Living as a digital nomad means that you travel the world from country to country and city to city working from your laptop. You’re constantly on the go, and you don’t really have a ‘home.’
This is the type of life that strongly appeal to those who want to earn money while traveling and exploring the world. Unfortunately, many of the people who this lifestyle does appeal to don’t believe it’s possible for them either.
Here are four simple steps you will need to follow if you want to become a digital nomad:
Step #1 – Have A Skill
First thing’s first, you need to have a skill that allows you to work from your laptop. The good news is that today in 2018, it’s easier to work from your laptop than ever before. Do you want to do freelance writing? Kindle publishing? Graphic design? Website design? Coding? App design? Remote tutoring? Affiliate marketing? Blogging? Vlogging?
The possibilities for running an online business really are endless, and the best part of it is that you can also pursue multiple opportunities at once so you always have fallback options in the event that one stream of income slows down.
Step #2 – Be Established
Having a certain skillset isn’t good enough. You also need to be established. This means you should have a consistent and steady flow of sustainable income coming in for several months before you even think of leaving your home behind and beginning your lie as a digital nomad. Otherwise, you’re simply taking far too big of a risk.
Step #3 – Know How To Travel
In order to make it as a digital nomad, you really have to know how to travel. This means you need to know how to budget yourself, how to pack and travel lightly, how to pay for things overseas using services such as Remitly, and how to secure cheaper flights and sleeping accommodations, among other things.
Step #4 – Be Disciplined
Last but not least, to make it as a digital nomad you really need to discipline yourself to actually get work done instead of just spending all of your time on adventures.
A good strategy to follow is to schedule yourself a full week ahead of schedule, so you know which days you’ll be working and which ones you won’t, or otherwise which hours of the days you’ll be working.
In other words, living as a digital nomad may sound like a lot of fun, but when it comes down to it you still have to work.
Becoming A Digital Nomad
The life of the digital nomad is for those who crave adventure, love to work from anywhere, and are fine with not having anywhere they can definitively call ‘home.’
If this is the type of life that appeals to you, then the above four steps are the exact steps that you will need to take to make it a reality.