Do you want to travel the world full time? Well, I’m here to to tell you that you can — and it’s not as unrealistic as you might think. The remote revolution has become a thriving generation of world-minded millennials leaving the typical 9–5 career to pursue a more “non-traditional” route filled with adventures and most likely, less regret. This movement of people has caused an uproar in the corporate world, and looks to not be backing down anytime soon. So why don’t you hop on board?
Going remote and being able to travel the world full time isn’t complicated. But it does take some proper planning and hard work.
If you don’t know where to start, continue reading to learn the easiest way to become a worldwide traveler.
There is a wide range of career possibilities in the worldwide eyes of a traveler. To take that next step into traveling full time, it is crucial that you work remotely. Here are some options for remote careers:
Make your current job remote: If you already have a corporate job, speak with your employers about altering your current position so you are able to work remotely or even work remote for a few months out of the year. This is a great starting point for people who are considering the digital nomad lifestyle but are unsure if it is the right path for them. This won’t be putting you out of a job if you decide that the remote life isn’t for you, as you will be able to go back to your starting point.
Work Freelance: There is an extensive amount of freelance gigs you can pick up in your spare time. Maybe you are a great writer, photographer, videographer, or consultant — pretty much any of the skills you cultivate and enjoy can be beneficial to another human. You can be as unique as you would like with this one — almost anything goes.
Work for a solely remote company: Finding a remote company to work for is easier than ever. With websites like Stackoverflow, WorkingNomads, and Remote.co you can search through an unending list of careers that not only allow flexibility, but the opportunity to work with people from around the globe.
Start your own business: The most obvious way to work remotely is to start your own business and become your own boss! However, this can be more of a daunting task than the options previously mentioned. This goes without being said, but starting your own business can be one of the most rewarding and difficult things that you will be faced with, although it’s usually worth it in the long run. With this option, make sure to give yourself plenty of time and planning to figure things out.
Find the best cities for digital nomads
Along with actually needing a job to be able to afford to travel the world full time, it is always important that you seek out digital nomad hotspots — they are world renowned for a reason. These hubs usually are the perfect place to have constant internet connection, and meet people who may be interested in your services. Don’t skimp out on this.
Combine travel time with work hours
The best thing about being a digital nomad is the freedom you get with having your own schedule. Most likely, you will be the one to choose when you work and where you work .
When you travel, you often have a lot of downtime. Which is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some work. At a cafe for a quick cup of joe? Use that one hour to be productive, answer some emails, or meet with clients for a quick video chat.
Become a minimalist
Finding a digital nomad that isn’t a minimalist is quite rare. They choose to maximize their travel by minimizing their possessions. So, in order to fully experience the Earth’s goodness, take off some of the tensions that “things” bring. Declutter your life and make room for the memories you are aching for. For example, if you have a closet full of 50+ items, minimize it to 20, or even urge yourself to be able to fit all of the clothing items that you own into a suitcase.
Although going remote, does still require a significant amount of dedication, it is certainly a dedication that is worth giving and a mission worth pursuing. So never forget to take advantage of all that going remote has to offer!