Imagine living the life, working anywhere you want to in the entire world, with the only business resources you need being your laptop and mobile phone. With the power of the internet at everyone’s disposal, working online while you travel is becoming a popular option for many. From solo entrepreneurs to couples, even families have sold their homes and packed up their lives to take their children to see the world while funding there way with an online job. If you’re wondering how you can get a slice of the digital nomad lifestyle, here are the 3 steps you need to work through.
Ideally, you want to begin securing work well before you start packing up your life and travelling across the world. You want to build a reputation as an expert or go-to person for a particular role in the digital sector. And so it’s time to think about what you’re good at, qualified and interested in doing. Here are a few options to get you started;
- Become a blogger
- A Website Designer
- Create A Dropshipping Business
- A Content Writer
- Graphics Designer
- Virtual Assistant
Start building a portfolio of your work and create a strong and consistent online presence. This will enable you to secure yourself a job before you head away. If you find your workload is high, make sure you organize how and when you will work and delegate tasks to other online services such as virtual HQ if you need help with aspects of your business that you don’t have the time to do.
Declutter Your Life
You can’t take your tv, chest of drawers and triple door wardrobe of clothes abroad with you. That’s right! You need to take some time minimizing your stuff. Work out whats essential first and put these aside in your luggage. Such as your work equipment, passport, travel documents, and necessary clothing for different weather. Beyond this, if you have the room in your backpack/suitcase, you may be able to keep a couple more things from your home or bedroom.
Let Everyone Know
Your loved ones, friends, work colleagues, boss and anyone else who depends on you being around, will need to know, preferably in advance that you will be leaving. This is for a few reasons. For example, it gives your employer time to find a replacement. It provides your flatmate time to find someone else to help pay the rent, and it gives your family and friends the time they need to process that you’re leaving. But it’s also important to tell people because travelling can be quite dangerous, especially if you’re doing it alone. By telling people, you’re away, and where you’ll be going, you’ll have loved ones out there to check you’re okay and give you help and support when you need it.
Now you’re equipped with the three vital steps to get you started on your dream life as a digital nomad you can begin working your way through your to-dos to make it happen.