I don't know how these travelers and nomads do it, but to them it just seems to come so naturally. Never get the impression they have a lot of worries. It's like they land on their feet, no matter what.
I'd love to have a life like that, but I don't know how, and I think I'm too rooted by possessions. All of this might be easier if all your possessions fit in one single bag.
>>322>It's like they land on their feet, no matter what.
this is so true
they are like cats sneaking around the world and i must admit it is fucking incredible
i guess you can't learn that… you just try and see if you can handle it >>323>if you can't sell yourself well then this probably won't be the lifestyle for you
really think i fucking can
i have great communication skills and i handle conversations even with complete strangers easily and after all it's always enjoyable experience
i think that meeting new people and hearing their stories is one of the biggest reasons why i want to go nomad
I know someone who lives exactly this lifestyle. He does proof-reading online, which earns him enough money to live in countries like Vietnam and Thailand. He has moved around quite a lot but work is available anywhere with an internet connection. Admittedly, he knows the people who offer the proof-reading work quite well, so his connections allow him to be a 'digital nomad'. But he enjoys it and has been doing it for years.
So it's like digital freelance work (if I'm understanding it right)? I can see how people would enjoy it, but it's a bit too risky for me. I'd rather just stay in one place with a safe job.
Yea, I can understand that. I guess I'd rather have a secure job in one place, and only go out of my zone on vacation.
I want to try just this, doing translations and TeX typesetting, which is my current project under way. I had a translation job which was unfortunately revoked, as well as a jo where I tried using LaTeX and unfortunately it all went wrong too, but I won't give up, instead I'll learn from my mistakes!
So my plan is to fix my corrupted laptop because so far I've been working in a RSI-inducing little netbook, and to make a bit of a catalog translating some documents and typesetting them, so that I can now start to offer my services. Wish me luck sushi rolls! I really don't have that many options besides this, and I'm at a rather bad place in life right now. I just hope that out of the crisis I can grip the opportunities I have left and finally get to do just what this thread is about, because living in the city, and working in the city FUCKING SUCKS.
Where are you planing to go?
Also good luck and keep us informed
I don't think the nomad lifestyle is for me really. I could probably learn the skills for it but it's not really anything I've wanted to do.
digital nomad maybe, more like cyber hobo, hikki-punk.
I'd love to be able to live in places like the US or Japan without having their depressing work life. I fantasise about being my own boss and getting to nip out for a coffee whenever I feel like it or having the time (I'd normally spend on public transport) to make beautiful, healthy homemade meals and keep a pet. Me and my bf are really into travel and it'd give us so many opportunities to see the world.
But what skills do you need to do freelance work? Isn't it incredibly difficult to find that kind of work? Isn't it stressful to have an unstable income?
Protip: All `digital nomads' are rich trust-fund kids whose only job is selling themselves and their lifestyle on social media.
>>395>I'd love to be able to live in places like the US
I can't wait to leave.>But what skills do you need to do freelance work?
I hate doing freelance work, I'd rather have a more stable 9-to-5. It only sounds good until you realize just how much effort you have to put into it and how little it pays. And no benefits like 401k or insurance or paid vacation or sick days really sucks.>Isn't it incredibly difficult to find that kind of work?
I only do freelance software development because I'm having trouble finding a more traditional career. But if I got hired for one of the places I've applied to recently, I'd take that over this any day.
Where do you intend to go when you leave the US? I can't think of too many places I'd like to go besides maybe Canada or if I learn a new language France or Germany.
Maybe Brazil could be sweet too, but things sound a little rough compared to the US.
Western Europe is lost, please reconsider.
Can confirm. US has it far better than they realise.
>>399>Western Europe is lost
That's very vague, what do you mean?
Poland or Hungary>Brazil
Is that a joke?
I personally have no real intent of moving out of the US, mostly because I have zero clue where I would really move to. Again, Canada is similar enough and with more global warming, maybe I'll get my Midwestern US weather up there when I'm an old man. But I agree with >>401
, I'd like to hear why Western Europe is a lost cause.>>402
Not a joke, but I acknowledged that Brazil is rough compared my own nation. I guess it's better to say that I didn't put much thought into moving, something I don't intend to do. >>400
Well, yea, the US is basically a massive landmass the size of Europe when Alaska is factored in, with only two friendly countries as it's direct neighbors. It's kinda hard not to love the US.
>>395>I'd love to be able to live in places like the US
When most people think of the US, they're thinking of the big coastal cities. The cost of living there doesn't really allow for a digital nomad lifestyle unless you're a rich trust fund kid like >>396
said. The rest of the US has plenty of nature, but no jobs and no facilities.>>399
Western Europe has the same cost of living problem. If you have connections to find cheap housing, can handle couch surfing, or have a paid scholarship, it's pretty chill here. I've met plenty of exchange students and expats from the US and Easter/Southern Europe who say they prefer it here.
South-East Asia seems to be the biggest digital nomad hotspot, because a freelance wage can easily support a comfortable lifestyle there.