The ‘location-independant’ wave of entrepreneurs, freelancers and founders who have given up the typical 9-5 office job to embrace a life of travel, flexibility and telecommuting. Whether based out of Bangkok or Bali, Austria or Australia, these professionals have developed marketable skills that allow them the freedom to live where (and work when) they want. At Kandidate we celebrate the idea of international teams, with our staff based across at least four different time zones.
Could you be a Digital Nomad?
Not only limited to travel bloggers, freelance writers or web developers, the digital nomad lifestyle has proved enticing to entrepreneurs and startup founders – with lower costs of living and favourable currency conversions, the initial expense of founding and running a brand new business can decrease dramatically – reducing your burn rate in turn.
When combining the importance of quality of life and ‘experience over assets’ mentality of the new workforce (the millennials) with a global digital revolution that makes communication across continents as simple as a chat with your neighbour, we find ourselves in a new workplace eco-system; with co-working spaces, accelerators and startup/digital communities popping up all over the globe.
The world is going ‘remote’
Alongside the above are the truly global companies who have embraced different ideas of workplaces and are establishing a new, office-free culture of their own… with employees across the world. And, as usual, tech developments have risen to the challenges presented by remote-working and divided teams, with an incredible variety of apps and online services created to enable effective communication, project management and assist with living arrangements and creating social networks, regardless of your location. All you need is the internet.
Would you like to live and work in paradise, as a freelancer, consultant or founder?
Discover the in’s and out’s of the ‘location-independant’ lifestyle, the companies who are hiring Digital Nomads and the remote work trends expected in 2016 with this fascinating infographic from BargainFox.
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