Right now, becoming a digital nomad is more enticing…and more possible…than ever.
Travel is slowly becoming safer, and more and more people are working remotely.
Additionally, people are more ready than ever to get a change of scenery and see the world after being cooped up for months on end.
If you’re interested in trying out van life or taking up residence somewhere exotic this coming year, these tips will help you start thinking about how to make your digital nomad dreams a reality.
Make sure it’s actually a possibility for you
If you’re working a steady job remotely, you probably won’t have any issues doing that same job from a more scenic location.
But it’s always a good idea to check with your boss or the relevant parties to double-check before you get too far in your planning. And more communication is never a bad thing.
If you’re not currently employed or are interested in quitting your current job to work remotely, there are tons of jobs available for you: teaching English online, transcription work, and freelance writing are all great options for digital nomads.
Make a list of the nonnegotiable features you’d like your work destination to have.
Do you want it to be English speaking? In a warm weather climate? Are you looking for a place where there are lots of other digital nomads and tourists? What kind of cost of living are you comfortable with?
Once you’ve figured out what’s important to you in a destination, you can start figuring out what places match your wish list. That way, you’ll end up somewhere that truly makes you happy and allows you to meet your goals.
You can also take virtual tours of the destinations you’re interested in to see if they’d be a good match for you before you go to see which places you could see yourself in.
Watching YouTube videos by travel bloggers, digital nomads, and expats in different destinations is another great way to get a feel for what life in different destinations is like.
Being a digital nomad doesn’t need to cost a lot – but it does require some financial planning.
Whether you’re planning on living out of a van or doing an extended stay at an Airbnb, you’ll have to shell out some cash to get where you’re going and finance your lifestyle.
Writing down your income and your continued expenses (phone bill, health insurance, etc.) can help you figure out what kind of budget you have to work with and what kind of destination is realistic for you.
Look into visa and incentive programs
Did you know that some places will actually pay you to move there and work remotely – or offer incentives that make doing so easier?
Looking into visas and incentive programs can help you determine which places will be most accommodating – and what prep work you’ll need to do before you go.
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And remember to check on travel restrictions and local COVID-19 safety measures before you get too far along in your planning process.
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