How to Prepare for a Life on the Road
Are you about to take the leap to become a digital nomad? Then congratulations are in order! This is one of the bravest, most exciting and most rewarding decisions you can ever make and will help you to enjoy a huge amount of freedom and success that most people never get to taste.
But it’s also going to be a challenge. You will be living without access to the creature comforts to which you have become accustomed. You will be working without an office. And you will be far away from your loved ones.
So how do you prepare for life on the road? Here are some top tips…
Here’s a tip you don’t hear often: practice!
Once you’re out there in the middle of Thailand, it will be a little bit late to decide that your business model doesn’t work, or that you don’t like being away from home!
So instead, a tip is to go on a shorter trip first and use this as an opportunity to test how well you can adapt. Or alternatively, why not try working out of cafes for a while first?
Invest in the Right Gear
There’s a lot of gear that will help you as a digital nomad. From a microfiber towel that will fold easily into a bag and dry instantly, to power bricks and portable keyboards. Get all of your gear ready before you travel and this will help you a great deal.
Get Everything in Order
You’re leaving the country partly to get away from all the admin that comes with modern life. But before you go, you’re going to have to do just a little bit more to get your affairs in order.
That means thinking about who will look after your home when you’re not there. Is someone willing to come and look after your post?
It also means thinking about travel insurance. It means getting an account that you can use abroad. And it means finding the right mobile contract too so that you can make calls. Get any visas you need too and make sure that you have all your travel documentation in order.
Research the Place You’re Going
Digital nomads should always research their destinations before they set off. It is crucial to know where the free wifi can be located apart from anything else! Plus, it can help to have a few hotels in mind…