Recent years have seen the rise of “digital nomads.” These digital nomads refer to the laptop-wielding, fully-digital, and tech-savvy workers. They can work anytime and anywhere, needing only an internet connection and a power outlet.
Of course, in spite of the work flexibility, digital nomads also face challenges unique to their lifestyle. You may be a nomad struggling with the same problems yourself. You can find out how to solve these problems below.
What Is a Workday?
The one challenge that you mainly face as a digital nomad has to do with your work schedule. Instead of a typical nine to five workday, the digital nomad lifestyle frees you up at various points in one day. You also have clients from different time zones that mean you have to work at different times of the day.
Schedule Work and Play
Veteran nomads have solved this by working long hours as long as 12 hours or more. They also take long breaks to keep themselves healthy and rested. You can also try to balance out work and play by having designated days where you simply work and other days when you play.
Location-Locks and Security
As a digital nomad, you work using any internet connection you can find. This work style can lead you to location-locked services that you may need, however. You can also put your work data at risk by connecting to public Wi-Fis.
To access location-locked services, and to secure all the data you have regarding your work, you can use a VPN tunneling software. The software can protect you from hackers in a café.
Need a Home Base
As a nomad, you lack a physical address where clients can send important mail and bills. To remedy this lack of a home base, you can use the address of a loved one you visit often. You can even set up a PO Box in a city you frequent.
With the solutions above, you can solve the digital nomad challenges that may have plagued you for months already.