How to become a digital nomad

Have you ever felt that you are so tired from 9-to-5 job and you would much rather travel the globe, work remotely and just experience life on a whole another level? Do you ever get tired of the people you work with and just hate your boss? Well this is something that I felt and I took the dive. Unlike other how-to’s then this one is directly how I became a broke nomad. Living the dream.

First things first: quit your job

It’s an absolute must to quit your job. Like right now. Do it! Don’t think about finances, cmon, haven’t you heard that you can’t be successful if you don’t rake risks? That’s exactly what I did without thinking of having any income. But I’m not bothered by minor details as such. There are far more important things in life, such as temples and street food.

No preparations! Book your flight!

You get bonus points for buying your tickets straight from an airport on the go, but you might want to save some nickels by booking in advance. Where to go? There’s only one place if you’re serious about becoming a digital nomad: Chiang Mai. A one-way ticket to Chiang Mai is the only option. You’re going to find a lot of like-minded people who have yet to worry about their income! What an experience! Sorry, no affiliate links to any booking sites.

Follow your heart

By now you must be rationalizing in your head about all the things that can go wrong, but trust me, that’s not how winners are made! Your mind is trying to keep you in the infamous “comfort zone”. Instead follow your heart! Do you want to see all the exotic islands, elephants and poor nomads or not?

After arrival

Alright, alright, we’ve gotten so far that we have landed in Thailand. Now to figure out what’s next. This is where things get tricky, but you should probably book a hotel for a few days until you settle down. Scout the area, find co-working spaces, network with other digital nomads.

How to make money online as a digital nomad?

Now, this is a good question, but I haven’t thought about it too much. I just came to Chiang Mai after being sold the digital nomad dream. Oh, I know. Start a blog! Definitely, start a blog. You can’t be a real digital nomad without a personal blog. Insert affiliate hosting link here.

Finally, you’re set!

Now that you’ve arrived at the Land of Smiles and are networking with other unemployed nomads you can finally start taking selfies, blogging and keep telling everybody you meet that you’re a digital nomad! That’s very important, because otherwise people might mistake you for a poor backpacker, but we wouldn’t to be treated as such.


Good luck fellow nomads! Did I miss anything critical? I left out the Macbook Pro for a reason (namely, I just can’t afford it) but if something hops on to your head, then feel free to drop a comment!


  1. Ethan November 1, 2016

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