Getting Started as a Digital Nomad

What is a Digital Nomad?

A digital nomad is essentially a remote worker. To be a remote worker you need a certain set of tools. These tools include: a computer, various applications, internet connectivity and a reliable way to stay in touch with your clients and/or superiors.

Selecting the right computer is easy. They are widely available in a variety of configurations. Platform selection, on the other hand, takes a bit more time. What works for one person may not work for others.

 

What Are Some Remote Work Platforms?

There are tons of platforms that can help you find work as a digital nomad, or just help you work from home if that’s what you would prefer. Some of the best jobs for digital nomads are copywriting, data entry, and transcribing. They are simple jobs that don’t require too much time and can help you freshen up your computer and typing skills.

Upwork is one of the most well-known freelancer platforms. This platform helps you find a job through its talent marketplace where potential employers can post a job and hire someone who meets the qualifications. Employers on Upwork hire for a variety of industries like sales, marketing, accounting, and graphic design. There is one downside to Upwork, however, which is its lack of a secure screening process. This leads to risks for both the employer and potential employees.

Fiverr offers free services to find freelance talent. The platform also offers protected payments, 24/7 support, and a premium business service. The Fiverr Business service connects employers to experienced freelancers. Using this service can help you manage teamwork and productivity. Some popular services employers on Fiverr are looking for are logo design, SEO, web development and WordPress experience.

Guru is another popular freelancer platform. It makes it easy for you to work online and it charges the lowest fees in the industry to maximize your profits. The platform also offers multiple payment options like fixed price, hourly, task-based, and recurring payment. The company hosts freelancers in industries like engineering, business, design, programming, education, and legal.

Toptal is by far the most secure freelancer platform. The platform hires the top 3% of its applicants and each applicant is rigorously screened and tested. Toptal is a good platform to try out once you’ve accumulated more experience and can get through the vetting process.

Searching through job boards like Indeed or Glassdoor is another great way to find remote positions. However, before securing a remote position, you want to make sure you have a reliable internet service. Finding a reliable internet connection and a cell phone that works worldwide with no issues can be pretty challenging.

 

What is a Reliable Internet Connection?

Having a reliable internet connection means being able to meet deadlines without having to worry about losing connection. It also means that your service will remain at a consistent speed. Finding a reliable internet connection globally can be difficult and cost you hours of research. POND mobile ensures the stability of your connection with its Internet Failover Service.

Losing your internet means losing business, which results in lost profits and productivity. With our Internet Failover Service, you will be provided with auto connection, advanced security, universal coverage, durability and reliability, and 24/7 product support.

 

What is World Phone Service?

In simple terms, world phone service is a phone service that works from anywhere in the world. Service is usually provided by a global telecommunications provider that supports GSM (Global System for Mobile communication). When traveling, roaming costs are significantly higher if you are using a U.S. SIM. Some networks may even cut off your services completely if you’ve been out of the country for a certain number of days which can leave you scrambling. One solution is to purchase an international SIM card which can help you save money in the long run.

POND mobile offers a Global Data Plans which offers global roaming in 210+ different countries. We provide plans with fixed prices for all mobile communications worldwide. You can also use your existing number and add local numbers for over 90 countries, and the service provides Smart Caller ID so people you are communicating with will see your local number. All calls are given enhanced security and subscribers are given priority access to GSM networks and LTE worldwide.

The beauty of using POND mobile is that you will be able to have access to your work life in whichever country you choose to travel to.

 

Choosing a Country

As a digital nomad, you may work abroad for several months a year. You can earn an income while enjoying the quality of life other countries have to offer. This income may not earn you a comfortable living in some parts of the world, but you have the independence to choose which country you want to visit.

Some popular travel destinations for digital nomads are Thailand and Bali. Both countries have a relatively low cost of living and have numerous laptop and work-friendly spaces. Many countries now are also offering visas for digital nomads to gain back some profits lost with the COVID-19 pandemic. A few of the best countries that offer visas for digital nomads are Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Croatia, and Dubai. Each country has its own conditions regarding these visas, so make sure to read up on these before applying.

Being a part of the digital nomad lifestyle means that you can travel freely and work from anywhere. Selecting the country you want to visit and a platform are a small part of the journey. It’s important to be able to reach your clients and/or superiors effectively so that you can continue to travel and explore different cultures.

Getting Started as a Digital Nomad

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