I was asked how to define Digital Nomad by a friend. She said that the term was not in her dictionary. The term is so new that Webster’s has yet to list it. You will find “digital camera” and “digital nerve,” but no “digital nomad” as of this writing. But the Web moves faster that does Webster.
According to Wikipedia: “Digital Nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Such workers often work remotely from foreign countries, coffee shops, public libraries, co-working spaces, and recreational vehicles.”
The Urban Dictionary defines digital nomad as: “One who derives income remotely and online, rather than from commuting to an office. This enables the digital nomad to not need a permanent home base, and she/he can travel anywhere at any time.
As For Me
Well, I am not looking to disappear any time soon. But to be “location independent” intrigues me. I don’t seem to function well on other person’s clock. Working for myself has been my main stay. To be able to work from home and on my own clock has been my goal. Now; with the boom of the World Wide Web and internet connections available in greater and greater locations, this “work from home” life style can now be “work from anywhere.”
I do have a couple things on my bucket list that starting a location independent business will permit. I want ride the whole of the Appalachian Trail by bicycle. I, also, plan to fly to the West Coast, perhaps Seatle, and pedal back to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. These persuits will take a month or three each. So, being a Digital Nomad will free me up and still be able to earn as I ride.
Can you visualize me out there riding and earning?Anyone care to join me?