Ahh, a life filled with beaches and tropical islands…
While life as a digital nomad is certifiably NOT a vacation everyday – it’s living your daily life with exotic backdrops – it certainly beats life inside a cubicle.
And it’s been proven (by people a lot smarter than me) that remote workers are happier workers.
If you’ve been considering leaving your job to enjoy a location-independent lifestyle, there are really two paths forward:
- Start a business that will support your lifestyle
- Find a remote job that will support your lifestyle
Seems like these days everyone wants to over complicate this “digital-nomad” thing and make it into a movement and a particular “skill” you need.
“Digital Nomad” is not a job title, career or position.
Truth is, a digital nomad is simply someone that has the ability to earn a living online and chooses to travel full-time instead of have a traditional home.
There are no rules or requirement other than the gumption to pack your life into a suitcase and find a way to make it work.
So if you’re thinking you’d like to try this life, and you’re not ready to start a business – DON’T.
Some people are not meant to be in business for themselves, and that is OKAY.
There is nothing wrong with you if you don’t want to start a business, and you do NOT have to be an entrepreneur to work remotely and enjoy the location-independent lifestyle.
Simply start looking for remote work! There are a TON of resources out there for this, but I’ve posted a few favorite links for finding remote jobs below:
- idealist.org & LinkedIn.com (remote jobs option)
Once you’ve landed a great remote job, here’s a killer list of tools of 500+ Remote Working tools from CocoFax, and here are some of my favorite online business tools for staying productive on the road!
If you ARE serious about starting your business, grab my top tips here.