Bum – (noun) A traveler, with no particular purpose or destination.
Nomad – (noun) A member of a people having no permanent abode, and who travel from place to place to find fresh pasture.
Interesting. It seems the two are not the same even though I’ve been called bum and a few other choice things. Truth is, it is just a word and it is one that could not be farther from the truth when talking about life as a digital nomad. SECRET #1 – Being a digital nomad or running your own location-independent company requires as much, if not more, work than any corporate position you may have previously held. There is no one to bring in clients other than you. The work can’t be passed on. In fact, the buck stops with you usually. Your office supplies have to be purchased by you and then carried around by you. There is no office closet that rivals the Office Depot. When working as a nomad you have to be responsible for every second of every day or else your business will suffer and ultimately you will suffer (be it emotionally, physically, mentally, etc) But where do all these online jobs come from? How do you find examples of revenue generating online businesses? How can you escape working for someone else and figuring out how to work for yourself? Continue reading