Thanks to technology like project management software and video conferencing systems, remote work can be done more easily, effectively, and efficiently than ever before.
Being a digital nomad means that you are using the flexibility of new technology to decide to work all over the world.
A digital nomad is a person who takes on freelance assignments or finds remote work opportunities and uses their flexibility to work how and where they want.
Imagine being able to travel the world and still make money by working!
The digital nomad lifestyle is becoming easier to adopt because of the growing acceptance of remote work and the improvement of internet speed all over the world.
Coworking spaces give nomads the infrastructure and location to work effectively, without the need for a long-term lease.
It also gives them a chance to interact with others if they choose, and network with people from different industries who wouldn’t ordinarily be in their social circle.
It is easier to adopt the nomad life than ever, with information from blogs that give tips to travel apps that make it easy to travel and find accommodation.
Here are some of the realities of the digital nomad life:
You get to decide where, when and how you work. You get to embrace your own work style, while deciding which geographical area you want to work in, what hours suit you, and what inspires you to work at your best.
With freedom comes the chance to balance your life how you want. You get to choose the balance of work with adventure. Go to the beach, hike the jungle, explore. Then work. Your choice.
3. Less Stress
Common stressors that digital nomads no longer have to deal with are difficult co-workers and commuting. Another bonus? With no commute they save money on gas, insurance and wear and tear on their car.
There can be a perception that just because someone is a digital nomad with lots of freedom that they are not reliable and will not finish assigned work.
It takes a lot of discipline to handle freedom, and the best way to be considered reliable is to be reliable. It’s not all travel and adventure. It’s also work and constantly searching for reliable, fast wi-fi.
5. Unstable Cash Flow
Digital nomads often work on a project to project basis, so the amount of work they get, and the cash flow is unstable. There is no health insurance, benefit or perks that come with a regular job.
6. Family and Friends
Think about being on the road for long stretches of time. You may end up missing your family and friends or special events.
That is the digital nomad lifestyle. It isn’t for everyone! It has its freedom and adventure, and its financial difficulties and loneliness.
It’s up to an individual to choose what is important to them to decide if they would like to be a digital nomad, too.