The life of a digital nomad is all about being location independent. A new millenium buzzword? Perhaps. The 21st century telecommuter? Sure. Valid way of living the life of travel while still earning a wage? Absolutely! But that is a Tier 1 nomad and today we’re exposing the Tier 2 nomad.

DIGITAL NOMAD

Thanks to the Internet, laptop advancements, a cell phone with data plan, and Cloud storage, anyone with a bit of enterprising in their blood can make a living as a digital nomad. Common digital nomad occupations include writers, photographers, web developers, personal assistants, graphic designers, and even work-as-you-go laborers. And now with the prominence of social media you can build up your brand and market internationally even as a team of one!

The real truth is that it has never been more easy to work professionally and travel consistently at the same time!

But sometimes when things seem too good to be true, they are. There are a few downsides to the ‘life nomadic.’ The obvious downside is never feeling grounded or like you have a home. You also have to consider the requirements for professional work and the mental and emotional strain of generating income while on the path just to stay on the path. Not one to focus on the negative though there are a few more subtle (and perhaps obvious) plusses as well that go beyond the cut-and-dried “I travel all the time and work on the road. Isn’t that cool?” idiom. Do you want to hear them? Then please enjoy the next 3 minutes as I outline some of the plusses and minuses that make up the secret(s) of a digital nomad.

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