This is a question I’ve been wrestling with. Am I ready to take the plunge and fully go nomad? But the better question: are you?
When many think of freelancers, they picture writers. This makes sense, as a very large amount of freelancers are writers, and lots of folks want to break into freelancing through writing. But how hard is it to find and land freelancing writing jobs for beginners?
For those looking for a path to self employment, entrepreneurship, and financial freedom, freelancing sites are very appealing. There are a wide array of opportunities on these platforms, so there is something for just about anyone. Seriously! You can often find gigs that are appropriate for all levels of skill and experience. Plus, there are plenty of people ready to hire those who have never freelanced before. It’s the easiest way to find gigs and launch your freelancing career. Sounds great, right?
I worked full time throughout college. It gave me a lot of character (in my opinion, anyway), a diverse group of friends, “experience” doing just about everything, and many stories. But it’s not the path I’d take today.
When the concept of being a digital nomad first came on my radar, finding legit online jobs was one of the biggest hurdles that kept me out of the remote, live-anywhere workforce.
Many people (like you?) are attracted to the idea of being location independent and able to work from anywhere. But holding down a job, whether it’s one you’ve created for yourself or not, while being mobile isn’t necessarily easy. To keep it together and running smoothly, you have to be more on top of things than your average office worker.
Lots of folks lust after the digital nomad lifestyle, but being able to work from anywhere isn’t always a walk in the park. If you haven’t gathered from some of my previous journal entries, even I sometimes struggle with working while being on the go.
Don’t get me wrong. Being a digital nomad is the bee’s knees. But being on the road isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and other stuff that looks good on Instagram. I have some legit complaints about the digital nomad lifestyle, and here are five of them: