What are Digital Nomads?
A “digital nomad” is a worker who travels while working remotely with a computer, thanks to a simple internet connection.
Teleworking has developed a lot in recent years. This allowed workers to move around while continuing their professional activity. Technological tools being more and more powerful, light and compact, it has become easy to travel all over the world with your “work in your pocket”.
The digital aspect
“Digital” means “digital” in English. The work is done on computer, tablet or phone.
Digital nomads are first and foremost employees, freelancers or entrepreneurs who master the digital/digital tool(s). This means that if a job cannot be done on computers, it is not compatible with digital nomadism.
And it's logical, if to perform a job, you have to be in a specific place, you can't travel. (Example: being a carpenter, being a plumber)
The Internet is therefore the pillar of this way of life, without it there is no longer any contact between the digital nomad and his customers or partners.
Here are some examples of jobs that are compatible with: web entrepreneurship, book writing, social media content creation, coaching, web marketing/sales, closing, web development, consulting, graphic design, web writing or the translation.
There is therefore a very wide range of choices, the types of work often revolving around multimedia, editorial social networks or even IT.
“Nomad” is of course the translation of “nomad” in English. The definition of nomad is: “who has no fixed address and who moves frequently”.
Digital nomads therefore benefit from being able to work remotely in the conditions they want. The only limit is obtaining visas.
Other than that, they are free.
The main benefits are that they have no schedules to respect or a predefined office.
You can even see pictures of some of them working on white sand beaches in Bali or in the mountains in Montenegro.
One of the advantages is that they can be mobile in certain poorer countries and therefore have very substantial incomes compared to the place where they are staying temporarily.
According to passport-photo, “24 million people plan to become a digital nomad in the next three years”.