6 Pros & Cons Of Being a Digital Nomad

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6 Pros & Cons Of Being a Digital Nomad

As someone who has had the opportunity to work remote in different companies with very different work cultures, I’d like to share some of the pros and cons of being a digital nomad along with some tricks of the trade. 

Maybe you’re stuck in a job you hate and crave a change of scenery. Maybe you love your job but suffer from extreme wanderlust. Maybe you aren’t sure what I mean by digital nomad, but you’re curious and listening. Whoever you are, this is for you.

Let’s start off with the basics.

What does being a digital nomad even mean?

To be honest, it’s a fancy term for something quite simple. It just means you are able to work online, so where you work from doesn’t really matter as long as you have internet. You can have your own business as a freelancer and work for clients all over the world, or you can work for a company that has a remote work policy. 

Campervan in Costa Rica

 Living in a van in Costa Rica

In any case, each company has its own work culture so expectations will vary accordingly. I’ve had jobs where I had complete flexibility over my hours as long as the work got done. And I’ve also had the absolute opposite, where I was working with very strict hours independent of my own timezone. 

Pros of being location independent

Cons of working remotely

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Office view in Pochote, Costa Rica

So here are some tips:

Bar in El Paredon, Guatemala

Lunch break in El Paredon, Guatemala

Mariana Suchodolski
Writer
Lisbon, Portugal
Andy Killander and Lilly Öreby
Photographer & Videographer
Stockholm, Sweden
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