Since the arrival of the internet more and more people have realized that they can utilize this in order to make a living online and the term digital nomad originated to describe such people. I was first introduced to this term when I met my good friend Stehen Varanko III, who had been living this life for a couple of years now. At that time I was working in an office job that I hated so as you can imagine this was a very interesting prospect for me. I began trying to do some bits and pieces on the side and then 2 years ago I was able to quit my job and become digital nomad. This was one of the best decisions that I have ever made and here are just some of the benefits of this brilliant lifestyle choice.
What I love most about this job is that I can work from anywhere in the world and all I need to have is my laptop and an internet connection. In fact in many cases I can do without an internet connection for some time and the most important thing is that I have a laptop and a charge point. Over the years I have travelled throughout the USA and beyond, laptop in tow and I have been able to earn money whilst I was doing it. The idea of being able to freely roam the world whilst I work is simply astonishing to me and I love it.
There are few things that are worse in a business when you have to go and ask for a day off or an early finish to go to the doctor, and often you are treated as though you are asking for all the money in the world. In the office it was always like this and whether you wanted a vacation or a day off, you would be treated with utter contempt. These days however I can do what I want whenever I want and that means that I can very easily make a doctor or dental appointment, and I don’t need to ask anyone’s permission.
I love how flexible my working hours are now and I also love that I am able to pick and chose when I work and when I don’t. If I have a project that I am working on then I will usually wake up and complete a couple of hours in the morning and then break for the rest of the day, before picking it back up again at night. Having the freedom to choose when and how I work is absolutely brilliant and I sometimes even do some work right from my bed! Not having working hours means that this is a lifestyle choice which can fit around any responsibilities which you may have, and it can also mean that you are far more relaxed when you are working.
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