How Eager-to-Travel Entrepreneurs Can Meet The Needs of The Nomad Life 55

How Eager-to-Travel Entrepreneurs Can Meet The Needs of The Nomad Life

This is a guest post by Victoria, a Digital Marketing Strategist. She works with driven, creative, and passionate entrepreneurs and small business owners that want to bring their visions to life.

Everyone who has been working in a corporate system for some time has had that moment when they want to leave the workplace, set sails for a trip around the world and never come back to their boring cubical.

Many people see entrepreneurship as the perfect escape plan from a boring corporate job.

This is just partly true, because many entrepreneurs tend to turn their small business into another corporate enterprise.

Lidiya K has stated in her article that founding a lifestyle business is the best solution for corporate boredom and burnout.
Businesses that follow certain lifestyles are becoming increasingly popular. These projects allow entrepreneurs to set their own schedules and bring more flexibility when it comes to working hours, locations, projects and deadlines.

Since backpacking and other forms of independent travel are very popular among millennials, digital nomadism has emerged as one of the prime lifestyle businesses.

Still, this type of lifestyle requires some sacrifices.

In this article, we’ll try to explain how to meet the needs of a digital nomad life.

Everything starts with proper research.

Before you start your lifetime journey, you need to do your homework and conduct an elaborate research on the career paths you wish to pursue and the places you want to visit once you start living the nomad life.

You can start as a freelancer and try to find work on popular freelance platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, People per Hour or 99Design. On these platforms, focus on building a good reputation and finding steady clients, who will enable you to open your company.

Also, don’t forget to educate yourself and learn new skills on the road. There are many popular self-learning platforms you can use, including Udemy, Coursera, MIT OCW (which is free) and Lynda.

The internet has made traveling much easier. You can use it for finding the most affordable lodging at your destination and for connecting with the locals, even before you start your trip.

Use low cost flight trackers to find the best flight deals, and you can also visit websites of local rail and transportation agencies to find the best deals for smaller weekend trips. If you plan to hitchhike during these weekend sightseeing tours, check the Hitchwiki platform to find the best hitchhiking spots.

The best way to find long-term lodging is through platforms like AirBnB.

Also, try to find a popular real estate renting website at the destination you’re heading to and check the deals on offer. If you can’t find an appropriate lodging, book a hostel for a few days or try to find a local host on Couchsurfing.

Platforms like Wiki Travel, Trip Advisor, and Numbeo can also be very helpful.

Numbeo lets you compare the average prices in different cities, which can help you choose your next destination.

You can use Trip Advisor for listing and reviewing local businesses and finding information about transportation, tourist sights, and lodging.

Finding the right working environment.

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Whatever career path you are trying to pursue in addition to the nomad life experience, you’ll definitely need a quiet, relaxing and well-connected place, from where you will run your business operations.

If you’ve rented a flat without roommates at your destination, you can turn it into a home office. Some digital nomads also use less crowded bars with a good internet connection as their offices, but this can only be a temporary solution.

If you want to find a stimulatory work environment, you should probably look for a good co-working space.

Co-working spaces can be found in any destination that’s popular among digital nomads. These offices are usually located in the city center or in other areas regularly visited by travelers.

For example, this shared office space in Sydney is located at a stone throw from Hyde Park, the Harbour, and the Rocks district.

The importance of networking when living the nomad life.

One of the most important functions of co-working spaces is to connect similar-minded entrepreneurs and support idea exchange and business development.

Networking is very important for digital nomads. It helps them find a company in a foreign land and establish perspective business connections.

Of course, shared offices are not the only place you can use for networking.

You can also attend meetings and events organized by expat communities and various youth organizations.

Becoming a digital nomad may sound a bit disruptive, but this type of lifestyle provides everything most people wish for. So, don’t be scared of uncertainty and the possible risks.

Just do your homework, pack your bags and start living the dream of the nomad life.

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Data Is Important to Your Business’s Operations: Keep It as Safe as It Is Accessible 3

The Secret to Designing Perfect Landing Pages

Computers have been able to move files between one another since the technology’s very early days. The first File Transfer Protocol (FTP) technology emerged in 1971. Back then, network administrators only needed to move data from one place to the next; security was not an issue. Furthermore, since the computers were probably in the same room, the data did not have very far to go.

Today, there are many ways to move data efficiently and safely over long distances. MOVEit by ipswitch is a good example. It’s very robust yet also very easy to use. It also has a number of audit trail and compliance features that really make it a useful program.

How do you know for sure whether Moveit or some other program is the right one for your business?

What is Secure File Transfer?

FTP still works very well when there is absolutely no need for security, but these instances are few and far between. Some of today’s most popular file transfer options are:

  • Secure File Transfer Protocol: As the name implies, SFTP is FTP plus encryption. The combination is very fast and prevents network eavesdropping. SCP (Secure Copy) is a closely related protocol.
  • Managed File Transfer: MFT is a much more complex option. In addition to file security, it adds a variety of audit, management, reliability, and other features.
  • Email Encryption: Instead of transferring the file as an attachment, a secure email sends a link. Then, the recipient can download the document from a secure site. Moreover, email encryption enables users to send very large files with little drama.
  • Hosting: Originally, file hosting services supported document collaboration and nothing else. Lately, security features have emerged as well, making network hosting a viable secure file transfer option.

All these methods rely on access control. Typically, that involves a username and password. Depending on the organization’s needs, the access control can be much tighter. Usually, this process involves an Identity and Access Management (IAM) system.

Some File Transfer Features

In its most basic form, secure file transfer relies on command line interfaces. This system is automated and not designed for user interface, so there are very few additional features. On the other hand, command line interfaces are very low-cost and allow organizations to maintain control over file security even if they use cloud providers.

SFTP is still the best option for most businesses, but SFTP by itself often falls short. Consider adding additional features like:

  • Auditing: Sometimes, auditing functions are available as an add-on. But organizations that also have compliance issues in this area, such as those that handle Personal Identifying Information (PII), may be better off with MFT.
  • Scheduling: This need is not as common but it’s still out there. Sometimes, users need to send documents at certain times of the day, usually to avoid bandwidth conflicts. Customers with scheduling needs almost always need MFT, because its systems are very robust.
  • Indirect Transfer: Only MFT allows users to send documents to an intermediary server when then forwards them to the recipients. The user and recipient are isolated from each other, and such transfers are easier to track.

Consider the options carefully before making a decision. Then, go with an established provider who stands by its products.