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Why More People are Choosing Digital Nomadism

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Digital nomadism as described at might still be in its infancy, but it’s quickly growing as more people give their 9-5 office jobs the heave-ho in favour of exciting adventures, exotic beaches and interesting job opportunities.

Being able to work anywhere you want in the world is certainly an intriguing idea, but it is far from the only reason why more people are choosing digital nomadism as a way of life. Here are a few others:

Almost Total Freedom

When you’re a digital nomad, you don’t have to wake up at six, spend an hour commuting to work only to be chained to a desk for nine hours of more a day, before getting home at 7 pm too exhausted to do anything but sit in front of the TV. You get to set your own schedule, choose only the kind of work you would like to do, working from the beach if you like, and you can easily work as little as 4 hours a day if that’s all you want to do. Basically, being a digital nomad gives you freedom over your life the likes of which you’ve probably never had before.

The Whole Word is Yours

Most of us have to settle for a couple of weeks vacation if we’re lucky. We have to be seen to be working all the hour’s god sends if we’re ever to get that promotion or make enough money to pay the bills. Digital nomads are different. They can be in a different place every day of the week if they like because all they need is an internet connection and a laptop and they’re good to go. They don’t have to worry about paying the mortgage or getting a promotion because they’re too busy exploring and they’re their own bosses. They have it good.

Freelancing has Never Been Easier

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In the past, when we only had snail mail and corded phones to communicate by, freelancing wasn’t exactly easy, but now that we have the internet, it’s a different matter entirely. All you need to do is buy a cheap domain from and set up your own portfolio site, or join a few freelancing sites like People Per Hour and you can find work remotely from anywhere in the world. It is perhaps this more than anything else that has seen the number of digital nomads explode.

Digital Nomads Do What They Love

If we’re honest, most of us don’t exactly love our jobs. Some of us might like them well enough, but they’re not exactly what we would choose to be doing, and others might hate getting up in the morning knowing that they have a full day of drudge ahead of them. Digital nomads don’t have this problem, they’ve taken the plunge and found a way to do what they love, whether that be blogging, writing, designing websites or internet marketing. The prospect of getting up in the morning is a good one for them, and it is no doubt fuelling interest in digital nomadism as a way of life.

Are you a digital nomad? What made you choose the lifestyle.