I’ve lived in and worked from more than 50 countries around the world as a digital nomad since 2012.
I’ve taken the lessons that I learned on my journey and from helping other people become digital nomads and put them together into this free digital nomad guide for you.
Digital Nomad Getting Started Guide Contents:
- What is a Digital Nomad?
- Who Can Become a Digital Nomad?
- How Do Digital Nomads Make Money Online?
- How Do Digital Nomads Afford to Travel?
- How to Find and Book the Perfect Airbnb Apartment as a Digital Nomad
- How to Meet People While You Travel and Avoid Becoming a Lonely Digital Nomad
What is a Digital Nomad?
Digital Nomad is another way of saying, “a person who works online while traveling.” It’s a lifestyle choice made possible by the existence of the internet.
The digital in digital nomad refers to the idea that many jobs, especially knowledge work like programming, graphic design, and online marketing, are performed on a computer.
Unlike in traditional jobs, the people performing these jobs often do not need to be physically present in one specific location. Instead, they are able to work from anywhere, so long as they have access to a reliable internet connection.
A nomad is someone who moves from place to place, instead of settling permanently in one location. In the case of a digital nomad, the nomad part refers to taking advantage of the freedom of being able to work from anywhere.
So, instead of only working from their office, home, or a coffee shop in their home town, a digital nomad thinks, “If I can work from here, why can’t I work from Bangkok? Barcelona? Or a beach in Brazil?”
Who Can Become a Digital Nomad?
Anyone can become a digital nomad. There is no official certification or qualification for becoming a digital nomad, but this guide will help you get started.