Interested in becoming a digital nomad? Filipinos now have access to online jobs that allow them to travel the world while working.
You just need a laptop and a stable internet connection, and the world is your oyster. However, it’s easier said than done. Believe it or not, life as a digital nomad is not for everyone.
If you really want to try it out, here are 5 tips you can follow:
Test the Waters First
Becoming a digital nomad sounds cool, right? I mean, you can travel the world while working instead of commuting to your office every single day.
However, it’s not all fun and games for digital nomads. After all, you still have to clock in for work. Some people also feel lonely when they don’t have constant companions while travelling.
So before fully immersing yourself in this lifestyle, try living like a digital nomad for a week, preferably somewhere nearby.
Then check if it’s a lifestyle you really want in the long run.
Do Not Treat Traveling As a Vacation
The number one mistake of first-time digital nomads is they treat it as a vacation.
During a vacation, you forget about working. Some can’t focus on their tasks because the beach is right in front of them.
Some even create jam-packed itineraries only to feel exhausted because they still have to work afterwards.
Thus, it’s better to prioritize work first, and then explore your chosen destination after you’re finished with your tasks.
Don’t Hop from One Destination to Another
As a digital nomad, stay at least a week or more in one place because short trips make it tougher to balance work and leisure.
This way, you can work at a comfortable pace and still have plenty of time to explore your destination.
Check the Internet Speed at Every Destination
The internet is the lifeblood of your remote working career. So beforehand, check the internet speed at your destination.
Avoid staying in remote islands or mountains. Also, prepare back-up connections like travel sim cards just in case.
Prepare Your Finances
Lastly, do your homework before living a digital nomad life. Research the cost of living in the cities you’ll be visiting and set aside a budget to cover unexpected expenses as well.
You must also have a steady source of income like an online job to avoid draining your savings.
Luckily, there are a lot of remote working opportunities available for Filipinos.
If you don’t know where to start, you can sign up through Remote Staff to gain access to multiple online job opportunities.
Start your digital nomad journey by registering today!
About Rica Jankulovski
As the CEO of Remote Staff, Rica Jankulovski has been helping small-to-medium sized companies grow sustainably and steadily by matching them with hard-working, English-speaking Filipino remote talent.
Having been born and raised in the Philippines and currently living in Australia, her unique experiences and perspectives on both cultures allow her to constantly empower both her clients and remote talents to make a meaningful difference in work and in life.