06 Nov Crucial Qualities Every Digital Nomad Must Have
Working while traveling the world can be an exciting adventure. Just pack a few clothes and your laptop and move on to the next place. This is the sort of life many people dream of, but not so many actually do. If you are not ready to settle in a 9-5 job and want to something of the world, being a digital nomad could be the answer, although it does not suit everyone.
You have to be brave enough to sell your car and other possessions to pay for the plane tickets to get to your starting point. If you are not brave enough to take this first step, being a digital nomad is not for you.
You need to be creative to be able to earn a living while on the move. Most people that take on an adventure like this are not doctors or lawyers. They are more likely to be working for a web design agency, and some of them are lucky enough to carry on with this as the work can be done remotely. Freelancers in many different areas travel while they work, the secret being to find enough clients to earn the money for your day-to-day living, plus a bit on top to travel further.
If you want this sort of lifestyle, you have to remember that to keep the clients you have amassed you must stick to the deadlines you have been given. There will be times when all you want to do is go surfing or laze on the beach all day, but if you are not responsible enough to do what you should when you should, your clients will soon start to disappear.
You will need the patience to be able to build the amount of work you want. There are online sites that can help you, but even then it can take months and sometimes years to have enough people giving you work for the amount of income you want.
To be your own boss and to do everything you should do, as a digital nomad, will need to be organized. This does not just apply to the work you have to do but also to your money and the rest of your life. Make yourself a budget for how much you need and work towards earning at least that amount every month. You may find that to start with you need to take on jobs with local companies where you are situated at the time, but as long as you are organized, you will still be able to fit in the work for the business you are trying to build.
Rules and regulation differ from country to country and so do the lifestyles of the people that live there. You need to be aware of the culture of countries you venture into, and also need to know about things such as Internet availability. Most parts of the world are connected these days, but there are still some areas that shun the Internet, and you should not upset the locals by making a fuss because of that. Just use the opportunity to have a few days break until you move on.