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Rise of the Digital Nomad

  • Publish Date: Posted over 5 years ago
  • Author:by Jason Taylor

The term “nomad” is generally described as a member of a community of people who are constantly travelling, moving to different places around the world, usually to make a living. 

Technology is changing the way that people live their day-to-day lives and has made way for previously unimaginable business opportunities. 

A digital nomad is considered as an individual who is able to work remotely and travel the globe simultaneously. By taking advantage of global marketplaces at their fingertips, the phrase “the world is your oyster” has never been so relevant. 

Globally it is reported that 23% of employees currently take advantage of the ability to work remotely and the number of companies that are 100% remote is on the rise. Buffer, the social media management tool, is just one example of a successful business that consists of 78 employees, all free to find their own workplace in any corner of the world. 

While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, studies have shown that it can actually benefit both employee and employer. Employees benefits include a better work-life balance, experiencing lower levels of stress, no or reduced commute, and many more. Employees are also shown to have increased productivity, and higher retention rates when allowed to work remotely. Other benefits to employers include lower costs when it comes to workspace rent, electricity and other utilities, as well as an expanded candidate pool as their talent search will no longer be confined to a geographic area. 

For those with an adventurous flare, the future looks to be prosperous, with more opportunities for freelance work arising, especially within the digital sector, as well as transportation becoming cheaper and more readily available. Other newly established services, such as co-working spaces and couch surfing sites have also made the lifestyle more accessible and much easier to get into and succeed in. 

With become, creativity is always encouraged, in both your work and personal lives. Should you find yourself turning green with envy scrolling through travel related social media posts, companies like ours provide freelancers with the ideal recruitment service. With freelance support in offices from Manchester to London, Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne to Auckland and even Hong Kong, why not pack a bag? 

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