Digital Nomads and the Rise of Remote Working
It’s undeniable that technology has touched every aspect of our lives. It has transformed the way we communicate and travel. It’s changed the way we work.
Thanks to the Internet, you can now access information anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. Traditional offices that once had no choice but to have their employees clock in 9 to 5 can now be more flexible.
In fact, some companies already allow their people from certain departments to work from home on specific days of the week. However, many companies are still strict about employees working outside of the office for data security reasons. But as more people realize that it’s absolutely possible to work from anywhere as long as you have access to Wi-Fi, more and more employees want to demand this type flexibility from their companies.
And for many people, instead of just dream for that day to come and hope their employer will someday change the company culture, they’ve decided to leave the confines of the traditional corporate structure to work and live as digital nomads.
What is a Digital Nomad?
The term ‘digital nomad’ was coined sometime in the late 90s; however, the lifestyle wouldn’t gain momentum until just a few years ago. Digital nomads were once described as freelancer or remote employees who work while traveling. Now a digital nomad can be anyone who can work from anywhere. In fact, many digital nomads hold full-time jobs with employers who allow them to work from any location they choose.
More and more people, particularly Millennials, started to reject conventional company cultures. And with jobs becoming more scarce, clever entrepreneurial types decided to take their ideas online and build their businesses in the digital space.
In today’s world, a brick-and-mortar location is not as much a requirement for successful business as it once was. In fact, many successful companies exist entirely online. Depending on the industry, many business owners don’t need a physical store to sell their products and services nor do they need to meet customers face-to-face. In fact, for many entrepreneurs, Wi-Fi, Skype, the Cloud, a phone line, and other remote tools are all they need to maintain lasting business relationships.
The Rise of Remote Workers
With the rise of digital nomads and remote workers came the boom of coworking spaces. In a coworking space, you will find people from all industries who are all working in one location. What brings them together to these communal working hubs? Wi-Fi.
This only stresses the point that many jobs can be performed from anywhere you have a stable Internet connection.
According to a report by The Atlantic: “By 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers, temps, independent contractors and entrepreneurs who single-handedly run their own businesses.”
The digital nomad lifestyle was once only reserved for creatives. Now, it’s embraced by all industries who have realized that output is more important than physical presence in the office. The lifestyle is also ideal for entrepreneurs who seek that ever-elusive work-life balance.
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, there are so many options available to you to experience the digital nomad lifestyle. With a PayPerCall business, you could receive calls wherever you are. You could run your advice line, adult line, coaching, or counseling line from anywhere your phone can accept calls. In fact, the only time you would need to go online is when you need to market your business.
In today’s world, there are so many more opportunities to earn money that don’t require you to work a traditional 9 to 5. If you’re ready for a change, see how these people’s lives changed with PayPerCall.
Also published on Medium.