In recent years the term digital nomad’ has been used increasingly to describe the profession of those who base their entire working life around location independence. For many being a digital nomad is now the dream career; you can travel and work, no daily commute to the office, no 9-5 and no boss over your shoulder telling you to ‘get that report done by 5 o’Clock.’
A digital nomad is in complete control of their day and where they spend that ‘working’ day; at the beach, by the pool, or even in bed! As long as there is a WiFi connection, work can be done from anywhere! This lifestyle is alluring to many of us and could contribute to why we read so much about digital nomads in 2016.
Here are the 10 most shared ‘Digital Nomad’ articles of 2016;
An inspiring interview with My Wander Year founder Libryia Jones. Learn more about My Wander Year; what it is and how it all began.
This article by Cosette Jarrett for TechCrunch discusses a variety of startups that have made life easier for digital nomads; from finding a place to stay via Nomad House to apps such as Earth Class Mail that digitally deliver your mail.
Brian Trautman is the epitome of a digital nomad. The Wall Street Journal report on Brian and his crew’s epic 8-year adventure sailing the world. Having left the business world of Seattle behind Brian now sails the seas continually thanks to revenue generated through YouTube videos about sailing and donations from the people who love watching their adventures.
- 5.2k shares: Out of office: workers try a year on the road
Wanting to live the digital nomad lifestyle but not wanting to do it solo, look no further than Remote Year: ‘Remote Year brings together a community of 75 digital nomads from across the globe to spend a year working, traveling, and exploring 12 cities around the world.’ Learn more about some of the Remote Year participants in this WSJ article.
The message of this article by Quartz is that the digital nomad behind the camera may not be as happy as their surrounding. This is a really insightful post and highlights a side to digital nomadism we are not commonly exposed to, one that speaks of isolation and loneliness.
- 5.5k shares: 32 of the best apps that you need to work remotely
To successfully work remotely you need to be able to collaborate easily with colleagues and clients, just as you would in the office. Inc. provide an extensive list of apps that help ensure your office remains on the beach!
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Huffington Post reflect on the potential loneliness of being a digital nomad but offer a great solution through remote working programmes. Programmes such as Remote Year, We Roam and WiFi Tribe provide the opportunity for digital nomads to share a living space with other digital nomads in a variety of countries all over the world.
Fast Co Exist caught up with Roam founder Bruno Haid – Roam provides short-term apartments for digital nomads -. Bruno lived and worked nomadically throughout his twenties and found it can take a couple of weeks to find your feet so he decided to make it easier for today’s budding digital nomads.
- 16.8k shares: How to run a business while travelling 6 months a year
Tips and tricks from a New York couple living a nomadic lifestyle on how to run a successful business and travel. The article covers ‘personal challenges’, ‘managing a business online’, and ‘advice for travelling and running a business on the go’.
A very inspiring article by Tanza Loudenback, as featured in Business Insider about Aileen Adalid. Aileen quit her entry level job at 21 earning $300 a month, she now earns around $5000 a month from her online ventures, and she travels from her home in the Philippines at least once a month to destinations throughout Europe and Asia. Read the full article and gain great advice on how to turn your $300 a month salary into $5000 all whilst travelling the globe.
The data in this article was collated using Buzz Sumo on the 1st January 2017.