How to Become a Digital Nomad: THE SIMPLE ANSWER
I would like to introduce myself first. I’m Miko Eclipse (Serious. That’s my real surname). And I’m a Filipino Digital Nomad.
Yes, Digital Nomad. That elusive catch phrase for that hippie millennial who (almost) perpetually travels around the world. With the aid of a decent Internet Connection and your trusty Laptop, you can earn a living while on-the-go. Making the world your home address.
Is this even possible? This was the very same question I had after I read the 4-hour workweek by Tim Ferris. (More about this on another post)
I want to travel the world but I don’t want to wait until I get ultra rich to afford it. Nothing against delayed gratification. But traveling the world at 40-60 years old? Nah.
No offense though if that’s your thing. But if there was a way to do it now while not jeopardizing your future finances, why not, right?!
You Need to find Location-Independent Income Sources
This may be a business or a job (or multiple sources of both) that you can FULLY OPERATE NOW (or when you decide to travel long-term) even if you are anywhere in the world. And I’m saying, something that wouldn’t die down even if you leave for 4 months straight or more to travel.
Currently, I have my freelance writing for my main source. I get paid by my clients thru bank transfer. I trade time for money pretty much like your normal job except it can be done anywhere.
And some side businesses and a Forex account (Shout out to my mentor: Nomad Finance Girl and MMM!) for extra. (Might elaborate this on another post.)
That’s it! That’s the boring how. No secret benefactor. No trust fund from my parents (I wish I have). No magical genie from a lamp. None.
Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy
If you think there is a magic formula, there is none. Disappointed? Don’t be. Because this simple answer means we all have a chance.
But simple doesn’t mean easy. What I can share in this page though are resources to help you become one.
And I will also share some travel tips and my foodie finds on this page. After all, it’s my real passion, traveling and eating really good food! Yey!
My Aim for this Page: To Give You a Choice
I hope the resources I will give will help you become a Digital Nomad. I want to travel with interesting peooppllee!
But to tell you frankly, almost no Filipino (even foreigner friends at least in my circle) can travel like I do because of time and location constraints.
With this, at least I can give you a choice if you want to. And maybe someday, we can travel together as well.