No matter where you go and what you do as a digital nomad or just as a sheep-herding nomad, at some point of time you always feel to have someone around to share a cup of coffee, to chat about the worldly politics, or to discuss the travel routes and so on. Inadvertently, a man whether a traveler or a saint cannot be a solo person all their life, this is something inherent about human beings.
Well, even as a digital nomad you crave for like-minded people or communities. If digital nomads do not find a community of digital nomads like them, then their attention shifts to the locals and from there they try to pick up like-minded people with whom they can share their everyday life stories or the kind of work they do and why.
Since digital nomad lifestyle is gaining momentum nowadays across the world, as we know internet and telecommunication has become an inevitable part of our lives. So, if you are thinking why to go for a digital nomad community when you as a digital nomad your first task is to be a location independent which meant you need to be travelling alone like a wanderer with no company at all etc. Believe me you will be bored to the tears if you fail to meet like-minded people.
Let’s peep into some of the fringe benefits associated with digital nomad communities:
Information is more important than gadgets for a digital nomad. By joining communities, you can always know from other fellow nomads about the accommodation charges, internet issues, local rules, and travelling tips. Similarly, you can share about your visited places and home country for the digital nomads looking forward going there. Sharing of knowledge is a two-way process for location independent people.
Of course, when you go to a coffee hub and find a group of people sitting with open laptops and mildly whispering about climate and clients, your first instinct is to take a sigh of relief, and instantly you know that they will be your friends soon. Friends made on roads are like military chaps: they can never be forgotten and the company of digital nomads is never fake because of its inherent adventurous instinct. Weather-beaten faces and haggard eyes tell the tales of their aspirations and struggle they are going through.
Networking grows when you pass through communities and thus your chances of getting work and be on the road for longer time increases. Many settled digital nomads love to outsource some of their petty tasks to struggling digital nomads because in these people socialism is very high. In a community, you come to know about the value of your skills as well of others. Thus, this way you get the work that exactly suits you or you pass the work that you know is not for you. For example, I do my writing work for my blogs and outsource the SEO work to nomads who are into digital marketing. When I meet entrepreneurs, I write content for their PPTs and websites and documents.
Being in a community is a beneficial aspect of this location independent life as you tend to move from one place to another. Having information beforehand makes your life convenient and the excitement part never fades even you know the traveling hiccups in advance. A digital nomad is blessed if he/she finds relevant and like-minded communities.