As the world is becoming more advanced and technology is slowly shaping up the majority of our lifestyle, the prospect of working and doing the same routine every day is becoming less promising. Today, more and more millennials and like-minded individuals are choosing to be digital nomads.
A digital nomad is someone who works “mostly online” and travels the world at the same time, according to the Interaction Design. As opposed to earning a minimum-wage job in the same location from the usual hours of 9 am to 5 pm, becoming a digital nomad is much more exciting.
As long as you have a stable internet connection, a laptop, and certain skills, there’s no stopping you from becoming a digital nomad. Working for yourself as an online entrepreneur or a freelancer can be very rewarding and the amount of time you can spend on yourself is definitely a major plus.
The idea is becoming increasingly popular nowadays that there are conferences and startups bursting out to help digital nomads develop working experiences and for them to have a chance to share their ideas and socialize. The New York Times recently featured a startup called “Unsettled”, a 30-day co-working experiences for working professionals, small business owners, and creative people looking for a chance to combine work and travel.
Michael Youngblood and Jonathan Kalan, both digital nomads, founded Unsettled and has now reached a customer base around the globe. Kalan explained that the name “Unsettled” is a perfect name for their startup since everyone of us has felt unsettled at some point in our lives, so why not embrace the uncertainty? Kalan also added that Unsettled is about turning something known as negative into something positive.
Timothy Ferriss also wrote a book about the whole premise of being a digital nomad. It’s entitled the “4-Hour Work Week” and it discusses the popularity of the digital nomad lifestyle.
Becoming a digital nomad takes huge dedication and the right mindset. If you’re someone who wants to get out of a dull, corporate job, then maybe consider becoming a digital nomad yourself.