Lifestyle Design is the concept that you can become a digital nomad, literally working at whatever you do from anywhere in the world. This is a technology savvy approach that utilizes global connectivity to create a virtual office through which work is done no matter where the individual actually is or what he or she is currently doing.
On a smaller scale, some of the concepts can be used to improve productivity in a traditional setting, allowing workers to do more in less time. Because of the Internet culture that allows for increased networking, blogging, and exchange of ideas, concepts can be quickly moved from individual use to community use. This makes the location independent professional able to cut out broad areas of expense, like a permanent household, utility bills, car payments and insurance, and other things that are commonly thought of as necessary in favor of being able to travel at will and set up anywhere to complete the work at hand.
Part of this ability is using the Internet as a money making device. Through connecting with others who need services, typically offered freelance, the digital nomad can maximize their time and fill in a need that is being unmet. The type of work performed can range from writing, photo taking, web design and development, graphic art, marketing, programing or even contract work like teaching languages or doing odd jobs.
Part of this lifestyle on the move includes being able to pack and go quickly. To enable this many people practice minimalism and focus on traveling lightly. This can be by numbers of items, focusing on quality over quantity, or it can be choosing to keep with you only those things you know you need. While there are those who set a limit on numbers of items one might chose to keep, digital nomads come in all stripes and types. Not all of them chose to live minimalistic at all. Some do so at such extremes that one might wonder if they have any possessions at all. In every case there is a middle ground, and people typically chose the amount that suits their needs.
Becoming a successful business person through the Internet is easier then ever, because of the both blogging and social media that has become widespread and a vital part of the online culture. More an more places offer cheap Wi-Fi access, some major fast food places serve as hotspots no matter where you go for free, and this means even with a smart phone or a tablet PC one can become a nomadic business professional. Even if being nomadic is not your goal, the ability to use the Internet as a second job or to move from unemployed to employed by making your own job can be a wonderful way for anyone to move ahead in today’s economic environment. For stay at home moms, out of work forty-somethings, the youth needing to make extra cash, or the underemployed Lifestyle Design has ways to improve your existence and ensure that you are able to make ends meet.
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