Today’s new normal means a growing number of people are working remotely. They are either with a corporation, a contract worker, or a digital or virtual business owner. Most big cities offer the new digital nomad enough amenities to be acceptable, but why settle for only acceptable when you could have it all? You’re a nomad, after all, the whole map is yours! But you’re not going to just throw a dart at that map either.
The Tech Musk, a publishing platform that spreads technology, cybersecurity, and reviews, offers this~~four ideal cities where you may want to pitch your virtual tent and stay awhile.
This was Travel and Leisure’s top pick for digital nomads in 2021. With rentals below the national average at about $950 per month, beautiful outdoor scenic views in any direction, and beach weather nearly every day of the year, it’s easy to see why this city topped the list. It’s the largest municipality in Florida with amenities galore. The weather is sub-tropical, so winter is all but nonexistent. It’s primarily fitted with a fiber network, so internet speeds are fast. The city hosts some attractive co-working spaces too. Since its reputation as a popular city for digital nomads, a lot of nomad-friendly cafes are available to work from when you can tear yourself away from the beach.
If you’re looking for a place to spend your digital spring, Nashville tops the list with its world-famous music scene, and stunning weather from March through May. The cost of living is lower than the national average here, too, but rental prices in some areas may be prohibitively high. Wifi access is excellent, with fiber being the most common. If you love the music scene, then this city will probably be first on your list of places to live and work from. WeWork has three co-working spaces in the city with dedicated desks in a shared office, conference rooms, and an onsite fitness center.
Another city with a great music scene in Austin, TX. It’s also famous for its food and art scenes too. It tops the list of having the most nomad-friendly amenities like shared workspaces and internet cafes too. The cost of living is slightly higher than the national average in Austin, but the fact that the locals are genuinely friendly, that there is no shortage of outdoor recreation, and the presence of nearly constant sunshine might just make it worth the few extra dollars to you.
Brooklyn, New York
If you’re anxious to take a bite out of the Big Apple, but want a more low-key, budget friendlier place to live, Brooklyn has you covered. There you get to mingle with people from all over the world, have seemingly endless choices for various ethnic dishes to dine out on and find plenty of shared workspaces to choose from. Rents are about $2,000 a month, and transportation via the subway systems will take you anywhere you want to go.
If You’re New to Nomading
If you’ve taken the leap recently and started your own virtual business, you may want to keep your personal assets safely separated from your business. Structuring your business as an LLC will allow you to do that and you won’t even have to hire a lawyer. You can do it yourself. Rules vary from state to state, so check with the officials in the state in which your business is registered, first.
You’re going to be meeting people, a lot of people. Your number one marketing tool will be your business card. You’ll want to have a flexible way of making changes to it as you move around, so a DIY business card maker is a must. It’s free and easy to use with pre-made templates that you can customize with your brand and logo.
With your laptop, a smartphone, and your desire to meet new people and enjoy new experiences, the digital nomad life can be all you ever dreamed of and more.