What that means is that I work via the internet and I don't have a permanent place that I call my "home". Digital implies that my work is connected in cyberspace and nomad implies that I'm always on the move. Basically, I am allowed the freedom to travel around the world as long as I can connect to the internet long enough to get my job done. NOTE: Before we move ahead, I want to mention that some digital nomads focus more on having a fulfilling internet career while others focus more on the "nomad" part- they have a passion for travel and work merely as a means to sustain that passion. While this is totally acceptable, I'm all about finding a job that you both love and will allow you to travel. Being a digital nomad is an amazing, fulfilling, and enriching experience… for me. But it's not for everyone. Most digital nomads I know are wanderlusters (people who love to travel), but some just love the freedom of being able to go anywhere at any time and communicate with their … [Read more...] about 3 Important Questions You Need To Answer If You Want To Be A Digital Nomad
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I love what I do. I would not want to be doing anything else. Being a digital nomad is great. I get to travel, meet new people, speak different languages, mingle with new and exciting cultures, and learn a whole lot about a world that I didn’t know existed. And I can sustain this level of nomadicism with my digital work. Currently, I’m working here at SML as an editor. I’m also a freelance writer, I’ve run part-time businesses before (with very part-time earnings), and soon I’ll be starting up my own blog. All of these things take place on the internet (with the exception of writing, but posting articles and getting paid requires the internet), so all of these things can be done wherever there’s internet connection. But being a digital nomad is more than one of these romantic dreams that gets touted by self-professed “internet gurus” that try and sell you their products. I’m here to say: It’s not a particularly glamorous … [Read more...] about 5 Debunked Myths About Being A Digital Nomad
So in my last article, I talked about what a digital nomad is and how to see if you’re ready to be one. You can read that article here. As I’ve said before, and as I will say countless more times, being a digital nomad is tough. If it doesn’t suit your personality, you are not going to like it. Like everything in life, it requires a lot of hard work and dedication; it is not the glamorous lifestyle that some people make it out to be. But you have probably heard an “internet marketing guru” talk about how it’s the most amazing thing ever. Well, internet newbie, you need to be aware of scams. If I were trying to sell you something, I would probably tell you that I could make all of your dreams come true. Now, maybe being a digital nomad does indeed sound like a dream, but it’s also not 100% lounging by a pool in a tropical land of magic. Again, if I were trying to sell you something, I’d show you a picture like this: This is me… … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide On How To Find A Digital Nomad Job
When it comes to receiving payment from foreign countries, there is only handful of companies out there. I discovered about Payoneer service in 2009 but started using them recently. After realizing how much money I can save when receiving money via Payoneer over PayPal or Payza, now I try to receive majority of my affiliates & advertisement payments via them. ( I will share the difference & money I saved via this in future posts). I’m in a quest to explore more about them & will keep sharing more learning & use cases with you in the coming days. For today, I will share about free Payoneer mobile app that is available for both iOS & Android. In this post, I will share my experience with the app & if you are an existing user of Payoneer, you would love to have their mobile app. For those who have never used Payoneer, it’s a service like PayPal which let you receive payment from foreign countries (Learn more here). You can also use Payoneer to receive … [Read more...] about Payoneer Mobile App Is Pure Bliss For Freelancers & Affiliates [Download]
"Blogging gifted me My first car". That day was a milestone in the journey of my life, and It's like history repeating itself. Today on 29th July 2015 I'm rewriting the story with one change, and this time it's a "Flat" instead of a "Car". After living in rented flats for the last seven years, finally I have a permanent shelter & address. Last year I purchased a flat in Gurgaon with my blogging income from blogging & home loan from ICICI bank. And, Finally today I got the possession of the flat. This is once in a lifetime moment & my sincere gratitude to ShoutMeLoud, to you & all the readers. Little backstory… I left my parents house in 2002, and I dreamed of following the steps of my Mentor (Grandfather), who moved from a small village to a city & set a landmark for the generations to follow. I'm not close to what he did; someone who build a house with his own hands, but I'm content that my direction is right. On 1st December 2008, I never thought blogging could … [Read more...] about Blogging Gifted Me Shelter For The Life – Feeling Blessed!