Today, more people than ever are working from their laptop. Even employers are starting to seek out people who can work remotely.
However, it’s the entrepreneur who truly benefits from the nomadic lifestyle. The beauty of earning a living and being able to travel is something not everyone gets to experience.
What most 9-5ers don’t realize, however, is that the nomadic lifestyle isn’t all glitz and glam. It requires dedication and hard work.
With a bit of practice and patience, anyone can live the nomadic entrepreneur lifestyle and live their bliss. Want to travel and earn a living? Then here are a few tips to help you become a successful entrepreneur while traveling.
Save your Money
Just because you have the cash to jump on a plane and travel to your dream destination, doesn’t mean you should do that and expect your plans to fall into place. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t take any risks on this journey to financial and spiritual freedom, but it’s nice to have a cushion of savings there to catch you if you happen to fall.
Having a savings of at least 12, if not 18 months of income that will support you for the cost of living in the country you want to call home is ideal, so you don’t have to make brash decisions while living in a foreign country. You can feel confident in whatever path you take towards making an income that isn’t tied to local or physical locations.
The Perfect Nomad Jobs
Figuring out how you’re going to sustain yourself as a nomad is no easy feat if you don’t have any experience with working for yourself, but there are plenty of job opportunities out there, some may say that there’s even more promise than traditional 9-to-5 jobs.
Freelancing is the most common starting point for nomad careers. You could freelance as an artist, a writer, or as an online service provider for things like web development, marketing, and virtual assistant. These are all excellent starting points, which you can go onto websites like freelancer.com, fiverr.com, and etc. and sharpen your skills while networking for future clients who you can source to help grow your own business.
Get the Essentials
As you are planning this nomad lifestyle, you’ll need to start learning how to live like a nomad before taking off the runway. Read up on respected travel websites to get inside information about the destinations that you seek. You’ll want to build a list of essential items, things like ultraportable laptops, back-up electronics, emergency contact kits, portable modems, cloud sync services, virtual staff, and battery back-ups that will allow you to work no matter where you are, and whatever situation you may find yourself in.
Becoming a nomad isn’t easy at first, you can never be fully prepared mentally for the rollercoaster of euphoria, hardships, and even isolation or detachment from the previous lifestyle of safety and stability at home. Once you get over the initial growing pains, however, you will see that living the nomad life is what we were made to do as humans. All throughout history man has traveled as a nomad.
There’s a big beautiful world out there for us, don’t be afraid to make that jump!