Students always beat their brains out about their future job. What should they do? What work is profitable? Will they have enough free time for themselves?
Recently, it became common to work as a freelancer. Whether a freelancer provides their skills as an entrepreneur or works on the start-up, it doesn’t matter. All you need is just a laptop and access to the Internet. Such kind of job can give you an opportunity to work everywhere. Imagine you are lying on the beach, drinking icy cold drink and getting money at the same time. Quite alluring dream, don’t you think so? Well then, let’s talk about people who actually live such lives – about digital nomads.
Nomads from the Past
Firstly, let’s make a flashback in the past. Those who used to be called nomads were a group of people (community) that didn’t have their residence. They used to travel from place to place with all their belongings, families and even castles. In the ancient history, we may read a lot about nomadic tribes that walked thousands of miles until they finally found a place to call Motherland. On the other hand, there are still some of them travelling as family tribes even in the twenty first century, such as Gypsies for example.
Digital Nomads? Who Are They?
Nowadays, the word “nomad” has one more meaning – a digital nomad. So, what is the difference? Digital nomad it is a person that has a remote work and travels around the world. Digital nomads work online with the help of their laptops. They may work for big or small companies or run their own business. They also work as freelancers. More and more people are now working and living from everywhere they want. People always wanted to change the way they work and live. They wanted to forget about massive offices with its constant noise and have a more flexible schedule. No wonder that now we see such social and cultural evolution in our world.
What kind of work is usually suitable for digital nomads? These people are really diverse. The most common professions are web designers, sales managers, architectures, journalists, bloggers, even lawyers and many others.
Privileges to Be a Nomad
Hence, what are the main pluses of being a digital nomad?
First of all, you don’t need to be tied up with borders; the whole world is available for you 365 days per year. You can work from everywhere until you have the Internet connection. The remote work may help you widen your horizons, get new impressions, new ideas and what is more to understand our world more deeply.
You are the only one who decide when to work and for how long. Arrange your timetable as you wish. Sleep as much in the morning as you want and make breaks whenever you want. You may try new hobbies like yoga or scuba diving and do that whenever you please.
Meet New People
Talk with locals in Taiwan or Cambodia. Find new friends in Hong Kong and greet other digital nomads like you.
Don’t hesitate and become a citizen of the world!