How to travel & run a business as a digital nomad

digital nomad

We live in a world where traditional office jobs are decreasing in popularity. You no longer need to sacrifice your love for travel and work from a cubicle.

Starting a business of your own is daunting but why not see the world while you do it?

In other words, why not become a digital nomad?

Here are a few tips to get you started!


Even though you aren’t working a 9-5 job any longer, your workspace remains just as important.

Wherever you are, you want to choose a location that has quality Wi-Fi. If you don’t have a place of your own, scout out some local cafes and restaurants. These could be great places to be productive.

There are some tech accessories that are a must for any digital nomad. These are quality headphones, a mobile hotspot, and portable chargers.

You never know when you could end up in a remote location that is noisy, has no Wi-Fi, or plugs to charge your devices.

Stay on Track

It is so easy to become distracted by social media while working, especially if you are a frequent procrastinator.

If you are running a business, you cannot let these obstacles get to you. If you aren’t focused and not completing tasks, there is no one else to push the blame onto.

There are so many methods to staying on track. You can leave your phone in another room or use one of these apps to keep you from browsing social networks for hours.


This is one of the least exciting aspects of being a digital nomad.

Unfortunately, even when you are working in another country, you are not exempt from paying taxes in your home country.

Before embarking on your journey, familiarize yourself with all the legalities to make you aren’t breaking any rules and keep track of all documents that prove you have been earning an income.

If you are looking for effective strategies on how to manage taxes abroad, consider becomes a non-resident in your own country, open a bank account overseas, use the foreign currency, or choose to be in a country where tax laws are lenient.

Find a Digital Nomad Community

Being a digital nomad can get lonely. It’s important to remain social and make the effort to meet other people.

There are so many opportunities to find meet up groups or conferences with other digital nomads around the world.

The profession is gaining popularity and you are likely to relate better to those with the same job title.

Once you have found your community, set up a daily walk before you begin work.

This will encourage you to get outside and active rather than sitting in front of a computer all day.

It’s important you are fulfilled out of any career you choose, especially if you are looking to be a digital nomad.

Enjoy the Perks

Even when you are running a business, it’s important to set aside time to explore and have fun.

You can’t be a digital nomad and not enjoy the best part of the job description!

Make time to write your travel bucket list before you hit the road. Perhaps you want to go on safari in Tanzania, visit Everest Base Camp or trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Use the freedom of your new digital lifestyle to live an extraordinary life!

As a digital nomad, the aim should ultimately be to achieve a great work-life balance. You need to be organized and motivated to get work done but also take time off and go on an adventure in a new country or city.

The beauty about traveling and running a business is that you can do both at the same time.