If you have not heard the phrase Digital Nomad before, then you are behind the times, and it is a craze that is becoming increasingly popular all over the world. So, what is it? I hear you ask, in a nutshell, a digital nomad is someone who works remotely and has the freedom to travel the world at their leisure while still earning an income. It may sound perfect for many people, but there are things that you will need to ensure before you quit your job to travel the world.
Having Transferable Skills
The first thing that you will need to become a digital nomad and open world travelling up to you, you must have transferable skills that you can use to earn a living. There are many different things that you can do such as;
- Travel Blogging/Writing
- Search Engine Marketing
- Affiliate Marketing
- Virtual Assistant
- Social Media Marketing
- Web Design
- Graphic Design
These are just a few of the skills that you can use to earn a living and if you do a job which is online, there is a good chance that this can be transferred to the nomad world. Before you take the leap to becoming location independent, it is essential that you do plenty of research before jumping feet first.
Where You Can Travel
The beauty about being a digital nomad is that you can travel just about anywhere in the world and explore the area as well as earn a living, the only thing that you need is a reliable and fast internet connection. Even in many Third World countries, the internet is vastly improved allowing people to access the internet easily. You can research each country as to the state of the internet in that region, and there are many Facebook groups dedicated to nomads where you can ask questions about individual locations.
Make Sure You Look At Visas
Depending on the country that you come from will dictate how easy or hard it is to get a visa for the different countries that you want to visit as you travel and work your way around the world. It is essential that you do your research on the visa requirements for each country, as well as the tax implications, you can get some useful information on some of the more popular countries for digital nomads on the locationindie.com website.
Be Flexible With Travelling
An excellent benefit when being a digital nomad is that you are usually not in a rush to get anywhere, which means you can save a lot of money when booking flights. It allows you to take roundabout routes and long stopovers which can be cheaper, and not worry about how long you are travelling for as you have no deadline. You will be able to continue working even from the airport and get to your destination, having made a significant saving on your travel costs.
These are a few of the points that you will need to consider before taking the plunge to become a fully-fledged digital nomad, but you can also find plenty of useful information all over the internet including this report done by Chris Guillebeau, which is very informative.