Whenever I meet a smart, talented person who is also driven and resourceful but still can’t find a job, I feel for them. I know what it’s like to not be able to find a job–or a job in your field or a job you like or a job that pays you a living wage. I’ve been there. And I know a viable solution to this stressful situation is to become a digital nomad.
What does it mean to be a digital nomad?
Well, as the name implies, you can work digitally, from anywhere. This doesn’t mean you have to take your show on the road! You can, if you’re so inclined.
Most “digital nomads” really work from their favorite cafe, a park with wi-fi, or, more often than not, from their own homes. It’s about being able to work for yourself, first and foremost. Being able to work from anywhere is often just a very nice perk.
As a digital nomad, you’re probably a freelancer or solopraneur. This means that you’ve taken agency over your work life and taken your employment status into your own hands. You’ve developed your own job, and your career is now under your control.
How the heck does that happen?
Just about anyone can whip up their own portable career.
I recommend harnessing popular online freelancing platforms like Upwork to start building your profile, portfolio, and client base while making some money. I’ve whipped up a whole system to get folks started. And I have a whole host of advice and information to help you stay focused and do amazing work from anywhere.
This is something I’m more than happy to share with you. (Sign up for my email list: http://eepurl.com/b9Ll0D). Heck, I’m happy to share it with a lot of folks, which is why I have a panel in the running for SXSW 2017!
Help me make that happen and spread the word on how to be a digital nomad. Vote now, darn it: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/61144!