The term Digital Nomad has become increasingly popular throughout the years with it being at an all-time high in 2019. Yet many still look at it as an intangible dream that can only be seen through social media. The digital era, however, has made it possible for more people than usual to try out this lifestyle.
So what is it exactly that is so appealing about Digital Nomadism that many dream about? Perhaps it’s a constant change of scenery, traveling to different countries, working from cafes, or clocking in and out, when you want to name a few.
According to Inc., a 2-year study “showed an astounding productivity boost among the telecommuters equivalent to a full day’s work. Turns out work-from-home employees work a true full-shift (or more) versus being late to the office or leaving early multiple times a week and found it less distracting and easier to concentrate at home.” It looks like the new trend of working remotely is beneficial for both employers and employees.
Now that all the pros of going remote have been mentioned, people probably wonder where to even start. For one, you might not have to leave your company, you can try talking to your boss to see if they are willing to let you try it. And if that doesn’t work out, then there is a long list of remote worksites to help you out.
And if you feel you don’t have the current skill set to work remotely, there are many others in the same boat.
A 2017 Gallup poll found that a third of US-based employees would consider changing jobs if it meant they could work remotely and have a more flexible schedule.
Here’s a list of career choices you can look into to begin your journey with being a Digital Nomad.