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Myths around digital nomads

4 July 2022

The life of a digital nomad has increased its popularity in recent years. It appeals to more and more people as it offers a lot of travel and what it seems like short work hours. The problem with the mainstreamness of being location-independent is the unrealistic expectations that have been created.

Keep reading to find out some of the biggest myths about digital nomads!

You only work 4 hours a week

We see nomads post photos from beautiful beaches and assume that the only thing they do is sip cocktails with a laptop on their lap. The truth is that to get to the point of being location-independent you have to put a lot of hours and create a schedule which works for you.

Yes, you will assign time for yourself and to enjoy the views but as well as that have days where they only work. You have to have balance after all.

You must be a techie to do remote work

Many people imagine only tech related fields when talking about remote work. That is another myth surrounding nomads. I mean look at me writing this now!?

I am a copywriter and content creator and am writing this while enjoying rainy London views. You can gain skills and experience in various fields and turn that into a remote business, be a freelancer or join our team and be like me. Which is not bad at all, let me tell you that!

And of course, we cannot exclude our techie friends in our team. Maria for example is a software engineer and has enjoyed her work while being at the Canary Islands.

You can’t make real friends

When moving from one place to another frequently, it is normal to assume nomads don’t make lifelong friends. But you would be wrong!

Sometimes you meet new people in more extreme circumstances, and it creates a bonding moment between them and you. It’s not always about how much time you spend with a person but how you spend that time.

You are filthy rich

Looking at photos on Instagram can be deceiving when thinking about the reality of being a digital nomad. The carefully curated feed makes us think that they enjoy 5-star luxurious hotels all year round.

The truth is that nomads are very careful with their spending. There is no need of an overpriced hotel when you can stay in an equally good Airbnb or try out our coliving at the WN Lab hotel for a reasonable price.

As well as that, most nomads don’t have a lot of possessions on themselves which automatically means that you don’t need a lot to become a digital nomad.

You are filthy rich

Looking at photos on Instagram can be deceiving when thinking about the reality of being a digital nomad. The carefully curated feed makes us think that they enjoy 5-star luxurious hotels all year round.

The truth is that nomads are very careful with their spending. There is no need of an overpriced hotel when you can stay in an equally good Airbnb or try out our coliving at the WN Lab hotel for a reasonable price.

As well as that, most nomads don’t have a lot of possessions on themselves which automatically means that you don’t need a lot to become a digital nomad.

What is a challenge you have faced when starting out? Let us know in the comments

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