Continuous travel has shown me that working for myself is the only way to work. When you become a proper freelancer / sole trader / business owner you suddenly realise how much the average PAYE worker gets squeezed and stretched across the board.
There are so many benefits to running your own ship. Sometimes it’s hard to maintain focus and stay out of the fridge, but by the time you clock up enough monthly work to sustain yourself, you’ll be super happy about the amount of extra free time and energy you have for fun stuff and future projects.
No more whiney hospo dreamers or corporate draining vampires, great!
I tend to play a longer game than most digital nomads and stay in a place for around the 6 month mark. This came from needing to try and get 6 months on the CV so the work experience was still valid, but as I have become more comfy with travelling and slotted into freelance – that has gone from 6 months to 1 year. Being in a relationship is also going to have an influence on work travel as you have to plan for 2 people and motivations to stay in one place or hit the road can be different. I’m hoping to present a solution to this in the form of a converted bus in the next 6 months – so watch this space.