Whilst many individuals, particularly those working in an office environment, are starting to enjoy and explode all of the flexibility offered by remote working, it’s something that many digital nomads have been able to explore for quite some time – online resources like these found at digital nomads world have the stories for those who have come before and done the trial and error work to help newcomers get the most out of the experience, but is it easy to tell if the digital nomad lifestyle is something that can be enjoyed by those who have yet to try it?
Unfortunately, it isn’t an easy yes-or-no answer, and there’s a lot that can have a substantial impact on any digital nomads journey when starting out including the first locations chosen, the working environment, and the flexibility on offer – but for those who do stick to well known and digital nomad friendly locations, it’s something that has had a lot of success and remains a very attractive option. Countries with a lower cost of living are often targeted as they can be explored with flexibility without huge upfront cost, and typically have much lower visa requirements too so entry can be found much easier too – as other countries have started to introduce their own digital nomad visas such as Dubai, it often comes with the expensive cost of the visa and the high salary requirements too.
Some cities are well-known for being very accommodating for digital nomads too, Bali is often one cited as a great place for first-timers as well as other parts of Indonesia and linking up with others in a similar situation to find either shared accommodation, shared working spaces, and shared experiences can be a great help to those looking to get the most out of the experience.
As remote work is becoming more accessible and employers are starting to offer more flexible choices, the digital nomad lifestyle is certainly something that will look to find more traction and those looking to experience travel options whilst holding a steady job may need to try this – it isn’t for everyone, and with all of the big positives there are always going to be some drawbacks too, but it offers something very different and something very appealing. If it is something to try, go in as prepared as possible and look through available resources to pick out the best first-time locations, find out more about essentials to pack, and the resources for connecting with other digital nomads, and it can lead to a much smoother experience too.