How To Become A Digital Nomad

Becoming a digital nomad could help you achieve the freedom you always dreamed of. But a nomad life is not for everyone. Being a digital nomad could mean a lot of personal sacrifices to achieve this freedom. If you have a family, it could be even more difficult.

But the first step to becoming a digital nomad is to be able to work remotely. Of course, this means you need to have some sort of computer skills. It could be coding, writing, or something else, but it isn’t an easy road, and it takes a lot of work to be able to build up the skills to be able to branch off on your own.

Now the easy way would be to find a job where you can work remotely, but the reality is this might not work most of the time. The reason is because first of all, you can’t be sure about the stability of your internet conection. Secondly, the company may not legally be able to facilitate you living in other countries due to either tax laws or bureaucratic red tape. And thirdly, depending on where you are, it might be difficult to access the money you are paid.

So the better way to be a digital nomad is to work for yourself. But there are many challenges to this. First, you need to have the skills and discipline to work every day without anyone telling you to. Second, it takes a long time, even years, to build up enough skills and marketing ability or enough of an audience to get real income. And third, you need enough money saved up to support yourself while you work up to this.

If you already have a lot of money saved up, fantastic, but you still need to have a solid plan, because it could be one to two years or even more to get real income coming in. Which means you will burn through your savings. And the cost of living abroad and traveling is far more than you realize. So, you’ll have to make sure you have a lot more than you think because it’s safe to travel, or you need a fallback plan if things don’t work out.

It’s not to say it can’t be done – it absolutely can. Many are doing it right now. But there is a lot to know and it is an expensive endeavour, and you might face a lot of personal challenges that you do not expect. For example, it’s hard to get a routine when you are moving from place to place. ANd that’s just one of the many challenges.

Over the coming months I will document my journey in becoming a digital nomad and help you see what challenges you will face and how to overcome them. I will help you find the right strategy, help you find out where to go, how to get there, and how to get established. I will teach you how to create a plan, how to build discipline, and even tips on how to stay in shape while traveling.

It’s going to be a fantastic journey!


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