Want To Be A Digital Nomad? This Company Helps You Work From Anywhere In The World
The digital nomad lifestyle has become more desirable than ever before and thanks to Remote Year, it's now even more achievable. The company offers work and travel programs that help freelancers, entrepreneurs and even full-time professionals travel abroad for four months or a year at a time - all while keeping their current jobs and working remotely along the way.
According to Remote Year's website, a work and travel program is "an organized experience in which participants have an opportunity to keep their jobs and work remotely while traveling the world." The best part is Remote Year provides people who sign up for their programs with accommodations, a 24/7 workspace access, transportation, local experiences and even employer approval support.
Yup. They'll help you build a case to present to your employer on why their programs are a "gateway to professional growth." They even have an employer partner program to help companies increase employee loyalty and appeal to top talent. So even our full-time friends can get in on the benefits of remote work life. A recent study found that having greater flexibility to manage work and life was a top contributor to why people were leaving their full-time jobs. So if employers are smart, they'll support high-performing talent to pursue their passions while working from well, anywhere.
After doing more digging on their website, I was surprised to find that Remote Year programs were actually pretty affordable considering transportation, work space, experiences and lodging are all included. It breaks down to $2,000/month after an upfront fee of $5,000 (12-month programs) and $3,000 (4-month programs) respectively. While it could add up if you have at-home expenses to worry about while you're away, consider subleasing your living space or aligning a Remote Year with the end of a lease.
So if you've ever dreamed of taking client calls while munching on noodles in Chiang Mai, advancing your Spanish while designing websites in Mexico City or catching up on emails after a morning surf session in Peru - here's your chance. If you're like me and can run your freelance business with nothing but your creativity and an internet connection, it may be time to take a remote year.