Have you always wished you could travel more? Does it sound more like a dream than a reality? Do you love travelling as much as we do, but it’s taken a back seat because you can’t afford it or because work takes up all your time? If your answer is yes to one or all of these, then you are in the right place. Read on to see how you can travel and make the most out of it!
You’ll be happy to know that there are many options available that lets you make money and travel at the same time, and we have spoken about a few already!
Today, let’s talk about Digital Nomads and how you can be one!
Who are Digital Nomads?
You all know who nomads are- they are wanderers, travelling from one place to another, not staying long in one place, moving on, exploring new destinations, cultures and cuisines.
Digital nomads are people who work from their computer to earn a living. They are also known as Modern Nomads. But what’s more, they live a nomadic life. They often work from remote countries, beaches, or public libraries in different parts of the world.
Digital nomads are transforming the way we work!
How to become a Digital Nomad?
This is a question that most of us have in mind. We often see a lot of pictures of people on sandy beaches, or recreational vehicles with a laptop, travelling places and working on the go, that makes us wonder, what do they have that we don’t? How do they do it?
Although the pictures make it look really easy and cool, working remotely is not as simple as you think it is. It involves hard work and dedication to keep going. It’s easy to leave your work in the middle and head off for a tour of the city you are in. To become a digital nomad you need to be focused and make sure you don’t miss your deadlines. While working from independent locations may be less fascinating than depicted in pictures, the job is highly rewarding.
Another crucial element to this job is strong internet connectivity. So make sure you have that in place!
Qualities you need to become a Digital Nomad
Every digital nomad is different from the other. A digital nomad’s lifestyle depends on the career experience and the skill set he/she possesses. To become a successful digital nomad you must possess these qualities:
- A digital nomad is never attached to any particular location. They hop from places to places looking for a new experience every time. You can begin by reducing location ties.
- As digital nomads are constantly on the move it is very important to keep a check on expenses. Always remember to spend as much as necessary. Having said that, do pamper yourself at times!
- Identify your skills. See what best suits you and go for it.
Here’s a list of career options that can help you become a digital nomad
Become a travel blogger
Do you have a flair for writing? Can you prep up a story in no time? If yes, then this is the perfect option for you. What’s better than travelling and writing captivating stories about the place you visit?
Become a travel Vlogger or a Photographer
Seeing is believing! Photography and Video are dominating the digital world and being a video blogger or a photographer is a loved profession today. If you have the skill to become one you can make plenty of money. And they are in high demand too!
Render professional services
Why don’t you put your professional skills to use? Are you a mind-blowing graphic designer? Or you could be a programmer or a lawyer. Work remotely with organizations that require your services.
Alternatively, you could also choose to become a technical support executive or consultant. No product or service is perfect and many organizations are seeking people who can provide solutions at times of crisis.
Publish an eBook
Write about something you are a master at! Although this is not an easy career option, once your eBook is published, it can be very rewarding. You can use platforms like Amazon Kindle to publish your eBook.
Social Media Marketing
Who would say no to somebody offering their services to promote their business? There are many organizations seeking Social Media Marketers. You’ll probably need to hold a degree in marketing for clients to recognize your skills and any prior experience or projects you’ve worked on will definitely help.
Search Engine Optimization or SEO is crucial to every online business today. It helps a website stand out in a highly competitive search engine like Google. Without a proper SEO, an online business won’t find its customers.
Although the skill is easy to learn it is difficult to master as more and more SEO specialists are entering the market. And that’s why truly skilled SEO experts are very much valued today.
Locations a Digital Nomad can explore
There is so much to do in Bali. Located in the south of Indonesia, Bali falls among the top-rated destinations in the world. Don’t forget to create a memorable experience in Bali during your stay.
Thailand is a south-East Asian country known for its opulent royal palaces, tropical beaches, ornate temples, and ancient. During your stay in Thailand make sure you visit all these top islands!
London, the capital of England and the UK is a unique blend of traditional and modern. There are many things to do and see here. Make sure you visit every one of those beautiful locations.
Also read: Why millennials love London so much.
Paris is one of the most loved tourist destinations in the world! From museums to the Eiffel tower, beautiful narrow streets and canals, it has many things to offer tourists. According to Google, Paris has made it to the list of most visited destinations in the world.
During your visit to Paris make sure you don’t miss these top five experiences!
Australia’s busiest city, Sydney, is a must-visit destination. A place blessed with natural showers in public gardens, harbour islands, and unspoilt foreshores, it is a travellers’ sensation. When you’re there don’t just be a tourist – live Sydney!
Well, if you have been bitten by the travel bug and can’t resist travelling, why wait? Become a Digital Nomad!