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Things To Consider As A Digital Nomad

We want to share with you some tips for things that you should consider as a digital nomad to help prepare you for the common things that you may experience when living this lifestyle.

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Being a digital nomad is a lifestyle that many people are now choosing to adopt and for good reason. Who wouldn’t want to lay by a pool or beach and visit new, amazing locations all the time and make money at the same time?

Truly, it can be a dream come true. However, as with most things, life isn’t always going to be perfect, and that includes the digital nomad life.

There are times when it will be difficult and challenging, but as long as you’re going into it with realistic expectations then generally it’s going to be fine and you’ll learn to be able to take the bad with the good over time.

If you’re considering becoming a digital nomad because you love to travel and the idea of running your online business from anywhere you choose to be in the world is something that’s appealing to you, then you should definitely go for it.

However, to help you make the right decision for you, we want to share with you some tips for things that you should consider as a digital nomad to help prepare you for the common things that you may experience when living this lifestyle.

Wi-Fi can be a struggle

Wi-Fi is something that most of us are used to having on a daily basis so much that we start to take it for granted as something that’s always going to be there, however, we can often forget that in some countries in the world, the Wi-Fi connection isn’t going to be as good - sometimes it can be non-existent, and since using your data is going to be expensive, then this really isn’t a long term solution. When you’re making your plans to travel, it would be advised to check the Wi-Fi situation if it’s going to be big deal for you, and also try to automate as much of your business as possible so that if you do get stuck for internet access, then you don’t have any problems with things not getting done.

Certain sites may be blocked

Sites like Facebook, Google and lots of others that digital nomads depend on everyday are simply not available in some countries, and even if you’re thinking you can use a paid or FREE VPN to get around this, you might be disappointed. VPN’s will work in some places, but they might not work in other places where sites are totally blocked, so if there are certain sites you’re going to need to access, then you should prepare for this in advance before traveling.

You may face questions at borders

As much as the digital nomad and freedom lifestyle has really taken off in the last few years, it’s still quite uncommon from a general society point of view, and one of the places you’re likely to gain some interest is at airport and even land borders when officials may not quite understand how this whole lifestyle works. This is when it helps to be completely honest about your life and show them if needed what you do so that they know you’re not up to anything shady or are trying to illegally move to the country on a tourist visa. It’s also worth noting that you will need a work permit or working visa in some countries even as a digital nomad who’s staying a short time, so make sure to educate yourself on the rules before traveling to avoid problems.