Digital Nomads: How To Run A Business From Anywhere

Do you have to travel very long hours overseas to work and sustain your family? Even if you haven’t started a family of your own, traveling away from friends and extended family is usually not easy emotionally. Though a lot is changing lately with many companies embracing remote working these days, you can make that change on your own. Digital nomads use telecommunications technologies to earn a living. Usually, they work remotely from foreign countries. It could be from their bathroom, public libraries, parks, or even on a journey.

How companies are expanding globally

Remote working had been in practice for so many years but just with a few companies. With the breakout of the coronavirus which crumbled so many business activities and caused a shutting down of almost all offices around the world, business organizations have been able to come up with plans for remote working. Most workers around the world now work from their homes or from any coworking space that their companies have made arrangements for. Hiring has also become global since there is no need for a qualified candidate living far away to do journeys anyways. Getting qualified candidates has become more tasking also. Most companies use PEO services such as PEO Georgia as one of the ways to expand their business globally, especially in the aspect of hiring qualified workers. Let us see how to be a successful digital nomad.

Speak with your employer about switching from a physical office to a remote one

This might be difficult to achieve if the company you work for still has a policy of workers being physically present at the office. There are several digital nomads who have never quit or changed their jobs. All they did was switch to working remotely. If you are sure you can communicate with your clients and your office colleagues using online tools and still achieve results while working remotely, then you can approach your human resources department with the special request to be a digital nomad. If your employer trusts you enough to deliver and approves it, you are free to work from home or anywhere in the world.

Use online platforms

If you have decided to be a remote worker or freelancer then you must have an online presence. Online business management differs from traditional business management. The format, tools, and communication methods used are different. You can select programs for managing employees remotely so that you can work comfortably. Some online platforms allow companies to register and manage employees online. It makes it easy for digital nomads to be able to do their business. The use of teleworking tools helps digital nomads make decisions and an assessment of these tools helps to understand if projects can be managed remotely or not.

Organize a workable schedule for yourself

One of the reasons people want to become digital nomads is because they want to be able to control their work schedules. It might not be that easy to be flexible if you switched your office work to remote work but if you are a freelancer, you can have control over your time and work out a schedule that will be comfortable for you. It is good to be free from the regular 9 to 5 working hours but as a digital nomad, if you only work when you feel like it and do not follow a schedule you have set for yourself, then you may be running into problems with keeping clients. There has to be a consistency of work deliveries when you have jobs so that your clients can be impressed and keep you as a permanent option.

Start a new business from the scratch

Some aspiring digital nomads usually go this route if their requests to the organizations they represent to work remotely are turned down. They want to be free to choose their own work hours and feel they are not being fulfilled where they are. They decide to start some form of business while still working and once it takes off strongly, they quit their jobs and start managing their businesses. There are many million-dollar business opportunities out there waiting to be grabbed and you could get lucky if you put in the time and effort towards the search. Once you arrive at a decision on what to kick-off on, your dedication towards making the business a success is all that is needed to make you successful.

Final word

People can lose focus after becoming digital nomads. It will be falling between two stools if you had to quit your job only to venture into something that would be a failure. This is why it is necessary to be sure you can handle working remotely before you make that decision. Some people need that guidance and won’t work if they become their own boss. If you must succeed as a digital nomad and run your business from anywhere, you need to be disciplined and hardworking even with the knowledge of these tips above.

 

Michael Pignataro
co-CEO - Operations at 'corePHP'
Michael spearheads ‘corePHP’s software solutions and service offerings. Focus on sales and marketing for the organization. A huge believer in family and has an amazing wife and 4 beautiful children. Loves camping and hiking.

Michael's philosophy is simple: "If you can dream it, we can do it."
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Michael Pignataro

About Michael Pignataro

Michael spearheads ‘corePHP’s software solutions and service offerings. Focus on sales and marketing for the organization. A huge believer in family and has an amazing wife and 4 beautiful children. Loves camping and hiking. Michael's philosophy is simple: "If you can dream it, we can do it."

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