Cash Myricks – Why Digital Nomadism Is On The Rise
The lifestyle of being a digital nomad is something which has been around since the mid to late 80s and it is the choice of those who do not wish to be tied down to a location for their job. This is something which over the course of the last decade has absolutely boomed and it is now a very popular option for so many young men and women who want to buck the traditional trend of the working world. I was drawn to this lifestyle after watching the brilliant Cash Myricks talk about how location independence could be achieved whilst making money, and I did all I could to create that life for myself. So what has prompted such an explosion of these digital nomads? Le’s take a look.
The biggest reason why we have seen this lifestyle choice in particular boom is because it has never been easier than it is right now to make money on the road. This is of course down to the fact that there are a great many ways in which you can make money online, and all you need is a laptop and an internet connection and you are good to go. In Starbucks’ all over the world you’ll see people glued to their laptops as they seek to make their money as they travel, and this is a huge reason for the explosion.
For many years a lot of people would travel around the world and perhaps take on seasonal work which would see them pick grapes in vineyards for 3 months in France, or something similar. Very few people however actually believed that this was a reality which could help them make money, this seemed like a way off idea. Slowly but surely however it dawned on people that the notion of making money on the road was very much an idea that could work, and people even realized that they could make a good living. Once this became a reality everyone was keen to get involved.
One thing which we certainly have to accept is that certain lifestyle choices can be fashionable and this is what has happened with digital nomadism. The allure of traveling the world, heading to far flung places and not having to worry about coming back in time for work, this quickly caught on. In the same way that a year out to backpack was a great idea in the past, the idea of a lifestyle on the road is now a very popular and fashionable choice which everyone wants a slice of.
The simple fact is that there is an enormous array of benefits to this lifestyle choice and that is yet another compelling reason why so many wish to take it on. We are seeing more and more digital nomads pop up and as long as the internet continues to boom, so too will those picking this particular lifestyle choice.