You will see that becoming a digital nomad is not so complicated when you know where to start.
When I say that I’m a digital nomad there are still many people that look at me strangely.
So I start by defining what a digital nomad is.
A digital nomad is a person who uses internet to work and/or to sell his knowledge to other people or companies. In other words, he works remotely, which allows him to travel freely.
Once the one I’m talking to understands the concept, they normally say, “You know how to live!” or, “When I grow up I want to be like you!”
- I can work anywhere in the world as long as there is an internet connection.
- Not having a fixed geographical location allows me to have customers from all over and continue to know the world.
- I have worked in the most peculiar offices… in the jungle, on the beach or in dreamlike places.
- I can organize my schedule to also enjoy the place where I am.
- The never-ending goodbyes of all the people you meet along the way.
- Living with a backpack, packing and unpacking continuously.
- Missing family and friends
- Sometimes, the lack of routines, makes it difficult.
I must say that I’m not a full time nomad. I spend more or less long periods exploring the world, but I always return to my home in Madrid. I love living in this unique city and traveling all the time is tiring. It is always good to have a headquarters from which to plan the next trip.
HOW TO BECOME A DIGITAL NOMAD
If you want to become a digital nomad as well, you must analyze three key aspects:
- Your passions.
- Your skills.
- Your experience.
To find out where I could direct my professional steps in the digital world, I used the technique ikigai. Putting together my passion and my skill – to write – with my experience – marketing – resulted in a great career in copywriting. So with the help of a specialized mentor, I started my online business.
Once you know what you are going to do, you have to decide who your target audience is, what needs you are going to cover, and your services and price.
Once this is done you must think of a catchy name to hook people to your project, define your brand image and launch a website.
From there begins the mambo.
This is when you must start moving to get your first customers. If you have already practiced the profession, you most likely have a portfolio of clients who are sure to love knowing that you have set up on your own. If not, that’s okay. It will take you a little more time but there are thousands of techniques and strategies to gain visibility and achieve your goals.
As crazy as your idea may seem, don’t discard it just because you don’t know anyone else who does it. Ask, research and share.
If you need help or advice do not hesitate to comment below.