Do you dream about quitting your job and traveling the world? Have you ever thought ‘Why do I need to live here in the city when I can work on a computer from anywhere in the world?’ The internet has changed the meaning of work, bringing new opportunities and employment that didn’t exist until recently. Today we can build a career from wherever we want, free from the constraints of a conventional nine-to-five office job.
What if you could choose where and when you worked, and live anywhere in the world? With the rise of web-based working, physical location is often irrelevant. Cue the rise of so-called digital nomads, a group of ‘location-independent workers’ for whom the daily commute is whatever they want it to be.
For the last 6 months I’ve been able to make a full-time living as business blogger on my $300 Dell laptop — with an hourly rate more than double what I was making as a healthcare analyst.