When you first learn about the digital nomad lifestyle, it probably sounds like a dream. Are there really people who get to travel the world and work and earn money along the way? There are many of them, and they do many different kinds of jobs. Here are a few things about this lifestyle nobody tells you upfront.
It Can Be Very Hard
If your idea of a digital nomad life is to travel, take photos, post them on Instagram, and magically earn money from that, we have to tell you that the reality is typically more difficult. There are so many people trying this exact thing, and the number of those who succeed is terribly low. A digital nomad lifestyle requires you to do the actual work, spend hours every day on your laptop or phone, and that can get frustrating when you’d rather explore a new area instead.
What You Can Do
There are so many options for remote work, and we’re just starting to be aware of them all. Chances are, if you’re thinking about adopting this type of life—you already have a job that could be done remotely, so consider starting from there. Make sure your boss trusts you, and be confident about doing the world independently before making the leap.