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Let’s dive straight back into part 3 of our guide into remote working.
It’s important that you don’t let your travels and ‘busy work’ get in the way of your progress. By this, I mean that there is really no excuses to not keep learning and getting better at what you do. Just because you travel a lot don;t think you can afford to let your skills slip or fall behind people back home. You’ll often find that being a nomad is a fantastic opportunity to advance yourself far beyond the chances you get at home because you (not your boss) is in the driving seat for your career. There are some great learning resources out there – some aimed at digital nomads and some are for anyone but are all accessed online.
If you are looking to learn more about becoming a digital nomad and how you can make it work with your business then DNX Camp is the place for you. They run ‘all in’ workshops which you can join (they are based in various amazing locations). You get a safe place to live and the chance to join in on some really informative workshops (like how to run your own Udemy course etc). You’ll meet other people who are also trying to take their nomad business to the next level, so it’s good for networking. Aside from all the learning, you’ll get a chance to take part in various fun activities, excursions and cool parties too.
How about sailing to your next destination and picking up some new skills along the way? That’s exactly what you can do with Nomad Cruise. They describe themselves as a ‘floating conference for digital nomads’ which all in all sound great! When you are abroad you can attend classes on a range of practical topics like WordPress, Facebook Messenger bots, email marketing, cryptocurrencies, AI and AdWords.
Maybe you fancy spending a few evenings a week learning something new, without having to leave your location? Then you should check out Udemy. They have courses on nearly all topics you can think of – they say their mission is to ‘help anyone learn anything’. Their courses are taught by industry leaders – so you’ll be learning from the best. The really great feature is that they can be learnt at your own pace, from anywhere in the world that has good wi-fi. Udemy is also a good way to earn some cash on the side – if you are particularly strong in your vocation, then consider teaching it!
Manage your money
One of the most important things you’ll do before you go away is figuring out how to manage your money. You’ll need to make sure that you can not only get paid but also pay your bills too. You’ll need a reliable service that won’t let you down, no matter where you are in the world!
Definitely get yourself a Monese card. Don’t worry if you are not currently in the UK, you can get a Monese card anywhere in the EEA, as long as you have an address that the card can be sent to! Opening an account is simple and fast – you just need the app and your passport or national i.d. There are many benefits to having a Monese account – you can use your contactless card wherever Visa is accepted or at any ATM’s globally. You can make cheap international transfers, we only change you 0.5% of the transaction on top of the mid-market exchange rate – which is one of the cheapest rates available (up to 8x cheaper than high street banks!). Unlike pre-paid cards, with Monese you can get paid directly into your account. All you need to do is give your personal UK sort code and account number to whoever needs to pay you; so there’s no need to be shifting your money around unnecessarily. Monese has a whole host of daily benefits too, like being able to track your expenditure easily, and having access to our Insta-balance feature. To find out more visit us here.
It’s a really good idea to make sure that you are adequately insured for your travels and World Nomads make this easy. They offer flexible travel insurance for independent travellers. You can buy, claim or extend your insurance all online, even if you are not in your home country.
Get up and go
Still a bit nervous about travelling completely independently? Well, don’t think you can’t do it! There are now many companies that offer an ‘all inclusive’ style of digital nomad experience. You can sign up and you get access to their coliving, coworking, travel, excursions plus so much more!
If you are interested in European or Asian destination then check out Terminal 3. They offer the all in service of travel booking, living, working, events and even professional coaching, which will get you all set for the nomad life.
Want to see more than one place, but prefer to travel in a group? Nomad Convoy is perfect for you! According to them ‘Nomad Convoy is an all-inclusive, nothing to worry, delicious food, epic adventure, stunning wildlife, team-building, bonfire camping, big five safari, barbecue music, star-gazing, high-level network holiday.. with wifi!’ Phew, that all sounds great. They travel around Africa together learning and working as a group.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our guide! Remember that being location independent doesn’t mean that you have to leave everything behind – with the right tools and some know-how you can return a better, more skilled person. So what are you waiting for?