With the recent Covid-19 crisis, lots of people lost their jobs/enterprises or working spaces meaning that people had to look out for new ways of working.
New times, new rules, new working methods, and the new type of workers know that ´´digital nomads´´ one of the newest trends in the job market are the people that can work from anywhere in the world thanks to the constantly evolving technology.
A recent poll from ManpowerGroup indicates that 14,000 people are seeking a balance between work and personal life with flexibility, not the old-fashioned model of 48+ hours per week, Denis Mai (Digital Nomad Soul) estimates that by 2035 there will be around 1 billion active digital nomads in the world, but what makes someone wanna become a digital nomad?
Here are a few things that may catch your attention:
As I said before, people want a new job atmosphere where they don´t feel pushed or locked in a cage receiving orders making them feel like they are wasting their potential
-Flexible schedule and workspace
One of the biggest advantages of working remotely is the flexibility to work at your time and pace, making it easier for you plus being able to work from places like a coffee shop, your living room, or maybe even the beach.
-Everything is at your fingertips
With the internet today you can basically do anything, you don't have to leave your house for a meeting or something like that because you can do it from your computer, you have all the tools you need 24/7 in front of you.
With the recent boom of technology in Latin America, it's imminent that the digital nomad movement will be stronger in the years to come, for example, Colombia, which is launching the 1st digital nomad visa (ePioneers) plus having 2 major cities for innovation like Medellín and Bogotá:
-Medellín was awarded in 2013 as the ´´Innovative city of the year´´ by The Wall Street Journal and is in the Top 10 of best destinations for digital nomads, alongside cities like London, Berlin, and San Francisco.
-Bogotá is the cultural/economic center of the country, with a wide variety of coffee shops, coworking areas, attractive nightlife centers, restaurants, etc.
-Colombia has a cheap cost of living and great weather
The quality of life in Colombia is continually getting better and better, becoming more attractive to tourism, investors, and digital nomads