Beginners who plan on starting their journey as a digital nomad are usually afraid of losing their connection with family members and friends. However, it is the half side of the story.
You might lose some of your contacts but you’ll definitely make new friends on your journey as a digital nomad.
You might fear making new friends as digital nomads as some people are social while others are not. You can definitely make friends on your path as a digital nomad as there are many ways to connect with new people around you.
Have a look at the most simple and interesting ways to connect with new people being a digital nomad:
Digital nomads who love traveling also love attending workshops, conferences and huge events taking place at the hot destinations. The most popular digital nomad events that are specially organized for remote professionals, travel entrepreneurs, and digital nomads include:
- Running remote
- Nomad summit and many others.
These events are extremely popular so they offer limited bookings. You need to be very fast and active in order to book these events before the tickets are gone. Some of these events are also conducted online so you don’t have to travel and attend these conferences at your own comfortable space.
CAFES AND COFFEE SHOPS
Digital nomads love visiting the cafes as the serene ambiance allows you to work effectively and make connections with new people around you. A cup of coffee, speedy Wi-Fi connection and tantalizing food with new digital nomads around you, allows you to make new connections with them. Visit the same cafes or coffee shops regularly and get connected with new entrepreneurs around you.
CO-LIVING AND CO-WORKING SPACE
Co-working and co-living spaces are the ones where you share your working and living space with other digital nomads. These places are perfectly equipped with all the essentials and offer comfortable space to work peacefully. These spaces are open to all individuals so you can connect with the like-minded people. Working together or living together at the same place definitely gives you a chance to get connected with each other. It also gives you a chance to explore new opportunities and new spots at an amazing destination. The concept of co-living and co-working space allows you to exchange different experiences and ideas with each other that allows you to think outside the box.
Whether you are roaming around in Bali or Thailand, you never know you might meet your best friend’s brother or cousin or some other relative there. Just spread the word regarding where you are heading next and you might find someone in contact. You are traveling and working as a digital nomad so if you have friends living abroad, you can definitely give them a surprise by visiting there. Connect with your old friends and meet new people at spectacular destinations.
FACEBOOK AND OTHER SOCIAL APPS
You might be someone who is not much into social media. But somehow, these days most of us are crazy about sharing even the minor details on our social accounts. Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram are the best social media tools which allow you to get connected with people around the world. For instance, if you just check in at a new location, your old school friend might also be visiting the same place. You can get connected with them after a long time and explore new things together.
Other than your local friends, you can also join digital nomad groups where you get in touch with different digital nomads. On these groups, people mostly communicate regarding some generalized issues, share their stories and create small meetups for the group. Post your side of the story and get connected with different nomads on that group. The general groups on Facebook include Digital Nomad Entrepreneurs, the location-specific group includes Ubud Digital Nomads, other groups include Digital Nomad Singles, and groups with non-digital nomads include New in Barcelona and many others.
On Facebook and other social media apps, you can also search for events that are about to come. So get yourself registered and mark the calendars to get ready for the event and connect with new people as a digital nomad.
AIRBNB ALONG WITH OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLATFORMS
Airbnb allows you to get connected with the host and make new friends with the people who visit the place temporarily. The simplest way of making new friends while staying at Airbnb or other accommodation places is to hang out with them. The hosts and the visitors are usually very welcoming and love hanging out with each other in order to build new friendships.
TRIPS AND TOURS
You are the person who is going to stay at a specific destination for longer. It is therefore essential to explore the place thoroughly. Register yourself in the day and night tours. These trips with locals or foreigners allow you to make new friends during eth trip. Starting a conversation might feel awkward but you can surely connect with them by just hanging out with them.
COACHING PROGRAMS FOR DIGITAL NOMADS
If you still believe that you might end up being alone as a digital nomad. You can join online courses or digital nomad programs where you can connect and work with other digital nomads from different parts of the world. The common nomad programs include Remote Year where you can connect with new people who are also traveling with you. In this program, you can travel at different destinations every four weeks and that too for a year.
Digital nomad lifestyle might seem scary but after reading these amazing ways you would definitely risk your life and start your career as a digital nomad. John Spencer Ellis offers coaching programs for free on video tutorials and others. You can choose the programs accordingly and get a deep insight on your journey as a digital nomad.
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