Digital nomads have inspired travellers all around the world! Offering them a world where they can work and travel and not be held down by a particular location or Job. This is a way of life that comes with its fair share of pros and cons. Like any other lifestyle that you choose to follow, you need to set up a system that works, plan ahead of time, and maximize your skills.
Breaking yourself free from a 9 to 5 desk job can be extremely liberating, not only can you work whenever you want but this enables you to live wherever you want. This way the shackles that tie you to a desk job are no longer keeping you pegged down in one single location.
Travel additionally, helps you learn new skills that can make you grow as a person.
Learn A New Language
While having amazing skills such as coding, teaching ect. is a great way to make make money online.
When it comes to learning a new language, it is by far not an easy undertaking. It takes a great deal of discipline and drive.
However, you are not picking up a new language for no reason, you are lucky enough to live like a digital nomad – and now is your chance to make the most out of your experience.
Imagine living in a foreign country and speaking their language. Finally, a way you can live like a local and enjoy everything the country has to offer. This will help you get immersed in the culture and the local lifestyle.
Tools To Learn A New Language
The first thing you need when looking to learn a new language is a reliable resource. Learning a new language does not happen overnight, it requires a system to help you add more to your knowledge with every step you take.
Fortunately, we live in a time where you can easily access all that you need online. Along with online courses that can help you learn and master a new language, various apps also exist that make language learning easy, fun and on the go.
One of the personal apps I have used myself is Duolingo this is basically one of the leading FREE language applications that helps you learn a new language at your own pace. Although not as good as the immersion method, Duolingo is there to build enough solid background to get you up and running and starting to make basic conversations.
When learning a new language and being able to speak various languages puts you at an advantage both for business and also for daily living.
The advantages are varied
Soak The World Around You
Being a digital nomad is all about heading towards new ventures, pushing you out of your comfort zone, and putting you in the middle of exciting situations. To survive in such conditions you need to create an adapting personality, one that helps you thrive in any environment.
However, how adaptable are you really if you are not making the effort to learn the local language?
When you venture on a new adventure you find a common hindrance, that is the language barrier. Becoming able to speak even at a very basic level can give you an advantage as you may network more deeply with the locals and their culture enabling you to utilize your time in that city to the maximum advantage.
Make New Friends
Becoming a digital nomad helps you live in new cities and meeting new people forming new connections is part of the way of life. The advantage of being a digital nomad is meeting new people and making new meaningful relationships.
This creates a new window of opportunity and you may pick up new skills, people may introduce you to a new job or you might just settle down in that city which better fits your needs.
Immersion and language learning of course are key to making new friends, eventually we can make life long connections that will last a lifetime.
Becoming An English Teacher
While you are travelling to places like South East Asia, South America, Japan, Spain ect.. and immersing yourself in the local culture, an additional way to make some money on the side is teaching English. As most of us are native English speakers becoming an English teacher can be second nature to some.
Various ways to teach English exist, most of the teaching these days is being done online and finding work teaching children or adults online has become easier than ever. You can of course also teach locally by contacting local language schools.
No matter how you wish to go about the process, teaching English in a foreign country is a great way to make money and create some great connections.
When you learn a new language you are not just gaining a skill, one that you can use to connect with locals. It is a skill you can use to open up more career opportunities for yourself.
While still working remotely, when you shift your language you can easily cater to a whole new section. Allowing you the opportunity to explore and find better opportunities for yourself.
There is no better souvenir to remember your time in a place than the local language. A skill that will stay with you for as long as you are alive. Along with the friends you have made when living in a new country.
When living as a digital nomad your most prized possession will be your adaptability. Not everyone can live their life like the way you do, moving from one section of the world to the next.
Truly following your heart rather than following your career.