You like to be a Nomad digital and working traveling by the world?
Certainly there are people whose dream is that of having jobs for travel, but not all are prepared for this or can allow is it.
From personal experience, I say that it is not easy work and travel each day to different places.
Although not work by all the world, or have very long stays out of my house in Barcelona, that lately I’m traveling much the geography Spanish.
And, therefore, my professional tasks daily tend to perform more and more time out of home (or office) and on-the-fly in a hotel, airport or train.
So, at least partly, can say that I am becoming a little nomadic digital.
And what requires be a nomadic digital?
If something makes special working traveling anywhere in the country or the world, it is that your tools and common routines must change completely.
Work traveling or travel working entails therefore the need of know adapt is very well to environments and situations changed, that you will put to test before them difficulties.
But, environments and situations that will also give you the possibility to enjoy opportunities from the comfort of your home or office you will not get.
Once again I prefer to have someone who has lived in first person this being a digital Nomad, so in this 77 ° guest post have Fran Murillo who will talk about their experience in this regard.
If you are considering you do a job traveling the world this post will also help and inspiration. You’ll get tips useful that you can put in practice your same.
How to become a digital Nomad and travel around the world?
He theme that us occupies today is it nothing simple task of all what can (and must) do to convert us in a nomadic digital and not die in the attempt.
As we all well know, internet has changed the way in which we relate to.
Remember for example that makes not much time we called to the fixed to ask “Hello is David?”.
I also remember that when we wanted to find the phone number of someone I did in the yellow pages.
Today, in the 2016, almost nobody uses landline. Few are that saved them guides phone and to there are people that live traveling and working by internet at the same time.
If you consider yourself adventurer and entrepreneur in equal parts, pay attention and read until the end this article, because I’m sure you will find very interesting the idea of being a digital nomad.
Will you join me?
What means be Nomad digital?
If this is the first time that you hear the term nomadic digital, is likely to make you sound a little weird, and that up to even a little smoke, know you or not?
Let’s see, then, why not is for both.
One of them maximum promoters of this model of life is Tim Ferriss, who has the capacity of do both followers (among which I find), as enemies.
Telecommuting exists for some years. Unfortunately, in Spain it is not too valued, which seems amazing since to get it, you only need a computer with internet access.
OK, up to here all well truth?
Perhaps already work from home in pajamas already is by your has or by has others.
The work world is not for everyone, that there is no doubt. But if you’re a person who like meet different countries and make friends all over the world, being a digital Nomad (or at least try) is an excellent choice.
Think about it in this form:
Some reasons for work and travel
Several months ago, I returned from my trip to Southeast Asia, although I can still remember everything as if it were yesterday. Moreover, I am already preparing for the next trip there together with the friends I have made in Chiang Mai.
There are a thousand reasons to encourage you to take your work around the world, as there are other thousands to do otherwise. I share here mine if you serve.
1 # change of style of life
Perhaps you have a good work and win it enough, or perhaps feel that your work not you full.
Perhaps you do not reach with start to enjoy and to travel when you retire because you don’t know how you’re health.
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…
Live your life to the Max depends only on you and you wonder if what you do each day you closer to your goals or not. But there is a moment in which need to change something to not finish exploiting.
By all are known the stories of executives burdened that is marching to Bali and never again would will be you the next? I don’t know, but I assure you that with try it not you lose nothing.
2 # networking
If you are regular to the main events of marketing, safe may have made much “networking”. Or professional lectures through which you get a guest post on an important blog, or any other type of collaboration.
That is great and it I recommend always, but there is a great difference between this and the relations that do in the foreign.
Live 24 hours away from your family and in a country very different to the yours, so the friends that do are your family.
The relationships flow more quickly and everything is more intense.
After several months, I know that I can count on friends I have made in my travels (Lihuel, Sergio, and Alberto,) among others…
And that is not bought with money.
3 # learn different sites
Not I say that not you like travel, because you’d be the first person that know that me says that not you would like to know Bali, Koh Phangan or Philippines.
I recommend, for example:
- That eat a Scorpion in the street main of Bangkok, Khaosan Rd.
- That you hunt your own fish in the Fishbowl of a supermarket in Shanghai.
- It later you a motorcycle with 7 people assembled in New Delhi.
When you live this will understand.
4 # live in Geoarbitraje
This term is not well known and the truth, I have to say that it sounds quite weird.
He geoarbitraje not is another thing that the dance of coins that has someone that works at distance.
Imagine that you live in Thailand as a digital Nomad, that you work for your clients in Spain as a web designer and that outsourcing some parts of your work in Argentina. In your day to day driving baths Thai, cobras in euros and contracts into pesos.
This may look like a mess, but in the long run you should (and much) because you’ll see that “your money is worth more”.
If you travel for more than two months, you will see that you between the rental, meals away from home, etc. you spend less than in your own country.
At least that is my experience.
How can I get work traveling?
Not I can give you a Council that you help to be a nomadic digital of the night to the tomorrow because not there is nothing similar.
The form more simple would be that you play the EuroMillions.
That Yes can offer you are some tips and a little push so be yourself that get results.
Is important to know that if already have a business online running or are TL from home will be much more simple. Only need to take the first step: buy the ticket.
Internet makes it possible!
As I have said to the principle, internet has changed the way of do business. Has made possible that can pay your bills from home, keep meetings with your suppliers and customers to distance, or even create a funnel of sales that run only.
Today there are plenty opportunities to earn money on the internet. Among those opportunities found some as create a store online, have a blog or be an influencer in Youtube.
They are thousand and one jobs options for travel that our parents did not have, but that we can exploit with effort and patience.
Then we will see some examples that you will help to understand it better.
Examples of Nomad digital
Certainly them typical Services 2.0 are real works for travel, and perhaps are the point of departure.
Thus, graphic or web designer experts in positioning seo and community manager (among others) are some of the professions susceptible of becoming nomadic digital.
So are digital businesses as the same Joseph blog, shop online or any web site that generates income.
OK, these examples are paradigmatic. By that, and to complete this section, nothing better to see some examples clear.
So I asked some colleagues from Chiang Mai to respond briefly to three questions:
- Who are you?
- What do you do?
- Why they decide to live of way nomadic?
► Alberto: I am of Jaca and work as engineer computer for a company of United Kingdom. Thanks to the mobility that gives me my work, I decided to change London for Chiang Mai, to see the world and live a life different to spending less than in Europe.
► Lihuel: I am from Buenos Aires, although lately living in São Paulo. Working as a consultant at Facebook Ads for some Brazilian companies and live a nomadic life because I like to travel and because, of course, my work I love and will allow me.
Could continue giving examples, since these two cases do not are those unique. I know, in addition, bloggers, translators and experts seo that also are digital nomads.
But let us move forward.
Resources for entrepreneurs digital
The Internet is a world of infinite information where sometimes hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, but it’s great to get valuable clues and new learning.
In the case of the nomadism digital the thing not changes much, so I compiled some data that I think relevant for all which are interested in work and travel to the same time.
Discover a city
If you are curious and you like adventure, you can find your next getaway at Nomadlist .
Here you will find a number of places categorized by their cost of living, or for its entrepreneurial atmosphere, among many other variables.
In addition, you have all the information a coup click.
Find a job traveling
Remoteok.IO is a kind of job portal to find nomadic work. Some other useful are Freelancer, We Work Remotely or Coworks.
Obviously, to this is you can add any other search classic of employment, some forums of business online, or to search by our has.
Find a coworking
Workhard Anywhere is a web in which you can find cafes in which work, something very useful if what like is a space of coworking.
In Sharedesk.net you can find Coworking from around the world in an easy manner with your browser.
Copass is also another option. In she can hire a membership that you let go to more than 500 Coworking from all the world.
Meet other Nomad digital
To search for events in a city, I recommend Meetup, since it is the social network of reference on the subject.
Now well, if what want is know nomadic, there are several sites where you can find them.
- Where My Nomads en
- Find a nomad
Search for flights, accommodation, etc.
VisaHQ you have detailed information about the type of visa you need for any country, something very useful for your first break and on which no known can guide you.
To buy those flights use Skyscanner, since not only offers a lot information, but that compares rates of several airlines. Also has another advantage: with it you can set alerts of prices very easily.
CouchSurfing and Airbnb served to find accommodation of people living in the city of destination you choose.The first is free and offers events in major cities. The second is of payment, although much more extensive and known.
If it yours is care homes and pets while their owners are in another part of the world, so yours is TrustedHouseSitter. Take a look and you will see that it is very interesting.
The best places for an entrepreneurial digital
So you can check that it is possible to travel and work in any part of the world, I have prepared a list of a couple of countries in each region. Sure that this you gives some idea to find your first country of getaway.
Not could speak of work travelling without talk of Asia.
It is destination most nomadic digital followers and, of course, also my.
Them things that more I attract are, first, the good atmosphere that there is and its landscapes and, second, its low price.
Among all the countries that exist in the continent I’ll stick with two: Thailand and Cambodia.
Are two countries very economic and with a good number of workers nomadic. Have good access to internet and feature of various Coworking.
I would like to recommend you, punctually, Chiang Mai, a city north of Thailand today in day is considered the Mecca of the digital nomad.
Is a city incredible and full of entrepreneurs online, why? It’s very simple: find the rent a room for 100 euros a month, meals for 1-2 euros and the rent of motorcycles to 50 euros per month. With this I say everything.
There are also other destinations that stick strong, like Philippines or Viet Nam, but it all depends on your tastes.
Perhaps Africa does not seem an ideal destination for a digital Nomad, but I think that there is a real unknown paradises that deserve a chance.
The only problem is that I do not know any.
I would like that this guide serve as reference for someone that wants to give a step forward and be Nomad digital, but for that makes lack experience.
Do you think if we use the comments to tell us how you do for work traveling in Africa?
Are many who read this blog and am sure of that at least one of you has traveled any time to some country of this continent.
So if that’s you, I invite you to share with us your experience.
How works internet? How is the food? And the atmosphere of entrepreneurship? And those prices?
As to the whole world, I love Europe, but I think that the best-known European Union countries are not perhaps best suited to a nomadic lifestyle.
There are many countries to discover in the old continent. For example, in 2017 I would like, personally, visiting Macedonia, Belarus, Romania and some countries similar.
The best is that they are relatively “pristine” territories, (although I have visitors) are not the most common destinations. In fact, little by little (and thanks to its low cost of living) are becoming “friendly” cities for Nomad digital.
The truth is that even not have last by South America, although in Thailand met Argentine and Mexican (Mexico not is South America, but if not you seems wrong it will include here) and with what I told me gave desire of go.
One of them countries that more I have preferred is Mexico (beach of the Carmen in concrete) for your good price and because is a true paradise. In addition are increasingly more entrepreneurs who dare to go there.
They have also recommended me much Sao Paulo. I have been told that in Brazil there is a great entrepreneurial atmosphere and, although we do not share language, I think that would come to anyone wrong learn Portuguese right?
Tools and tasks necessary for living and working traveling
To be able to develop our work traveling, is necessary to first have certain tools.
For this I’m going to offer you several of which I’ve used and have been extremely useful.
Amen of this, believe that to be a nomadic digital there is that be quite minimalist and release is of what not it is. But, remember the Pareto law.
1 # go without leave to nobody pulled
One of the main problems that had if I was going to Thailand was that it would not attend the calls of my ecommerce customers.
Before this problem, could perfectly hire a call center, but the truth is that I like attend to everyone personally.
Less bad that found several services with those who “buy” a number of phone new to which could divert all those calls. Thus, for very little money, could keep talks without losing you the track to my customers.
For that use Premium Numbers, although other options are very good as Didlogic or Skype to go.
2 # automates your tasks
It is not only free, but that with it you can configure “recipes” (as its name implies) are type: If this happens get the other.
This is only an example, but you recommend that throw an eye to this tool, safe you goes to love.
3 # navigate safely
In Asia, for example, there are certain countries where Facebook and several other pages are prohibited.
To jump you this, and of step navigate more secure, you can use a vpn as the of TorGuard.
I assure you that you will appreciate that there.
4 # save it all
Although you are in the foreign or in house, is very important always keep our documents so are safe.
Can you imagine if you lose all the data?
Any time I have last, as to all the world. But to avoid it I use the service of storage in the cloud of Dropbox or Amazon.
With them you can access your files anytime, anywhere.
Has arrived the time of go closing the issue. I can only hope that this post has helped you to take the next step on your way to digital nomadism.