Remote work has been on the rise for a decade now. The percentage of people doing some form of remote work was reported to be at 23% in 2015, and that number is rising fast. Thanks to those remote working opportunities, whether working for a traditional employer or starting a business, women around the globe can build lives they’re proud of. One of the biggest trends in remote work is the rise of female digital nomads. So, what is a digital nomad and why does it interest a growing number of working women?
In case you haven’t been watching the latest trends, you might not know what it means to be a digital nomad. These working women set up shop from anywhere in the world. From stay-at-home moms to traveling twenty-somethings, this is the new era of working women. Will you find yourself caught up on the digital nomad revolution too?
Today, more women than ever are struck by an urge to travel. Wanderlust drives women both young and old to ditch their 9-5 for good and take up remote work. Anyone who works remotely while they travel is a digital nomad. It could be that you travel a few times a year, or maybe you change cities every week. There are no rules for what is a digital nomad, only that you’re working online and that you follow your goals of seeing more of the world.
How do digital nomads do it? Many start their own business, freelance, or solely make money from blogging. There’s a world of options for making money online nowadays. Thanks to tools that track hours worked and allow you to network digitally, it’s easier than ever to earn an income from your computer (source: www.clockspot.com).
There are a lot of female digital nomads leading the way for everyone else. Check out a few of their stories below to follow along with their journey. They’re just a few examples of the changing era of working women.
Melissa Ng of Melewi – Melisa has been traveling for almost 10 years. She runs her own web design studio called Melewi Malawi, and now she leads a team of remote workers from countries all over the globe. She’s worked with brands like McDonald’s, Samsung, and other startups. Follow along with her traveling adventures on Instagram.
Valine of Livin4Wheel – Valine has been traveling fulltime in her red VW T3 that she affectionately calls Box. She started her blog as a way to share her van lifestyle with readers. And now she motivates other women to take the plunge traveling full-time. Follow along with her fun on Instagram.
Chelse of Hashtag Tourist – Chelse decided to quit her full-time job to live location independent when she was 25. At the time, she’d only been to one country. Now, she travels for a living while she blogs and does freelance work as a digital advertising specialist. She encourages women to live the life of their dreams by traveling confidently.
Not only solo female travelers are “trending” those days either. Couples like @remotegaijin travel around as digital nomads too. They pave the way for a whole new online movement. Then there are also friends who travel the world together and work simultaneously. Female groups in particular are sure to grow exponentially in 2019 and over the next 10 years. The main point here is that girls are getting more brave to explore and live their dreams!
Welcome to the new age of working women, including the female digital nomads featured above. They have a passion for seeing the world. While you may hear that you can’t do certain things because of your gender, the digital nomad revolution is living proof that that’s not true. Let’s empower more women to see the world on their own terms. Look outside of your own backyard. There’s so much to see.
Love running my own business and working from home or my car or anywhere. Technology is great.
It must bring such a refreshing sense of freedom. Blogging, even on a small scale certainly does it for me!
It brings a whole new aspect to life. Have a lovely weekend Christy.
Wow, interesting, fabulous and more modern than I, in a sense. Still, I know how to sew, which is a dying craft. I certainly do not mean factory sewing. I might be a museum piece, of sorts. The beat goes on!
Ahh, Love you, Christy! :D xo
Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.
I love this post! I have one friend from college, Megan, who has her own lifestyle blog and makes money while doing it. She’s also the author of two cookbooks and a new e-book about monetizing your blog!
Absolutely. Thank you!
Just starting out and stories like this are inspiring. Trying to find my niche but learning lots and enjoying the journey. Thanks for sharing!
We enjoyed reading about this. Definitely agree that there are more opportunities now to achieve our dreams of travel and earning an income.
DO you think this is something everyone should do ?
This was very helpful thank you
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