By 2035, it is estimated that there will be one billion digital nomads on this planet. The digital nomad way of living is one of the fastest-growing lifestyles we have today. But why is it so popular? Here are a few reasons why exiting the office cubicle might make sense for you. Read on to learn the benefits of being a digital nomad.
Choose your own work environment. During our adult years, we spend roughly 1/3 of our lives at work. Sitting around in the same generic setting every day is not the least bit inspiring. One benefit of being a digital nomad is the freedom to choose your own work environment! Best of all, you get to change it with the seasons, or whenever you wish.
Say goodbye to the commute. One of the biggest benefits to being a digital nomad is that you get to walk to work. They say time is money, and according to the US Census bureau, the average full-time employee spends 4.35 hours per week just getting to and from work. Imagine what you could do with all the extra time! If you spent your former commute time exercising, you would go a long way towards being healthy, with no extra time taken out of your schedule.
No more dress up. One of my favorite things about trading is to wake up each morning, pour a cup of coffee, and instead of scrambling to pretty myself up for work, I climb in front of my computer to see what happened in the world while I slept.
See the world. Another big benefit of being a digital nomad is the ability to see the world. Since you can work from literally anywhere in the world that has access to the internet, you can experience different cultures while earning your keep. Better yet, take advantage of living in low cost regions to save more and work less. At the same time, try to work with clients from expensive countries so that you get the benefit of a first world income, but not the related expenses that typically go along with it.
Become a snowbird. Don’t like winter? Then move! Rather than endure long, cold, winters, Digital nomads can travel with the seasons. No longer do you have to wait until retirement to head south during the winter and north in the summer.
Be happy with less! When you travel a lot, you learn how to live with less material possessions—it quickly becomes second nature. You learn to enjoy experiences instead of things. You obviously can’t carry a big screen or an expensive leather couch in your suitcase, so save thousands by keeping life simple.
There are many reasons why 79% of questioned digital nomads expect to live this lifestyle forever. These are just a few of the more obvious benefits that come to mind.