A digital nomad is someone who works away from the office on their own computer while traveling from place to place. Many digital nomads go to foreign countries and get to see all the sights that many wait a lifetime for, and they do their work from local libraries and cafes. Co-working spaces are also available in some areas. They work and get to travel on-the-go, so they get their work done from anywhere.
The digital nomad needs to be adventurous and down to travel to different places. While their lifestyle sounds like a lot of fun, digital nomads need two more personality traits in addition to the skillset required for their work: resourcefulness and discipline. To get your work done in another country, you have to have your priorities straight and therefore be disciplined enough to get your work done without a boss behind your shoulder - and without getting to distracted by your new environment. You also have to be quick and willing to ask for help. Your resourcefulness should help you pack enough luggage for the trip as well as find you the nearest WiFi hotspot. Consider these things before becoming a digital nomad.
Once you’ve established that you’re fit to work as a digital nomad, finding the work may come easily. You can ask your current boss to work remotely, but the most popular path to digital nomadism is going out on your own. Whatever your talents or passions are, you can make a living off them. The best digital nomads are writers, designers, programmers, and photographers. You control your own digital nomad work schedule from this point on. Find work by looking through upwork.com, fiverr.com, and remoteok.io, and there you’ll get your best digital nomad gigs. Also sign up for AND CO’s Gig List and make sure every one of your friends and family members knows that you’ve gone freelance. Are you ready to become a digital nomad? Start finding work for digital nomads, and let us know what you think. As the future of work continues to change, AND CO is here for you.
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