Travelling the world, experiencing a plethora of different cultures and earning good money has long been the dream combination for many people. However, unfortunately this lifestyle has traditionally been the preserve of wealthy business people, sports stars and musicians.
Thanks to the rise of remote working technology, becoming a digital nomad is more attainable than ever before.
By definition, a digital nomad is a person who is not tied down to any single location for work, instead earning a living online. This means that they do not have to be ten minutes down the road from the office in a city they dislike, or commute to work every morning.
Instead, they can work wherever they like in the world, and operate on their own time schedule.
Here is why, thanks to remote working technology, becoming a digital nomad has never been easier:
Make use of remote working technology
The simple explanation is, being a digital nomad was simply not possible before remote technology. In fact, it is only in recent years that the term ‘digital nomad’ has become common parlance at all. Thanks to video calling services, internal business communication platforms, freelancer sites, social media and online banking, there is no reason to be tied down to a single address for extended periods of time.
By using this technology, you can do just as effective a job for a company as someone working one desk away from the CEO, but while sitting on the beach.
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Working from offices is increasingly unpopular
With the attractive benefits of working anywhere in the world and becoming your own boss looming larger with every passing year, it is little surprise that traditional office-based jobs are becoming increasingly unpopular.
Sadly, the Covid pandemic has dealt another blow to office work, as employees have been forced to stay home and work remotely. This has only proven more convincingly that remote working is not just possible, but more efficient and cost-effective for both businesses and staff members, with reduced overhead and commuting costs an obvious benefit.
This will likely speed up the transition from 9-5 office jobs towards remote working opportunities in the years ahead.
Being a digital nomad can increase your productivity
Now, this might sound hard to believe. If you were working on a laptop in a hammock on a beach, or in a digital nomad village surrounded by spectacular scenery, cuisine and a host of new friends, you might not imagine yourself getting much work done.
However, as long as you discipline yourself, you might actually become more productive.
This is because you get to have your cake and eat it. You will spend less time feeling demotivated, bored and under stimulated by your work and lifestyle, and more time pouring this fresh energy into your daily workload.
The excitement of your surroundings and the constant changes in your lifestyle can also increase the possibility of new and original ideas, inspiration and also motivate you to finish your work faster.