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Many people have suffered from a headache while flying on an airplane that can often turn into a terrible migraine that can last for several days after the initial flight. Statistically, about one in twelve people suffer from airplane headaches which are likely caused by changes in pressure during take-off, while at high altitude and at landing. These changes in pressure can cause tissue damage and inflammation in the sinuses.

Headache is the most common symptom of high altitude sickness and is known in medical terms as (HRH), high altitude headache.

Airplane headache is a newly recognized form of headache that appears during flight when the plane is taking off or landing. It has been suggested that it is due to ‘Barotrauma’, which means damage to tissue caused by difference in pressure between the interior and exterior of an air space inside the body. Barotrauma of the ear is the most common type and it develops when the air pressure on both sides of the eardrum are not equal, caused by specific problems of reduced oxygen in the circulating air.

However, I’m sure the possibility of an airplane headache won’t stop anyone booking their next holiday, and it certainly wouldn’t stop a digital nomad traveling to their next remote working destination.

An increasing number of people live, work and holiday at high altitude, so awareness of the neurological consequences has become an important factor. Especially for nomads because no remote worker wants to stare at a laptop screen all day with an airplane headache. It can seriously affect their productivity, so it would be wise to take precautionary and preventative measures to combat an airplane headache before it occurs.

The best way to combat the possibility of suffering an airplane headache is to invest in a quality pair of earplugs. Because this will help to keep the pressure at the same level before you fly.

NOMADO has chosen a great pair of earplugs that will provide the ultimate protection for digital nomads, called ‘EarPlanes’.

They are the ‘Original Adult EarPlanes’ by Cirrus Healthcare Earplugs. These awesome earplugs provide great protection from airplane headaches and the product offers many added benefits:

  • EarPlanes relieve ear discomfort, clogging and popping, by naturally filtering and regulating air pressure while flying.
  • A must have item for your next trip.
  • Safe, soft and disposable – made from soft hypoallergenic silicone.
  • Recommended by doctors and tested by U.S. Navy Pilots.
  • One pair is good for a round-trip

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If you enjoyed this article and you’d like to share your opinion about this article & your own experience of airplane headaches, then don’t be shy. Voice your thoughts in the comment section & I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

*All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.

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The most important piece of equipment for the digital nomad is a laptop. Without it, working life can become quite difficult. Completing projects via a smartphone doesn’t always cut it. Therefore a remote worker must know how to protect their laptop when traveling. Most nomads carry their digital technology in a backpack and try their best to protect it at all costs.

However, with traveling a frequent occurrence for digital nomads the possibilities of unwanted damage are endless. So the first step to protect a laptop is to make sure you have purchased accidental damage protection. (ADP) is essential for a nomad and it is offered when you buy or within three months after the initial purchase date. Taking precautions like this will save any extra expense for new equipment.

The best ways to protect your laptop in a backpack are:

  1. Always shut down the laptop before you put it in a backpack: It’s always best to power off completely instead of hibernation or sleep mode. Laptops can overheat when left in a travel bag. Overheating by not shutting down properly will kill your device with no mercy. Keep it cool.
  2. Double check the laptop lid is closed: This will ensure the screen and buttons won’t be damaged by accidental heavy bumps and drops, etc.
  3. Always unplug external devices from the laptop before packing: Removing all devices will protect your USB’s and deter any chance of external device damage such as memory sticks and pay as you go Wi-Fi.
  4. Put the laptop in a protective sleeve: There are numerous laptop packing cases on the market today. Some offer inflatable protection but most are luxury sleeves and cases that are made to fit. Make sure to purchase a product that fits well with the laptop you use for added protection.
  5. Avoid placing the backpack in high temperatures: Overheating can be the main cause of laptop damage. It’s nice to sit in the sun while taking a well-earned break from all that hard work. But be sure to put your backpack in the shade to protect it.
  6. Buy a backpack with added protection from damp conditions: The weather is very unpredictable, alongside high temperature damage there is also the risk of your laptop getting damp or wet. Purchase a backpack that is waterproof or one that offers a water-resistant cover.
  7. Better safe than sorry – Always back up your data: There are many options to back-up your data via USB memory stick and cloud, etc. This should be done on a regular basis before travel and after the event. Imagine the detrimental effect it would have on your business if you lost all your important files and projects. Back-up regularly!
  8. Never lose sight of your backpack or leave it unattended: Rather obvious we know, but you’d be surprised how many nomads fall victim to this. Leaving your laptop and backpack by your seat while buying a cup of coffee can result in its disappearance. We loathe them but they are still there, thieves can be fast and your backpack can be taken as soon as your eyes are diverted. Take precautions by being cautious at all times. Trust nobody!
  9. Choose your backpack carefully: Researching the best backpack for your laptop needs will assure a good product purchase. There are different backpacks on the market that will be perfect for carrying digital technology safely and securely. Choose the right backpack for you and when you do make your choice, always protect it by taking the correct precautions to safeguard your personal property.

  

If you enjoyed this article and you’d like to offer your personal opinion about how to protect your laptop in a backpack when traveling and remote working, then don’t be shy. Voice your thoughts in the comment section & I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

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ProNomad by Nomado Team - 8M ago

The demand for freelance writers is very high and many digital nomads begin their remote working career by providing different writing services. This is because freelance writing is by far one of the easiest ways to start earning an income online. With so many clients worldwide actively seeking competent writers to help them with their projects. It is a viable route into a location independent lifestyle.

However with that high demand there is a lot of competition. So be prepared to fight for every client and to offer competitive rates which will enable you to succeed in a fast-paced freelancing environment. If you have the determination and commitment then it can be a very profitable career for those who excel as a freelance writer.

This article will cover the different aspects of freelance writing services, where to begin, where to find clients, examples of projects and the pros and cons of providing writing services.

A freelance writer usually works on a self-employed basis. The more diverse the writer, the more likely they are to find paid work. Being a freelancer can require a certain amount of willpower, self-confidence, self-reliance and resilience. But if you possess those characteristics then becoming involved in the online-writing trade can certainly pay off.

A writer will aim to build a portfolio which will help them to showcase their talents and bid for jobs that are available in the gig economy. There are many different services a freelance writer can sell online.

The most popular online writing services include:

  • Article/blogpost writing
  • Ghost writing
  • Content writing
  • Copywriting
  • Creative writing
  • Sponsored posts/Guest posts/reviews

These are all legitimate options that will help you to become a digital nomad. With each service there are basic fundamentals which are:

Article/blog post writing; Writing articles for websites including blogs can be quite profitable. If you gain several long-term clients who publish often then the monthly income can be reasonable.

Ghost writing; this is one of the highest paying service that you can provide as a freelance writer. Completing projects like creating eBooks and hardbacks for clientele is now a very viable source of income. With the influx of platforms like Amazon, lots of people have decided to write books for a living but they simply don’t have the time in their busy lifestyles to do so. That is where a ghost writer comes into the fray. If you can write novels or self-help books in your spare time then offering this service can be very lucrative indeed.

Content writing; writing web content and creating it with savvy SEO strategies is big business. Everybody wants to be ranked highly on Google and other search engines therefore clients will pay good money to a writer who can do it. (Search Engine Optimization) is the way forward as it helps a website to gain traffic. Clientele worldwide are currently searching for quality content writers that can provide this service efficiently.

Copywriting; this activity has been around since the dot.com era and continues to be a great source of income for established writers who know how to write copy that can captivate the readers curiosity and keep their attention. Companies will pay very high rates to a qualified copywriter but it is a very competitive environment that expects fully qualified and experienced writers with media expertize at the helm.

Creative writing; if you are creative and can write short entertaining stories this is another viable option. A creative writer can also find jobs that include writing newsletters, attractive about pages and creating unique email marketing campaigns. There is a lot of work available for the creative mind online.

Sponsored posts/guest posts/reviews; getting paid to write posts on your own website and advertizing/reviewing the products and services of others, including working for brands is another big business. Many online retailers and global companies will pay good rates to advertize on your blog/website. There are several blogging resources available that offer writers the opportunity to work with worldwide clientele. Guest posting can provide a reasonable income if traffic flows to the website where you sell your services and people will pay decent rates to feature on your blog if it has a high domain authority.

 

Alongside the writing services that you provide, if you are a capable freelancer you can also offer editing and proofreading as added benefits to sell to your current clientele. There are many platforms online for a freelance writer to offer their services and some of the most popular are:

  • Fiverr
  • Freelancer
  • iWriter
  • People per hour
  • Upwork

 

Joining these websites is the best way to search for clients online. They have worldwide clientele already signed up who are currently seeking freelance writers from the beginner to the academic calibre. You can also start sending pitch emails offering your services to potential clients. And by finding the opportunity to network as much as possible it creates the opportunity for employment. However another option is to create your own freelance website because with that in place you have created the opportunity for clients to come to you.

Freelance writing is an option for anyone who can write with quality. If you have the digital nomad dream but don’t know where to start out in the business. Providing a writing service is a logical entry route. But you must be dextrous and work on your writing skills until you can offer the added services to create several sources of income that will help to fund the nomadic lifestyle. Traveling the world while remote working can be an expensive business but if you can learn new skills and provide them as beneficial services to your clientele it will help you to be successful as a freelance writer.

 

If you enjoyed this article and you’d like to offer your opinion about working as a freelance writer, then don’t be shy. Voice your thoughts in the comment section & I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

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When becoming a digital nomad you must be aware of the ‘Rookie Mistakes’ that can be made in your pursuit of professional perfection. These mistakes can have a detrimental effect on your remote working career by disrupting or stalling your productivity and entrepreneurial progression.

Setting up as a remote working freelancer is a great idea if you have the business insight that will help you to avoid making certain mistakes which may grind your online activity to a vicious and hasty halt. Everybody can learn from their past mistakes but by learning how to avoid them before they actually happen is what it really takes to be considered as a professional digital nomad.

Working your way around the world doesn’t have to be just a dream. If you research your trade and realize that there are mistakes to be made, then apply what you have learned to all of your business ventures. Surely you will succeed and experience continued growth throughout your travel and with your digital career.

Most mistakes in business are avoidable but what are those rookie mistakes that must be avoided to assure freelancing success?

In this post we will cover some of those rookie mistakes and how best to avoid them.

 

Not following up on your leads

If you forget to follow up on your leads you may be missing out on extra business. This includes your past and present clientele. With every client there is an opportunity to resell your service. Your clients may be searching for a freelancer to help them with their next project and they have simply forgot about the great work that you did for them in the past. By following up on all your leads it creates the potential for increased business productivity. Therefore this has to be one of the biggest rookie mistakes that a digital nomad can make.

 

Not creating several sources of income

Everyone has heard the phrase ‘never lay all your eggs in one basket’. A digital nomad will always search for several income sources to help fund their nomadic lifestyle. Only having one source of income can seriously affect your travel aspirations as it will be extremely difficult to fund that type of location independent lifestyle. By creating several sources of income it provides the potential for a healthy pay check at the end of each month.

 

Not enjoying the job

This is a rookie mistake that can easily be made. Forgetting to actually enjoy the job will affect your productivity because if you fail to enjoy the projects you undertake, it is very likely that you will also struggle to complete them. Job satisfaction and personal enjoyment will enable a digital nomad to maintain a high standard of work and help them to remain at the top of their game.

 

Not networking

Every networking opportunity is a business opportunity. Failing to network with possible clientele via freelance platforms or social media websites is a major rookie mistake. Building a network of like-minded people should be a top priority for assured online productivity. The more folk you know, the more opportunities for you and your business to grow. Therefore networking is a must.

 

Taking on too many projects

This is one of the main reasons that a digital nomad fails. Taking on too many projects should be avoided at all costs. Unless you have the resources to work on various project’s at the same time, it is advisable not to take on numerous projects that you cannot complete in a set timescale. Every client will have a deadline to adhere to, so make sure you can finish them on time because if you make this rookie mistake your freelance reputation is certainly at stake.

 

Setting unrealistic goals

If you make the rookie mistake of setting objectives and goals that aren’t obtainable then you are likely to fail at the first hurdle. Every goal that you set for your online businesses should be realistic and reachable. Many beginner digital nomads have failed to recognize this a viable mistake to make and they constantly set unrealistic goals that backfire and halt their progression as a remote working freelancer.

 

Lacking focus and motivation

Not staying focused and maintaining motivation can seriously disrupt a digital nomad’s career. To progress, one must be focused on their current objectives and maintain the motivation that is needed to reach all set targets. Lacking these two qualities will only stall your progression and ruin future business opportunities.

 

Choosing the wrong location

If a digital nomad chooses the wrong location to start their remote working adventure, it can be very damaging to the business as a whole. Sadly, not every destination is a great place to run an online business. This could be due to Wi-Fi connection problems or it could be down to the country’s governmental issues concerning business ventures. Failing to research your chosen destination is a rookie mistake that can always be avoided.

 

Commitment issues

Having commitment issues are major factors that will eventually result in failure. A digital nomad must be fully-committed to their entrepreneurial career. All online activities should be dealt with in a timely manner and clientele should be able to rely on you to fulfil their wishes. When becoming a digital nomad many beginners don’t realize the commitment that remote working entails. Being fully committed from the start and maintaining that commitment will ensure continued productivity and professional progression.

 

Becoming a digital nomad can be a risky business therefore you should always be aware of the ‘rookie mistakes’ that can have a damaging effect on your remote working career.

 

When first starting out as a digital nomad there is a lot to learn about making money online. But with a little research, professional know-how and business acumen. You can be confident that you will continue to avoid the ‘Rookie Mistakes’ when you finally become a fully-fledged digital nomad.

We wish you the very best of luck on your digital nomad journey……!

If you enjoyed this article and you’d like to offer an opinion about the possible ‘rookie mistakes’ to avoid when becoming a digital nomad, then don’t be shy. Voice your thoughts in the comment section & We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

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We live in a digital era and the internet has become a crucial part of everyday life. Especially for the digital nomad who may need to be online throughout the day to complete their remote working tasks. Public Wi-Fi can be a lifesaver to the online entrepreneur but there are many risks that they must also be aware of when using these public Wi-Fi hotspots.

It is very important when using these networks with your laptops and smartphones that you know how to protect your personal information and privacy online. In this post we will look at some of the best ways about how to protect your privacy on public Wi-Fi. Because whether you are in your home town or travelling abroad, personal protection is a must.

 

  1. Always search for the best software updates because this is one of the best ways to protect your privacy online against hackers and cybercriminals. If you run updates for your computer operating system and web browsers and choose the software programs that offer the best privacy features this will certainly help you to protect your privacy while using public Wi-Fi networks.

 

  1. Closing or turning off all features that include shared files and further file-sharing options before logging on and using public Wi-Fi networks. This will help to protect your privacy when using your laptops and smartphones. Sharing files can be an awesome way to collaborate with your work colleagues but it is a risky business on public networks in Wi-Fi hotspots.

 

  1. Adjusting your personal privacy settings on your laptop and smartphone will help you to protect your privacy online. By ensuring that they are different for public and private networks is a shrewd move. It will protect your information from falling into the wrong hands and be used for fraudulent purposes.

 

  1. Add layers of security to all of your personal accounts is a great way to defend and to protect your privacy while using public Wi-Fi hotspots. By enabling at least a two-factor authentication that contain personal information it will make it much more difficult for anyone to access your files.

 

  1. Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is another great way to protect your privacy while using laptops or smartphones to access public Wi-Fi networks at home or abroad. It is an effective way to protect all your personal information when you are logged on. You can do this by downloading a VPN application for your laptop or mobile device before connecting to any Wi-Fi hotspot. It will reroute your traffic through secure and encrypted networks which will assure personal, privacy protection.

 

  1. To be safe it may be best to avoid signing in to any accounts that contain personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes. This could include your social media accounts, email and online banking, etc.

 

  1. Making sure that the URL you are visiting is also encrypted while you are working online will provide active security measures to keep your privacy from unwanted and prying eyes. Knowing how to identify a website that may be unsecure is one of the best ways to fight against cybercriminals. You can do this by checking if there is a closed padlock in the search bar or by checking if the URL begins with https or http. The websites containing https use SSL encryption that provide further protection to the user.

 

Whatever you do and wherever you are. Whether it be at home or abroad. It would be wise to always take the correct precautions before you log in to a public Wi-Fi network and use their hotspots with your laptop or smartphone to access the internet. By taking the above precautions to secure your personal information, you are sure to combat cyberattacks of any kind. Privacy protection while working online will ensure that you stay safe on public Wi-Fi networks.

 

If you enjoyed this article and you’d like to offer your personal opinion about safety when using public Wi-Fi networks, then don’t be shy. Voice your thoughts in the comment section & I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

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ProNomad by Nomado Team - 9M ago

In our last post we covered the best countries for remote working. If you missed it, or you want a recap, you can check it out here.

The cool thing about this location independent lifestyle is that as long you have a laptop and you can find a good Wi-Fi hotspot, then you really can work from anywhere in the world. The choice is yours. However, for those that don’t know where to start or what country and city to choose, we have created a two-post round-up profiling the countries and cities that are considered the best for digital nomads and remote working.

Unfortunately, there is no one city fits all mentality because everyone may have a different perspective about what city is the best for them. But we can certainly recommend which cities have tried to provide for today’s digital nomads. These cities have supplied co-working and co-living spaces that cater for the location independent entrepreneur and their online activities. Each city may have its pros and cons, but the goal is to help you decide what city may be the best for you and your remote working needs.

Regardless of what you want and need to help you to continue working remotely, one of these destinations will most likely have what you are looking for.

In random order, the best cities for digital nomads are:

 

New York, America

‘New York, New York’, a city so good they named it twice. The city that never sleeps is a great destination to build an online business and to mix with other highly-skilled nomads. Co-working and co-living spaces are plenty. Wherever you go in New York City, you are sure to meet other like-minded entrepreneurs who are living the independent lifestyle. The quality of life is awesome, but it does come at a cost. New York is considerably more expensive than other cities in the USA. However, there is a reason why this place is one of the best cities in the world. It has everything including a thriving nightlife, fantastic food, tons of places to work from and a network of digital nomads from around the world.

  • Lifestyle quality – 5/5
  • Living costs – 2/5
  • Food/nightlife – 5/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 5/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 5/5

 

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is a city where most fresh freelancers and budding online entrepreneurs decide to visit and to start their nomadic career. It has a full city lifestyle, nice food, awesome nightlife and plenty of co-working spaces filled with innovative expats. The quality of life in Bangkok is good and the cost of living is great. Accommodation is extremely cheap and monthly outlay for all costs is very reasonable. The city is continuing to experience substantial growth and many digital nomads have decided to stay in Thailand to build their online businesses.

  • Lifestyle quality – 3/5
  • Living costs – 5/5
  • Food/nightlife – 4/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 4/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 4/5

 

Manila, Philippines

Manila is an interesting Asian city. It is certainly a destination that is up and coming. The people are extremely friendly and welcoming. Nightlife is quite good, but the food may not be to everyone’s liking. Living costs in the city are cheap with accommodation cost considered as very low. However, the lifestyle quality is also very low, but many location independent nomads have decided that the low cost of living is well worth the downside. There is a growing entrepreneurial network that is likely to thrive in the future.

  • Lifestyle quality – 2/5
  • Living costs – 5/5
  • Food/nightlife – 3/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 3/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 4/5

 

Hong Kong, China

This is a vibrant city that has it all. Hong Kong certainly has an extremely diverse culture and it has been voted as one of the best cities that attracts the biggest players in the online game today. The city is considered an expensive place to live but the quality of life is great. If you wish to build an online business and be associated with a network of big-time entrepreneurs, then this is the destination for you. It also has an excellent amount of co-working and co-living spaces that cater for the digitally inclined. The food and nightlife scene is awesome, and the people are very friendly. Hong Kong is seen as a city that can help to develop your digital skills and possible a place to make your online fortune.

  • Lifestyle quality – 4/5
  • Living costs – 2/5
  • Food/nightlife – 4/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 4/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 5/5

 

Saigon, Vietnam

Saigon, or Ho Chi Minh City has one of the largest entrepreneurship scenes in the world today. It is considered such a cool place to build an online business by many digital nomads who have decided to stay and reside in the city. It is a great destination to live with lots of expats building their businesses and co-working with other like-minded people. Saigon is likely to expand its co-working and co-living spaces in the near future to entice more nomads to the city. The nightlife is awesome, the food is excellent, and the people are very friendly. Cost of living is cheap but in some areas of the city the quality of life can be quite low.

  • Lifestyle quality - 2/5
  • Living costs – 5/5
  • Food/nightlife – 4/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 4/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 5/5

 

Sydney, Australia

Another city that is considered one of the best in the world. Sydney is a destination that many nomads visit and like to work remotely from. Co-working and co-living spaces are plenty and the Australian government have realized that catering for online entrepreneurs is very good for the economics/wealth of the country. The lifestyle in the city is fantastic but the cost is considered high. Accommodation can come at a serious price in some areas. The food and nightlife scenes are first class and the people are very welcoming.

  • Lifestyle quality – 5/5
  • Living costs – 2/5
  • Food/nightlife 5/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 4/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 3/5

 

Berlin, Germany

Berlin has become a city that is now considered as a hotspot for entrepreneurial activity. There are co-working spaces situated in all areas of the city and accommodation is quite cheap. Almost everyone speaks English so that always helps in business. Expats are plenty and the city of Berlin is an exciting destination to mix with the nomadic community and build an online business. Food and nightlife are both great and the quality of life is fantastic with costs remaining low. The popularity of the city is likely to grow in the future and many digital nomads are putting Berlin on their location independent wish list.

  • Lifestyle quality – 4/5
  • Living costs – 3/5
  • Food/nightlife – 4/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 3/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 4/5

 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

With Amsterdam considered as the major city in Holland, many people forget about the port city of Rotterdam. However, digital nomads are now flocking to the city to build their online businesses. Co-working and co-living spaces are on the rise and the nomadic community is thriving. The food and nightlife is excellent in Rotterdam and the cost of living is considerably lower than Amsterdam. If art and design is your business, then this cool city is for you.

  • Lifestyle quality – 4/5
  • Living costs – 3/5
  • Food/nightlife – 3/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 3/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 4/5

 

Barcelona, Spain

Many online entrepreneurs are traveling to the city of Barcelona because it has a vibrant and thriving nomadic community. The city also has nice beaches so what better way to spend your remote working day than relaxing on a beach with your laptop. Barcelona is a city that is considered one of the best in the world and it certainly aims to cater for location independent nomads. there are co-working and co-living spaces in every area of the city. Las Ramblas is the place to be and to mix with the entrepreneurial network. The food and nightlife is awesome, and the quality of life is fantastic. The cost of living is rather expensive, but this Spanish city is likely to experience considerable entrepreneurial growth in the future.

  • Lifestyle quality – 4/5
  • Living costs – 3/5
  • Food/nightlife – 4/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 5/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 4/5

 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

If you are looking for beautiful beaches and many outdoor activities, then look no further. Rio de Janeiro has that carnival atmosphere all year round. There is a growing community of digital nomads and expats starting an online business in the city. The food and nightlife is good, and the quality and cost of living is great. However, the city has areas that are considered very dangerous for foreigners to visit. This city is very likely to see huge growth in the near future and many nomads have marked this city on their remote working bucket list.

  • Lifestyle quality – 2/5
  • Living costs – 3/5
  • Food/nightlife – 5/5
  • Co-working/co-living – 3/5
  • Entrepreneurial network – 3/5

 

Wherever and whatever city you decide is the best for your life as digital nomad. I wish you all the very best with your location independent career. There are many cities around the world that have the potential for awesome, online entrepreneurial success.

Good Luck!

 

If you enjoyed this article and you’d like to offer your personal opinion about the best countries for remote working, then don’t be shy. Voice your thoughts in the comment section & I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!

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There are certain countries that digital nomads favor for remote working. This is because these countries have tried to cater for location independent workers by creating workplaces, commonly known as co-working spaces. With high-speed Wi-Fi available and a comfortable office environment as featured benefits these co-working spaces have become a hub of creativity. With innovative individuals creating start-up businesses and freelance graphic designers, IT personnel, photographers, writers and other location independent entrepreneurs completing projects for worldwide clientele. Establishing which countries are the best for remote working can be quite difficult as each remote worker may have their own personal favorite that has always worked well for their needs. However, there are some countries that have been recognized as ‘the best’ by these tech wizards we now call digital nomads.

In today’s post (or….this article) we will profile several countries that are considered by online entrepreneurs as the definition of paradise for remote working. Although each country may have its pro’s and cons, they are the destinations that continue to entice entrepreneurs. With a thriving network of digital nomads visiting or residing in these countries, it is certain that they will continue to be extremely popular in the future.

For more detailed and specific information about the best destinations for remote workers you can check out our article about ‘the best cities for remote working’. In this article we will take an in-depth look at which cities are considered the very best for digital nomads.

In random order, the best countries for remote working are:

 

China:

A country with a fascinating culture, China is a destination that attracts the biggest and best online players in the game. This is the place to work on your skills and mix with other big-time digital nomads. However, that comes at a price. The cost of living is expensive, and it is continuing to rise but the quality of life is awesome and there are fantastic hubs of creativity with co-working spaces available everywhere. China is a great choice for an online entrepreneur to build on what they already have or to start afresh. The nomadic scene in China is thriving.

 

Thailand:

One of the best countries for remote working is Thailand. With so many co-working hotspots available it is clear to see why this Asian country is considered as the best destination for digital nomads. If you are searching for a country to work from for more than a month or even to live there permanently while continuing to build your online portfolio then Thailand is the place to be. With fantastic street food, exciting nightlife and tons of expats creating awesome online businesses from a country that is fast becoming recognized worldwide as a haven for remote workers. It is no surprise that it is a prime place for those who want to build and grow an online business. The cost of living is very affordable compared to some countries around the globe and if you are building a business on a bootstrap like most do when first setting-up, then Thailand is the destination for you.

 

Philippines:

Another Asian country that is becoming well-recognized for remote working is the Philippines. With thriving entrepreneurial enterprises being created because many digital nomads have realized that the cost of living is extremely cheap. Although the quality of life is considered quite low, it is still a great destination to begin an independent career. The people are very friendly and accepting. Most Philippines can now speak English which is always a good thing for communication purposes related to accommodation and business. There are new co-working spaces being established in all the main hotspots of activity which creates opportunities to meet other like-minded nomads.

 

Vietnam:

This Asian country now has one of the largest entrepreneurship scenes in the world. Vietnam is considered a great place to build an online business. The cost of living is ‘crazy cheap’ but the quality of life can be very low in certain areas. However, many digital nomads are leaving their homeland for Vietnam with plans to live there for the long-term while creating online companies with other like-minded location independent nomads.

 

Australia:

A commonwealth country with huge entrepreneurial potential. Australia is fast becoming recognized as an awesome place to visit, live and to work remotely from. Quality of life is outstanding, but the cost is high. It has always been a backpacker’s delight but now, digital nomads have noticed the steady rise in co-working and co-living spaces including incubators and accelerators for online start-up activity in almost every city.

 

USA:

With so many internet start-up founders residing in the USA. It is easy to understand why like-minded solopreneurs have decided to begin their digital career in America. If you are searching for a country that just might have it all, then this is the place for you. The overall cost of living can be rather high in certain states, but the quality of life is outstanding. Co-working spaces are plenty and wherever you decide to visit or reside while you work. You are sure to meet other nomads who are either just starting their career or have an established online business from the dotcom era.

 

Germany:  

This is an up and coming country with an exciting and vibrant start-up community. English is well-spoken in every part of Germany and there are many expats remote working from newly created co-working spaces. It is a country that is recognized as a hotspot for creativity with many entrepreneurs preferring to work in fields such as art and design and the online fashion industry. The cost of living is can be expensive, but the quality of life is very good.

 

The Netherlands:

The entrepreneurial scene in the Netherlands has embarked on a scale that has surprised today’s digital nomads. It is a country that has been overshadowed by its European neighbors in the past, but it has experienced huge growth in recent years. The cost of living is reasonable, and the quality of life is excellent. With co-working spaces in every city and online start-ups happening on a daily basis. The Netherlands is expected to explode with independent activity in the near future.

 

Spain: 

The East Coast of Spain is becoming a haven for online activity with co-working spaces and a large entrepreneurial renaissance. The cost of living is considered cheap compared to some European countries and the quality of life is great. The sun is always shining, and the nomadic community is thriving.

 

Brazil: 

With beautiful beaches and a reasonable cost of living. Brazil has a fast-growing community of nomads and expats. The quality of life away from the tourist spots is steadily rising but it can be dangerous in certain areas. It would be wise to stay amongst other digital nomads and use co-working or co-living spaces for remote workers. The country is set to experience more entrepreneurial growth in the future, so this could become a great country for remote working.

 

Wherever and whatever country you decide is the best for remote working. I wish you all the very best with your digital nomad career. You can and will find the best country for remote working. There are many countries around the globe that have the potential for awesome, online business success. Good Luck!

 

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Do you aspire to travel around the globe while living a digital nomad lifestyle?

Remote work is on the rise and the online job market is rapidly expanding. Global companies are offering independent entrepreneurs flexible hours with high salaries and the chance to work from anywhere. Many travelers today are searching for online opportunities that will help them to succeed and become location independent. But what online jobs are available? What kind of digital nomad careers are viable for those who choose this path?

There are many nomadic job opportunities available online, from the basic freelance job market to the more advanced, full-scale online business. Remote working creates productivity and companies have realized that this is the era of the digital nomad. People from all walks of life now want to be a part of this growing craze that is sure to continue well into the future. They have chosen different career paths that enable them to work from anywhere in the world. Some choose to work from home, but most fulfill their goal to travel while they earn a considerable income from their online activities. In this post we will cover a short list of the career options ideas that are available to these digitally inclined, independent entrepreneurs.

 

Basic:

✪ Freelance Writer: The demand for freelance writers is awesome and it is a great way to kick-start your digital nomad career. There are numerous opportunities available in freelance writing with clientele worldwide searching for writers to complete their projects online.

Freelance writing gigs can include:

Content/web writing; content can consist of anything from writing content for personal websites to creating web material for large corporations. The opportunities are endless, and the demand is extremely high. Although salaries can be low at first, content writing is a viable job that can earn a decent income if you persist and work on a regular basis for several clients.

Copywriting; writing text for the purpose of advertising or other forms of marketing that is engaging and can sell certain products and services is also in high demand. It can pay a decent salary too, if you can gain projects from big brands and businesses. Tech companies usually offer a digital nomad the highest pay per copy material.

Ghost writing; creating paperback and/or eBooks for clientele who wish to self-publish can be a very lucrative digital nomad career choice. Today’s job market is thriving with the emergence of global companies like Amazon and many others offering the chance to become a published Author. It has never been easier to earn an income as a ghost writer and the trade is set to expand in the future with so many people jumping on the self-publishing bandwagon.

Editor/Proof-reader: Editing and proofreading hard or electronic publications while detecting and correcting any errors with spelling and grammar while making sure that all written words flow naturally is quite an easy job to do if you are capable of producing quality work for clientele. With so many people writing their own books nowadays, the demand is constantly rising in this profession.

✪ Blogger/Publisher: Becoming a blogger/publisher is one of the first steps that an independent entrepreneur will take to begin their digital nomad career. The opportunities to earn an income are outstanding. If you own your own blog/website you can create passive income via advertising/affiliate marketing/articles/promotions/reviews/guest posts/sponsored posts, etc. There are also several popular blogging resources and blogger outreach programs that help to connect publishers with online brands who are willing to pay to be featured on blogs/websites. With some estimated 200+ million bloggers worldwide it can be a very competitive workplace but there is money to be made if you can grow your audience and generate a level of traffic that interests the big brands and companies.

 

✪ Affiliate Marketer: Marketing products and services online via your own websites is a great way to earn a living from passive income. Creating entertaining content related to the products/services for sale that your readers may be interested in and by adding a call to action that may entice viewers to buy can be quite lucrative. There are many affiliate marketing programs online that are free to join, and they offer thousands of products for you to sell. A digital nomad will certainly look to add this form of remote work to their online repertoire.

Social Media Marketer: Marketing via social media platforms can become a fantastic income source. With billions of people in society using social media it is obvious why brands and companies are interested in gaining as much exposure as possible. Social media marketing is the way forward as these online platforms will continue to be a part of our lives well into the future. Companies will continue to search for influencers who will advertise and promote their services.

Customer Service Agent: Remote work like customer service is increasing with companies employing independent personnel to handle customer service queries from anywhere in the world. These companies have realized that it is more productive to employ remote digital workers than to be over-staffed in the office environment. It also helps to reduce business costs therefore becoming a customer service agent is a viable income opportunity.

Intermediate:

✪ Author/Self-Publisher: A lot of people including the digitally inclined are turning to self-publishing as a great source of income. There is no need for the rejection from the publishing house these days. You can simply write a book while you travel the world. Becoming a self-published Author is an awesome opportunity for a digital nomad to earn passive income.

✪ Business/Brand Strategist: Helping small brands and businesses with strategies to grow and progress by creating and implementing the building blocks for online growth is a good nomadic career choice. You can create brand strategy concepts from anywhere and it is a trade that can be very lucrative if the brand/business you help breaks into the big time of online success.

✪ SEO Specialist: The digital job market is constantly searching for SEO Specialists. Many website owners need help to get online recognition. Search engine optimization is a growing trend that will continue to grow. It is a fantastic career choice that can be extremely lucrative, and many nomads have taken the SEO Specialist path to maintain the travel lifestyle.

✪ Online Store Owner: Creating an online store to sell products is another option that can build passive income. Platforms like Shopify offer easy to design websites. Many people are selling other companies products and earning commission on each sale.

Photographer: Taking photos of architecture, destinations and landscape scenery while traveling and selling the images to stock photo platforms is a great way to earn extra income. Many travelers have used this option to advance in their digital career.

Web Designer: Designing personal and business websites for others who cannot or simply don’t have the time is another great income source for those who can. Designing a website can be done from anywhere therefore it is a niche that provides the opportunity to be a remote worker.

✪ Online Language Teacher/Translator: Teaching language online or in foreign countries is steadily rising. Many travelers are choosing this path to help them become location independent. By simply being available online via Skype calls and/or course material, there is a decent wage available for language teachers.


Advanced:

✪ Accountant/Bookkeeper: Learning a trade like accountancy is a viable independent career choice. All work can be done online and it is a fantastic opportunity to create the ‘anywhere office’ while traveling the globe.

Graphic Designer: Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem solving through the use of typography, photography and illustrations. Graphic designers have the potential to earn large salaries by working for global companies. The work can be done remotely, and many graphically talented people have become digital entrepreneurs with this skill.

Animator: An animator is an online artist who creates multiple images and creates motion graphic video clips. Career paths are available in a variety of fields in this profession including television, film, video games and personal or business media.

Online Course Creator/Developer: Developing courses of any kind via platforms like Udemy is one of the best ways a digital nomad can create passive income. The earning potential can be very high indeed. Many digital entrepreneurs have jumped on the online course bandwagon and continue to accumulate funds that helps to pay for their travel.

Mobile App Developer: Mobile app development is an enterprise that is always growing. With advanced technology creating today’s smartphones there is a need for developers who can create interesting and useful applications to match. These apps can be created remotely, and many mobile companies will pay a developer to create new software to entertain their users.

Virtual Assistant: Offering virtual assistance to sole-proprietors and/or companies is another very viable career choice. Most companies have turned to remote virtual assistants to help with productivity and to lower business costs. Salaries can vary depending on the job at hand, but virtual assistance can certainly provide a person with the opportunity to earn while they travel.

Video Editor: Video editing is the manipulation and arrangement of video shots. It is used to structure and present video information in a way that is intended to entertain. It is a viable path to financial freedom and location independence. The potential for high salaries is possible via large corporations such as in the film industry. Many YouTube users also search for decent video editors to help them with their material.

Software Programmer/Coder: A programmer/coder is a software engineer who create computer software. It is a trade that pays very well and those who have the knowledge can make their fortune via this kind of online activity. Writing code is an art in itself but if you are capable then the possibilities for passive income are endless.

Project management: Building a team of remote workers can be very lucrative and it is a career path many digital nomads are choosing. Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, leading, controlling, motivating and managing resources with a team of online workers to help achieve a projects specific objectives and goals. Having a team of like-minded digital nomads at your disposal can obviously be very lucrative.

 

Digital nomads are creative innovators who have the potential to become online entrepreneurs by working remotely and by using digital technology. Whatever career path you decide to take. The ultimate aim is to create passive income that will help you to maintain the nomadic lifestyle you enjoy.

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ProNomad by Nomado Team - 9M ago

Digital Nomad is a term many people have heard already in one way or another. It is a phrase that is recognized worldwide and frequently used by travel bloggers and by people who aspire to travel the globe while working remotely or independently. But what does the term actually mean? And what is a digital nomad?

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Digital Nomad

/noun

Someone who uses technology, especially a laptop and a wireless network to work remotely from anywhere in the world.

The definition of a 'digital nomad' is a person who wants to experience the excitement of living location independently while earning enough money on the road to help fund their travel aspirations. This kind of location independence provides these new era nomads with the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world. A digital nomad is someone who earns a living by using digital technology such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Most countries now have high-speed Wi-Fi which enables individuals to freelance their way to being truly location independent. Moving from place to place, working remotely and conducting their life in a nomadic manner. For that reason, digital travelers of this kind usually work away from their homeland, far from any attachments and in recently created co-working spaces, or coffee shops and public libraries.

Finding clients and completing remote online projects is a digital nomad’s art. Although there are many different kinds of work that they can use to earn a living, like freelance writing, graphic design, project management, etc. They all combine this work with travel and find a balance that enables them to continue working remotely and enjoy the nomadic lifestyle. This ‘anywhere office’ mentality is integral to the character of a digital nomad. Living minimalistically is imperative and reaching the ultimate goal of working while experiencing the wonders of the world first-hand is a nomad’s business. It is a way to live without boundaries, to make money via online activities while living in complete freedom and in countries of their choice.

A digital nomad is a person who will take risks. Someone who can thrive on the uncertainty that a nomadic way of life creates. An individual that strives for success, attempting to create a successful career away from the traditional 9-5 routine. These individuals do this because they hold the desire to see the world. And traveling to different countries with diverse cultures is so appealing to their nature that it has become a unique way of life.

Digital nomads are travelers at heart, who cross borders and different time zones learning the concepts of travel hacking. And they use their skills to obtain cheap flights and accommodation globally. Nomadic people certainly know how to travel on a budget and how to stick to strict financial management strategies that helps them to continue to fund their constant want and need for travel.

Confidence is a characteristic that every digital nomad should attain. Confidence that will ensure continued success in a competitive, worldwide working environment. Confidence that creates an opportunity to travel the world while working remotely. Confidence to break free from the old, explore the new and to live the digital nomad dream.

Now that you know what a digital nomad is. Are you ready to begin your journey to location independence? Read How To Be A Digital Nomad...

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ProNomad by Nomado Team - 9M ago

We live in an era of digital globalization with advanced technology that is shaping our future and with the awesome resource of the internet the opportunities for remote workers such as today’s digital nomads are endless. Flexible hours and the possibilities of working remotely while traveling around the world are at the forefront of a digital nomad’s choice of employment.

The opportunities that a digital nomad seeks are fuelled by the plethora of progressive smartphones and laptops with Wi-Fi hotspots available in almost every country in the world but how does a fresh freelancer at the beginning of their career, setting out as their own boss become a fully-fledged digital nomad who continuously and successfully finds these opportunities to make money while they travel? What character qualities does it take to achieve the digital nomad objective? Can anyone with a smartphone and laptop simply set up a business that will provide the sort of income it takes to travel the world? Does an aspiring digital nomad have to create multiple sources of income to reach their travel goals? Are there any core ingredients and basic fundamentals that are essential for digital success? How do you actually become a digital nomad? These are several simple questions a freelancer must ask themselves before deciding how to be a digital nomad. However, there are unlimited opportunities that can make your digital nomad dream into a reality if you are determined to succeed.

To be a digital nomad you must decide what skills you have to offer potential clientele, then you can build on those skills until you are confident that you can sell them as services online. Whatever your chosen services are, you must hold the sufficient skills to provide competent content and/or material because every project you complete for a client will have an effect on your reputation as a digital nomad and it will obviously affect any future opportunities for more remote work. Everybody has skills, even a complete beginner will be good at something that they can turn into profitable online profession. There are even some successful solo entrepreneurs traveling the world who don’t use their skills, they simply outsource all of their remote projects at a lower cost to other freelancers and earn a small profit in the process. That may be a risky business when first starting out on your path to be a digital nomad, so it is wiser to work on the skills you possess and try to master them to help create viable services that you can sell online and sell them with confidence.

If you ask yourself, what are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? What qualifications have you achieved? How can you use your skills to help others? Then you are on your way to answering the question of how to be a digital nomad. Freelancing your way around the world is possible now that you have recognized your skills and considered potential services you can provide to clientele worldwide who need a digital nomad’s expertize to help them with their projects. The demand for remote workers is rising yearly and you can be a part of it if you have the skills, character qualities and the mindset that it takes to experience continued online success in selling your professional services.

 

 A range of viable services that you can offer as a digital nomad are:

  • Creative writing
  • Content writing
  • Copywriting
  • Ghost writing
  • Editing/proofreading
  • Self-publishing/selling eBooks
  • Blogging/publishing
  • Articles/promotions/reviews
  • Guest posts/sponsored posts
  • Advertizing
  • Affiliate marketing
  • Social media marketing
  • Business admin/virtual assistance
  • Consulting
  • Course creation
  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • See Best Job Ideas For Digital Nomads

Now that you have chosen your intended services it is time to implement practices to reach prospective clients online. Finding clients and creating multiple sources of income is fundamental to a digital nomad’s business success. You can start by researching and joining freelance platforms that have clientele looking for freelancers/remote workers on a daily basis which will certainly help you to attain a nomadic lifestyle and reach your dream of becoming a digital nomad. Sadly, clients may not come to you at first, so you must seek and find them. There are a list of freelance platforms available, but the main websites are:

Joining these platforms is a great start on your journey to financial freedom but the main aim of the digital nomad game is to create several income sources and the potential for passive income. How to be a digital nomad depends on the resources that you have at your disposal and how you apply the correct processes to those resources to ensure you earn enough funds to sustain your travel ambitions. The best advice for a beginner is to set up a blog and/or your own freelance website. You can use a blog as your freelance resource if you wish but it is wise to use separate entities to sell your services. With these in place then you have created the foundation and the opportunity for clients to come to you. Creating a personal and business website is well worth the initial outlay as one client alone may pay for the cost of your website subscription. To be a digital nomad you must speculate to accumulate and once you are all set up, it is onwards and upwards, bring on the worldwide clientele. However, you must learn the fundamental skills that will help you to create online success. Certain skills like learning savvy SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques will help create traffic to your website and with more traffic you have possibilities of potential clients.

Digital nomads are freelancers who have worked hard to reach their aspirations of earning an income while they travel to help fund their travel. This kind of remote working is one of the most revolutionary business trends of this era and it is sure to continue to flourish in the future. Being location independent certainly has its perks and you can jump on the digital bandwagon by first learning how to be a digital nomad then maintaining the motivation for online success. Motivation to succeed is a main quality that it takes to be a digital nomad and to continue your online productivity that will help you to earn a living while traveling the world as a digital nomad.

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