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If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we can adapt our businesses to any circumstances. As lockdowns were put into force, many people had to work from home, and most people loved it. The ability to work at your own pace and choose your working hours sounds too good to be true. But what if this could be your life? Welcome to the world of the digital nomad.

Woman sat on the beach with a laptop on her lap

You can travel the World

Imagine your only limits being the wifi signal around you. As a digital nomad, you can easily travel the world with your laptop and work from anywhere in the world. As so much is dealt with online, you don’t need to change your business every time you move to a different country. If you feel unsure about what your rights are as an international traveller, you could speak with a few UK immigration lawyers to ensure you always put your best foot forward.

You are the Boss

Being a digital nomad is kind of like being a freelancer, blogger or low content book publisher. You have complete control over what you do, how many hours you work, and how much money you want to make. Some people are happy to make enough to fund their travels, others are chasing that luxury lifestyle and the money that goes with it. Both of those options are perfectly fine, and as your own boss, you can set your own goals.

Flexible working Schedule

This is kind of the same as being your own boss but not quite. There are plenty of nomads who have jobs that they can work as they travel. But if you want extra time off, you can let your boss know exactly what your needs are. Nomads are normally paid for the quality and quantity of their work, not the hours that they work. So, if you want a week off and can manage to arrange your work in a way that allows it, you won’t experience a dip in earnings and you still get the time off.

No Dress Code

If you are working in an office, you will have a certain dress code to adhere to. However, if you are a nomad working on the beach in Greece, you can wear whatever you want. This is great for people who hate the corporate dress code and would prefer to express themselves through their clothes. So, if you want to wear killer heels, you can. If you want to work barefoot, you can. There are no rules and no judgements

Uncapped Income Potential

This one also falls under the “own boss” section but we feel it deserves its own reason. Money is a big factor when it comes to job choices. Some people want to get rich, some just want to keep a roof over their heads. The thing about having a regular job is that you tend to be stuck with the same salary amount and it can be very difficult to move that number. As a nomad, you can decide how much you want to earn at any given time. Need some extra money for a plane ticket? Do some extra work. If you feel like you have been working (and earning) too much, you can cut down and take a break until you feel like earning more again.

The ability to work at your own pace and choose your working hours sounds too good to be true. But what if this could be your life?

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