If you want to become a Digital Nomad only to work from the beach, the best advice for you is to change your mind. The sand will destroy your tech devices, while the heat will certainly decrease your productivity.
Digital Nomads: the reality.
The reality of the Digital Nomads is definitely different. It’s more like a continuous search of a good Wi-Fi connection, through hotel rooms, bars and co-working spaces. When Digital Nomads really have to work, they look for concentration and therefore try to avoid touristic places. The real challenge for them, in fact, is productivity.
However, working online allows you to travel the world and see wonderful places. Being a Digital Nomad means you can live and work from anywhere you like. Indeed, the benefits of the Digital nomad’s lifestyle are many, and becoming a Digital Nomad could be a lot easier than you might think.
What is a Digital Nomad and why is it easy to become one?
Many of the potential Digital Nomads probably already have the right online skills. They simply have to find the best balance in order to start working independently. Other Digital-Nomad-wannabes may not have the necessary online skills and therefore will have to upgrade their professional profile. Both extreme cases can potentially achieve satisfactory results already in the medium run. There is no single solution on how to become a Digital Nomad, what you need is an excellent organization and a work project that balances your digital skills with your other professional skills.
There are so many types of Digital Nomads that it is indeed very difficult to find a single definition to describe them. However, what all Digital Nomads have in common is that they spend at least a few months a year abroad. Digital Nomads, in fact, frequently change their destination (usually every few weeks but they can stay up to 6 months, ed.) and earn their living working online.
The skills that a Digital Nomad should have.
Being able to work with a PC might be enough to start finding a simple remote job that can allow you to live anywhere in the world for some weeks. If these basic skills are combined with knowledge in other fields and some years of work experience, then it becomes even easier for you to find a job and to change your life.
You may be thinking that you are not able to use your knowledge to change your lifestyle and become Digital Nomad. You may feel that you have wasted time acquiring the wrong skills for too many years. Mixing your past with your new life however, is the main commitment you make when you choose to follow this lifestyle.