Becoming A Digital Nomad – The First Stages!

So it’s been a week or two since I wrote that post about the life of a digital nomad, and I’d like to share some updates and new things I’ve learned.

Firstly, It seems that this is actually a fairly popular thing and that lots of people are in fact traveling the world doing what they love, just from their laptops or even smart phones in some cases. So like I was saying, becoming a digital nomad seems like the best way to live life, at least for me right now.

Discovering the real reason why I want to do this

I’m going through a stage where I am shying away from commitment, not because I’m afraid but because I feel I’m challenged much more by being open and ready for the world. I feel like staying in one place and doing the same thing is just going to slowly drain my willpower, energy and life force.

It seems like I’d grow a lot more on the open road, and by moving around a lot, I can not only fulfill my ‘epic adventure around the world’ but I can also:

  • Learn new things
  • Meet awesome new people
  • Do loads of things from my bucketlist
  • And still do the same sort of work I want to do anyway

You see, I’ve always been under the impression or belief that the best thing to do is to own my own business. I’ve just read so many self help books and blogs that I know this. I’ve also got a crazy goal of becoming a millionaire before the age of 30, but that’s another story. The point is, owning your own business.

That’s the goal here.

So the more you look into what it takes to own your own business, and how the most successful people have done it, it seems the best and most effective way to do this is to do it online.

Digital nomad

So if I’m going to be making a business online anyway, and that’s also going to tie in with my digital nomad goals, then it’s clearly the way forward. That being said, it seems I’m going to have to work a lot more on my sites. This blog, my Lucid Dreaming site, and maybe a couple of others.

I’ll probably focus just on this site and the Lucid Dreaming one for the time being though, I don’t want to spread myself too thin. That can be a problem when you’re doing things online, you spread yourself too thin.. Thinking you can do everything, but ending up doing nothing.

It’s a huge world out there on the internet, and it’s very tempting to try to do everything but that’s not always possible or even worth doing. It’s better, I think, to focus on ONE thing and to do it really well, and then move on to something else when you’ve got a certain level of success in the first thing.

So what have I done in terms of moving closer to this goal?

Well, for one, I’ve started doing more work on my sites.

If you haven’t noticed, the theme on this site has been updated a little bit to make it easier to read, and hopefully easier to get around. Let me know what you think about this if you have a spare moment!

It’s more about having a bigger goal though. I’ve changed my focus to just ‘having some sites’ to targeting a huge number of people. I want to challenge and help almost everyone out there. I want to actually raise the level of consciousness of the world, including myself over the next ten years. Having such an enormous goal I think will help me achieve what I want in life and also help more people.

Adding more evergreen content to my blog

Another thing I am going to do to start getting more of a fanbase and growing my audience is to share much more evergreen content.

Things that don’t go out of fashion. It’s a little thing I realized the other day, but some topics on blogs tend to be time dependent; meaning they’re only relevant for a certain length of time. I’m going to change that by sharing evergreen content a lot more.

This will help people, AND make my blog more useful for a larger number of people.Making sure the work doesn’t NEED me to be in one place. This is certainly the key to becoming a digital nomad, the work that I do has to be ONLY on a laptop and an internet connection.

It’s no use spending time building up income streams or business related things that are only going to work in one place in the world. Setting up an office in the UK for example won’t do me any good when I want to travel to Australia!The focus is going to be on the online presence.

If you’re thinking of following in my steps and doing the same sort of thing, then I would advise you to take some notes about now.

Your online presence is what matters because that’s the thing that is always going to be up there on the internet even if you’re not in the same place. To the internet and the people browsing it, it doesn’t matter where you are in the world. All that matters, is the quality of the content you produce for them and how it helps them, in a word – results.

Do you want to become a digital nomad?

If you’re thinking of doing this, or even if you already do this now please spend a few minutes leaving a little comment on the Facebook page, it would mean a lot to me!