When should I look for work?

Whether it’s a job you do for someone else or an entrepreneurial thing you’re building for yourself, you want to start this well before you leave. The idea here is to have a well-oiled machine that’s already producing income before leaving your home country and before you get busy with all the fun stuff that comes with the digital nomad lifestyle.

If you already have a full-time job and will be quitting it to become a digital nomad, you’ll want to start the transition over to the work you will be doing as soon as possible — ideally some months before you actually leave.

If you’re applying for jobs, do this in your home country before you want to leave. Again, you want to have an income stream — a job or business that’s already making money — before leaving. This is one of the most common mistakes new digital nomads, and one of the things that can send a digital nomad home much sooner than expected.

This is just getting good.

Hey, I'm Chris. That's my book to the right, Becoming a Digital Nomad. It's a step-by-step guide that helps you test and transition into the digital nomad lifestyle. It comes with 12 worksheets and access to a Facebook group to connect with other digital nomads.