If you have ever read Tim Ferris’ marvellous book, “The Four Hour Work Week,” then you will have had an insight into what it takes to become a digital nomad. Tim is a master at living life at his pace and according to his requirements. This doesn’t mean that he flunks out all the time and disappoints others, but rather has been able to prioritise his life in such a way that he really feels both free and alive at the same time. This is what being a digital nomad is, in our marvellous, technologically diverse business world of today.
The great thing is that a virtual assistant is ideally placed to be a digital nomad, maybe more so than anybody else. The very concept of a “virtual” assistant is, after all, nomadic as far as the client is concerned. The client benefits from this relationship because he or she does not have to fork out for all those expensive overheads associated with an in-house assistant. Think about it, so long as the work is performed well, on time and to an exceptional standard, the client doesn’t really care where you are located! This means that you could locate yourself wherever you want to, just so long as you’re able to fulfil your duties and requirements to the higher standards.
What does it take to be a digital nomad? Well you certainly need to have a thirst for adventure in life and an ability to be flexible, but you always need to have a solid work ethic behind you. This can be a great deal of fun, but you have to remember that you have your requirements to attend to. You have work to do and must make sure that it is done at the right time and to the highest standard. The client doesn’t care, nor do they really need to know, exactly where you are based when you do their work. All they are concerned with is that you are the best choice to be their virtual assistant and that you are always contactable during those predetermined times and can be counted on, come what may. Remember that e-mail and Skype are becoming the communications methods of choice, these days — perfect for the nomad.
Being a digital nomad as a virtual assistant, you need to focus on some specific issues:
• Is your Internet connection reliable and speedy?
• Can you rule out any connectivity issues?
• Are your time zones compatible, specifically should your client need to talk to you during the business hours appropriate to their time zone?
• Can your banking and e-commerce facilities accommodate everything?
• If you rely on others, as outsourcers, to help you with your virtual assistant tasks, can you collaborate with them successfully at your chosen location?
Wouldn’t it be great to say goodbye to the drudgery of a specific schedule, a tedious commute, nasty co-workers in the old office and other distractions and live your life as a virtual assistant who is truly digitally nomadic? You bet!
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