First off, what is a nomad? If you are looking for the technical definition it is “a member of a group of people that have no permanent home, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture for their livestock”. Thats a little out of date I know, because most people don’t travel with their livestock anymore. A more modern day version would be a single person or family that does not want to be stuck in one location due to a job or location they don’t like. A modern day nomad is a person who wants to call the world their home instead of one location.
How To Start The Nomadic Lifestyle
This is a tricky subject because every person in the world is in a unique situation. Lets cover the big issue first…Money. While money is not the most important thing in the world, it is a crucial part of survival in todays world. Not too many people know how to hunt for themselves or build their own shelter. So if you want the freedom to travel and live in multiple locations you need some form of passive income or the ability to work remotely from a computer.
Over the last decade, the idea of becoming a digital nomad has become very popular. These are people that leave their “safe & secure job” to go out on their own by offer digital service such as web design, search engine optimization, writing service and many more to other businesses that are willing to hire them remotely. It might sound risky, but this growing trend gives hope to those who want to escape the 9-5 Monday through Friday work week routine.
For a list of the most popular destinations for digital nomads you can visit the Nomadlist. Also, check out the video below for real examples of digital nomads who have taken the plunge into this lifestyle.