If you work as a freelancer, have a remote job or your own business you can probably work remotely. Go nomad https://nomadlist.com
It's estimated in 2035, there will be over 1 billion people working remotely from multiple locations throughout a year. It's the biggest change to work since the industrial revolution.
- How do I become a freelancer with remote clients?
If you're already a freelancer, talk to your current clients and see how they feel about you working remotely for them. Consider timezone differences and not being able to physically meet up. Many clients are actually fine with this, and you might even be able to offer a discount to them for giving you this freedom! The most common freelance industries for digital nomads are web development, app development, design and virtual assistants.
- How do I get a remote job?
I made a site called https://remoteok.io
that shows all remote jobs available today. Applying to jobs can be challenging, there might be thousands of people applying for a job with 1 position. Remote working is a perk in a job, many people want it, few still get it unfortunately! The best advice is, get highly skilled at what you do until you're hired.
- How do I start my own business to work remotely?
It's not that different from starting any internet-based business, although you'll want to make sure you don't need to do things physically tied to a geographical location. Or if you do, make sure you can hire people in that place to work for you. Many digital nomads have businesses like web development agencies (where they hire out freelancers), e-commerce businesses or making apps/websites that lots of people pay for.
- What do I do next?
If you've found a remote job, or remote clients, or have a remote business, you need to find a place to go. I made https://nomadlist.com
for that purpose. You can filter on places with fast internet, that are safe, with nice weather and hundreds of more filters to find your specific place. Book a trip and go there.
- What are popular spots for nomads?
Popular spots are where it's warm, affordable with fast internet. Places like Bali and Chiang Mai in Asia, Berlin, Budapest, Barcelona and Lisbon in Europe, and Mexico City and Medellin in South America. As you see not many big cities in there because they're usually not affordable, crowded and and mostly good for work opportunities but not great to live. Because nomads have the freedom to choose their own place regardless of work (they work online), the places they go are usually different from the typical big cities and they'll optimize for living quality. https://nomadlist.com's
main use is to rank the places most popular for remote workers and nomads.
- How do I make friends?
Try working from coworking spaces to socialize. And if you want some company from more people when you're there, Nomad List can also help. We have a community of 10,000+ people online who can help you navigate your first steps, and help you make friends on the road as they're in the same places as you are.
- How fast should I travel?
There's no rules, but fast travel (like every few weeks) can become very stressful and mentally exhausting. Most remote workers are in a place for 3/4 months, some 6 months. The point is not to visit lots of places, the point is to find places that personally fit you well and live there!
🎵Music: "Mean Regression" by Simple Technique (CyberFunk Records), used with permission from Simple Technique.