Working from anywhere in the world, choosing a new city as your workplace each week- the life of a digital nomad. Digital nomads have been on the rise for the last few years and it’s no wonder why. It’s a romantic way to live, but it can make growing a business difficult.
When your office is constantly ‘elsewhere’, you need to have foolproof systems that you can access with ease if you don’t want to go bust. It’s not easy to build a business and always be packing your bag.
Here are two ways to make your life as a digital nomad easier, and to help make sure your business sustains itself while you’re on the road.
Move All Your Systems Online
This may sound simple, especially since we’re at the height of the digital age. Using online payment systems like Due is a no-brainer, but what about the other aspects of your business?
Break your business down into its relative parts and move all of it online. This goes beyond setting up a website and sending out some email pitches. You’ll want to do things like:
-Make sure all your equipment can access wi-fi. For example, photographers should invest in a DSLR that connects to wi-fi.
-Make sure you can access your bank account from anywhere in the world.
-Get credit cards that can be used in foreign countries.
Living an all-digital lifestyle means that you need to be connected to the internet everywhere you go. You’ll need to be able to access your content, and your money, and get in touch with your clients. Moving everything online, and creating multiple ways to access it all, means that no matter where you go you’ll be able to work.
Diversify Your Work
Digital nomads are living in a time of plenty right now. Social media influencers can charge high rates when they have a large and engaged base. Content creators can sell work that appeals to an international audience.
All good things come to an end though. That’s why it’s important to diversify your skill set. Having multiple things to offer clients means that you’ll always have a bargaining chip.
For travelers, in particular, it’s easy to keep a pulse on many things. You can offer photography services from all the places you’ve been to. You can cover the emerging music scene in a city you’ve landed in for a month. Use the fact that you are everywhere at once to your advantage. Work it into what you can offer to your clients to stay sharp.
The life of a digital nomad is glamorous at times. By taking care to protect your business, and make it as smooth as possible you can add to the glamour. There may not be anything you can do when you miss a flight, but you can control how you earn your money.