To be a digital nomad means to live a life on the road or sometimes, on a beach. Instead of being in a place because of work, the world is your place, and you bring your animation work along with you.
Here are 5 tips for animators who want to be digital nomads (and an extra tip for your success):
1. Know why you want to be a digital nomad
Try to assess yourself as honestly as you can. This will help you decide if becoming a digital nomad is right for you, and it will help you understand your personal priorities and motivations.
2. Research the countries and places you will visit
Depending on your purpose, intention, and duration of being at a specific place, it is important to know the area in terms of safety, weather, culture, language, and most importantly, the speed of the internet connection.
3. Consider being a Freelancer
Being a freelancer makes your work more flexible, and you can be choosy too! As a freelancer, you can choose work that will benefit you career-wise and time-wise.
4. Gear up with the tools you need for animating
List the top items you will need personally and professionally, as there will be limitations in living out of a backpack.
5. Plan your budget and have discipline on spending
By budgeting your leisure expenditures, you will be able to enjoy your trip more without worrying about how to eat the next day. Having a savings account can also help give you security in case something unexpected or unfortunate happens.
Bonus tip for success:
Learn the business of animation.
Learning new things is part of fulfilling what you want for yourself and your animation career. If you want your animation business to thrive, understanding the business side of things can help you go the extra mile!