem that almost anyone can work as a digital nomad. In theory, yes, but the vast majority of nomads are freelancers.
How to become a digital nomad
Anyone can become a digital nomad. All you need is to know a profession suitable for nomadism and be able to earn enough money to travel and live in a foreign country for a long time. The most common nomadic professions include:
- Graphic artists and designers
- Language teachers
But there are no limits to your imagination when it comes to choosing a career. You can do virtually any job in the Nomadic style that doesn’t require you to be on-site or physically deliver materials or goods. But it takes a lot of courage and a steady stream of work to fly halfway around the world for a few months. To make your nomadic journey easier to start, we can recommend a proven tip:
Start slowly. Head out for a week or two to a nearby country and see how the nomadic life suits you and whether you can make a living at all. You may find that teleworking and traveling are not just idyll. At least initially, you’ll need a lot more commitment and self-discipline than in a regular job. However, you will most likely love nomadism and start a whole new life journey that is a dream for many and will become a pleasant daily reality for you.