Dated: 17th June 2019
The world is becoming more advanced in technology as we live in the 21st century. There are so many things you can do with the impact of the Internet today. From advertising through social media to submitting documents using cloud, most things can be achieved online. Thus, this provides opportunity for freelancers and entrepreneurs to work remotely while traveling and they are called the digital nomads.
Common job scopes for digital nomads:
- Digital Marketers
- Virtual Assistants
- Bloggers/Writers, etc
So why do they turn away from traditional jobs? Imagine working at the beach in Cebu today and volunteering at an orphanage in India tomorrow. Working online allows them to travel the globe without limitations and gain meaningful experiences along the way. Digital nomads will usually do soul searching and would like to experience something that they couldn’t get back home.
“Every day is exciting, and there’s always a new experience around the corner,” said Pieter Level, Founder of Nomadlists, from The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/11/digital-nomads-work-technology-asia-cities-wifi) .
Digital nomads can operate anywhere and anytime as long as there is a laptop and an internet connection, unlike your traditional 9-5 job. They have the flexibility to manage their own time and choose a work zone according to his desired level of productivity. This applies as long as, of course, due dates are met.
However, it can be challenging to be productive if the wifi is not strong enough or the café they work at is too noisy. To rent an office for a fixed period and location is definitely not feasible as they’re consistently travelling.
Thus, coworking spaces like The Company (http://www.thecompany.sg) , has a solution where digital nomads have access to all branches in Japan, Cebu, Bangkok, Singapore and Hawaii, with just one membership. Pretty convenient, huh?
It’s good to have a strong customer database but what if you have a chance to keep growing your customers abroad? This benefits digital nomads in such a way that they can discover in-depth data on how to set up a company, have a stronger knowledge of the industry and build a connection with other entrepreneurs through first-hand experience. As much as we can find almost every information online, it is still best to gather first-hand information on the ground itself.
So what are your thoughts? Are you adventurous enough to be a digital nomad or you’d still prefer working traditionally?