8 Reasons Why You Should Become a Digital Nomad
Ever wondered what the benefits of being a digital nomad are? Read these top 8 reasons why you should become a digital nomad.
• Work from anywhere
This is the biggest benefit to being a digital nomad – you can practically work from anywhere in the world. All you need is a device, good internet connection and a bit of self motivation, and the world is your oyster.
• Set your own hours
No more working 9-5pm, Monday to Friday. You can create your own work schedule to fit around your other commitments. Want to visit a museum Tuesday morning, then that’s no issue, just schedule your digital work in the afternoon or the following day.
• No work commute
The only work commute you have to do when you are a digital nomad is from your bed to your laptop or tablet. If you really wanted, you could even work from your bed. No more long commutes in heavy traffic and bad weather.
• Be your own boss
Only take on projects that you want to take on. If you don’t like your contract employer, then don’t work with them again. Don’t like the terms, then renegotiate. You run your digital nomad business, how you see fit, and how best it suits you.
• Minimal start-up cost
The amount it will cost to start up your own digital nomad enterprise will definitely vary from nomad to nomad, however as a general rule, a digital nomad start-up will cost less than the start up for a “bricks and mortar” enterprise.
• Anyone can do it
With the advances of technology and globalisation it is true: ANYONE CAN BECOME A DIGITAL NOMAD! The demand for digital nomad jobs is constantly on the increase. Whether you have a skill to teach, are crafty or artsy, or are great with programming and computer skills, there is a digital nomad job out there for you.
• Mix it up!
One great thing about being a digital nomad is that you can try a range of different digital nomad jobs. Ever wanted to be a teacher, then try teaching your native language. Fancied dabbling at being a writer, then try blogging, or writing an ebook, or become a freelance writer. There are so many different types of digital nomad jobs available, why settle for one. Keep it interesting, try a few and find the one that best suits you.
• Complete Freedom and Independence
This point sums up everything being a digital nomad is about. You have the flexibility to work only the jobs you want to work; choose where and when you want to complete the jobs, and under what terms you will complete them.
Have you recently become or are thinking about becoming a digital nomad? We would love to hear all about your digital nomad journey. Share your experience in the comment section below, or head over to our digital nomads forum to share you tips or ask any questions you have about the digital nomad world.