Outline a Plan
Although becoming a digital nomad is easy, you still need to plan it all out. Start by reducing your expenses and getting your finances in order. Now is the time to cancel your Netflix and Amazon subscriptions and gym membership, because you won’t be needing them anymore. Then, clear all debts you might have left. When you complete these two steps, you can start thinking about the logistics of your great nomadic adventure. Think about the type of remote job you would like to have, what would you like to visit, how long would you stay at a particular location, etc. Of course, you don’t have to have all the details figured out. But you should at least have some idea and structure about the lifestyle you want to pursue. It will help you prepare in advance and manage expectations.
Look for a Job
To finance their accommodation and travel, digital nomads have to have a regular income. Because you will be changing locations often, you should look for a remote job. In case you already have a job, you can talk with your superiors, explain your plans, and ask if, by any chance, you could work remotely. Remote work is no longer an urban myth but a part of our new normal. Therefore, there’s no reason not to let you telecommute as long as you deliver work on time. With the help of the intranet, you can stay connected with your colleagues and even work together on tasks. Even if you change a job, make sure you and your new managers share expectations right from the start. It will not only make your job easier but also theirs.
Search for Digital Nomad Communities Online
As you think about becoming a digital nomad, you might start having some doubts about whether or not this lifestyle is the right one for you. Similarly, you might have some questions you would like to have answered but don’t know whom to ask. Luckily to you, social media and the Internet can help you. There are numerous digital nomad communities on social networks such as Facebook. Everything you would like to know about this exciting lifestyle is only one click or post away. Moreover, joining such communities can help you with accommodation, remote jobs, destinations, among other things. Therefore, take your laptop, become a member, and find out everything you want to know about becoming a digital nomad.
Decide on Your First Destination
You probably think choosing your first destination is easy. You just spin a globe, and your first destination is the place where you stabbed your finger at. It’s not that easy. Since you will be living abroad, you have to choose carefully and wisely. Do you need a visa? How high is the cost of living? What about the Internet connection? Is it a safe destination? Will you experience any cultural or language barriers during your stay? There are so many things to take into account when deciding on a destination. Still, you can always ask members of the digital community whether or not the place you want to go is digital nomad friendly. They might even make suggestions and teach you how to choose the best place to start your adventure right.
Find a Place to Stay
You have decided on your first destination. All that is left to do now is find a place to stay, and you are good to go. There are numerous accommodation options for you to choose from. Hotels, hostels, Airbnb’s, private accommodation, and co-ops are just some of them. To make the right decision, think about your personality and personal preferences. Do you mind sharing space with others, or you prefer to live alone? Would you like to enjoy amenities such as room cleaning or laundry services? Where would you like to live, closer to the city center or in the suburbs? Answering these questions might help you narrow down your options and help you decide on the right accommodation. Bear in mind that, as a digital nomad, you can change your location whenever you want. That way, even if you don’t like the place you selected, you can change it for something more suitable.