TIPS AND TRICKS FOR WORLDWIDE DIGITAL NOMADS

David Webb, a business consultant from Sydney shares his top tips and tricks on being a worldwide Digital Nomad, ideal for anyone looking to freelance to support their travels around the world.

Most people spend a good portion of their lives working 9 to 5 so they can actually enjoy living once they retire. Nowadays, technology has cleared a path for people who want to enjoy living while they’re still young and make a living at the same time. These people are digital nomads who work and travel around the world. The fact is, that there is no better way to enjoy your work and truly live out your life, than being a digital nomad.

You get the chance to see the world, experience new cultures and try out new things, while making a living. However, the life of a digital nomad isn’t always glamorous and simple. There are hardships and difficulties along the way just like with any other business. But, it’s easier to overcome obstacles when you’re enjoying the freedom of working and traveling. Here are a few tips and tricks for worldwide digital nomads that will make your life much simpler.

Always plan ahead

As a digital nomad, you’ll be changing locations often. The important thing is to prepare in advance and make arrangements that will suit your needs, once you reach your new destination. For instance, learn everything you need to know about the new city or the country you’ll be staying at.

Get familiarized with the time zone, local currencies, local habits and cultural lifestyle so you can adapt to the environment faster. Furthermore, learn about the local surroundings such as meeting places, sights, restaurants and so on. That way you won’t waste time on getting lost and having to adjust to the new surroundings once you get there.

Choose suitable accommodations

No matter where you’re going, you’ll need a place to stay. Whether you’ll be staying in a hotel, motel or rented apartment, you’ll need to make yourself feel at home as much as possible.

What you need to do is find a place that has a comfy bed, good internet connection and a good price of course. Also, you should try to find a place that has stores, hospitals, pharmacies and restaurants nearby if possible. By doing research beforehand or asking the locals for recommendations, you’ll have greater chances of finding such a place.

Pack for a job not a vacation

Being a digital nomad doesn’t mean you’re any less serious about your business than anyone else. That’s why it’s important to pack all the essentials, which will help you do your job easier. Make sure you have formal clothing in case you need to attend business meetings abroad.

Also, you should have a laptop, tablet and a mobile device to help you work.Β Just make sure you have all the necessary equipment to support your hardware and software. Having a spare device just in case is also a good idea.

Leverage a remote office

Working outdoors or from a cafe is fun, but sometimes you really need to sit down and do some serious work. Oftentimes, public places and hotel rooms simply cannot provide the required peace and quiet for you to truly focus on your work. Luckily, there are office spaces around the world that provide comfort and privacy, just like your home office would.

Also, they are a great place to hold serious business meetings. A good example is a coworking space in Melbourne, Australia, that has built-in infrastructure and flexibility for working and meeting business associates. There are plenty of similar offices around the globe for you to enjoy.

tips and tricks for worldwide digital nomads

Give yourself a break

Working is essential in the life of a digital nomad. But then again, in order to be productive and do your job well, you need to take a break every now and then. Rest is as important as working, because if you overwork yourself and not give yourself a chance to recover, your productivity will diminish and your business will suffer.

You have the best opportunity to give yourself a break. Just take some time to explore the area you’re in or enjoy some of the local festivities. After all, once you’re well-rested, you’ll be able to do so much more than you would if you were completely exhausted.

A life of a digital nomad is adventurous and exciting. Just make sure you’re organized and prepared at all times so you can enjoy both working and traveling.

Thank you David for some great advice! Being a digital nomad is a dream of ours and many others so this is a massive help! Don’t forget to follow David on Facebook and Twitter or send him an email if you have any business questions.Β 

Any questions, experiences and comments – leave them below! πŸ™‚

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  • Travelquartz
    Reply

    Nice tips.. Its a dream to be a digital nomad someday.. Will follow David on Instagram. Thanks

    • David Webb
      Reply

      Thanks! Unfortunately I don’t use Instagram, catch me on Twitter πŸ™‚

  • Heraa
    Reply

    I wish t become nomad someday. Will be going to follow David. This post is very inspirational πŸ™‚

  • Aditi
    Reply

    This is just the kind of post I needed to read. Hugs for that! I’m off to an island with limited connectivity in the next 2 days.. and the work is always crazy before and after. I’ll pack just 30 minutes before leaving, as I can;t think beyond what work equipment to keep right now. πŸ™‚ Cheers!!

  • Whitney aka Mrs. Millennial
    Reply

    These are great tips! I’m not ready to be a digital nomad just yet, but hopefully in a few more years. Thanks for providing such good insight πŸ™‚

    • David Webb
      Reply

      You are welcome Whitney! Take your time until you are ready πŸ™‚

  • Michael
    Reply

    Bookmarked this. Plan ahead certainly resonated this Blogtober

  • Kim
    Reply

    These are really great tips ! Thanks for sharing !

  • loudy
    Reply

    such a great tips, it’s really useful. Thanks a lot for sharing

  • lexieanimetravel
    Reply

    I would love to be a nomad one day, the problem is when I depart for a travel I always think of vacation even I should work πŸ™‚ great list of tips, love it

  • Rosie
    Reply

    Awesome tips! I think a lot of people under estimate the amount of time and work that goes into being a digital nomad!

    • David Webb
      Reply

      Thanks Rosie! Well…work hard, play hard πŸ™‚

  • Alex
    Reply

    Great tips – I would love to be a digital nomad one day although a little harder when you have kids πŸ™‚

    • David Webb
      Reply

      Thanks Alex! Yes, maybe just a little harder πŸ™‚

  • Tatum Skipper
    Reply

    I think I am in between being a digital nomad…I can work from anywhere in the world but chose to work at home? Ha, my home does not change but I do have that freedom to go anywhere! Great tips if that ever changes!

  • Shibani
    Reply

    These are wonderful tips, especially the remote office one. Although rather than becoming a digital nomad I prefer to be a part time traveler and these tips stand true for them as well. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips!

  • Helene
    Reply

    Being a digital nomad would be the dream! I can imagine time management and taking adequate breaks would be the biggest struggle for me because once I get stuck in, I find it difficult to stop. And then I’d probably burn out really quickly! Thanks for sharing these helpful tips:)

    • David Webb
      Reply

      Thanks Helene! Yes, time management is one of the biggest issues πŸ™‚ but when you find the right tempo, you are good to go!

  • Mel Butler
    Reply

    What great tips, I like to prepare in advance and make arrangements to because I find I will fall behind if I don’t and I set time zones that I have on my phone to help me get familiarized with the time zone, Im in πŸ™‚ I always take my laptop too, it has become a part of me. I also agree that you need to take a break this is the one that I struggle with the most and I am still working on it. Good post.

  • digital travel guru
    Reply

    Enjoyed reading this post sand will take some of these points on board the I move abroad.
    Bookmarked.

  • Shem Hooda
    Reply

    Loved all the tips and tricks included here. Someday, I hope to live the life of a Digital Nomad — the office view looks pretty amazing πŸ˜‰ I don’t think I’ll ever forget to give myself a break!

  • Tyra
    Reply

    Currently working on trying to be a digital nomad! Hopefully after this year of teaching! These are great tips!

  • Noel
    Reply

    There is a website (nomadlist.com) that rates cities for digital nomads. Though I always question the “cost of living” part, other information are really helpful for digital nomads.

  • Rahat Arora
    Reply

    such a great tips, thanks for sharing helpful information. I will definitely think about this

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