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Last Updated on by Noni May
A lot of innovative companies are now realizing the benefits of hiring digital nomads to get various tasks done well, and to a high standard, However, there are still many companies who are wary of hiring someone who could conceivably be in a different location every week. If you’re in the latter camp. It might be time to rethink your position because there are some serious benefits to hire a digital nomad…
Digital nomads are people who have chosen to uproot themselves and travel the world doing the unknown, making their own money on their own terms. This means that they are extremely self-reliant, which if you think about it is a great asset to your business. I mean, you won’t have to worry about constantly supervising them or them missing their deadlines – they’re used to working independently, and if they don’t get the work done they lose work – and they are unlikely to be emailing you every five minutes to check on silly things.
You shouldn’t make the mistake that digital nomads will work for peanuts because they’re living in say Southeast Asia, where the cost of living is far lower – they are skilled individuals, and they deserve to be paid fairly – that being said, you can often get a better deal by hiring a digital nomad than an employee or even a freelancer who’s based in your own country because they can afford to price themselves more competitively and they are eager to work.
Because digital nomads work in all kinds of far-flung locations, they are often available outside office hours. So, if you need your business to be open late or you need a document created in an emergency at 3 in the morning, the digital nomads are your best friends.
A big reason why so many companies don’t use digital nomads or other remote workers is because they’re worried about security issues, but if you’re sensible and you purchase secure file transfer software, restrict access to only what is necessary and secure your servers (all things you should be doing anyway) there is no more risk to hiring a digital nomad than there is anyone else.
Perhaps, the biggest benefit of hiring a digital nomad is that on average, they work much harder than the average person. Why? Because they tend to work on a freelance or contract basis, which means that they are out to impress – they don’t want the work to dry up so they do everything they can to prevent that from happening.
It isn’t always the case, but the average digital nomad, for the reasons mentioned above, tends to have more strings to their bow than the average person. It’s simple really, the more things they can do, from writing content to programming websites and handling sales, the more work they can find.
So, if you’re looking for someone who can help you out with a wide range of things, who works hard and who you can afford to employ, a digital nomad is a natural choice.