The number one tip I have is:
Research, research, research.
Being a digital nomad sounds like it is all fun and exciting, but the only way it works is if you do a lot of advance planning.
Things you have to have covered in advance before you start:
6 months living expenses – depending on where you’re going and for how long, you may need to get a visa. For these visas to be granted, you have to prove that you won’t try to get a job within the country, so it is entirely within the country “s rights to ask for proof of income. (In Mexico, I had to prove regular deposits of a certain amount over a set period of time coming from a non-Mexican employer in addition to a minimum balance.)
6 months is always my rule of thumb before setting out, because it covers the most onerous of country requirements and gives a good support cushion in general.
Know the Ground Rules – Where are you going? Why did you choose there? Do you speak the language? Do you like the food?
If you picked a place just because it sounds cool or the cost of living is cheap and haven’t learned anything about the people or culture, you will be in for a nasty shock when you arrive.
As funny as it sounds, the first thing I do when touching down in a new place is head to the local grocery store/market. Looking at how locals buy their food (and what they are buying) helps me to understand the area faster than anything else.
Have a backup plan (and another one) – if you’re going to work remotely, you need to have Internet access. Make sure you know the locations of all of the Internet cafes in town, and that you have your own personal source of internet, like a local SIM card. If you want to be triple covered, get a membership to a private location as well like Copass or Regus that will give you internet if everything else goes down.
And, of course, build in some time for fun. You “re doing this because you want to be in a great location, so enjoy it.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-tips-for-living-a-remote-lifestyle
Originally Posted On: 2017-04-01