Actually, being a digital nomad feels great. I think that it's really cool to know that you can work from anywhere in the world, and it leads to some great experiences and changes in perspective, though the lifestyle can take some getting used to- and the lifestyle isn't the same for everyone. It's what ever you want it to be.
The nomadic lifestyle is something most of us have probably considered at least once. It’s a desire to live a different life, to explore the world without sacrificing the career we have worked so hard for.
But, this lifestyle isn’t for everybody, remote workers must be highly responsible, self-motivating and proactive. Not everyone can stay focused while working from a way different places.
Here are some points on being a nomad:
- Accommodation can be amazing and tricky at the same time. In most places popular with nomads, you can rent a stellar apartment (or villa) for under $800 per month- but you need to be a bit of a negotiator. For short term rentals - use AirBnb or similar websites, for long term - try to find some local agencies.
- You'll never need to vacation again, and you'll like it. If your life is a journey, no need to splurge on airfare and an expensive hotel for a week's trip. You'll save a lot of money and have a lot more fun.
- If done right, it's not that cheap, but better bang for your buck. A lot to nomads talk about how cheap it is to be a digital nomad cost of living wise. It can be, but that's not the point. Don't do it just to save money, do it to live an amazing life where you want to live it, and work hard.
- Choose your location. You can probably find a city or country that fits your criteria of awesome at a monthly cost lower than what you'd expect to pay.
Stay focused ;)