Ever thought of becoming a digital nomad? I bet your wondering, "what's a digital nomad?" To be short, a digital nomad is someone who works online, which thereby gives them the freedom to travel the world, across great oceans, fly in airplanes on exotic vacations and work from anywhere, including exotic coffee shops, french pastry bistros or even a Starbucks. As a digital nomad, you get to choose whether your office is a coffee shop or a bar on the beach.
If you’re still undecided about the direction you might want to take or if the nomadic lifestyle is right for you, then hopefully these 7 points to consider will help you to make your mind up and take the plunge! If not, there is enough opportunities available to work from home without being the world traveler.
1 You get to see the world!
This is the biggest and most obvious benefit of being a digital nomad,at least in my opinion. You can travel and to see the world without being tied down to one location for your primary source of income. Since you are basically working from your laptop, the wold can literally be your office. There’s so much out there that’s incredible to see, so why would you confine yourself to one town or one country?
Side Bar: Tim Ferris wrote his best seller, the 4 hour work week based on this type of business model. You can sign for his newsletter here.
2 You become more "worldly"
When you travel, you become a better person. Travel opens your mind to the world outside your door and that helps you to know your place that much better. People will also be impressed by your cultural knowledge and your general experience!
3 You become emboldened
You also learn a lot when traveling – and specifically, you learn to be more courageous and more independent. This will improve every aspect of your life when you return!
4 You get to sample true freedom
We were born to be free and yet many of us feel trapped by our responsibilities. Imagine what it feels like to genuinely be able to go anywhere you choose… Isn’t this something that you should at least experience?
5 People will be impressed
Look, we shouldn’t do things just to impress other people. But the reaction you’ll get as a digital nomad is incredible. People love hearing that you have taken the initiative to not only start your own business but also to take it on the road and see the world at the same time. It’s inspiring and the sense of pride that comes from that is well-deserved and a great feeling!
6 You meet incredible people
When you travel, there is an incredible sense of camaraderie and you’ll find that you meet some amazing people and make life-long friends. It’s an amazing feeling and definitely worth the trip!
7 You’ll have the best profile photos…
Okay, so this shouldn’t be a primary motivation for going. But it sure is a cool bonus! Be prepared for your Facebook to be full of pure awesome. And you’ll have plenty of amazing photos to look back on too…