Space isn’t the final frontier after all; it’s just another aspect of this dimension. Technology has brought the internet, which has pooled knowledge exponentially. There is a new dimensionality to the human experience owing to the internet. Things have come that may be good or bad, but one thing is for sure: it’s a new frontier, and like the old west, there are fortunes to be made.
Decentralization is affording more freedom to more people than many realized was possible. Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is an infrastructural management technique wherein workers are allowed to submit their work remotely from whichever device they choose. Augmented BYOD can use essentially “rented” end-user portals which access a cloud-based DaaS, or Desktop as a Service.
Essentially, businesses today can outsource specific tasks to people working remotely, and either incorporate MDM (Mobile Device Management) protocols for unique media and security purposes, or consolidate hardware through Device as a Service, the second DaaS. There is an entirely new class of professional today who need not necessarily remain in one location.
Critiques, secret shopping, online content, SEO facilitation, social media engagement, data entry—all these things can be done remotely to generate income local or abroad. It’s additionally being found that giving employees such freedom enhances positive output. What this means is, you can essentially build equity without being rooted to any one country or municipality. Now a new class of tech professional exists: the digital nomad. Following, several tips for those living remotely through the internet will be explored.
- Preparing For Unexpected Events
Imagine you have your laptop in the back of a high-dollar RV, you hit a bump, something falls loose, and it breaks your computer. Will this knock you out of your work schedule?
There’s more than one kind of digital nomad. Some work for specific organizations, some do contracting work, and some operate their own independent businesses using modern web techniques.
Whichever you are, or whichever you’re considering, something to keep in mind is fail-safe preparation. What will you do in the event of an emergency? Are you backing up your data using the 3-2-1 rule? Three copies of data in at least two separate locations, at least one of which being located off-site?
Have a hard-drive with core information somewhere separate from your travels; in a safety deposit box, perhaps. Then keep two computers that you periodically update with pertinent data. Have backups for your backups, and you’ll never miss a beat when issues arise—and they will arise.
- Managing Employees Remotely
Whether acting for a larger organization, or for your own small business, there are cloud applications in terms of design and operations management which can be especially cost-effective and useful. For example, Clockspot offers time tracking sheets online which allow for a variety of clock-in solutions, and reduces payroll complication.
Autonomous programs and data access allow for many infrastructural reduction possibilities providing additional employment opportunities. Helping to monitor and trouble-shoot these networks makes location-independent work available; especially when software must be written, or other coding becomes necessary. Whether directly or indirectly, significant applications provide opportunity to the digital nomad.
- Diversifying Location-Independent Income
No matter how good you are at making a living through digital means, it’s important to have a fallback. You want to be able to tread water financially in the event that you are totally cut off from the web, or for some unanticipated reason the work dries up.
Figure out day-worker opportunities in the areas you travel, and establish some secondary skill or revenue stream. The more different streams you can get to “flow”, the better.
- Establishing Sustainable, Equity-Building Routine
Routine assists in budgeting and sustainability. When you know your routine, you can map out where you’ll have to make expenditures. Additionally, you’ll fortify yourself against the unexpected. Routine need not be location-dependent.
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If you have routine, diversify your income, learn to utilize varying cloud apps, and plan for the unexpected, you’re a lot more likely to be comfortable as a digital nomad. Figure out whether or not these things apply to you, and be willing to explore new frontiers in data even as you see the world.