What is a digital nomad and what do they do?
13 January, 2023duguech
A digital nomad is a person who works through the Internet and can offer his services from anywhere in the world where he can find a good connection.
This type of worker is a trend, since we are talking about people who have greater flexibility to exercise their profession, and have a different lifestyle that allows them to learn about other cultures and other ways of working.
If you are thinking of becoming a digital nomad, think that you can be a full time or just for a while. In any case, it is an experience that gives freedom of movement as your office can be anywhere.
More than a job, it’s a lifestyle
Since before the pandemic, but specially after it, digitalization has changed the way we relate to each other, entertain ourselves and, of course, the way we work. Today, it is much more important to achieve our goals than the time we spend warming up in an office.
We are facing a paradigm shift in which even the figure of the boss has changed because we prefer leaders and guides to paternalistic figures who control our activity.
For this reason, more and more people are looking for freer professions and jobs where results are valued.
What do digital nomads do?
Whether as an entrepreneur, freelance or working for others, there are professions that seem made for those who want to live travel and working. For example:
- Online consultant or advisor
- Graphic or web designer
- Professional photographer
- Video editor
- Travel journalist
- Social media manager
- Copywriter and web copywriter
- SEO specialist
- Online teacher
Tools to work as a digital nomad
- Laptop computer
- Good Internet connection.
- A portable WiFi device.
- External hard drive for backups
- Power adapters
- A power strip for multiple outlets
- Chargers for your electronic devices
- An antivirus or a program to protect your passwords
- A smartphone
- A project management program
- A time management program
- A calendar with each day’s tasks and time differences
- A video call application
Among the main advantages of this lifestyle you have, without a doubt, the freedom. You can choose where to work and, in most cases, you are your own boss. In addition, getting to know new cultures will always be an advantage.
Living in cities or countries different from yours will awaken your creativity and your ability to solve different problems. You will become a more flexible and open-minded person.
However, you may often feel very lonely in faraway places. You will miss friends and family. You will have to be patient because in many of the paradisiacal places where you want to work you will encounter technical problems or connection problems with the rest of the world.
If you want to become a digital nomad, don’t forget that you will have to process visas and permits to stay in different parts of the world. Also, the way you are taxed changes. At Duguech&Dip we can advise you. Call us. We are here to help you.
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