Location Independence is NOT a job!

When you ask: “What kind of degree do I need to become a dig­i­tal nomad?” or “How do I find remote jobs?”, you are look­ing at the prob­lem from the wrong angle.

Loca­tion inde­pen­dence is not a job that requires a cer­tain degree, work expe­ri­ence or spe­cif­ic skills set. It’s not a job you can find in a spe­cif­ic place. It’s a way of liv­ing.
If you ask “What kind of degree do I need to live in the US?” or “Where do I find a part-time job?”, the answers would be the same: it depends.

It depends on the job you want. It depends on your skills, your pas­sions, your pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence, what you enjoy doing, how many hours you are will­ing to work, how much free­dom you want, how many risks you are will­ing to take… And I could go on!
We get it, the dream of work­ing from a beach is being sold every­where. Expen­sive cours­es, mag­ic for­mu­las, get-rich promis­es, pyra­mid-schemes, and so on: “if you want to be loca­tion inde­pen­dent, you just need to do this/do that/pay thou­sands of dol­lars for this mir­a­cle oppor­tu­ni­ty”.

Location Independence is not a job

We believe there isn’t one way that works for every­one, we believe there isn’t one sin­gle way to become loca­tion inde­pen­dent, we believe there isn’t one remote job you can do to work and trav­el and be free and hap­py for­ev­er. The inter­net gives us the instru­ments, the tools and the pos­si­bil­i­ty to reach the free­dom of loca­tion inde­pen­dence, but there are so many ways to make it work for our par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion.

When you choose a job (any job), you choose it because you are good at it, it’s in line with your skills, you like doing it, it aligns with your pas­sions and it pro­vides you the lifestyle you desire. Why would this be dif­fer­ent for a loca­tion inde­pen­dent job?

If your desire is dri­ving a sports car, hav­ing lots of mon­ey and not much free time, you’ll choose one kind of job.
If you want to live a min­i­mal­ist life, trav­el a lot, have a lot of free time and you don’t care much about your sta­tus, you’ll prob­a­bly choose a dif­fer­ent kind of job, right?

We are all dif­fer­ent. We have dif­fer­ent sto­ries, expe­ri­ences, skills sets, pri­or­i­ties, needs, desires, per­son­al sit­u­a­tions…There are oppor­tu­ni­ties out there for every­one.

Our idea is that you should­n’t start ask­ing your­self what oth­ers are doing, but what you are going to do to design your ide­al life. Yes, it’s hard, it’s over­whelm­ing, it’s a long process. But it’s worth it. It’s worth it because you wake up every morn­ing and are sat­is­fied with the direc­tion your life has tak­en. Maybe you are not sat­is­fied at what your life looks like right now, but you know for sure that you are on the right track. You know that you are build­ing, step by step, brick by brick, your life and your future.

Design­ing your work starts from under­stand­ing that your life is in your hands, that no one will be able to give you an easy way to reach your dreams. Of course, you can get inspired by what oth­ers are doing, read blogs, learn, absorb all kinds of infor­ma­tion, by all means. How­ev­er, don’t expect the solu­tion to come from oth­ers, it will have to come from a deep and care­ful self-reflec­tion and self-analy­sis.

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