Break Free! 10 Steps To Become Location Independent
Digital Nomads ~ People who are location independent and use technology to perform their job.
Hello everyone. I want to quickly share a quick 10 step list I put together to help you achieve your goal of becoming location independent. If you’ve decided you no longer want the job you have or no longer want to live in your town or maybe you just feel like no longer living under certain system….you may have already considered becoming a Digital Nomad. I want to share a few key point that I’ve compiled along my journey.
- 1 Find what it is you want to do. It must be something you love and be willing to do for free.
If you always spend time researching a topic and love to go out and actually do something that makes you happy you probably will want to start there. For me it was simple. I love to travel and cook among many other things. I then turned those passions into businesses.
- 2 Your business must be passionate, and solve people’s problems.
Remember, if it’s just about the money it won’t work. You MUST love and be passionate about what you do. There are people out there that want what you are offering, they want to know what you know. You may not have all the answers but you may still have knowledge that you can offer. This knowledge is the base of your value.
- 3 Eliminate items and extra bills that are not a necessity.
You would be surprised at the amount of waste you have. People store things they never touch for year. It’s time to sell, sell, sell or give away your not-so precious belongings. The same goes for bills, you need to get down to the bare bones.
- 4 Invest in yourself
You are your most valuable asset. Become an expert in your field. People will be looking to you for advise and help. They will have questions for you to answer. Offer this help and you will soon gain a solid following.
- 5 Make friends with people who are better at what you do than you are and learn from them.
Even though you may think you know it all. You don’t! There is always someone smarter and more knowledgeable than you. Make friend with these people and absorb as much info as you can. Most of the time they will be willing to help.
- 6 Save time, money and mistakes by joining groups with similar interests.
There is no reason to reinvent the wheel. Why start something with very little knowledge when someone who has already been down this road is probably out there and willing to help you. Take advantage of this advise so you don’t wast time, money and effort.
- 7 Start your business on the side until you can make enough money on a consistent basis to quit your current job.
I know…..the thought of running into your boss’s office and yelling “I QUIT” may sound very appealing. You would be a fool to do so before you have your new business already producing an equivalent income or at least one that you feel can sustain your lifestyle.
- 8 Put yourself out there.
This is the most difficult part for some. You MUST sell yourself first! People will not be attracted to just a product or service. There are probably hundreds of people who already offer what you do. What will make you stand out is YOU. Start a YouTube channel and a Facebook page and come out from behind the shadows.
- 9 Find your target audience.
Who will be attracted to your product? This will be important to know. You need to find your audience as these will be the people who will share your information and bring it to a larger stage.
- 10 Save 3 years of expenses in savings.
Yes, you can pack up and go and just wing it but I must advise against this. If you are single or even married with no kids it might be a bit easier, moving an entire family needs money and lots of it. You have to create a buffer for the rainy days, some may need more and some less than others. For me 3 years worth of expenses seems to be in my comfort zone. At the end of the day I’m a father and must provide.
So? What are you waiting for? Give it a try!… If you don’t take action NOTHING will happen. It’s okay if you fail doing something you love. Failing at something that makes you miserable is an almost guarantee. I’d love to hear your journey or steps on becoming location independent. Comment below.
Eat Well and Happy Travels!