Digital Nomadism Is The Future

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Who among us does not dream of an endless vacation, working from the beach or a cafe somewhere far away? 

And yet, most people have not packed up their bags and moved to work from an endless vacation. Fact is, most of us still prefer to work from an office that has four walls, because it is just more convenient. Even working from home requires a lot of self-discipline and the ability to concentrate on work for long enough without distractions.

The good news is that today our corporate culture is starting to change for the better—especially in the technology sector—and many employers understand that in a few years it will no longer be possible to ignore employee’s demands not to be confined to their office chair.

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Some lessons I've learned and mistakes I made as a digital nomad, freelancer, and remote social media manager this past year 👇 … ⠀ 😳💰 You are what you think you are worth. The mistake I made early on was UNDERCHARGING for my services. Because I was undercharging, I took on too many clients in order to meet the monthly quota of income that I wanted. ⠀ This led to a ton of juggling 🤹‍♀️ and stress on my end. Some days I would get a barrage of requests from my different clients. I was barely able to keep on top of all the work and also barely earning enough income! 🤯 Some days, my work would also be subpar due to all the juggling. So frustrating! ⠀ And of course, there was no sympathy from my clients. And even if there was, I didn't feel like I deserved it. After all, I was the one who suggested the price! Now it was my responsibility to follow through! ⠀ Finally, one day a potential client approached me and asked me for my prices. For once, I didn't tell them my rate, but asked them what they were looking for. They proceeded to give me a budget that was 6x what I was charging my current clients 🤯 ⠀ This experience completely changed my perception of what my services are worth and how I would like to work in the future. In the future, instead of working with a ton of small clients paying a small budget, I would like to work with a couple large clients whose products and services I believe in and that I can really focus in on so I can deliver good work! 💝💝 ⠀ Anyways, such some retrospective thoughts. Are you a freelancer? Would you like to be one? What has been your experience? ⠀ 📍 Nakhon Si Ban Na Homestay, near the Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport in South Thailand. Super cute, authentic homestay: a little hut made of bamboo perched over a small pond in a rubber tree plantation. Found it through and chose it because of the all the positive reviews! Lovely place to stay for a night ☺️ Cheers ⠀ 🖋MY BACKSTORY moved in 2019 to THAILAND🌴 to continue pursuing DREAMS of travelling the world🌎 and becoming a kickass digital nomad/online entrepreneur💻 and Muay Thai fighter🥊 What's your story? 😊

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If this is your dream, try it out for a few months, and see if you can be effective while working remotely. Choose a destination you think is right for you in terms of time differences, and that you can combine personal life and work with.

Choose a place with good internet infrastructure, as well as access to regular flights in case you need to return to your country at short notice.

If it works, you can take a deep breath and start living the dream.